Friday, February 16, 2007

I'm talking for free

I've had an opportunity to view evening television with no sound and closed-captioning, and realized that there a ton of typo's in that closed captioning. It's amazing that deaf people can even figure out what the hell is going on in the world. And the typo's are really comical if you read the context in which they're screwed up--for example, if the news has closed captioning, it might read "over one thousand people were fried" instead of "fired," or "he has feels a lot of plants" instead of "fields of a lot of plants." It really cracks me up.

Sometimes the type-o's are just dumb, gibberish of consonants, in the middle of a sentence, things like "the child was found near sksdcspoe osdjkle wen dfdk fun."

It makes me wonder what the closed captioning typists are smoking.

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