Off topic: Context is everything! Timely humor with "apple" and "blackberry"
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RominaZ  Identity Verified
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Oct 13, 2011

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Here is the challenge -- imagine the most likely scenario for this conversation.

Customer: I'm very disappointed
Assistant: What's the problem?
Customer: My blackberry is not working

Assistant: where did you store it?
Customer: on my desk top
Assistant: well you could try using a mouse to drag the blackberry to the trash. Then you may want to launch the blackberry from the desktop.
Customer: I've already tried that a few times.

Have you pictured the scene and the characters in the story? Now watch this funny video! and see how the visual aids make the words take on a different meaning from the one you thought first.

Apart from being very funny this video has a perfect timing with all the recent news about Apple and Blackberry, right?

Can you think of other dialogue lines that could work well in two different contexts and change the words' meaning completely?

Have fun!

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Steve Booth  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:19
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prediction??? Oct 13, 2011

Was this a prediction i wonder or are blackberries really that unreliable ?

I have never had one so i wouldn't have a clue but this clip was originally screened about a year ago, so would imagine it was pretty topical then as well

the weird thing is just before i visited proz this evening I have just watched the same video

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Anna Sarah Krämer Fazendeiro
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This is great! Oct 13, 2011

It makes me want to buy an X-Box. Thanks for sharing!

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Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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Brilliant! Oct 13, 2011

That was a great laugh !

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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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Gorgeous! Oct 14, 2011

Thanks for sharing!

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Context is everything! Timely humor with "apple" and "blackberry"

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