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News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published May 12, 2015

Wait, What!?

Several theaters in Denmark reported in March that they had begun adding subtitles -- to Danish-language films, because so many customers complained that the dialogue was incomprehensible. Apparently, it is widely known that spoken Danish is harder to understand than the written, but Copenhagen's website The Local reported that actors had rebelled at improving their diction, claiming that their "mumbling" adds "realism" to the films. [The Local, 3-6-2015]

Attention to Detail: Major League pitcher Max Scherzer, new this season to the Washington Nationals, informed manager Matt Williams in March, according to a New York Times report, that he requires assistance when he warms up during daily practice sessions. He spoke of the importance of simulating actual game conditions, and since Scherzer is a starting pitcher, he needed someone to stand beside him and hum "The Star-Spangled Banner" before he begins his practice pitching. [New York Times, 3-2-2015]

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