The ISIHAC
Newsreaders' Jargon Page

Last Updated
30 Dec 2006

On the BBC Radio 4 show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, one of the rounds includes suggestions for examples of Newsreaders' jargon, along with a translation. Here are some of the teams' suggestions, along with some of my suggestions. If you have any ideas you would like included, please e-mail me here, and I will add the best ones (with full credit to you of course)

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[ And now over to John Crisp in Mauritius = You lucky bastard! Not broadcast] Halifax
19 Jun 2006
[ Good Morning from BBC Breakfast News = Hello...Is anybody there? Not broadcast] Halifax
19 Jun 2006
[ That's all from us. More news at six = ...with Madame Strictly Come Dancing! Not broadcast] Halifax
19 Jun 2006
[ Sources close to the Palace said = The Daily Mail said... Not broadcast] Halifax
19 Jun 2006
[ In a word, Minister... = Brace yourself for ten minutes' rambling. Not broadcast] Halifax
19 Jun 2006
[ Here's David Stafford with news of Home Truth's coming up in twenty minutes = Even Hitler gave us 24 hours' notice! Not broadcast] Halifax
19 Jun 2006
[ An exclusive report = Nobody else believes this story. Not broadcast] Halifax
19 Jun 2006
[ Here's Melvyn Bragg to tell you about In Our Times = What has she done with her hair?! Not broadcast] Halifax
19 Jun 2006
[ Alledgedly = Definitely Not broadcast] Halifax
19 Jun 2006
[ The stars turned out in force = Jade Goody was there Not broadcast] Halifax
19 Jun 2006
[ Over on long wave now, Today In Parliament = Like anyone gives a monkeys Not broadcast] Halifax
19 Jun 2006
[ Here are news headlines, read by me, Peter Donaldson = ...Half man, half sex machine. Not broadcast] Halifax
19 Jun 2006
[ Well, we seem to have lost that report from Fergal Keane = ..there is a God! Not broadcast] Halifax
19 Jun 2006
[ Earlier today... = It said in this morning's papers. Not broadcast] Halifax
19 Jun 2006
[ Angry commuters = Average commuters Not broadcast] Halifax
19 Jun 2006
[ Better news for England = They haven't done quite so badly this time. Not broadcast] Halifax
19 Jun 2006
[ We went out and about to gauge the reaction of the public = We interviewed some tramps. Not broadcast] Halifax
19 Jun 2006
[ So how are the markets doing today John? = Please tell me they're good. My wife thinks I'm saving for a holiday! Not broadcast] Halifax
19 Jun 2006
[ Over to Mary James in Bermuda = Jammy cow! Not broadcast] Halifax
19 Jun 2006
[ Well, Sheila, what do you think? = I've lost my notes. Not broadcast] Halifax
19 Jun 2006
[ Today's threatened rail strike is on = It isn't really, but this way I might get a seat. Not broadcast] Halifax
19 Jun 2006
(d?) after venue signifies a query regarding the Date of broadcast,
(??) signifies a query regarding Venue of broadcast


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