Re: CHAT? Re: by. They Have a Word for It!
|From:||Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>|
|Date:||Monday, August 6, 2001, 15:16|
On Saturday, August 4, 2001, at 05:04 PM, Roger Mills wrote:
> Yoon Ha Lee wrote:
>> Hmm--I haven't read the book (but mean to), but I saw the phrase "film at
>> leven" (film at eleven?) in a couple sf stories depicting decaying urban
> Has that usage died _already_ from over-use? Not too long ago, during
> prime-time station breaks or "important bulletin" breaks, TV announcers
> would come on-screen, go "blah blah blah, film at eleven". Quite often,
> there would be no further mention of it on the 11 o'clock news.
>Oh! <enlightenment> "Film" as in "video clip," not "movie"?
I never heard the phrase as I was growing up...but then, my parents quite
possibly had no reason to know of it either. <sheepish look> That makes
more sense now.
> My local TV channels have the annoying habit of breaking in with
> bulletins" at the most inopportune times, e.g. just before the Final
> Jeopardy question. They blah blah blah just long enough, so that they can
> rejoin the program for the last 5 mins. of commercials. They never break
> during the commercials, of course.
<shudder> Yeah--the Armed Forces Korea Network would *always* have these
random little announcements at the randomest times. OC all the
"commercials" were military-related informercials or propaganda, sometimes
quite useful for wrapping one's head around WWII trivia. 8-) I sort of
miss that sometimes...I loathe 95% of the commercials I
barely-pay-attention-to, and if you *know* it's propaganda, you can at
least get some history out of it....
> Another phrase a friend of mine had a lot of fun with (he was in the ad
> game) was: "Be the first on your block.....etc. etc. " From about the
> I'd guess.
That one I'd heard. :-)
Thanks too to John Cowan for answering!
YHL, slightly wiser in the ways of the world