History Fridge / Pontypool

3rd Jan '16 11:38:28 AM ironballs16
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* And TheStinger during the credits - [[spoiler: the BBC announcer gets stuck on the word "Pontypool", immediately after saying that it had been contained.]]
7th Oct '15 10:08:36 AM CaptainCrawdad
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[[AC:FridgeLogic]] * This troper always found it a bit odd that they'd speak French as a way to get around the issue with understanding words being a cause of infection. Although it works in theory, it always struck me as more of a temporary measure. The more obvious choice to me would be to speak Welsh. Not only is it very different to English it's also very uncommon; The Welsh-speaking Communities in Canada are, as far as I can gather, both small and relatively centralized to Ontario (In fact, Pontypool was founded by Welsh settlers and named after Pontypool, their hometown). Finally a lot of Welsh words fall into the Kill= Kiss Category when compared to English ones. For example the Welsh word "Ci" (Pronounced "Key") means "Dog"; "Moron" means "Carrot"; It just strikes me as very strange that people in a region where they use such an unusual language would instead choose to use a relatively widespread one to avoid a virus spread by words. ** Welsh ''would'' probably be a better language to speak to avoid infection, seeing as how it's not a romance language and is very far removed from English, but I think far fewer people know how to speak Welsh than how to speak French. ** You could also eventually quell a fire by spitting on it, but a hose is the better option. Welsh isn't helping anyone. ** Welsh would help people insofar as it's far less common. French is common worldwide and, as the previous troper mentioned, it's a romance language. The virus doesn't pass through language itself, but through understanding the language, and less people understand Welsh than French. Viruses evolve, it would evolve to a more commonly spoken language before it evolved into Welsh. Of course it's not practical compared to French, but it strikes this troper as a more permanent solution and yet nobody even mentions the possibility. ** Don't they, though? Mendez figures it out by speaking Armenian, which nearly cures him.
5th Oct '15 12:44:28 AM Megalynn
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** Welsh would help people insofar as it's far less common. French is common worldwide and, as the previous troper mentioned, it's a romance language. The virus doesn't pass through language itself, but through understanding the language, and less people understand Welsh than French. Viruses evolve, it would evolve to a more commonly spoken language before it evolved into Welsh. Of course it's not practical compared to French, but it strikes this troper as a more permanent solution and yet nobody even mentions the possibility.
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** Welsh would help people insofar as it's far less common. French is common worldwide and, as the previous troper mentioned, it's a romance language. The virus doesn't pass through language itself, but through understanding the language, and less people understand Welsh than French. Viruses evolve, it would evolve to a more commonly spoken language before it evolved into Welsh. Of course it's not practical compared to French, but it strikes this troper as a more permanent solution and yet nobody even mentions the possibility.possibility. ** Don't they, though? Mendez figures it out by speaking Armenian, which nearly cures him.
20th Jun '15 4:35:55 AM Venatius
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* The translated French announcement says to avoid terms of endearment such as "honey" and "sweetie." What does Sydney reflexively say often when she finally gets through to her kids?
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* The translated French announcement says to avoid terms of endearment such as "honey" and "sweetie." What does Sydney reflexively say often when she finally gets through to her kids?kids? Note also that there's some indication her child on the other end of the phone call isn't completely talking sense.
10th Nov '14 11:48:20 AM Nazmazh
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* It's a small town, so everybody probably knows everybody else in some capacity. The obits that Grant reads are probably hard enough for Syd and Laurel-Ann to hear, but then Grant gets to a few Drummonds. Laurel-Ann doesn't seem to react to the fact that (likely) some of her close relatives are among the confirmed dead. [[spoiler: Although, this is just before she starts to succumb to the infection herself, so it's she's already losing her grasp on sanity.]]
27th Oct '13 10:54:34 PM connectthedots
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** You could also eventually quell a fire by spitting on it, but a hose is the better option. Welsh isn't helping anyone.
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** You could also eventually quell a fire by spitting on it, but a hose is the better option. Welsh isn't helping anyone.anyone. ** Welsh would help people insofar as it's far less common. French is common worldwide and, as the previous troper mentioned, it's a romance language. The virus doesn't pass through language itself, but through understanding the language, and less people understand Welsh than French. Viruses evolve, it would evolve to a more commonly spoken language before it evolved into Welsh. Of course it's not practical compared to French, but it strikes this troper as a more permanent solution and yet nobody even mentions the possibility.
27th Oct '13 10:33:36 PM ariaorlewicz
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** Welsh ''would'' probably be a better language to speak to avoid infection, seeing as how it's not a romance language and is very far removed from English, but I think far fewer people know how to speak Welsh than how to speak French.
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** Welsh ''would'' probably be a better language to speak to avoid infection, seeing as how it's not a romance language and is very far removed from English, but I think far fewer people know how to speak Welsh than how to speak French.French. ** You could also eventually quell a fire by spitting on it, but a hose is the better option. Welsh isn't helping anyone.
27th Oct '13 10:18:18 PM ariaorlewicz
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* As the infected son lay dying, he mimics a child's cry and "mommy" with eerie perfection. It's clear that the infected parrot the last sounds they hear, and also attack the source of that sound. So...either he murdered that baby, or was near whoever did. Furthermore, it's fair to say that every infant and toddler in Pontypool is dead, since they generally don't keep quiet unless physically restrained.
24th Jun '13 4:11:43 PM Kaza999
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* This troper always found it a bit odd that they'd speak French as a way to get around the issue with understanding words being a cause of infection. Although it works in theory, it always struck me as more of a temporary measure. The more obvious choice to me would be to speak Welsh. Not only is it very different to English it's also very uncommon; The Welsh-speaking Communities in Canada are, as far as I can gather, both small and relatively centralized to Ontario (In fact, Pontypool was founded by Welsh settlers and named after Pontypool, their hometown). Finally a lot of Welsh words fall into the Kill= Kiss Category when compared to English ones. For example the Welsh word "Ci" (Pronounced "Key") means "Dog"; "Moron" means "Carrot"; It just strikes me as very strange that people in a region where they use such an unusual language would instead choose to use a relatively widespread one to avoid a virus spread by words.
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* This troper always found it a bit odd that they'd speak French as a way to get around the issue with understanding words being a cause of infection. Although it works in theory, it always struck me as more of a temporary measure. The more obvious choice to me would be to speak Welsh. Not only is it very different to English it's also very uncommon; The Welsh-speaking Communities in Canada are, as far as I can gather, both small and relatively centralized to Ontario (In fact, Pontypool was founded by Welsh settlers and named after Pontypool, their hometown). Finally a lot of Welsh words fall into the Kill= Kiss Category when compared to English ones. For example the Welsh word "Ci" (Pronounced "Key") means "Dog"; "Moron" means "Carrot"; It just strikes me as very strange that people in a region where they use such an unusual language would instead choose to use a relatively widespread one to avoid a virus spread by words.words. ** Welsh ''would'' probably be a better language to speak to avoid infection, seeing as how it's not a romance language and is very far removed from English, but I think far fewer people know how to speak Welsh than how to speak French.
28th Apr '13 5:43:13 PM JustinCognito
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* The translated French announcement says to avoid terms of endearment such as "honey" and "sweetie." What does Sydney reflexively say often when she finally gets through to her kids?
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