When subtitlers attack

A wonderful wee story in the Diary section of today’s [Glasgow] Herald:

TOILING on an exercise bike in a Glasgow city-centre gym on Friday morning, Bob Pilley was idly watching the sub-titled version of ITV news on various telly monitors. Bob has often wondered whether these sub-titles are transcribed live by frenetic, adrenalin-fuelled squads of 16-year-olds typing ferociously as the news is being broadcast. His suspicions were partially confirmed at 7.10am when, for several minutes, the subtitle read: “We’ve had a fight. We will be back in a minute.”