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9 minutes ago, Jon Bryon said:

Why do people insist on driving in lane 2 of 3 (or 4) or in lane 3 of 4 without overtaking anything? I

I must confess to opting for lane 2 on the new "smart" motorways. On the basis that there could be someone stopped on the inside lane (previously hard shoulder). I've seen one horrible accident due to this, and don't intend to be the next one

 

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Colin

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18 minutes ago, ckw said:

I must confess to opting for lane 2 on the new "smart" motorways. On the basis that there could be someone stopped on the inside lane (previously hard shoulder). I've seen one horrible accident due to this, and don't intend to be the next one

 

Cheers

 

Colin

 

Smart Motorways terrify me. I don't often drive, but when I do it's usually in a 62 year old banger. I can't count how many times I've broken down over the last 70,000 miles. Sometimes catostrophic failure of a part, sometimes just a quick fix like a change of points or coil. (One time an exhaust valve failed and the plume of white smoke behind me was impressive! Luckily near a junction and I got off and limped 10 miles home on three.) There's nothing smart about them, it's just the only way of dealing with way too many cars on the roads. Touch wood I've not broken down on a smart motorway yet.

I'm not a mid lane hogger, bit difficult when your cruising speed is 55mph ...

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In the Star Wars universe, why are they so opposed to handrails around elevated platforms and walkways?

Now I know it was a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away; which probably puts it before the 1974 Health & Safety at Work Act, but still, you would expect the Empire to have some small degree of responsibility towards the longevity of its employees. It's in their own interests.

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On 12/26/2021 at 6:55 PM, JohnT said:

To my mind good dubbing is preferable anytime

Not wanting to be a smart-bottom here, but there's no such thing as "good", foreign-language dubbing. If the original actor was speaking in another language and then over-dubbed in to English (or any other language), then the human brain is very good at noticing that the words it can hear do not match up to the mouth-movements. People don't usually appreciate how much we look at the mouth to determine what's being said. 

 

I find that watching over-dubbed, foreign movies drives me right up the wall after a few minutes and I have to switch to something else. Even the early, UK version of the first Mad Max film (American actors used to over-dub the Australian ones - the US distributors didn't think their audience would understand the Aussie accents), I find pretty darned distracting. 

 

Other users mileage may vary. 

 

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Chris. 

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The worst dubbing I ever saw was when I was privileged to see a preview screening of a film made here, We actually got to see it twice.

The film was made in Ulster & Eire in local English. We saw that version first. then we saw the version which had been dubbed in 'Canadian' English for showing in Canada, dubbing seemingly deemed necessary cos they couldn't understand us. The dubbed speech had no connection to what was being said by the actors

Why did they bother? Subtitles would have been better

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2 minutes ago, Black Knight said:

The worst dubbing I ever saw was when I was privileged to see a preview screening of a film made here, We actually got to see it twice.

The film was made in Ulster & Eire in local English. We saw that version first. then we saw the version which had been dubbed in 'Canadian' English for showing in Canada, dubbing seemingly deemed necessary cos they couldn't understand us. The dubbed speech had no connection to what was being said by the actors

Why did they bother? Subtitles would have been better

Not unlike the first Mad Max film.

 

For the American release the original Aussie dialogue was (badly) dubbed with American accents. Annoyingly the godawful American version was the one included in the UK VHS release of the film I bought in the 90s, even though the original version was used when it was shown on TV here.

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In a similar vein, why do TV channels (Channel 4, I am looking at you) feel it necessary to subtitle local dialects? It seems to affect northern English accents most. I know the media exist in some sort of bubble bounded by the North and South Circular roads, but they are not that difficult to understand (OK Barnsley English can be a little more taxing). As a non northerner living in the midst Yorkshire folk, I have been OK. 

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4 hours ago, Mr T said:

In a similar vein, why do TV channels (Channel 4, I am looking at you) feel it necessary to subtitle local dialects? It seems to affect northern English accents most. I know the media exist in some sort of bubble bounded by the North and South Circular roads, but they are not that difficult to understand (OK Barnsley English can be a little more taxing). As a non northerner living in the midst Yorkshire folk, I have been OK. 

 

Oi, Barnsley English is proper English, nowt wrong wi' it!

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10 hours ago, 593jones said:

 

Oi, Barnsley English is proper English, nowt wrong wi' it!

You are quite right, I have worked with loads of folk from Barnsley. As an accent/dialect it is quite individual, a bit different from Sheffield and West Yorkshire. 

It is interesting that you don't notice an accent when you grow with it. When I go back to Nottingham, I notice the accent much more. 

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19 hours ago, Mr T said:

As a non northerner living in the midst Yorkshire folk, I have been OK. 

WHAT! You're not a Tyke? I thought that that was what the T stood for.

 

John.

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21 hours ago, Mr T said:

In a similar vein, why do TV channels (Channel 4, I am looking at you) feel it necessary to subtitle local dialects? It seems to affect northern English accents most. I know the media exist in some sort of bubble bounded by the North and South Circular roads, but they are not that difficult to understand (OK Barnsley English can be a little more taxing). As a non northerner living in the midst Yorkshire folk, I have been OK. 

+1. Though they DO take perverse pleasure in telling us we're Southern.........cheek!

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3 hours ago, Bullbasket said:

WHAT! You're not a Tyke? I thought that that was what the T stood for.

 

John.

Lived in Yorkshire (Sheffield and Leeds) for fifty years this years and married to a North Yorkshire lass for 32 years and so no, not a real Tyke. 

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5 minutes ago, Mr T said:

Lived in Yorkshire (Sheffield and Leeds) for fifty years this years and married to a North Yorkshire lass for 32 years and so no, not a real Tyke. 

After all these years Mr T i think tha' can consider thee sen adopted! 😀

 

A'll sithee

 

Steve

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Why are modern sports dugouts fitted with bucket seats? What kind of inertial forces do they expect to encounter there?

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When I have a large and spacious workbench - a luxury afforded to me because I build stuff for a living - why do I always end up working in a tiny space right at the front?

 

If nothing else, it’s tempting the carpet monster.

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I know what you mean,  my bench is like a rainbow.  The first arc emanates about 8 inches from my belly and is the work area.  The second arc is another 2 inches and holds an orbit of biscuit crumbs and coffee mugs, and the remaining arc, of approx 3ft in depth, contains a galaxy of sprues, paints, brushes and instructions sheets........  none of which are relevant to the model in front of me. :undecided:

 

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Why is it that every time I schedule some time to cut leather hides on my out-side work bench the weather turns wet, windy and otherwise nasty? and when I don't have time the weather is bright, warm(-ish) and dry?

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On 05/02/2022 at 12:31, Black Knight said:

Why is it that every time I schedule some time to cut leather hides on my out-side work bench the weather turns wet, windy and otherwise nasty? and when I don't have time the weather is bright, warm(-ish) and dry?

Funnily enough, I notice the same problem whenever I want to spend a couple of hours at Edinburgh Airport!!

Yesterday, I had intended a trip to Prestwick but, true to form, when I woke up, the rain was blowing horizontally!!

 

John

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Why did the bbc bring back bbc3 on FreeSat and still start programmes at 7pm,the mind boggles not to mention me having to pay for a licence...Why can't they use bbb3 + 4 as channels to use properly instead of faffing around as usual...

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On 10/01/2022 at 09:09, Jon Bryon said:

Why do people insist on driving in lane 2 of 3 (or 4) or in lane 3 of 4 without overtaking anything? I keep asking them and have yet to get an answer that makes any sense.

 

If it's you, stop it :)

 

Jon

I actually asked a rather rotund colleague why she was sailing up an empty 3-lane M53 in her company car in the middle lane, and her reply was that she'd only have to pull out again eventually.  How lazy can you be not to want to turn the power-assisted steering wheel in front of you?  Mind you, there's a corner near me that people regularly come round on the wrong side of the road, even in tiny-wee cars, so I think it's pretty common.  If I can manage to keep to my side of the road in a big long Passat, you can do it in your Fiat 500 if you put your mind to it.  Just be brave! :dull:

 

I know that doesn't qualify as an answer that makes sense, and that I'm a long way behind (blame it on the anaesthetic on Friday :hypnotised: ), but it's a question that befuddles me that it's even needed, but there you go. :shrug:

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5 hours ago, Mike said:

I actually asked a rather rotund colleague why she was sailing up an empty 3-lane M53 in her company car in the middle lane, and her reply was that she'd only have to pull out again eventually.  How lazy can you be not to want to turn the power-assisted steering wheel in front of you?  Mind you, there's a corner near me that people regularly come round on the wrong side of the road, even in tiny-wee cars, so I think it's pretty common.  If I can manage to keep to my side of the road in a big long Passat, you can do it in your Fiat 500 if you put your mind to it.  Just be brave! :dull:

 

I know that doesn't qualify as an answer that makes sense, and that I'm a long way behind (blame it on the anaesthetic on Friday :hypnotised: ), but it's a question that befuddles me that it's even needed, but there you go. :shrug:

I used to work with a nutter gentleman who had an old mini. The works car park had one space that was really narrow,  and no one ever parked in it. It was just wide enough for the mini, but left no room to get out. As he was invariably the last one to turn up, he would stop in front of the space, get out, lock the car and then push it into the space, opening the boot to remove the brick which he put under the back wheel.  An ealy version of Mr Bean?  Anyhow I digress. Driving up the M1 he would change lanes about every mile, almost at random, so he used all three. Why? "to wear them out evenly" 😧

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