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Vince Hilaire's Afro 17-03-2021 01:46 PM

Savannah is on one of my to go lists, just a drive away

CT_Palace 17-03-2021 01:47 PM

Well worth a visit. I was lucky enough to have to go there on biz quite frequently.

pallet 17-03-2021 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Purepalace (Post 15707576)
What's your problem? Another anti-Irish comment from you isn't really a surprise.

It's not for you. Celebrate yours on April 23rd and see how many Irish give a toss.

Sorry you mis understood my post, no problem with the Irish or indeed the Irish celebrating St Patrick's day. As I said its the plastic idiots I have no time for.

Maidstoned Eagle 17-03-2021 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pallet (Post 15707669)
Sorry you mis understood my post, no problem with the Irish or indeed the Irish celebrating St Patrick's day. As I said its the plastic idiots I have no time for.

My irish mates hate it as the pubs are full of "amateur drinkers".

Maidstoned Eagle 17-03-2021 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Purepalace (Post 15707588)
Plus who made you his spokesman? Seems an 'old guard lets all stick up for one another' has creeper onto here with you as one of the leaders.

Off now to enjoy my day in sunny West Cork and leave you to it. SlŠite

I think he was sticking up for you as opposed to the people who desperately claim Irish heritage, dance around in Guiness hats and throw up after 5 pints.

Maz 17-03-2021 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15707678)
I think he was sticking up for you as opposed to the people who desperately claim Irish heritage, dance around in Guiness hats and throw up after 5 pints.

You're entirely right.


I certainly wasn't expecting such an aggressive response! Must be the Guinness.

RazorsEdge 17-03-2021 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 15707590)
Haha - that's half-believable.

Which half :)

CT_Palace 17-03-2021 04:18 PM

Does anyone else annoyingly spend too much time trying to guess what insult/words have been replaced by asterisks?
It's pretty obvious when its the 4 asterisk favorites **** or ****... but the longer ones?

Vince Hilaire's Afro 17-03-2021 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15707824)
Does anyone else annoyingly spend too much time trying to guess what insult/words have been replaced by asterisks?
It's pretty obvious when its the 4 asterisk favorites **** or ****... but the longer ones?

I think it's getting more difficult because while I've always known **** is blocked out, I was pretty sure shit was ok, but wasn't sure about ****

Sharkba1t 17-03-2021 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15707678)
I think he was sticking up for you as opposed to the people who desperately claim Irish heritage, dance around in Guiness hats and throw up after 5 pints.

I'm 100% non plastic (but have lived here 37 years) and tbh have never really bothered with the day, but if people want to go out and get rat arsed then why not. Its a holiday in the Republic and i think it might even be one in the six counties too. Though i can't imagine the orange lot celebrating it.
Personally, i enjoy the few pints pre Palace on a Saturday afternoon much more craic.

Sidney Kickit 17-03-2021 07:57 PM

The use of the word 'curated' in anything than than an art context.

This tipped me off the edge today

"coffee subscription services have tried to stand out by offering curated roasts by experts"

chateauferret 17-03-2021 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Sidney Kickit (Post 15708098)
The use of the word 'curated' in anything than than an art context.

This tipped me off the edge today

"coffee subscription services have tried to stand out by offering curated roasts by experts"

I don't think there's anything wrong with "curated" in terms of usage there, but "roasts" are joints of meat; the grammar leaves something to desired because an agentive phrase should immediately follow the past participle in a passive clause.

"Coffee subscription services have tried to stand out by offering roasted beans curated by experts".

Stop press: apparently the OED thinks the use of "roast" on its own to refer to a kind of coffee is usual. Ho hum.

JAS78 17-03-2021 09:12 PM

Sitting through 5 minutes of adverts then remembering you’re watching a recorded program

ozzieEagle 17-03-2021 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sidney Kickit (Post 15708098)
The use of the word 'curated' in anything than than an art context.

This tipped me off the edge today

"coffee subscription services have tried to stand out by offering curated roasts by experts"


Ahh that will be those Indonesian Civets :)

Olympian2 17-03-2021 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JAS78 (Post 15708148)
Sitting through 5 minutes of adverts then remembering youíre watching a recorded program

:supergrin:

in-exile 17-03-2021 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15707436)
I might be.

:p

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pr...HHH69Mn3HRJj48

Slimbloke'H' 17-03-2021 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15707280)
You expect sense from a site on which Biggin is a mod?!

He never is! :eek:

Maz 17-03-2021 09:35 PM

Yup :D

Stellavista 17-03-2021 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15707280)
You expect sense from a site on which Biggin is a mod?!

F**k me, imagine what the rest of the subscribers to the site are like, if old soppy bollocks is considered Gauleiter material.

Maz 17-03-2021 10:51 PM

I think they view him as rather left-wing…

KYLIE MINEAGLE 18-03-2021 01:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15708219)
F**k me, imagine what the rest of the subscribers to the site are like, if old soppy bollocks is considered Gauleiter material.

:lux:

biggus mickus 18-03-2021 01:33 AM

Foxes walking through my farm screaming, at two in the morning.

My dogs barking at screaming foxes at five past two in the morning.

Vince Hilaire's Afro 18-03-2021 02:03 AM

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Originally Posted by biggus mickus (Post 15708253)
Foxes walking through my farm screaming, at two in the morning.

My dogs barking at screaming foxes at five past two in the morning.

Are you sure they're not shagging? Christ what a racket that is

PeterH 18-03-2021 02:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 15707629)
Savannah is on one of my to go lists, just a drive away

Had a couple of nights there. I loved it. Charleston, South Carolina, too.

PeterH 18-03-2021 02:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15707254)
Bless your little heart. :hi:

Socially distanced hugs.

Maidstoned Eagle 18-03-2021 05:16 AM

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Originally Posted by biggus mickus (Post 15708253)
Foxes walking through my farm screaming, at two in the morning.

My dogs barking at screaming foxes at five past two in the morning.

Neighbours complaining about shotgun blasts at ten past two in the morning.

Slimbloke'H' 18-03-2021 05:31 AM

:D

RazorsEdge 18-03-2021 05:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15707436)
I might be.

Can we now ban everything related to Beatles????



Asking for a friend of course :)

Maidstoned Eagle 18-03-2021 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15708220)
I think they view him as rather left-wingÖ

He does a great job....though they still can't work out who I am on there....which is something. :D

Prince Phillip 18-03-2021 08:12 AM

Companies foisting DocuSign upon you without a by your leave.

ceeby 18-03-2021 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15708261)
Had a couple of nights there. I loved it. Charleston, South Carolina, too.

Have to agree with that, Savannah and Charleston are two of the nicest places I have been to.

Sorry, forgot this is the things that annoy you thread, back on topic.

Peter H annoys me.

N Herts Eagle 18-03-2021 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by biggus mickus (Post 15708253)
Foxes walking through my farm screaming, at two in the morning.

My dogs barking at screaming foxes at five past two in the morning.

Having moved from the edge of the New Forest to Poole I thought I had heard the last of the night time foxes. As has been said the mating noises of foxes is unbelievable not sure whether its the Vixen or Reynard.
But nope middle of town and Reynard is out on the prowl every night happy in his search for food. Think he might come from the nearby heath. My own fault the road round the corner is called Foxholes Road think it should of given ne a clue. Like moving into Flood Lane and being surprised when it flooded.

Pidster 18-03-2021 09:35 AM

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Latvian 18-03-2021 09:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 15708269)
Can we now ban everything related to Beatles????



Asking for a friend of course :)

Presuming you got by with a little help! from them?!

PeterH 18-03-2021 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ceeby (Post 15708350)

Peter H annoys me.

TBF I annoy myself.

Hedgehog 18-03-2021 04:11 PM

Why are most hotels (here at least) allowing dogs to stay in their rooms?

Don't get me wrong I love dogs, but that doesn't mean I want to stay in a room that previously had a dog in there, or has one in the room next door yapping.

I even saw a review on Trip Advisor recently where someone said they were surprised how clean their room was and there was no evidence that a dog had stayed in the room previously... she had a dog with her!

Don't get me started on this new phenomenon of taking dogs on planes.... Service dog my arse!

big bad John 18-03-2021 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 15708400)
Having moved from the edge of the New Forest to Poole .

Poole - Do you ever run into Tone or 'arry?

Stellavista 18-03-2021 06:05 PM

'Influencers'. Who?why? What the F**k?

Maz 18-03-2021 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15708760)
'Influencers'. Who?why? What the F**k?

They existed when we were young; they just didnít enjoy the same breath of coverage.

Stellavista 18-03-2021 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15708764)
They existed when we were young; they just didnít enjoy the same breath of coverage.

What did we call them then? Trendsetters?
And what is it that gives their opinions authority now? Is it simply about clicks?

pallet 18-03-2021 06:35 PM

Them and youtubers, why??

Vince Hilaire's Afro 18-03-2021 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15708760)
'Influencers'. Who?why? What the F**k?

The Fyre festival documentaries are fun to watch if you want to see influencers getting quite upset.

Stellavista 18-03-2021 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 15708814)
The Fyre festival documentaries are fun to watch if you want to see influencers getting quite upset.

I've been meaning to give one of those a spin. I'm saving it for when I am feeling particularly in need of cheering up. Thank you for reminding me, Vince.

Vince Hilaire's Afro 18-03-2021 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15708816)
I've been meaning to give one of those a spin. I'm saving it for when I am feeling particularly in need of cheering up. Thank you for reminding me, Vince.

I preferred one of them much more than the other, but can't remember which one. HTH

Maz 18-03-2021 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15708767)
What did we call them then? Trendsetters?
And what is it that gives their opinions authority now? Is it simply about clicks?

Yes and yes.

Maz 18-03-2021 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15708816)
I've been meaning to give one of those a spin. I'm saving it for when I am feeling particularly in need of cheering up. Thank you for reminding me, Vince.

It's worth seeing :)

Stellavista 18-03-2021 07:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15708822)
It's worth seeing :)

The movie length one?

Stellavista 18-03-2021 07:24 PM

No response on the TV thread, so I'll try my luck with the cantankerous population of this one.
I can't be the only person aghast at the idea of the Ipcress File being remade as a TV miniseries? And using Liverpool as the filming location, representing 60s London.

Maidstoned Eagle 18-03-2021 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15708830)
The movie length one?

Yes. Brilliant watching people get fooled by their own self importance.

Maidstoned Eagle 18-03-2021 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15708832)
No response on the TV thread, so I'll try my luck with the cantankerous population of this one.
I can't be the only person aghast at the idea of the Ipcress File being remade as a TV miniseries? And using Liverpool as the filming location, representing 60s London.

Well.......I am outraged and my hast is well and truly agged.

FORZA SELHURST 18-03-2021 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15708832)
No response on the TV thread, so I'll try my luck with the cantankerous population of this one.
I can't be the only person aghast at the idea of the Ipcress File being remade as a TV miniseries? And using Liverpool as the filming location, representing 60s London.

Maybe they're using it for the Albania bit.

Stellavista 18-03-2021 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FORZA SELHURST (Post 15708874)
Maybe they're using it for the Albania bit.

Point of order. There is no 'Albania bit'. ;)

Skin Up 19-03-2021 05:13 AM

The Prince Phillip discourse on social media is enough to turn one into a royalist. A load of 35 yr old blokes who all look 50 are flabbergasted that a 99 yr old looks 102.

Sharkba1t 19-03-2021 08:03 AM

The Great British Menu. Such utterly pointless poncy food.

Maidstoned Eagle 19-03-2021 08:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 15709203)
The Great British Menu. Such utterly pointless poncy food.

Not enough mini Kievs?

Sharkba1t 19-03-2021 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15709205)
Not enough mini Kievs?

Thatís a bit poncy too tbh. Whatís the point of a mini Kiev?
If you want finger food then chicken wings, vol au vents and cheese and pineapple on a stick is the way to go.

Maz 19-03-2021 08:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15708830)
The movie length one?

Oh I just watched it on Netflix.

Ron Dodgers 19-03-2021 12:40 PM

The Palace website demanding that I accept targeting cookies before it will let me see certain news item videos.

Ardent Eagle Forever 19-03-2021 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron Dodgers (Post 15709422)
The Palace website demanding that I accept targeting cookies before it will let me see certain news item videos.

Any website asking iou to accept cookies.

Don't they know I'm diabetic? :D Barstewards, I love choc and nut cookies.

Stellavista 19-03-2021 01:35 PM

The various wealthy celebrities recounting how hard lockdown has been for them. Their PRs busting a gut to try to render their clients relevant. Show some self-awareness, and f**k right off.

PeterH 19-03-2021 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15709503)
The various wealthy celebrities recounting how hard lockdown has been for them. Their PRs busting a gut to try to render their clients relevant. Show some self-awareness, and f**k right off.

Yes, that is something the world could do without.

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 19-03-2021 06:03 PM

Well it actually made me laugh, an example from this evening's edition of the CEO's Weekly Bulletin...

Quote:

As you know, I am a very positive and energetic person by nature, but I am also very conscious that this last lockdown period has challenged even the most optimistic of people. However, having spent two days in [office redacted] this week, I cannot tell you just how exhilarating it has been for me to be working with people face to face again. There really is no shortcut to building amazing teams and team spirit, which is paramount in everything we do for our customers.
I think he's been on the sniff again.

big bad John 19-03-2021 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15709503)
The various wealthy celebrities recounting how hard lockdown has been for them.

While they sip vino by their pool as a semi-clad z-list bint strolls casually by in the background, after a work out in his in- house gymnasium.

Hedgehog 19-03-2021 11:57 PM

Getting surveys from my bank after having to deal with them on the phone that start with: Based on your recent interaction with the [Insert Bank name here] Fraud Department, how likely are you to recommend [Insert Bank name here] to a friend or colleague?

I for the life of me cannot think of a scenario where I would suggest a bank to a friend or colleague based on a phone conversation with India! (sorry... I should say "with a representative of their bank")

KYLIE MINEAGLE 20-03-2021 12:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15709503)
The various wealthy celebrities recounting how hard lockdown has been for them. Their PRs busting a gut to try to render their clients relevant. Show some self-awareness, and f**k right off.

Did you not see the cringe worthy ,much ridiculed , Imagine clip. Done by said celebrities from their L.A and N.Y mansions. :jerkit: the lot of them . Chris O'Dowd went to zero from that.

Oldtown Eagle 20-03-2021 09:13 AM

During the day I piss like Shergar, but the one I have at 4am takes 10 mins,

KYLIE MINEAGLE 20-03-2021 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Oldtown Eagle (Post 15710117)
During the day I piss like Shergar, but the one I have at 4am takes 10 mins,

Does it take you that long to find the toilet in your field at that time of the morning ?

Maidstoned Eagle 20-03-2021 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Oldtown Eagle (Post 15710117)
During the day I piss like Shergar, but the one I have at 4am takes 10 mins,

How does a horse thats been missing, presumed dead, for almost 40 years, piss?

Stellavista 20-03-2021 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15710006)
Did you not see the cringe worthy ,much ridiculed , Imagine clip. Done by said celebrities from their L.A and N.Y mansions. :jerkit: the lot of them . Chris O'Dowd went to zero from that.

I did not. And I am glad I did not.

Oldtown Eagle 20-03-2021 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15710235)
How does a horse thats been missing, presumed dead, for almost 40 years, piss?

Oh ok, Tiger Roll. :D

Dodger 20-03-2021 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15710006)
Did you not see the cringe worthy ,much ridiculed , Imagine clip. Done by said celebrities from their L.A and N.Y mansions. :jerkit: the lot of them . Chris O'Dowd went to zero from that.

Chris OíDowd did a podcast with Louis Theroux where he admitted it was awful and in his defence said when recording it he didnít realise what it was properly for. Is a good podcast series.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 20-03-2021 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dodger (Post 15710389)
Chris OíDowd did a podcast with Louis Theroux where he admitted it was awful and in his defence said when recording it he didnít realise what it was properly for. Is a good podcast series.

Never knew that. O.K . He has gone back up in my opinion :D . I'm so shallow.

Herr Colonpharter 22-03-2021 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15710006)
Did you not see the cringe worthy ,much ridiculed , Imagine clip. Done by said celebrities from their L.A and N.Y mansions. :jerkit: the lot of them . Chris O'Dowd went to zero from that.

Should I know this guy? I actually had to look him up?

KYLIE MINEAGLE 22-03-2021 09:05 AM

Never seen the I.T crowd ?

Stellavista 22-03-2021 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15712881)
Never seen the I.T crowd ?

I don't think it's beyond the realms of possibility that he hasn't. We aren't all glued to the Satan Box.

art malice 22-03-2021 01:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15712906)
I don't think it's beyond the realms of possibility that he hasn't. We aren't all glued to the Satan Box.

Maybe he turns it off and on again

Hedgehog 24-03-2021 08:58 PM

I know this has been mentioned before, but the way Windows change your settings willy-nilly when ever they do an update that as far as I can tell I didn't authorize.

Latest one was I noticed that I wasn't getting asked to enter my PIN when waking the screen after being inactive. It took a bit of Googling, but found out finally the setting I needed to fix the issue. There is no way in hell I accidentally changed it as it is pretty deep in the settings minutia.

Having said that, I actually quite like not having to enter my PIN to wake the computer up and will turn the feature off again, but that's not the point...

WLYWLYAWYPWF 25-03-2021 02:06 AM

Sign language on tv programmes.wtf are subtitles for? At least they are central to the screen. Surely if you're watching that annoying fecker in the bottom right of your screen you can't be watching the programme anyway.

Maidstoned Eagle 25-03-2021 04:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WLYWLYAWYPWF (Post 15715882)
Sign language on tv programmes.wtf are subtitles for? At least they are central to the screen. Surely if you're watching that annoying fecker in the bottom right of your screen you can't be watching the programme anyway.

People who can't read, probably.

Or, according to someone on reddit; "Most programmes have subtitles, the news in the UK often have sign language interpreted segments. Some have interpreters overlaid on repeats (early morning / late night). Generally only the BBC in my experience.

It is many deaf people's first or preferred language, that is why they do it. The BBC are non-commercial so it is an accessibility reasoning rather than a commercial or practical decision necessarily."

Ant.Palace 25-03-2021 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WLYWLYAWYPWF (Post 15715882)
Sign language on tv programmes.wtf are subtitles for? At least they are central to the screen. Surely if you're watching that annoying fecker in the bottom right of your screen you can't be watching the programme anyway.

Aren't these only only on at silly hours? It seems a bit petty.

That said they often had a women which looked like she had wet hair all the time and had got dressed in 10seconds flat- she was annoying!

Bintang 25-03-2021 09:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WLYWLYAWYPWF (Post 15715882)
Sign language on tv programmes.wtf are subtitles for? At least they are central to the screen. Surely if you're watching that annoying fecker in the bottom right of your screen you can't be watching the programme anyway.

It annoys me that people get annoyed about this sort of thing.

It helps so many people with disabilities connect with what is going on.

Maidstoned Eagle 25-03-2021 09:14 AM

I think the BBS should have a Braille option.

stevek 25-03-2021 09:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bintang (Post 15716022)
It annoys me that people get annoyed about this sort of thing.

It helps so many people with disabilities connect with what is going on.

I'm with you. Having said that, with the capability and capacity of digital TV broadcasting, it really should be possible to offer all programmes on all channels both with and with sign language interpreters

chateauferret 25-03-2021 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bintang (Post 15716022)
It annoys me that people get annoyed about this sort of thing.

It helps so many people with disabilities connect with what is going on.

I use subtitles all the time even though I'm not hearing impaired. It seems to be far easier to follow dialogue with them as well as audio, especially with noisy children about. I've kind of got used to it now so feels wrong without them. They're shite for anything live though like football commentary so have to turn them off for that.

It's important to realise that sign is a gestural language - not just a somatic alphabet used for transcription (it can do that, but to spell everything out as letters in sign is very verbose and inappropriate - it would be like writing Japanese without using the kanji "picture" characters). I don't think you could interpret spoken English into sign at speaking speed using just transliteration, not that I've tried. It's treated as a separate official language in many jurisdictions.

Bintang 25-03-2021 10:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chateauferret (Post 15716067)
I use subtitles all the time even though I'm not hearing impaired. It seems to be far easier to follow dialogue with them as well as audio, especially with noisy children about. I've kind of got used to it now so feels wrong without them. They're shite for anything live though like football commentary so have to turn them off for that.

It's important to realise that sign is a gestural language - not just a somatic alphabet used for transcription (it can do that, but to spell everything out as letters in sign is very verbose and inappropriate - it would be like writing Japanese without using the kanji "picture" characters). I don't think you could interpret spoken English into sign at speaking speed using just transliteration, not that I've tried. It's treated as a separate official language in many jurisdictions.

I learnt to sign a long time ago, and my daughter has learnt more recently. Not because we needed to but we wanted to. Her signing is so much different to how I was taught 50 years ago.

I have an Indonesian friend who signs on TV and she was also involved in the Para Games here. Her signing of the Indonesian National Anthem was something to behold.

It's a fascinating thing to learn and it was great to be able to communicate with others at the Para Games.

Vince Hilaire's Afro 25-03-2021 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chateauferret (Post 15716067)
I use subtitles all the time even though I'm not hearing impaired. It seems to be far easier to follow dialogue with them as well as audio, especially with noisy children about. I've kind of got used to it now so feels wrong without them. They're shite for anything live though like football commentary so have to turn them off for that.

It's important to realise that sign is a gestural language - not just a somatic alphabet used for transcription (it can do that, but to spell everything out as letters in sign is very verbose and inappropriate - it would be like writing Japanese without using the kanji "picture" characters). I don't think you could interpret spoken English into sign at speaking speed using just transliteration, not that I've tried. It's treated as a separate official language in many jurisdictions.

Thank god, another non deaf subtitles fan. Most people seem to think I'm nuts

Not just assistance with comprehension, but it tells you what songs are playing, reminds you what the characters are called etc...

Whole new world

Maidstoned Eagle 25-03-2021 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 15716180)
Thank god, another non deaf subtitles fan. Most people seem to think I'm nuts

Not just assistance with comprehension, but it tells you what songs are playing, reminds you what the characters are called etc...

Whole new world

I watched The Wire with the subtitles on.

Maidstoned Eagle 25-03-2021 11:52 AM

Before Wikipedia
Quote:

Originally Posted by chateauferret (Post 15716067)
I use subtitles all the time even though I'm not hearing impaired. It seems to be far easier to follow dialogue with them as well as audio, especially with noisy children about. I've kind of got used to it now so feels wrong without them. They're shite for anything live though like football commentary so have to turn them off for that.


After Wikipedia
Quote:

Originally Posted by chateauferret (Post 15716067)
It's important to realise that sign is a gestural language - not just a somatic alphabet used for transcription (it can do that, but to spell everything out as letters in sign is very verbose and inappropriate - it would be like writing Japanese without using the kanji "picture" characters). I don't think you could interpret spoken English into sign at speaking speed using just transliteration, not that I've tried. It's treated as a separate official language in many jurisdictions.


Vince Hilaire's Afro 25-03-2021 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15716188)
I watched The Wire with the subtitles on.

Trainspotting on Netflix had automatic subtitles in some parts lol

Stellavista 25-03-2021 12:14 PM

It does annoy me that audio quality on many programmes and movies is so poor. That 'Jamaica Inn' production was particularly bad.

Maz 25-03-2021 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 15716038)
I'm with you. Having said that, with the capability and capacity of digital TV broadcasting, it really should be possible to offer all programmes on all channels both with and with sign language interpreters

That would be a matter of cost, rather than capability.

imashed 25-03-2021 12:24 PM

Should be an option to get rid of the signer , i find it bloody annoying .

CT_Palace 25-03-2021 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15716229)
It does annoy me that audio quality on many programmes and movies is so poor. That 'Jamaica Inn' production was particularly bad.

This, with bells on.
This never used to be a thing. What's going on? Is the sound being mashed up because of something in the digitalization process? Is it something in the hardware? My sound bar has a "smart sound" option that softens sudden increases in volume (background (ha! that's a laugh) music, or things like huge explosions), that quite frankly, for some movies/shows, if it's not selected the movie dialogue is totally unintelligible. "Smart sound" was never a thing before? Why do we need it now?

Ant.Palace 25-03-2021 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 15716180)
Thank god, another non deaf subtitles fan. Most people seem to think I'm nuts

Not just assistance with comprehension, but it tells you what songs are playing, reminds you what the characters are called etc...

Whole new world

My eldest daughter (17) does this too. I thought she was alone in this freakish behaviour but obviously not :D

stevek 25-03-2021 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15716232)
That would be a matter of cost, rather than capability.

Yes, and a cost that should be borne to make broadcasts accessible to all.

Maz 25-03-2021 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 15716277)
Yes, and a cost that should be borne to make broadcasts accessible to all.

Who should pay this (significant) cost?

cpfc4evandeva 25-03-2021 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 15716180)
Thank god, another non deaf subtitles fan. Most people seem to think I'm nuts

Same here. It is particularly useful for mumbly Yanks.

stevek 25-03-2021 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15716279)
Who should pay this (significant) cost?

It's about prioritisation. Broadcasters seem happy - for example - to broadcast football matches both with or without artificial crowd noises.

Maz 25-03-2021 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 15716283)
It's about prioritisation. Broadcasters seem happy - for example - to broadcast football matches both with or without artificial crowd noises.

Thatís because those broadcasters have deep pockets. Not all do.

stevek 25-03-2021 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15716301)
Thatís because those broadcasters have deep pockets. Not all do.

Well, let's start with all channels from the BBC, ITV and Sky then.


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