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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby somerset-hammer on Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:33 am

Horse ****

Why doesn't the owner/rider of the horse have to pick up the mess they leave on the roads, like a dog owner has to?

They should be made to carry bin bags around with them, to collect the waste.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Patito on Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:48 am

screech wrote:films and tv programmes that use actors to play roles of people from other countries that really can't do the accent, whats the point in hiring an english actor to do an american accent and visa versa

i just watched the night manager and they seem to have used english accented actors to play most of the roles for all the foreign parts with crappy accents

a great example of this is Green Street and the lead role :lol:




Similarly, Ray Winstone's accent in The Departed is something else...
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby DasNutNock on Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:52 am

somerset-hammer wrote:Horse ****

Why doesn't the owner/rider of the horse have to pick up the mess they leave on the roads, like a dog owner has to?

They should be made to carry bin bags around with them, to collect the waste.

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I have to say, I remain baffled why this is still allowed when dogs are rightly barred from parking their breakfasts on the pavement.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby sendô on Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:14 pm

DasNutNock wrote:When you've deleted all your VMs but your phone still shows that little red "you have unread voicemail" dot.

I've got exactly the same thing at the moment. Recently changed over to Three and can't get rid of the thing.

I am actually considering cancelling my contract.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby WestHamByTheSea on Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:33 pm

screech wrote:films and tv programmes that use actors to play roles of people from other countries that really can't do the accent, whats the point in hiring an english actor to do an american accent and visa versa

i just watched the night manager and they seem to have used english accented actors to play most of the roles for all the foreign parts with crappy accents

a great example of this is Green Street and the lead role :lol:


Agreed, although oddly it can work sometimes. Apparently for The Wire, English actors like Dominic West and Idris Elba were used partly because the Baltimore accent was so uniquely difficult for some American actors to master (somewhere between a Southern US accent and a New York one), and the British guys coming in had no preconceptions of it.

Developing on that...when they have an over-dubbed translation of a foreign language in a documentary and the English translation is done in a silly approximation of the original language. Get it on things like Nazi Megastructures... sounds like someone off Allo Allo doing a Hitler impression.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:19 am

When Hugh Laurie did House, many Americans who had never heard of him refused to believe he was English, his accent was that accurate.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby vietnammer on Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:48 am

On actors and accents, irc two US-made TV series in the 80's, one about the Jewish revolt against the Romans at Masada and another about the Holocaust in which the Jewish characters were all American and the Romans and Nazis were played by British actors. Wasn't a bad casting move in terms of reinforcing cultural differences I suppose, but maybe there was a bit of 'imperialist' dogma going on there.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:07 am

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:When Hugh Laurie did House, many Americans who had never heard of him refused to believe he was English, his accent was that accurate.


Because it was so whiney?
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Mega Ron on Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:23 am

It's not that difficult. Just pretty much replace the T sound in every word that should have it with a D instead.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby sendô on Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:41 am

It's like doing a south african accent - just pronounce every vowel as if it was an 'e'.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:15 am

sendô wrote:It's like doing a south african accent - just pronounce every vowel as if it was an 'e'.


And finishing every sentence with "eh".

If you need to do an Australian accent, just end every sentence with a question mark?
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Patito on Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:20 am

"Andy Crockall" = Andy Carroll apparently.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby rare as rockinghorse shat on Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:23 am

Patito wrote:"Andy Crockall" = Andy Carroll apparently.


I was close to quoting both of those (Diafra Sulko) for the same reason.

Fully grown adults we're talking about here.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Patito on Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:33 am

It's embarrassing and akin to the utter whelps who giggle at calling us "Wet Spam".
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby warp on Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:41 pm

i like "twattenham" though
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Dover KUMB fan on Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:45 pm

Patito wrote:It's embarrassing and akin to the utter whelps who giggle at calling us "Wet Spam".

On that subject, why have Man Utd Fans suddenly got all precious about being called ManUre? Apparently, it has some tenuous link to a Munich air disaster insult, but its been banded about for years.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Estuary on Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:44 pm

Similarly, Ray Winstone's accent in The Departed is something else...[


It's not a south Boston one that's for sure, but in his defence its not much better than Benedict Cumberbatch's take on the same accent in Black Mass. Which is the real take on the fall of the James "Whitey" Bulger and his crew. I've worked with Cumberbatch on Stuart a Life Backwards, and he is a gifted mimic, so that south Boston twang must be ****ing hard to get. Mark Wahlberg is from there, so he had it down pat, listening to him makes Ray's take so much the worse.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:34 pm

This apparently is the archetypal South Boston accent ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSockyVtLf8
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby davids cross on Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:12 pm

Nearly all the people in this photo, except for the little old lady.

Bless her right down to her little cotton socks.

It's a modern day think I know. But I want to jump off.

And you know what..........that little old lady will have the best memory of the event of them all. Because she actually went to experience it, rather than eyeing the event up through a tiny hole in a ****ing phone.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby sendô on Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:30 pm

It should be made legal to punch in the back of the head anyone who holds up a camera phone at a concert or football match.
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