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Comical Relief?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by jonharris200, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502

    jonharris200

    #1
    I saw this on the new iTunes Store (UK) page for Comic Relief:

    The last part makes me smile - it sounds as if all people in the UK and Africa are 'poor and disadvantaged'.

    I think this would make more sense without the definite article in front of it, ie 'make a big difference to poor and disadvantaged people across the U.K. and Africa'.

    However, part of it depends of course on your definition of poverty. :)
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    jonharris200

    #2
    Bump 9 hours later.

    I still think this is funny, if not patronising.

    To be perfectly honest, it doesn't sound like this text was written by a Brit. The e.x.t.r.a. dots after U. and K. are a bit odd too.

    Of course, I may be entirely wrong. But I still would hope Apple finds a better way of phrasing this ahead of tomorrow night's Comic Relief evening on TV*.

    What do others think?


    * Comic Relief a fund-raising evening on BBC - annual event with lots of celebs taking part and doing weird and wonderful things, especially comedy of course; people across the UK join in with community, business, church events too.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    #3
    The dots in U.K. are superfluous as UK is a popular abbreviation.

    You're right, we're not all poor and disadvantaged, but if they want to give me money they are more than welcome to.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

    jonharris200

    #4
    They've reworked the text quite a bit today. And yes, the 'the' is gone. :)
     
  5. macrumors regular

    Poseidon

    #5

    I think you looked for and saw something that wasn't there. All I see is something word a bit badly - I think you should concentrate on the main message which seems to be that this is a charity event which could help folks that are in the UK and Africa.

    [By the way, putting dots between "U" and "K" strikes me as the correct way to list the country. I was taught that when you abbreviate full "name" words - such as United States of America or United Kingdom - you're supposed to put the dots in.]
     

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