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“Welcome to the Year of the Whores” has to top the list as one of the best real-time TV subtitle whoopsies of them all, as BBC’s Tina Daheley described the Chinese Year of the Horse in 2014. Close behind is certainly presenter Dan Walker who refers to the English seaside town of Cromer as famous for “rubbish” (rather than crabbing), and Manchester United midfielder Adnan Januzaj who was once subtitled as “Janet Jazz Jazz Jam”.

Last weekend I watched Formula 1 on a pub TV and noticed how many words the subtitles got wrong (although none to the same bewilderment of those notorious blunder examples) or simply overlooked. Live subtitles are, of course, a must-have service for the deaf and hard of hearing, and I’m not here to bash the efforts of hard-working captioners at all.

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