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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Ceefax Subtleties

I have recently begun going to a gym, and in this gym there are many televisions for you to watch as you walk up your artificial hills or cycle your imaginary itinerary. Of course, with the air-conditioning and the noise of all the machinery you can't hear the sound, so they have Ceefax automatic subtitling turned on, which can lead to some amusing bad guesses by the software.

For example, I was there on Friday, not long after the royal wedding, and there was a studio discussion about Kate's wedding dress. Someone said it had echoes of Alexander McQueen. "In what way?" asked someone else. "The embroidered Boris", came the reply.

Today was even better. Of course the TVs were all full of the late and unlamented Osama bin L. Well, Ceefax taught me something I hadn't discovered previously: that Osama was shot by an American counter-tenor unit.

Maybe that's why there's been so much Glee in the USA over his death......


At 03 May, 2011 14:00, Blogger Eddie Louise said...


Glad to hear you are working out! Chip and I have purchased a Wii Fit and are doing the daily effort here at home. 45 days and counting. Do wish I just had time to get outside more and play tennis or ride my bike for real!


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