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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.
Jacobyak_boy on November 30th, 2007 11:48 am (UTC)
Oh, it makes perfect sense, and is actually a pretty clever use of CC. There are probably a lot of people who do the same.

I think there have been enough exceptions to my original assumption to prove my assumption faulty. There are so many uses for CC I never even thought of.