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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

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Ahistoricality

Automatic transcription software, spellcheck, and copyeditors who didn't get degrees in English, Linguistics or any other useful field....

mxyzptlk

SYDNEY: GIVE US THE ANECDOTE NOW!

RUSSIAN SPY: ALRIGHT! Alright, I'll tell you ... When they was no meat we ate fowl. An' when they was was no fowl we ate crawdad. An' when they was no crawdad to be foun', we ate san'...

SYDNEY: YOU ATE WHAT?

RUSSIAN SPY: We ate san'.

SYDNEY: YOU ATE SAND?

RUSSIAN SPY: Dass right...

SEK

Mxyzptlk: I'm going to have to do a follow-up post with all the variations here and on Facebook. Too good not to preserve.

And Ahistoricality: I have no idea who does the CC for Netflix, but I assume it'd be better than live CC work, though Lord knows, the people who do live CC are plenty talented. (I sat in on them doing that when I was in middle school for some BS journalism course, and was impressed by how dedicated and STRESSED OUT these people were.)

Ahistoricality

You'd expect canned stuff to be done better, but I think they're relying more heavily on automated processes than they used to, and while voice recognition software is getting better.... "You think I asked for a 12-inch pianist?"

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