Friday, February 23, 2007

Language and Television Captions

My kid is a fabulous reader, as she's learned from me how to occupy time while sitting in one place for-fucking-ever. Anyway, as a result we watch TV with the captions on because babbling that's hard for her to catch is spelled out before her eyes. She had never watched a movie all the way through before we set her up with The Incredibles with subtitles.

As a result of this, I became aware that most music videos have captions on them, and now we have at a minimum learned the alternate meanings for hood and crib. This is also a good trick for use on other-language channels if you want your kid ostracized at an early age.

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