Introducing two new languages: Caribbean and Brasil

I wasn’t aware that Caribbean and Brasil were languages.

BBC Caribbean

Above is an extract from BBC News’ left-hand navigation on the Americas homepage. I was under the impression that the Caribbean was a region and Brasil a country, English being spoken in the former, and Portuguese in the latter.

Am I missing something, or is the BBC as confused as I am by its navigation.


4 Responses to “Introducing two new languages: Caribbean and Brasil”

  1. Martin Belam on April 28th, 2006 19:58

    Where you are going wrong is you are confusing geographical labels with *brands* – BBC Brasil and BBC Caribbean must be brands with logos 😉

  2. Dan on April 29th, 2006 01:07

    This isn’t me going wrong, Martin. It’s the BBC. The heading for the module is ‘languages’.

  3. Martin Belam on April 30th, 2006 05:58

    Sorry – the winkeye smiley was meant to imply sarcasm! Clearly the BBC’s label should read “Language Services” or something similar, rather than just “Languages”

  4. Dan on April 30th, 2006 06:27

    Gotcha. You see my point, though – there are too many BBC facets and not enough navigational utilities. It’s creating confusion and chaos…

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