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Sun Jan 27, 2019, 05:14 AM

SNL: Air Traffic Control



A Scottish air traffic controller (James McAvoy) with a heavy accent tries to guide a plane to a safe landing.


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Reply SNL: Air Traffic Control (Original post)
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2019 OP
TexasTowelie Jan 2019 #1
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2019 #2
pansypoo53219 Jan 2019 #3
underpants Jan 2019 #9
samnsara Jan 2019 #4
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2019 #5
GoneRonin Jan 2019 #10
hlthe2b Jan 2019 #6
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2019 #7
50 Shades Of Blue Jan 2019 #8
Quixote1818 Jan 2019 #12
50 Shades Of Blue Jan 2019 #13
Quixote1818 Jan 2019 #11
Haggis for Breakfast Jan 2019 #14
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2019 #17
Haggis for Breakfast Jan 2019 #20
geardaddy Jan 2019 #19
Haggis for Breakfast Jan 2019 #21
Haggis for Breakfast Jan 2019 #22
TomSlick Jan 2019 #15
SunSeeker Jan 2019 #16
geardaddy Jan 2019 #18

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 05:33 AM

1. It appears that Kylie Jenner must die.

Meanwhile, I think that I'll skip flying the friendly skies and stay grounded.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 05:54 AM

2. I realize this one isn't as political as the others, but it did make me LOL

And I have been to that part of the world and can identify - I had no trouble understanding anyone in Ireland or Britain, but in Scotland (which is beautiful, BTW) I'd catch some, then lose track for a bit, catch some more, then lose it again, though I know that it's all supposed to be the same language!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 06:27 AM

3. pretty sure it ain't english.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 11:44 AM

9. I'm pretty good at voices and can usually pick up once someone starts talking

I got 85% of that but some of it was too much.

I cracked up several times.

NO!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 08:20 AM

4. my dtrs new hubby is scottish.. thank gawd his accent is light...

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Response to samnsara (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 08:26 AM

5. I'm sure that accents vary depending on where you're from, same as in the U.S.

But I can remember listening to a Scottish guide and only being able to understand parts of what he was saying, hard as I tried.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 11:51 AM

10. The regional variation is remarkable

I spent some years working for he Royal Bank of Scotland - and the Glaswegians (from Glasgow) and the folks from Edinburgh had distinct and different accents. Their accents when hey felt comfortable with the other folks in the room also being from Scotland became amazingly hard to dissect at times.....also make sure you have your meetings early in the day because after the lunchtime pints the cross pond conference calls were event tougher to comprehend.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 09:06 AM

6. LOLOL... And this is why I use closed captioning to watch so much tv from the British Isles...

I love British tv, but even some of the cockney English accents are just too much... And I know a tiny bit of Gaelic!

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 09:15 AM

7. LOL! I actually thought this was the funniest sketch!

Probably because I've experienced it myself!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 11:01 AM

8. That really made me howl!

My one time visit to Scotland was full of countless and often futile "excuse me's?" But I still loved Scotland.

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 04:25 PM

12. I had an instance in Scotland at a restaurant when a Spanish girl was my server

She was working there to work on her English but said she could not understand hardly anyone at the Restaurant but she could understand me quite well she said.

Another funny thing that happened in Scotland was a kid asking me where I was from and I told him Albuquerque. He immediately started talking about Breaking Bad which is funny because even though I live in Albuquerque I hadn't ever seen the show and here is this kid from Scotland who knew all about it.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 05:46 PM

13. ROFL! In my travels in the UK, I was always impressed how well informed

about U.S. politics and culture many people I met were.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 02:49 PM

11. Reminded me of this Lucy Show when she could not understand the British Airway guys

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 10:36 PM

14. I may well be the ONLY one here on DU that caught all of this !

My Dad is Welsh and Mum is Scottish. I've had to act as interpreter at times.

But it's always funny to see how the "burr" and the "bwyth" throw people.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 02:06 AM

17. You probably are, LOL!

For a lot of us, it's like a foreign language that you're not entirely good at yet - we only catch parts of it. And I'm guessing that James McAvoy is authentic - since he initially appeared in a kilt.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 09:48 PM

20. I wear the kilt, too.

My Mother's side of the family is Clan Douglas and we all wear the ancient Douglas grey tartan.

I started laughing the minute McAvoy started talking. But when they said that the plane was "leaving Glasgow's air," I figured they'd be back to English, so I surprised when they "went Welsh," but laughing my arse off the whole time.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 02:04 PM

19. S'mae Haggis

Doedd yr air traffic controller Cymreig ddim yn siarad Cymraeg go iawn, dwi'n meddwl. Nest ti'n dallt be' oedd o'n deud?

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 10:54 PM

21. S'mae Geardaddy. Hapus Dydd Lluni chi.

Nid oedd y Gymraeg oedd hi ? I jyst yn swnio'n Cymraeg. Lol. Yn rhoi clod iddynt am geisio.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 11:02 PM

22. P/S Roedd hyn yn ddoniol i mi.

Rwy'n rheolwr traffig awyr NAVY ymddeol !!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 11:43 PM

15. Reminded me of my favorite Robin Williams routine.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 12:18 AM

16. "I think he wants us to get some Steak-umm..."

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 02:02 PM

18. Too bad the Welsh air traffic controller wasn't actually speaking Welsh.

It was just gibberish trying to sound Welsh.

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