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TheParser
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 7:51:24 AM
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NOT A TEACHER


Dear Fellow Learners:

I have just read a word that I want to share with you. You will probably never say or write this word, but I thought that some of you would like to know it.

*****

When you wake up, you turn on the television to see what has happened in the world while you were sleeping.

On the TV screen, you see a lot of ambulances and people running around.

You are confused.

So you look at the "headline" at the bottom of the screen.

The words say: AIRPLANE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AT AIRPORT


Now you have a general idea of what the story is about.

You then relax and listen to the news reader's comments.

That "headline" in the TV industry is called a chyron. (Please go online in order to know how to pronounce it.)




Have a nice (Mon)day!
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 9:04:46 AM

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chy·ron (kī′rŏn)
n.
A graphic that is digitally superimposed over the lower portion of a broadcast television image or a video frame, often in the form of a banner of scrolling text providing supplementary information or of an animated graphic designed to attract the viewer's attention.
[After the Chyron Corporation, a developer of television broadcast graphics hardware and software.]

American Heritage

I think I have translated the American Heritage's non-standard phonetics correctly:
/ˈkaɪrɒn/

Virtually identical to Chiron the famous centaur or Chiron the planet.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Lotje1000
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 9:09:12 AM

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Thanks, Drag0nspeaker, that made it much clearer for me.
Gary98
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 9:11:40 AM

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chyron: a word I may never use again.
NKM
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 10:05:41 AM

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I think the more usual word would be "subtitle," though its etymology may be questionable.

FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 10:51:21 AM

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What a marvelous word it is to learn! I felt electrified at it in my hand with joy. Sometimes I feel that way when I encounter some vocabularies. I will use it a lot when I watch TV with my family. And they will admire me. HOHOHO Thanks, Parser!

Enjoy your day.

What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 11:03:21 AM

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Ah HA! So it does have name!
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 11:10:08 AM

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I always called it a banner - or "that annoying footnote which blares out generalities about other news articles than the one being reported upon".


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
almo 1
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 11:48:01 AM
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In Japan, everybody knows
it's called テロップ(telop).


Television Opaque Projector



encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/telop





almo 1
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 12:38:12 PM
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FROSTY X RIME wrote:
HOHOHO







In Japan, TOHOHOHO is an onomatopoeia meaning boo-hoo-hoo




tangorin.com/general/TOHOHOHO



Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 12:53:37 PM

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almo 1 wrote:
In Japan, TOHOHOHO is an onomatopoeia meaning boo-hoo-hoo



Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
taurine
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 2:07:16 PM

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let's replace strange English word with its simple Japanese version.
TheParser
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 7:00:48 PM
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Thanks for all your interesting comments.

I would love to use the word myself, but I am not sure how to pronounce it, so I just say "the words at the bottom of the screen."

I understand that there are some websites that will sound out words for you, but I have trouble getting certain websites on my dial-up service.

I am so glad that at least one of you is going to use it on a regular basis.


Have a nice evening (It's 4 p.m. in SoCal) and a great (Tues)day!

Higgs271
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 7:58:12 PM

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i use the word chyron all the time... simply because some hosts on cable tv news shows use the word when they refer to that scrolling thingy at the bottom of the screen... and then i have to use the word when i tell friends or family about some current news story that i just saw pop up while watching the news :)

"Hey, guess what I just saw on the chyron, you know, the scrolly thingy at the bottom of the tv screen! So-and-so is gay! He just came out! Who knew!?"

(this from a real actual event recently, real name of the celebrity redacted in case any of his fans haven't heard the news yet, i don't want any of them pissed off at me :)

sometimes the chyron carries breaking news (US launches 59 cruise missiles into Syria), sometimes it's interesting stuff that's not going to make it into the regular news (Suspect under arrest in connection with the shooting deaths of three blah blah blah), and sometimes it's advertising for some other show on the same network (Tonight 7pm Geraldo interviews Jesus on the Second Coming)

when i first heard the word, i kept looking up Chiron because i didn't know how to spell it, and of course that didn't work because Chiron is a famous centaur in Greek mythology and/or a minor planet/comet in the solar system named after the centaur... i also got it confused with Charon, the boatman who ferries souls across the river Styx to Hades and/or the moon of the planet Pluto... needless to say, it took a lot of poking around on the Intertubes before i figured out how to spell the damn thing :)


Higgs271
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 8:21:53 PM

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TheParser wrote:


I would love to use the word myself, but I am not sure how to pronounce it, so I just say "the words at the bottom of the screen."

I understand that there are some websites that will sound out words for you, but I have trouble getting certain websites on my dial-up service.



hey hey, TheParser :) you're in luck :) this website, thefreedictionary.com, provides pronunciations along with most of the word definitions :)

just use the search box at the top of any thefreedictionary.com webpage to search for a word (like chyron), and on the defintion page most times there is a loudspeaker icon... click on that icon and it will say the word :) sometimes there are two icons, with British and American flags to give you the two different pronunciations based on which side of the Atlantic you're on :)

i sometimes use it to check out how a newscaster said a word, because they sometimes get it wrong :) lots of times people on tv mispronounce words :) i think it's a phenomenon related to the fact we're a literate society, people read a lot, and they form pronunciations in their head having never heard the correct pronunciation, and they are wrong lol :) being literate myself, i check here because who knows, i might have committed the same wrongness :) hey, sometimes my smartest friends mispronounce words for the same reason :) it just proves they're literate, well-read, and ignorant in the auditory realm :) lol

almo 1
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 9:58:56 PM
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Chyron Corporation might want people

to use the term "Chyron", craving pizza

craving attention.





srirr
Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 1:35:29 AM

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For the sake of convenience, we call it "ticker". Ask anybody to look at the ticker, and they will get it.


We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. ~ Swami Vivekanand
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 3:08:27 AM

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TheParser wrote:
I would love to use the word myself, but I am not sure how to pronounce it. . .

It's like the first half of "kite" and the name "Ron".
I prefer 'banner'!

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Priscilla86
Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 3:24:59 AM

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Same here as srirr, I always call it a news ticker. Learned the term from my American friends (Los Angelenos, if that matters).
TheParser
Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 7:31:15 AM
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A million thanks to all the nice people who have posted overnight (It's now 4:30 a.m. here in SoCal).

Ki(te) + Ron. Now that's something that even I can understand!

As you all implied, it doesn't matter what you call it so long as we are all agreed on what it is.

I will end my post with a chyron:



THE PARSER WISHES ALL OF YOU A GREAT TUESDAY!
NKM
Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017 8:34:15 PM

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I had never heard it called a "ticker" until, fortuitously, one of the newscasters on local TV actually used that word.

Once again, we live and learn!

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