Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CBS homophone mishap

On the CBS Evening News tonight, a topic box next to anchor Norah O’Donnell referred to “AMERICA’S ROLL” in world affairs. Please, not a Kaiser roll.

The mistake has been fixed for the online version of the news. But there it was, on the TV. And here it is, still, as preserved via Twitter.

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Family Circus homophone catastrophe

[Topic box: “A visual inserted in a window — a box — on the screen, generally to the right of a newscaster, to identify the subject of a news report; also called a box , frame squeeze , or theme identifier .” I knew there had to be a name for it. Definition found hear, or here.]

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