A collection of my top 20 weird captions from my time in the business.
As some of you may know, I’ve just been hired by Allen and Unwin publishers, much to my infernal delight! Fucking hoo-rah! I really am over excited.
And today I am currently doing my last EVER Sunday shift at captions. I’ve been captioning at the ABC for three years now, and I’ve had a pretty decent time. Very excited to be leaving shift work. Very excited never to have to caption Giggle and Hoot again. In my time here, I’ve collected shots of weird captions and supers that I’ve seen on the TV’s around here. Some of these are genuine mistakes that have gone to air, often by our company. Most are what’s known as ‘hanging captions’ where a misplaced sentence stays on a TV screen for no good reason. It’s a technical mishap, and is often paired with hilarious images. Unfortunately I couldn’t take a photo of the best mistake I ever made, which was accidentally sending to air for South Australia’s news a sentence which should have read: ‘Penny Wong’s lesbian partner’ but which I misspelled as ‘Penny Wong’s lesbian panther’.