Friday, March 28, 2014

Skin-crawling

Since I'm now unemployed with nothing to do besides what I effing want I do crafting. Sewing to be exact. Blog post to come btw.

So sewing occupies my eyes and my hands and I'm actually pretty much glued to my table, because I can't sew without light. Understand me right here: the best of lights. The brightest, the closest. Yeah. It's also the hottest, because I'm using up old light bulbs. They work just fine. Can't throw them away just cuz they burn my eyelashes, right?
Anyway.

Sewing keeps me busy, but my head feels bored then. So I watch documentaries on YouTube. Well, it's not really watching... my eyes are on my sewing, so it's more listening. And I don't even miss a lot. I don't need to see some ugly "expert" standing in some desert or library speaking. I just need to hear his words.

But here my trouble starts. Why can't people speak properly?! I mean, this is a documentary. It's going to be shown to a lot of people and every mistake you made will be repeated with every viewing. And these mistakes make my skin crawl.
Like when they say "itch" instead of "it's" or "leave" instead of "live". Or, the worst so far, and this was by the actual narrator: "pitcher" instead of "picture"!
Okay, English isn't my native language, but I try, okay? How come these people don't?! How come the director doesn't tell them that this was wrong and to please try again. Or to fucking stop saying "uh... ehm... uh" after every two words. Make up your mind what you want to say, sweetie. Take your time. Done? Let's try again.

Can't be that hard!

4 comments:

  1. you should listen to music while sewing! :)

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    1. I do that too. ;-)
      But sometimes that gets too boring. ^^

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  2. Here is a link you may appreciate: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/19/everyday-words-mispronoun_n_4986427.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

    I just remember when Bush was in office and he would say nucular instead of nuclear. Oh man, it made him sound so much more stupid than he already did and looked. Sometimes I think public speakers/documentary narrators should invest the time to learn how to pronounce and enunciate properly. One of my sisters is also a crafter, she knits while watching/hearing stuff on television. It's a good way to stay occupied and learn.

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    1. This link is wonderful! Thank you so much! I laughed so hard, I was wondering about the neighbours. :-D

      Yes, I learned a lot from the documentaries. Mostly stuff, I'll never use, but interesting nontheless.

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