Could better science reporting standards at the BBC improve the quality of their articles?
I just came across this article on the BBC Website (Could a new phonetic alphabet promote world peace?) because it was posted in the /r/badlinguistics sub-reddit, and for good reason. It is such a remarkable mix of bad linguistics and general cluelessness that I would have thought that even with media’s generally low standards of science (especially language) reporting, something like this would not have made the cut. First of all, I am not sure why they even chose to write a whole article around this SaypU thing.