I considered the fact that you guys might find this letter insulting and rude. But I just couldn’t sit back and pretend like this didn’t really make my skin crawl in agitation.
Tonight while I was working hard at completing a gruelling exercise routine, your program happened to be on. The program isn’t all that great to begin with, but being all for local programs and such I opted not to waste the energy to interrupt my session and change the channel.
After spending most of the program talking in one of our thousands of official languages (which I didn’t understand) during prime time viewing, you finally screened a snippet of the presenter with a professional chef. I was kind of nauseated by the way that the vegetable lasagne was prepared…it was totally unconventional and weird. But I decided to labour on through the show while I waited for 7de laan to start. (Yes, on the days I’m home early enough, which are rarely, I watch 7de laan….get over it!!)
After the actual preparation of the terribly gross lasagne the recipe was briefly displayed on the screen. And this is where I finally lost it. The list read as follows:
– Mixed vegetables
– Mashroom soup
– Mixed herbs
– Cheddar cheese
Spot the reason for my dismay.
Mashroom soup……mashroom soup??????So I chop up mashrooms to add to my food, drink mashroom soup and make mashroom sauce to add to pasta or put on a burger or over a steak. What the hell is mashroom soup???
I am genuinely appalled at the fact that an error like this slipped past you guys, the producers. What on earth is the rest of the world going to think of us when they see that we spell mushroom, Mashroom??How does something like this happen?
Anyway, I just thought I’d bring this under your attention as I consider it to be the beginning of the end. What is to become of a nation when our national broadcaster can’t even spell? It’s a small little thing, but every big thing is just a collection of a lot of little ones. I would appreciate it if you could look into this.