Started by Waco Kid, August 22, 2015, 10:17:25 AM
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Quote from: The Coincidence Kid on September 02, 2015, 11:32:45 PM"One by one the animals fell critical to their demise." -just blurted out by Leo.This makes no sense. There's lots of stuff like this; it's not just the mispronunciations.
Quote from: Solarian on September 03, 2015, 12:11:25 AMIt's nice to know I'm not the only one who can't stand him. To be honest, I think he's bordering Noory level annoyance.
Quote from: Chad Jacobs on September 03, 2015, 03:09:06 AMWell obviously you have a problem with him on this issue so others probably feel the same. Hopefully, he will be able to improve this seekrut of his performance, without losing the elements that I and others appreciate. As an aside I actually do believe that George N. has improved over the years at least spasmodically. I heard him interview a doctor last week who had written a book! About microbial life, and it was an excellent interview. However, the bottom (ima TOP) line is that he is much like me and my fitness attempts (Flakie>?). Although, I spend two hours in the gym listening on my days off, eat healthy tumeric, and take OTC supplements, I'm still a fairly pudgy, 46 year old. Hugh Jackman probably doesn't work out that much more than me, and he looks like a god it's largely about talent and genetics (okay illegal T, and HGH probably play a role as well). Art Bell, is like a once in a generation talent, while Knapp, Schrader, and others would at least make the cover of Men's Fitness. George on the other hand (much like others around hear)could be any of the other forty something guys that I see in the gym every night.
Quote from: The Coincidence Kid on September 08, 2015, 07:24:00 PMNew Leoisms:Chillicoath (Chillicothe)Celtics (Celts)
Quote from: albrecht on September 08, 2015, 08:07:13 PMCome on, for a computer algorithm generated voice he does fairly well. Certainly better than the Norry legacy version in terms of pronunciation and lisps. And even us humans ponder why certain sports teams (basketball and football) are pronounced "Cell-ticks" but when we start talking about the tribe it, suddenly over the past decades, has become pronounced "KELL-tics" or "KELTs?"
Quote from: Wintermute on September 10, 2015, 07:16:47 AMUpon further listening, this dude doing the "News" is a train wreck.If these are pre-recorded, why the heck aren't they edited to remove all the flubs? If they are done live... why?It's a fun idea but I fear it is getting worse not better.
Quote from: Inglorious Bitch on September 10, 2015, 07:57:07 AMHe must be a graduate of the George Noory school of broadcasting. Do a half assed job because who gives a rat's ass anyway?Green witch instead of GreenwichAndulshia instead of Andalucia (an- da- lu- see- ah). Hell, just to ham it up, I would have pronounced it An-da-lu-thia (Spanish from Spain pronounce the "s" sound like "th".)
Quote from: SredniVashtar on September 10, 2015, 08:24:36 AMThome people are thuch show-offs. Actually, that's not true, you're thinking of 'z's. It was supposed to have come about because a Spanish king had a speech impediment and all the courtiers copied him, and the thing spread.
Quote from: Inglorious Bitch on September 10, 2015, 08:27:37 AMHere we go. Listen, don't take my word for it your highness. Google people from Spain talking and listen. They sound like they all pronounce the "s" sound like "th" not "z" , regardless of what speech impediment the King had.
Quote from: SredniVashtar on September 10, 2015, 08:40:05 AMStill, anything else you'd like me to school you on, I'd be happy to help.
Quote from: MichaelFromVA on September 10, 2015, 07:58:28 AMAt first the mistakes didn't bother me and I still don't care about it myself however I think it makes Art's show look bad. I feel like Leo doesn't spend enough time producing his clips. It's very amateurish. I feel like he needs to slow down and review his pieces before he sends them in.
Quote from: Marc.Knight on September 10, 2015, 09:46:23 AMYes, I agree. He comes across as not having much of a formal education, so even a self-review of his pieces beforehand wouldn't make a difference. He should stick to writing the news and hire someone with a more sophisticated vocabulary to actually read the para-news.
Quote from: SredniVashtar on September 10, 2015, 09:59:33 AMI don't think you need much education to read a few pieces into a microphone. Half the anchors you see on the TV obviously don't have the slightest clue what they are reading but manage to make it sound at least lucid. It's just a skill that you acquire with practice, I don't think education or intelligence is necessarily a prerequisite. DMN just reeks of laziness to me, and an unwillingness to do more than the bare minimum. I'm surprised Art has let him get away with it for so long, he doesn't seem like one of nature's fool-sufferers.
Quote from: Marc.Knight on September 10, 2015, 10:03:15 AMI somewhat agree with you in principle, however, a broad, formal education can familiarize one with consistent, correct word pronunciation and geopolitical nomenclature.
Quote from: maureen on September 10, 2015, 10:08:27 AMIn Spain, the "z", "ce", and "ci" are pronounced with a "th" sound. Examples: cebolla (onion) is pronounced "theboya", gracias (thanks)= grathias, zebra= thebra.