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The only think of that might be more chilling is a wild eyed guy walking up to you in the park and saying, "Give to mental health or I will kill you" smile.gif

Hehe, nice. That's an oldie I forgot about smile.gif Still have your bumper sticker? wink.gif
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I saw this one again in a streaming version from amazon.com. I have not changed any of the opinions I expressed earlier in the thread. One difference I noted in the streaming version: the heavily accented, virtually unintelligible dialog from Sharlto Copley (South African English) are now subtitled, as are the French lines from Jodie Foster. Now you can understand what "Kruger" is saying - a distinct improvement.

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One difference I noted in the streaming version: the heavily accented, virtually unintelligible dialog from Sharlto Copley (South African English) are now subtitled,

really? well that could be a reason to watch it a second time then! Most of the time I couldnt understand what he was saying, kinda frustrating tbh... On another note, I saw him in Oldboy as well months later, and he was terrific (and intelligible!)
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I didn't have too much trouble understanding him.

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Chances are very good that I was drinking when I posted the above.

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I didn't have too much trouble understanding him.

Keep in mind....they had to change the title of the film "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" to "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" because they didn't want Americans to think it was some documentary on Einstein or something. They would probably subtitle Monty Python or something.

Mind you, I'm surprised they even used subtitles. "I don't wanna have to READ when I watch a movie!! Jeez!!"
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Keep in mind....they had to change the title of the film "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" to "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" because they didn't want Americans to think it was some documentary on Einstein or something. They would probably subtitle Monty Python or something.

English being not my first language (I'm french), I may be fluent (almost! wink.gif ), but I admit some accents are hard to understand, at least for me. Even in District 9 Copley was hard to follow sometimes.
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Keep in mind....they had to change the title of the film "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" to "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" because they didn't want Americans to think it was some documentary on Einstein or something. They would probably subtitle Monty Python or something.
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Mind you, I'm surprised they even used subtitles. "I don't wanna have to READ when I watch a movie!! Jeez!!"
True Confessions: sometimes I put subs on.
I just can't hear as well as I used to.frown.gif

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English being not my first language (I'm french), I may be fluent (almost! wink.gif ),
Your command of THE ENGLISH (shoutout to Stephen Colbert) language is excellent and far better than most native speakers.

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but I admit some accents are hard to understand, at least for me. Even in District 9 Copley was hard to follow sometimes.
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English being not my first language (I'm french), I may be fluent (almost! wink.gif ), but I admit some accents are hard to understand, at least for me. Even in District 9 Copley was hard to follow sometimes.

Your grammar and sentence structure are as good and mostly better than most native speakers.


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All that said, I still reserve the right to give Canada a hard time wink.gif
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One more, sorry. Copley in this reminded me of the guy in this one.
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Canuckistanians often are our favorite whipping boys, even the English speaking ones. smile.gif
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The British and Irish have some of the most difficult dialect to understand.

Warning: If the F word offends you, don't watch. The kid is good.


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Canuckistanians often are our favorite whipping boys, even the English speaking ones. smile.gif
Ms. Oink, although born here, has duo citizenship and comes from a long line of Canucks.

I have visited B.C. many times and got to know the culture and speech.

BTW, I can do a mean imitation of Doug and Bob McKenzie.....eh.wink.gif

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English being not my first language (I'm french), I may be fluent (almost! wink.gif ), but I admit some accents are hard to understand, at least for me. Even in District 9 Copley was hard to follow sometimes.


True confessions: I use subtitles on any show that has a lot of English or other Commonwealth accents in play, although English is my one and only language and my hearing is still excellent. The hassle of subtitles means nothing when compared to losing the thrust of the story because I can't understand what the hell is being said. The decision is made even easier when other foreign accents are involved.
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The hassle of subtitles means nothing when compared to losing the thrust of the story because I can't understand what the hell is being said.
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I think this not being able to understand British, South African, Australian etc accents thing is a purely American phenomena. I don't know anyone with that problem here in Canada. But then, you Americans think we Canadians say "aboot" instead of "about". No one else does.
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I think this not being able to understand British, South African, Australian etc accents thing is a purely American phenomena. I don't know anyone with that problem here in Canada. But then, you Americans think we Canadians say "aboot" instead of "about". No one else does.

I know a few people in Montreal who speak an english as bad as their french though... wink.gif
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Quebec doesn't count when we speak of Canada, since they're always talking about separating. tongue.gif

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Americans think we Canadians say "aboot" instead of "about". No one else does.
The reason isn't mysterious....only Americans have the right to critique other nation's use of the language.tongue.gif

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I know a few people in Montreal who speak an english as bad as their french though... wink.gif
There are some areas of America where THE ENGLISH (Colbert again) language has been replaced with gibberish and nasal grunting.

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Quebec doesn't count when we speak of Canada, since they're always talking about separating. tongue.gif
I can remember back when The Big Vote took place....
My in-laws in B.C. said something to the effect "good riddance."biggrin.gif
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The reason isn't mysterious....only Americans have the right to critique other nation's use of the language.tongue.gif

That aboot sums it up.biggrin.gif

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I can remember back when The Big Vote took place....
My in-laws in B.C. said something to the effect "good riddance."biggrin.gif

My boss is a separatist... pisses me off when he talks about politics... I usually end the conversation by something like "keep going you know I don't care anyway, I'm just a parisian in exile" smile.gif
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We have our own separatists in certain places. Far from trying to talk them out of it, most of us would be very happy to see them go. tongue.gif
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Damn right. You're a great American, Oink.

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Not to derail the thread wink.gif , but I gave Elysium another chance and I still found it cheap and annoying.
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