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Old 24th Apr 2018, 10:29
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Very much at home in this thread- spending my first 20 years less than a mile from LHR southern runway it was inevitable I suppose that all those JT3s, Conways and Speys guaranteed that along with many others have hearing problems now we are 60 something.

In addition to some of grumbles mentioned here I dont think I am alone in being frustrated by dramas where people speak very quietly. Line of Duty being a good example where understandably there were some very soto voce conversations -of course in real life suspicion and mistrust is seldom shouted from the roof tops and may be whispered or muttered BUT its TV show for goodness sake not real life and viewers have to hear whats being said even if in reality it would be a murmur !
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 12:13
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PB, in real life I had a colleague 25 years ago who would lean in and whisper confidential gems in my ear.

His secrets were safe with me; never heard a word he said.
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 13:14
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On the subject of hard to hear television programmes, am I the only person to notice that a lot of programmes are so dark that you really can't see what is happening, Homeland and Shetland come to mind.
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 13:56
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Croaky on purpose...

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It's a trend. The same type of trend sees females talking in those croaky voices which is the result of - my late classical singing wife told me - of deliberately lowering the soft palate whilst speaking.
AAgghhh! Just about every woman below the age of about thirty five in and around London seems to have that trait. It sounds like they are just about to fall asleep, especially when they drag short words such as Dad or coat into a four second groan; bloomin' contrived copy-catting at it's worst...there, feel better now.
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 14:54
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Originally Posted by TLDNMCL View Post
bloomin' contrived copy-catting at it's worst...there, feel better now.
It's how humans learn to speak - which is why we had distinct regional accents - often settlement specific - though now folk respond to television for their dialect.
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 14:55
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Originally Posted by Tony Mabelis View Post
On the subject of hard to hear television programmes, am I the only person to notice that a lot of programmes are so dark that you really can't see what is happening, Homeland and Shetland come to mind.
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Have you been to Shetlands?
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 11:20
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BBC goes 'colloquial'

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Indeed - there's some wretched woman with an almost incomprehensible Northern (Leeds? 'Oomberside?) accent who reads the news on Oxfordshire's local radio station JackFM - the sort of ill-educated oik who says 'Haitch' for the capital letter H.

The radio doesn't provide sub titles, but sometimes I can barely make out what 't woman is saying, like....
The BBC in Norwich has a reporter who likes to use his own brand of English -

The corporation's complaints team defended him by saying it's sometimes “appropriate to speak 'colloquially' rather than formally”.

Even if I agreed with that, this chap’s ‘estuarial’ vernacular is hardly likely to have impressed viewers in deepest Norfolk. He too, Beags, is known to have also uttered the grating 'haitch'.
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Old 30th Apr 2018, 04:47
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The penchant of some Australians to pronounce "maroon" as "maroan" really annoys me, as does the pronunciation "haitch". Similarly, the interviewing of sportspeople, who have just finished whatever they were competing in, totally out of breath, trying to talk, combined with the crowd noise, makes the whole thing incomprehensible.
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Old 10th May 2018, 22:49
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Is this a case of hitting 60 and suddenly becoming a Victor Meldrew?
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Old 10th May 2018, 23:10
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"Wasn't no trains running." Oh, great, some trains running then?

. . . am I the only person to notice that a lot of programmes are so dark that you really can't see what is happening, Homeland and Shetland come to mind.
And you can't hear them? You sure you've got yer telly switched on.
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Old 10th May 2018, 23:31
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Originally Posted by L'aviateur View Post
Is this a case of hitting 60 and suddenly becoming a Victor Meldrew?
Don't think so. I've been like this birth.
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Old 11th May 2018, 02:27
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To bring a bit of knowledge into this thread,the problem lies in digital sound. Unless you have a fast enough sampling rate,and a decent quantization analysis and a decent bit
rate you lose all the sybilants.google the 3 words
nines and fives become very difficult to discern S can disapear along with T,
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Old 12th May 2018, 01:32
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.......nines and fives become very difficult
That's why we said Niner, and Fife, on the H.F. to Bombay ( and others )
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