Dr Mumbo

Calamitous conversions

Dr Mumbo imagines that one of the benefits of being a journo within News Corp’s mighty global empire is being able to repurpose content from other parts of the world.

All it takes is the performance of a touch of localisation: Pounds to dollars, yards to metres and so on.

And what could possibly go wrong with such simple conversions?

Dr Mumbo is glad you asked.

Spot anything odd about news.com.au’s take on a couple getting miffed about getting a poor service on their airport pickup?

Bit of a trek to pick up the motor, innit?


According to news.com.au it was a helluva detour

How about in The Sun, the News Corp tabloid where the yarn originated? Not so much…

The Sun had a slightly more plausible take

For the record, 200 yards and 182 km are not the same thing…


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