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Hard News: Googlin' on Hobson Street

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  • David Slack,

    Undecipherable Scots grime rapping

    I’ll say. Makes Irvine Welsh sound like your sweet Granny. Usefully, someone has gone to the trouble of transcribing it.

    Here’s a taste. Ya nugget.

    Here You (That'll Be Right)
    Here mate (whit?)
    You lookin at ma burd? (naw)
    How no? Trying tae say she's ugly or summin?

    Ah wis like that pure mad hingin out the back of your granny like that yass!
    Ah wis like that pure mad hingin out the back of your granny like that yass!
    Ah wis like that pure mad hingin out the back of your granny like that yass!
    Am gony pump your maw

    Here you, that will be right
    I heard you tried to knock my stash last night
    Here you, what's the fuckin script
    You're a wee baw bag, your jaws getting ripped
    Here you ya stupit we dafty
    Don't want to gee ye malky but I think am gona huvty,
    Gonna jump aw oor yer heid,
    That'll teach you fur stealin ma weed

    Devonport • Since Nov 2006 • 599 posts Report Reply

  • Don Christie,

    That's what happens when Oor Wullie grows up...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1645 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    Wullie was my boss!

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew Dubber,

    But Limmy rules them all. Start with the worrying 'Requiem' video and then go to the Xylophone plaything.

    Most worryingly of all, he seems to have gone legit.

    Umeå, Sweden • Since Nov 2006 • 23 posts Report Reply

  • John Farrell,

    If you're into scots dialect and humour, try George MacDonald Fraser's "McAuslan" stories..

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 482 posts Report Reply

  • Don Christie,

    ...or Lewis Grassic Gibbon (well, forget the humour).

    Sunset Song caused quite a stir in the villages round Laurencekirk as most of its characters were just a little too recognisable. Beautiful story though.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1645 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Austin,

    How will TNVZ ondemand work in with Youtube? I mean, I can see how basically TVNZ could pass the cost of the hosting/distribution onto Youtube, but wouldn't that be slightly funny given their recent launch of their own tech/brand? To me, that suggests either 1) On Demand is costing too much, or 2) On Demand isn't doing well and they hope to feed off Youtube's success, or 3) in TVNZ the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is negotiating


    This could be really neat. If we are really lucky TVNZ will sweep clear the NZ version of Youtube of all clips of programmes they support.

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 1019 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Litterick,

    The Wee Man is a Ned - a Scottish subculture whose members are identifiable by their Burberry caps (always pointing upwards) and tracksuits. The bottle that the Wee Man carries is Buckfast Tonic Wine, known as the "commotion lotion."

    You can learn more about Ned culture here

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1000 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    For more Scots dialect see http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/vli/language/scots/index.htm

    Walcome til the Scottish Pairlament wabsite
    We want tae mak siccar that as mony folk as can is able tae find oot aboot whit the Scottish Pairlament dis and whit wey it warks. We hae producit information anent the Pairlament in a reenge o different leids tae help ye tae find oot mair.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    How will TNVZ ondemand work in with Youtube? I mean, I can see how basically TVNZ could pass the cost of the hosting/distribution onto Youtube, but wouldn't that be slightly funny given their recent launch of their own tech/brand? To me, that suggests either 1) On Demand is costing too much, or 2) On Demand isn't doing well and they hope to feed off Youtube's success, or 3) in TVNZ the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is negotiating

    Or ... none of the above and TVNZ helps with infrastructure and content for the regional YouTube.

    I'm actually encouraged that they realise they can't sit there and expect everyone to come to ondemand for everything. With the recent changes to Google video search, it's quite clear that if you're not on YouTube, you're not discoverable.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22724 posts Report Reply

  • barnaclebarnes,

    How will TNVZ ondemand work in with Youtube? I mean, I can see how basically TVNZ could pass the cost of the hosting/distribution onto Youtube, but wouldn't that be slightly funny given their recent launch of their own tech/brand?

    It is all about the content. TVNZ has the content but not the distribution. Sure OnDemand will be a key part of that strategy but that will only reach a certain audience. More distribution partners = more eyballs which = more ad revenue. Does it really matter whether you see Country Calendar on YouTube or OnDemand if TVNZ takes a cut of revenue either way?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 90 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew Smith,

    And yes, I shall seek out the weasel coffee.

    What is this? I'm a relative coffee newby...

    Since Jan 2007 • 150 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    Don't want to rain on your parade, Russell, but I hope that's cruelty-free kopi luwak.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    And yes, I shall seek out the weasel coffee.

    What is this? I'm a relative coffee newby...

    And you may want to remain so! The beans have passed through the digestive system of a weasel, before being roasted & ground.

    Heh heh.

    I may never look at an Irish coffee the same way.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Waitakdan,

    If the idea of pure weasel coffee is too much to stomach, it's possible to get the Vietnamese imitation ("secret enzime process which produces the same effect as the animals digestive process") from http://www.trungnguyen.com.au/index.php?crn=210&rn=395&action=show_detail

    Waitakere City • Since Jun 2007 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Austin,

    Still seems strange to me that they'd invest in ondemand then do this. So I presume the regional youtube thing is quite new, I know for one Google has been ramping up its regional capability by some heavy recruiting across the world.

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 1019 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Baker,

    YouTube and AppleTV are soon to be linked. So Apple could get a slice of the action whether an iTunes deal goes ahead or not. Talk about positioning.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 10 posts Report Reply

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