Deaf viewers that rely on subtitles also have to put up with multiple errors when following TV programmes. Here follows a collection of errors displayed for celebrities and politicians I’ve noted in the last fortnight.
Starting with the entertainment industry we have…
Singer Rihanna otherwise known as Real Hammer.
Raspy vocalist, Rod Stewart (above) is What Stew Heart.
International superstar Beyonce Knowles has two alternative names, Bring Ce and Beyond Say.
Movie star Bruce Willis (above) is Fruit Willies.
Movie starlet Kate Winslett is Cake Wins It.
Music supremo Simon Cowell is Hyland Cow Hell.
Mr Cowell’s ‘harem’ member, Sinitta (pictured with Simon above) is Sin Eater.
Pop star and reality Prince, Peter Andre‘s subtitle name is Pitta Calm Dread.
During a TV cooking show, the text for an aubergine came up as Avril Lagine.
Moving into politics we have: –
Barack Obama, who has two subtitle names, Press Stand (President) A bar man and Brass Harmonica.
Former UK Member of Parliament, Anne Widdecombe is Hand Witness Come.
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne has the fitting name of Jaws Hot burn.
More wacky and hilarious subtitle errors coming very soon, right here on Donnatella’s Space.
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- Blunkett criticises TV subtitles (bbc.co.uk)
- Last word with Denise Welch (express.co.uk)
- Hollywood Tools (HT) is Transforming How You Transcribe, Index and Make Video Accessible with the Launch of uSubtitle.TV (prweb.com)
- Simon Cowell named on secret ‘bluechip hacking’ list (telegraph.co.uk)