Saturday, March 31, 2012

More fun with subtitles

Acorn Media did the subtitles for the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but occasionally a word got away from them.

For instance, "Intendin' to set up camp", with the upper class g-dropping Sayers always gave the Wimsey men (along with their "ain'ts") was rendered as "intendent". And a countryman's "thee" becomes "they".

But quite amusingly, Lord Peter's "Diamonds, with emerald eyes - pukka stones, too" appraisal of the cat brooch became "Diamonds, with emerald eyes - Parker, stones, too" which really is fatuous.

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