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Why do people call the BBC the beeb?

I keep on hearing it and I don't know why its now called "the beeb" instead of the BBC?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I seem to remember that the expression "the Beeb" was first used by the late Kenny Everett on his Radio One show, much to the annoyance of the stuffed shirts in charge of the BBC in those days. The ironic thing was that , after spending many years trying to stop Kenny using it, the nickname was officially accepted as an attempt to modernise the BBC's image.

    I used to love Kenny's shows. He used to create all his own jingles. He was a unique talent.

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  • bussie
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    The Beeb

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  • 1 decade ago

    In the fifties, Peter Sellers referred to the BBC as the Beeb Beeb Ceebs in his movie The Goon Show. I would assume "the beeb" was initiated from that movie.

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    5 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Thumbs up David C...

    Thats the answer i've heard also, whether it's an urban myth or not dunno ... but I also believe Kenny Everett was first to call the BBC Beeb

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  • 1 decade ago

    its pronounced the Beeb Bee Ceee

    so its nick name is the Beeb

    fS

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  • 1 decade ago

    i think the original was aunty beeb.. its a micky take on the bbc.. coz they always trying to tell us how to live our lives.. and what to do.. just like an old aunty.....

    plus anti-beeb... need i go on.?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    BBC invented the beeb. You can beeb off. you big beeb. You big beeb beeb hole.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is a diminutive based on the sound of the first syllable.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's really the EBC and should be called " The eeeb".

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