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http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2009/08/27/lakhani.uk.cockney.slang.cnn

There are now ATMs in London where you can press a button and have the machine communicate with you in Cockney rhyming slang.

That is all.

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perelleth
Aug. 29th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
ROTFL. *Shakes head and walks away pondering.*
frenchpony
Aug. 30th, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)
You have to admit, their logic is inescapable. ATMs are a place that people visit and use language on a regular basis. And isn't it just more fun to have your boring old ATM speak to you in Cockney?
perelleth
Aug. 30th, 2009 09:49 am (UTC)
But absolutely! And while at it, why not the choice of famous voices? Could you imagine an ATM speaking with Christopher Lee's voice?
frenchpony
Aug. 31st, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC)
I hate when ATMs speak to me out loud. So hearing one talk like Saruman would actually be kind of cool.
meggins
Aug. 31st, 2009 05:26 am (UTC)
Saw the still photo of the ATM screen with sample phrases. I understood maybe one in five. Yikes!

Otoh, I sometimes miss and hit the wrong button on the local ATMs and end up making my transaction en espanol.
frenchpony
Aug. 31st, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC)
I bet if you lived there long enough to get a sense of what the standard ATM routine was, you'd enjoy the Cockney option for a little more variety in your life.
bodkin_ra
Sep. 1st, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
My husband accidentally communicated with one in Welsh a few years back.

And still it was less irritating than a Mockney one.
frenchpony
Sep. 1st, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
I take it you're not a fan of the rhyming slang ATMs?
bodkin_ra
Sep. 2nd, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
Not a lot!

It's the kind of humour that lasts a millisecond and then lingers like the taste of vomit.

elliska
Aug. 31st, 2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
*Snort* That was a good opening for Monday morning.
frenchpony
Aug. 31st, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
When a bank can make you laugh, then you know your Monday will be all right.
ns_tulkas
Sep. 1st, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC)
Love
Seriously?

Seriously?
frenchpony
Sep. 1st, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Love
Looks like it. Sometimes, the world coughs up good things.

By the way. . . you had a birthday recently, right? Happy birthday!
ns_tulkas
Sep. 2nd, 2009 10:20 am (UTC)
Re: Love
Yes I had, thank you:)
For some reason, you don't think banks would have a sense of humor. The world of finance can surprise you:)
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