BBC internal name
cos at indeterminate.net
Wed Dec 7 23:22:02 GMT 2005
On Wed, 7 Dec 2005, David Hodgkinson wrote:
> On 7 Dec 2005, at 22:40, Ian Malpass wrote:
> > On Wed, 7 Dec 2005, David Hodgkinson wrote:
> >> On 7 Dec 2005, at 22:16, John Costello wrote:
> >>> A friend mentioned that the BBC has a name they use internally to
> >>> refer to
> >>> the Beeb. It isn't "Beeb" but something along the lines of
> >>> "Mother". Can
> >>> someone confirm this?
> >> "Auntie"
> > Indeed, although I thought it was in more general circulation than
> > just BBCites. For example, the show "Auntie's Bloomers" makes
> > reference to it.
> I stand to be corrected, but AFAIK it's common Britspeak.
Interesting, since another friend (who is British) wasn't aware of this.
Cheers and thanks for the info,
John Costello - cos at indeterminate dot net
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