BBC internal name
cos at indeterminate.net
Wed Dec 7 23:55:30 GMT 2005
On Wed, 7 Dec 2005, John Costello wrote:
> 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.
However, I am not a Brit, which should be obvious from my "misplacement"
of punctuation marks inside quotes.
John Costello - cos at indeterminate dot net
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