Monday, August 1, 2011

The Pope in lederhosen and a be-feathered pointy green hat?

No, just 'Rome Reports' giving entirely the wrong message through faulty English grammar.

To accompany tonight's video clip of the Holy Father receiving a tribute from a group of Bavarian musicians at Castel Gandolfo:
"Dressed in typical costume, Benedict XVI received etc......................"

The group was supposed to have played Bavarian folk tunes but the sound track is of Charpentier's Te Deum.

Love 'Rome Reports'. Despair of their scriptwriters.


pelerin said...

This is an excellent example of how important the order of words is in a sentence. The thought of Benedict XVI in lederhosen and pointy green hat made me smile. Correct English yes but as Eric Morecambe once said while playing some excruciating music on the piano - I am playing all the right notes - but not necessarily in the right order!

A Daily Mail columnist spotted an obituary for Lucien Freud which had stated that he was famous for painting nudes and that both the Queen and Mrs Thatcher had sat for him!

I do wonder sometimes if the job of Proof Reader no longer exists in journalism!

Jane said...

Just so slapdash isn't it!