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01-06-2016, 06:15 PM   #196
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Sorry but I have to say - "why am I not surprised"!!! , just reminds me of Cable TV shows originating out of US with Subtitles of English Speaking Actors that I could clearly understand.
That is hilarious to me.

But the reason as to why there are subtitles is because here, in the USA, we don't speak English.. rather, we speak American.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mee Quote
That is hilarious to me.

But the reason as to why there are subtitles is because here, in the USA, we don't speak English.. rather, we speak American.
We used subtitles for the British version of Broadchurch and for a couple of Masterpiece Mystery shows. During our trip to Scotland could have used them in Glasgow as well.
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We used subtitles for the British version of Broadchurch and for a couple of Masterpiece Mystery shows. During our trip to Scotland could have used them in Glasgow as well.
Yes we got Broadchurch as well and thankfully have pause & rewind system so we replay a few times to pick up the words.

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That is hilarious to me.

But the reason as to why there are subtitles is because here, in the USA, we don't speak English.. rather, we speak American.
Glad we can all laugh at this, watching a rerun of an old version of Law & Order today and they were picking up a supposed spelling error of the word Theatre - "the R & E are in the wrong spot" only in US is it in the wrong spot. What's with Aluminium - or as pronounced in US "Alu - min - num".

My bosses in Sydney cannot even understand some of my words I use - and we are only 1400 km apart.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kev.pride Quote
Yes we got Broadchurch as well and thankfully have pause & rewind system so we replay a few times to pick up the words.

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Glad we can all laugh at this, watching a rerun of an old version of Law & Order today and they were picking up a supposed spelling error of the word Theatre - "the R & E are in the wrong spot" only in US is it in the wrong spot. What's with Aluminium - or as pronounced in US "Alu - min - num".

My bosses in Sydney cannot even understand some of my words I use - and we are only 1400 km apart.
What can we say? We're leaders not followers over here.. we do things the way we like it and we like the 'e' before the 'r' as well as less syllables (and letters) in the word 'Aluminum.'

I find the spelling, though, isn't the issue. Rather, the issue is in the accents! In the US, there are MANY distinct accents. And it seems most from the UK, at least of those that I've seen comment, think of Americans as New Yorkers (Yankees). But I'd be potentially offended, coming from the south, if you called me a yankee. Because, down here, that is a term from someone in the north (particular the New England region).

Yet in the south (USA) there are a few different accents that vary depending on the demographic. Just as there are several different accents in the Northern states of the US.

So it is probably a positive to have closed captioning available on most broadcasts. I wish I had a device of that sort to understand some of the locals in my region!

'Eye aunt sum lettush and sum mayter.' translated: 'I want some lettuce and some tomato.' (heard at a Subway sandwich restaurant)

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we like less syllables (and letters) in the word 'Aluminum.'
So the Brits are like "sodium" and you're like "so dum"?
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in the word 'Aluminum.'
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So the Brits are like "sodium" and you're like "so dum"?
Only when 'Sodium' becomes a synonym for 'Aluminum.' But definitely never AluminIum. I'm afraid that would simply be silly.
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In the US, there are MANY distinct accents
Ha, you think the US has many accents. In the UK, some people can virtually figure out your address from the way you speak

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Ha, you think the US has many accents. In the UK, some people can virtually figure out your address from the way you speak
When 200 miles away, a long way in England, I once figured out in a short conversation where a stranger came from to within one mile of his childhood home. The look of increasing incredulity on both our faces as the conversation proceeded was something to behold, as I gradually narrowed it down from a 50 mile radius to that last mile... which was of course a mile from where I lived as a child. I love accents!
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Something like ten years ago I was sitting in JFK airport waiting for my domestic flight to depart and reading an English book. I had unbranded clothes which I had bought from Germany. Some stranger walks to me and says in Finnish "You're from Finland." My answer was "And you are from Laitila" a small town 40 kilometres from town which I grew up. I just recognized the rhythm of speech and was able to locate him from one question. I don't know about English but something similar is possible.

We smiled and talked about our flights, wished happy travelling and continued our own business. Maybe my best five minutes of that waiting.
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Back to the subject of the FF camera -
At another discussion forum, a dealer made a off-hand comment that the Pentax FF camera had been delayed because dealers were unwilling to carry a camera like that without having a US-wide service system in place.
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When 200 miles away, a long way in England, I once figured out in a short conversation where a stranger came from to within one mile of his childhood home. The look of increasing incredulity on both our faces as the conversation proceeded was something to behold, as I gradually narrowed it down from a 50 mile radius to that last mile... which was of course a mile from where I lived as a child. I love accents!
I find this fascinating!

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Back to the subject of the FF camera -
At another discussion forum, a dealer made a off-hand comment that the Pentax FF camera had been delayed because dealers were unwilling to carry a camera like that without having a US-wide service system in place.
I am really hoping this is true and Ricoh responds with MUCH better service here; I'd have absolutely no concerns with buying Pentax products if they had much improved service.
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I find this fascinating!

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I am really hoping this is true and Ricoh responds with MUCH better service here; I'd have absolutely no concerns with buying Pentax products if they had much improved service.
Hopefully first generation of K1 does not need recall!
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During WWII right after the Americans entered the war the American and British top military staffs were having a high level strategy meeting. The Americans made a proposal to discuss an item of importance to them. The British replied to table the motion. This started quite and argument until some asked what table the motion meant to them. To the British is means lets put it on the table for a discussion. In America it means to push it under the table to discuss later.

Now, how is a bonnet the hood of a car? Why is a spanner really a wrench? And how in the heck is a torch a flashlight? Soccer is originally a British term for the game. And the first international cricket match was played between a team from Canada against a team from New York City. The Canadian won so I guess we decided that baseball as more fun.

There is an old saying that America a Great Britain are two nations divided by a common language.
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