Mastermind – Pass

Well, well, well… the BBC has made a mistake. Quite a big one too. What the heck is Matermind?

Mastermind

It’s supposed to be Mastermind, the well-known quiz competition, but, in a momentary lapse of reasoning, someone misspelt the title, as you can see in the photograph. I’m sure there have been mistakes made before, after all, they’re only human, but the BBC is the champion of the English language.

Aunty Always Knows

If you’re not sure of how to pronounce something, the Beeb will always have the answer. When you see a name come up that takes you forever to try and comprehend, the good old newsreader will always, without fail, pronounce it perfectly!

Mistakes Happen

However, I bet someone has been dragged over the coals about this one. I can honestly say, I’ve never seen a spelling mistake by the BBC before. I bet there’ll be a load of phone calls into their reception to point it out, you know how some people are. Not me though, I wouldn’t want to get anyone in trouble and after all, we are all human.

And on that note, I’m off to watch The Repir Shop!! Did you see what I did there? By the way, if anyone wants to know what Mastermind is, here’s the link: Mastermind.

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39 Comments
  • Mizu City
    November 11, 2021

    This post made me lauh ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Sadje
    November 11, 2021

    Maternind! Lol

    • Trev
      November 11, 2021

      ????Thank you, Sadje.

  • bekitschig
    November 11, 2021

    Ha ha … my English teacher (tough cookie she was!) used to say, if it is not in Collins Cobuild Dictionary, it certainly cannot be a word …

    • Trev
      November 11, 2021

      Thank you ????

  • Connie J. Jasperson (@cjjasp)
    November 11, 2021

    Even the big kids make mistakes!

    • Trev
      November 11, 2021

      They certainly do, Connie. Thank you.

  • willedare
    November 11, 2021

    I hope you enjoyed our visit to the Repir Shop. I love proofreading things and am always a bit surprised when I see a typo. In my experience it is usually because someone was in a rush and didn’t have time to WRITE a draft AND then return to it with fresh eyes (or have someone else’s fresh eyes proofread it over for them…) Ahh, mistakes. They are part of our humanity and also can be a significant part of the process of learning. And a source of humor!

    • Trev
      November 11, 2021

      Thank you. It amused me that it was the BBC, who as far as I know, never make grammatical mistakes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Peter's pondering
    November 11, 2021

    Brlliant!

    • Trev
      November 11, 2021

      Thank you, Peter. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Don't Lose Hope
    November 11, 2021

    Hahaha!!!

    • Trev
      November 11, 2021

      Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • John
    November 11, 2021

    Oops! People make mitakes you you know! ????

    • Trev
      November 11, 2021

      I see what you did there, John. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Yetismith
    November 11, 2021

    Like you, I believe the BBC should be infallible, at least in matters of presentation and spelling. It’s a quality-control issue. If mistakes like that can pass without notice, what else may be going wrong of much greater importance. Have you read a single book in recent years that did not contain an error somewhere? Never used to happen. I think we need to re-establish a few standards!

    • Trev
      November 11, 2021

      I’ve never known the BBC make a mistake like it before. I’ve noticed that some reports online from the newspapers often contain mistakes. Thank you, Yeti. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • juliecroundblog
    November 11, 2021

    That was such an easy mistake to make, It wouldn’t happen if people had time to read what they had written out loud. I don’t believe the BBC use proof readers as TV is more and more a medium for pictures not words, as can be winessed by the latest programmes where all the actors gabble or mumble as if the dialogue doesn’t matter.
    I think this is happening in films, too or is it just that I am getting old?

    • Trev
      November 11, 2021

      I’ve never seen a mistake like it before, Julie, not from the BBC. As for the mumbling, I know there have been problems with new technology making everything sound garbled, especially with modern dramas and films. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rosaliene Bacchus
    November 11, 2021

    ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Trev
      November 11, 2021

      Thank you, Rosaliene. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Pied Type
    November 11, 2021

    Mistakes like that happen all the time on US tv, and I always wonder who, if anyone, checks for mistakes before they put it on the air. As a former proofreader and editor, it REALLY annoys me.

    • Trev
      November 12, 2021

      I find it very unusual from the BBC. Thank you, ????

  • wibiwonders
    November 11, 2021

    Weโ€™ll spotted! And thanks for sharing!

    • Trev
      November 12, 2021

      Thank you ????

  • Herb
    November 12, 2021

    You gotta wonder what mastermid did that.

    • Trev
      November 12, 2021

      Good one, Herb. ????

      • Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
        November 12, 2021

        Very humorous, Trev! It’s good to know that everyone makes mistakes! <3

        • Trev
          November 12, 2021

          Thank you, Cheryl, yes, it does. ????

  • SueW
    November 12, 2021

    Oh, I love this! ????

    • Trev
      November 12, 2021

      Thank you, Sue. ????

  • Invisibly Me
    November 12, 2021

    You know, I don’t think I’ve seen an error like this by the BBC before either. You’re right, we do all make mistakes, and at least this one could raise a little chuckle. The Daily Mail newspaper app, however, is constantly littered with errors, from spelling mistakes and incorrect names written, to grammatical issues that even a 5 year old would have mastered.

    • Trev
      November 12, 2021

      That’s what surprised me more than anything, is the fact it’s the BBC. The Daily Mail too, you can’t believe half of what they print even when it’s spelt properly. Thank you, Caz. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Klausbernd
    November 14, 2021

    Well, errare humanum est, isn’t it?
    But quite an interesting mistake. Sigmund Freud would have seen this as a motivated failure.
    Keep well
    The Fab Four of Cley
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Trev
      November 14, 2021

      Thank you. Very interesting ????

  • Priti
    November 20, 2021

    Beautifully shared????????????

    • Trev
      November 20, 2021

      Thank you ????