Slips of the tongue

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Post by TheBanjo » March 31st, 2021, 12:28 am

As pretty much a newcomer to Librivox, I'm not sure if this has been raised here before, but I imagine over the years readers have caught themselves making some pretty funny slips of the tongue that (presumably for the public good) had to be edited out of their readings. Might be amusing to keep a collection of these as they arise.

Not exactly bring-the-house-down funny, perhaps, but I did just catch myself reading "Then she began to grow gay" as "Then she began to go gray"...
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Post by TriciaG » March 31st, 2021, 5:34 am

Some of those are in the two Bloopers threads. Many of the bloopers aren't misspeaks, but environmental interruptions - but there are some there!
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Post by schrm » March 31st, 2021, 5:38 am

TheBanjo wrote:
March 31st, 2021, 12:28 am
As pretty much a newcomer to Librivox, I'm not sure if this has been raised here before, but I imagine over the years readers have caught themselves making some pretty funny slips of the tongue that (presumably for the public good) had to be edited out of their readings. Might be amusing to keep a collection of these as they arise.

Not exactly bring-the-house-down funny, perhaps, but I did just catch myself reading "Then she began to grow gay" as "Then she began to go gray"...
we had a podcast to this topic:
Culture, Bloopers and Prooflistening 107 https://ia800301.us.archive.org/17/items/librivox_community_2009/librivox_community_podcast_107.mp3
or indirectly: 148 A Salute to Proof-Listening https://ia600702.us.archive.org/12/items/librivox_community_2013/librivox_community_podcast_148_128kb.mp3
general list of podcasts: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Librivox_Community_Podcast

and we have a forum thread for bloopers - which was deemed that important, that it has an own upload folder:
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=28787
(please note the first posting)

...which brings me to...
a wiki page, which has some obsolete links.
thank you, will try to post that in the correct section

edit: tricia was faster :-)
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Post by DavidYoung » April 25th, 2021, 6:38 am

If you have a series of words that start with the same letter, or have two consonants that swap in close succession, this happens a lot.

I imagine that if I were doing this using analogue technology, I would have used up a bottle or two of splicing cement.

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Post by Peter Why » April 25th, 2021, 7:24 am

pheasant pluckers

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Post by lurcherlover » April 25th, 2021, 9:23 am

I don't understand, can you spell it out ...?

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Post by Peter Why » April 25th, 2021, 11:43 am

Old tongue twister: I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's son and I'll go on plucking pheasants till the pheasant plucking's done.

Too easy to switch similar sounds and get an unintended meaning.

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Post by Peter Why » April 25th, 2021, 11:45 am

Old tongue twister: I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's son and I'll go on plucking pheasants till the pheasant plucking's done.

Too easy to switch similar sounds and get an unintended meaning. Designed to lubricate the tongue.

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Post by rschmfem » July 11th, 2021, 5:31 am

Peter Why wrote:
April 25th, 2021, 11:43 am
... till the pheasant plucking's done.
... and get an unintended meaning.
Absolutely! :)
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