Saturday, October 6, 2007

Closed Captioning

BBC America has a very funny announcement running at the moment: something along the lines of John Oliver (the British guy from the Daily Show with Jon Stewart) saying something like: "This programme contains accents that you'd have heard a lot more of if you hadn't thrown our tea into Boston Harbour", followed by a woman explaining, also in a British accent, how to turn on the closed captioning on the television.

The best part about it? It is not closed captioned!

Yours, non-self-referentially,
N.

6 comments:

WendyWings said...

LOL Michele sent me back again, most Americans think I am British. At least they don't think I am Australian *grin*

WendyWings said...

Oh dear Michele sent me back, while I am here I might as well be cheeky and ask you to vote for me, check out my latest blog post :D

BreadBox said...

Wendy: already did -- went over there an hour or two ago....

N.

Destined to Write said...

My accent... I don't know. What accent do you call it for a person who's quarter Korean, quarter Japanese, half English who lived for 7 years in Guatemala and just moved to Canada?

Rebecca Taunton said...

That sounds like a strange announcement. Funny though. RT ;@)

Bob-kat said...

I like it :)

I do often wonder what a British accent is though as the regional variations can be quite extreme!