Sunday, April 25, 2010

Overheard, Misheard & Unheard offs-II

This post is a collection of a few unrelated lines so I’ll just group them into two sections with no clear, coherent narrative binding any of them together unlike the last one.

OMUs 5

Heard the phrases on the left but then realized what was actually said on the right:

Thank you Dharmesh! –> Thank you Very much!

Are you a girl? –> Are you enrolled?

Heard someone say to his friend (I guess!): You can marry someone you know, but you are not doing that, are you?

Saw a car’s license plate labelled: HECK 1

OMUs 6

Long-awaited scanlations of Sketchbook Volume 6 have started. Not many people in my near vicinity read or understand this subtlety (or nuance, if you will) of a manga known as Sketchbook. Someone great has conferred upon Sketchbook the title of ‘The Purest Manga Ever’. That was why I was left flabbergasted when one of my friends suggested that I may be thinking of Sketchbook during a conversation which was let’s just say ‘not that pure’! Obviously, ‘nobody’ understands the precise definition of what ‘pure’ means in this context (or in any context for that matter!) because one cannot say something is good before specifying (or implying) what constitutes as bad (or vice-versa)! So just for the heck of it, I’ll pretend to compare ‘Sketchbook’ with ‘Hidamari Sketch’:

Hidamari Sketch
Hidamari Sketch

So that’s all. For a much ‘better comparison’, check out the one minute (~18:00-19:00) of

Sketchbook ~Full Color’s~ Episode 13*

*The audio & video seem to be out of sync, so mute the audio and concentrate on the subtitles!