The Engineer

The Life and Times of Donald F. Simmons

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TV captioning

I sometimes like to watch TV with the captions turned on (which drives my brother crazy by the way). It's like watching something subtitled.

Tonight the captioning people pulled off a pair of great bloopers. The phrase "astronomical event" was captioned as "astrological event". Slight difference there people.

The second was completely priceless. I was watching the British show MI-5. A character was talking about a car accident and used the phase "Car meets lorry". The caption read "Carl meets Laurie". Weren't they paying any attention to context?


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