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The Distro of 2016
« on: November 27, 2016, 02:55:58 pm »
Hi all

He finally made up his mind for 2016 (this week at least)



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Re: The Distro of 2016
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2016, 03:20:50 pm »
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Returning to a fav colour scheme of mine. Lets see if I can also do "My Distro for Life"

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Re: The Distro of 2016
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2016, 04:25:06 pm »
We love EB to bits, but I find it hard to believe he'll be able to resist the allure of hopping for long :)

I sure hope this doesn't stop him doing other reviews, his is one of the channels I watch for ideas (that we can steal) for Peppermint.
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Re: The Distro of 2016
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2016, 09:43:40 am »
I sure hope this doesn't stop him doing other reviews, his is one of the channels I watch for ideas (that we can steal) for Peppermint.
Liking your train of thought.. ;D

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Re: The Distro of 2016
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2016, 11:56:20 am »
OT, but I was wandering and wondering about something ...

We have an Apple TV (set-top box), here at the abode.  When we're bored and tired, we watch streaming movies on Netflix, HBO Go, Showtime, blah, blah, blah.

More often than not, we end up watching movies that were produced in the UK; for the UK market.  Great movies, but many times, I can't understand a feking thing they're saying.

At first, I thought it was their accents and dialects, so I started watching UK movies with closed captioning enabled.  And, all of a sudden Bridgette Jones (for example) became twice as enjoyable.

Now, having watched enough UK movies, while effectively reading the script via CC, I realized my problem wasn't the dialects nor the accents, but rather the idioms and phrases they use.  LoL  :D

Mind you, one of my  best 'real life' friends and co-worker (I've signed his green card affidavit of support twice) is from Weymouth/Portland.  While I've picked up a lot of jargon from him over the years, I still need to ask him wtf he's talking about, from time-to-time.

Anyway, the video above brings this subject to mind ...

Does it work the other way around, too ? 

When someone in the UK is watching a movie (or YT video) from 'the states', do they need to use CC to understand what we're saying ?  :-\
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Re: The Distro of 2016
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2016, 02:01:35 pm »
Hi VinDSL,

I'm not sure (not living in GB) but it really would not surprise me that they understand USA jargon, idioms and quips about as much as you understand those from GB. Why should it not be so? This same phenomenon is observed, for example, in countries with dialects (as here in Germany) and "English" English and "American" (meaning US American) English are pretty much dialects in this same way.

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Re: The Distro of 2016
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2016, 03:29:44 pm »
No, everyone over here understands 'American' perfectly (even southern drawl) .. we've been bombarded with it on TV and films for years.

There's also the fact there (oddly) seems to be less regional accent variation in "American", where there's a LOT of difference between even regional accents over here such as "Queens English", Geordie, Scouse, Black Country, Yorkshire, Cornish, etc. .. and that's just England, let alone Scottish/Welsh/Irish

I'm not saying there aren't regional accent variations in the US, but to our ears they're not "that" different .. to us there's basically American and Southern States American .. both of which has made up about 40% of our TV since the 70's
(or 99.9% during your election years ::))

Or maybe we're just better listeners :)
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Re: The Distro of 2016
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2016, 07:08:36 pm »
~ cool

Okay, I don't want to hijack this thread.

Carry on ... Thx   ;)

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Re: The Distro of 2016
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2016, 01:06:03 am »
~ cool

Okay, I don't want to hijack this thread.

Carry on ... Thx   ;)

 :D Too late you did  :P

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Re: The Distro of 2016
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2016, 03:36:20 am »
No, everyone over here understands 'American' perfectly (even southern drawl) .. we've been bombarded with it on TV and films for years.
Hi PCNetSpec,

That's interesting! And, yes, I think you are correct about the part played by TV films and series.

I'm not saying there aren't regional accent variations in the US, but to our ears they're not "that" different .. to us there's basically American and Southern States American .. both of which has made up about 40% of our TV since the 70's
(or 99.9% during your election years ::) )
Godfrey Daniel!! You poor unfortunate souls!!  :P

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Re: The Distro of 2016
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2016, 06:22:28 pm »
Oh, they actually make you watch our election garbage, I'm sorry. :'(

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Re: The Distro of 2016
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2016, 12:47:25 am »
LOL, no need to apologise anselm I'm assuming it's not your personal doing :))
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Re: The Distro of 2016
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2016, 02:55:49 am »
Oh, they actually make you watch our election garbage, I'm sorry. :'(

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