What he says in the video?
Thread poster: blacklabel
blacklabel
Local time: 18:40
Sep 11, 2011

I don't get this damn word, even if it looks simple....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkK7rZHRU_0&feature=channel_video_title

minute 1:35

"and what scientist is do is to ?pro....? hypothesis on the table"

Thanks a lot for any help


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patyjs  Identity Verified
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It's "place" Sep 11, 2011

He says
"what scientists do is place a hypothesis on the table" although his pronunciation is a little weird.



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Dave Bindon  Identity Verified
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No sense Sep 11, 2011

It makes no sense to me.

Since the gentleman stumbles over a few other words and grammatical structures, I think this is an error. My guess is that he wanted to say "place a hypothesis" but, because he had the words 'prove' and 'proof' on his mind, he started saying 'pro..' then corrected himself mid-word, resulting in 'pro-ace'.


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TargamaT  Identity Verified
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to pose a hypothesis on the table Sep 11, 2011

This is a common scientific expression...

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Steve Booth  Identity Verified
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.. Sep 11, 2011

place a hypothesis on the table is what it sounds like to me but perhaps as Dave said he got mixed up at the beginning

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Dave Bindon  Identity Verified
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Perhaps... Sep 11, 2011

...a total mix-up of pose/place and prove? I've just listened to it another ten times, and he definitely doesn't say "pose", even though that may be what he was trying to say.

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blacklabel
Local time: 18:40
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Thanks a lot Sep 11, 2011

Thanks a lot guys. Whether to be "pose" or "place" the important thing is that the sense is that...and not another word!
Sorry for my bad english

Bye



[Edited at 2011-09-11 18:20 GMT]

[Edited at 2011-09-11 18:31 GMT]


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Dave Bindon  Identity Verified
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Glad to help! Sep 11, 2011

I know how it feels when you think you have a problem understanding your source language, but then get 'back-up' saying that the source is definitely incorrect.

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TargamaT  Identity Verified
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Reference... Sep 11, 2011

http://agbiosafety.unl.edu/science.shtml

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Rachel Fell  Identity Verified
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sounds like Sep 11, 2011

proyss... but it's clear he means 'place', 'pose' or 'put'. Maybe he was starting to say 'propose'.

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blacklabel
Local time: 18:40
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Big thanks Sep 12, 2011

Thanks a lot to all those who participated, and for quick responses!
Best site I've ever tried!

Bye all


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FarkasAndras
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Posing on a table Sep 12, 2011

TargamaT wrote:

This is a common scientific expression...

No it isn't. "Pose [something] on the table" is wrong English. You propose a hypothesis, not pose it, and you don't do either on a table. English speakers would probably say "put on the table" is acceptable, but even that's not a common expression.

I think the speaker actually says "place". He just says it with "pr" accidentally as David suggested, probably because he originally meant to say "propose".
You could theorize that he would normally say "propose" when talking about scientific theories and that's what he was about to say here, but in the last moment he realized that he wasn't talking to an expert (scientist) audience, so he decided to dumb it down a bit.


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