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Regulator

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I sent a correction to the Today programme today...
« on: April 10, 2008, 05:32:26 pm »
Oh God!  My green ink phase is beginning.

I was listening to the Today programme this morning, when there was an item about permanent membership of the UN Security Council.  The reporter* got the place of the first meeting of the UN General Assembly and where the UN Charter was signed wrong, saying it was San Francisco. I was sad enough to e-mail in and correct them  :-[


I am turning into a grumpy old man.  :'(





*Then again, so does the UN.  It's web-site says San Francisco when those who know the true history of the UN (i.e. the non-US-centric version) know it was actually London ...
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I completely agree with Reg.

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clarion

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Re: I sent a correction to the Today programme today...
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2008, 05:33:20 pm »
Was it Methodist Central Hall?  I seem to remember a plaque to that effect on the side.
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Regulator

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Re: I sent a correction to the Today programme today...
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2008, 05:40:41 pm »
Was it Methodist Central Hall?  I seem to remember a plaque to that effect on the side.


The Charter was first signed in the Watermans Room of the Port of London Authority Building at Tower Hill (next door to Trinity House) and the first General Assembly was indeed held at Methodist Central Hall.
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I completely agree with Reg.

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woollypigs

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Re: I sent a correction to the Today programme today...
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008, 06:30:42 pm »
You better start working on your "I don't believe it"

Re: I sent a correction to the Today programme today...
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2008, 08:07:47 pm »
I have two different shades of green fountain pen ink. Do I you think perhaps this says something about me ...
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: I sent a correction to the Today programme today...
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2008, 08:10:56 pm »

I am turning into a grumpy old man.  :'(


Waddya mean, turning?   O:-)

Seineseeker

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Re: I sent a correction to the Today programme today...
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2008, 07:48:48 pm »
I only realised recently that you (Regulator) were just like us. I thought you were some kind of alternate ego of Sam over at ACF. I just naturally assumed someone called Regulator had formal authority.

How wrong I was  ;)

Re: I sent a correction to the Today programme today...
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2008, 07:52:08 pm »
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 ;D  ;)

Re: I sent a correction to the Today programme today...
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2008, 07:53:18 pm »
It's when you start phoning into late night Radio Five Live phone ins and start shouting down the phone that you need to worry. In my defence I only did it the once and I had spent the entire weekend painting my house and listening to the radio...

Adam

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Re: I sent a correction to the Today programme today...
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2008, 07:55:43 pm »
I only realised recently that you (Regulator) were just like us. I thought you were some kind of alternate ego of Sam over at ACF. I just naturally assumed someone called Regulator had formal authority.

How wrong I was  ;)

 ;D ;D ;D
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