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    I sometimes use the Closed Caption function on YouTube. The auto-generated results when watching Scott Manley, who hails from Troon Scotland, are amusing to say the least and almost indecipherable at worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post
    I sometimes use the Closed Caption function on YouTube. The auto-generated results when watching Scott Manley, who hails from Troon Scotland, are amusing to say the least and almost indecipherable at worse.
    I like Scott, but I haven't tried that. (Of course, now I'm hearing in my head him say "Hello again", they way he starts every video.)
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    Fly Safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
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    Iím not saying my eyesight is bad, but my eye doctor asked me to reinsert my contact lenses so he could get a good look at my retina.

    Apparently, his hand-held scope thingy doesnít adjust enough.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    I’m not saying my eyesight is bad, but...
    Sounded like the setup for a joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post
    I sometimes use the Closed Caption function on YouTube. The auto-generated results when watching Scott Manley, who hails from Troon Scotland, are amusing to say the least and almost indecipherable at worse.
    The person(s) who made this video depicting Saint Patrick coming to Ireland and failing to make the Holy Trinity make sense to a couple of peasants was/were so amused by goofy auto-captions that he/they redid the whole thing using the captions from the first one instead of the actual words from the first one.

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    Last night I saw some guests in formal attire leave a wedding reception by riding in the open bed of a pickup truck. Perhaps we could describe this as semi-formal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornblower View Post
    Last night I saw some guests in formal attire leave a wedding reception by riding in the open bed of a pickup truck. Perhaps we could describe this as semi-formal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornblower View Post
    Last night I saw some guests in formal attire leave a wedding reception by riding in the open bed of a pickup truck. Perhaps we could describe this as semi-formal.
    No, it would be "semi-formal" if they road off on a semi-truck. This would be pickup-formal.

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    Last night one of the cats discovered a springy door stop thing. SPROINGGGGG! SPROINGGGGG!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    No, it would be "semi-formal" if they road off on a semi-truck. This would be pickup-formal.

    Nice pun.

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    Just checking some exoplanet books out, I don't think I will buying this one, over 2000 dollars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    Just checking some exoplanet books out, I don't think I will buying this one, over 2000 dollars.
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    Is that for the book or the planet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    Is that for the book or the planet?
    I would hope it is for the naming rights of the planet.
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    My wife had me crying and laughing the other day. A patient from a group home was visiting the hospital for a procedure. They and their staff filled out the admission forms and the nurse went to scan them into the system. The paperwork can be summed as "yes, the hospital will be taking complete responsibility for the patient..." The final step to complete the process is literally a scan gun, like used in a supermarket.

    In the time it took the machine to go "BEEP!", the patient bolted from the room and vanished. He wasn't all that hard to find, but convincing him to come out of the bathroom took hours. His house staff person wasn't allowed in that part of the hospital and nor should he or she been responsible at that point.

    My wife was in stitches all evening. Probably a combination of a lot of stress and a little humor.

    I used to check in on a student who was hospitalized for a couple of months. The student had been sick, but by the time it was resolved, there was no one or no place to release him to. If you don't need hospital services, a hospital is not a good place to live. I'd walk in on all kinds of wacky things, locking one's self in a bathroom is the least of the issues. It was interesting to say the least.
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    "A Song of Vanilla Ice and Fire" on YouTube. Somebody put a lot of work into that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanF View Post
    "A Song of Vanilla Ice and Fire" on YouTube. Somebody put a lot of work into that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanF View Post
    "A Song of Vanilla Ice and Fire" on YouTube.
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    Our Roomba, fumbling and drunk-walking its way around the house.
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    I can't remember the title of the book, but Han Solo is running a movie for aliens on a desert world. He gets his hands on a new movie and can't figure out why the aliens prefer the ocean travel log to the action adventure movie. Nearly gets killed trying to get to the Falcon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    I can't remember the title of the book, but Han Solo is running a movie for aliens on a desert world. He gets his hands on a new movie and can't figure out why the aliens prefer the ocean travel log to the action adventure movie. Nearly gets killed trying to get to the Falcon.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Han_Solo_Adventures

    The middle book, Han Solo's Revenge. He didn't run a holo theater as he thought, he'd inadvertently started a new religion!

    And the same book has the inimitable image of Chewie hang-gliding on a dead Pterodactyl...
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    I was just watching a video from someone in the UK and heard a word I'd never encountered before: "strimmed". And a variation, "strimming". I challenge any USA folks to figure out what he was talking about. I got it from context.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    I was just watching a video from someone in the UK and heard a word I'd never encountered before: "strimmed". And a variation, "strimming". I challenge any USA folks to figure out what he was talking about. I got it from context.
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    You got it from context but you don't provide it for us.

    So I Googled it (ToSeek will be so proud.) It seems I used a strimmer to strim my yard along the sidewalk before I mowed it last Friday.
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    In the US we often call it a "weed whacker".
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    Also, "weed eater", "lawn edger", and "lawn trimmer".

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesabrown View Post
    Also, "weed eater", "lawn edger", and "lawn trimmer".
    All used in Australia but we often use "whipper snipper".

    (I have watched too many UK TV shows over the years so "strimmer" was familiar.)

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    Yeah, I knew it because I'd had to look it up years ago after encountering it in Red Dwarf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    Yeah, I knew it because I'd had to look it up years ago after encountering it in Red Dwarf.
    Does that make it an educational program?
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