Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Announcing The Great CBC Flub Bingo Contest

This one is for all readers in the Ottawa area. If commercial radio stations can run contests in which listeners have to stay alert for key words or phrases, why not the CBC? To save them the trouble, The Doggerel Party is proud to introduce CBC Flub Bingo.

The rules are simple:
  1. Listen to CBC Radio 91.5 FM in Ottawa, for as much as you can stand each day. Count the number of flubbed words that occur during your listening, and note the words in question and the host that performed the flub. Submit your list of flubs in the comments.
  2. Points are awarded as follows:
    1 point for each flub
    1 bonus point if the flub is performed by a male broadcaster (flubbing seems to disproportionately affect the ladies at CBC Ottawa).
    5 bonus points for 'nucular'.
    10 bonus points for tautology in a newscasting context.
  3. Promo Girl does not count, as The Doggerel Party does not wish to encourage or coerce anyone into listening to Promo Girl.

The contest will run until the end of June. The winning contestant will receive a Doggerel Party Corgi Mug; the most nominated broadcaster will receive a Doggie award.

Hint: A good start is the 4:30 and 5:30 newscasts on All In A Day when Lawrence Wall is out. The stand-in Kate Porter was pretty spectacular today.