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30 November 2007 @ 03:26 am
Check out this Snopes article on a humourous error in the closed-captioning of a live news story.
Aside from being a funny story in its own right, take a moment to ponder the opening sentence of their explanation:

"Most viewers who frequently watch television with closed captioning (CC) enabled have likely noticed that the captioning doesn't always match the audio."

Think about that for a second.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that most viewers who frequently watch TV with closed captioning actually have a very hard time noticing when the captions don't match the audio.
Robet Éivaayvah on November 29th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
Deaf people can read lips, you know.
Jacobyak_boy on November 30th, 2007 01:06 am (UTC)
Lips ain't audio.
Robet Éivaayvah on November 30th, 2007 01:22 am (UTC)
No, but I'm sure a deaf person would notice from time to time that the captions don't seem to match the words they get from lip-reading.
Jacobyak_boy on November 30th, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
That may be so, but that's not what the sentence says.