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Question from a 'Murican: "Ugly four that just reached the ropes"? What does that refer to?
I just love how twice in this clip, Gary's just stuck trying to process what he's hearing. Just...hands on temple, hunched over, with a sputtering "HOW CAN-?!"
7:14 is there a sword effect there?
it's a young Brian Blessed !
Y'know, both of Will's slightly absurd plans for extracting lovers from convents are significantly better plans than Julie's...
Call her Ambiguity and get on with it
So is Hagrid a new member now?
like jack churchill but better
Once again the wheel spins and lands on France
i really want to have a drink with the mouth from the south
That burning down the place happened in the handmaiden movie haha cool reference for the movie i never knew it was a real thing
Call yourself a linguist, Tom?!
D'Aubigny is pronounced "Dough-bi-nyee", D'Armagnac = "Dar-mu-nyak", Luynes = "Looeens", Florensac = "Fla-hun-sack"
Saw the Episode by Extra Credit of this story of the perfect DnD Bard. And it was funnier because I knew what was coming.
Everyone in this comment section has a terrible disease! You must all come with me!
For some reason this is so funny! I have no idea why. I had to pause the video at mutliple points because I was laughng so hard.
Extra Credits brought me here. Why haven't I discovered this after all these months?!
For more story, check Extra Credits... :)
Was sent from there
Bring a Barbie doll to space
Missed the opportunity for Aristotle's axolotl's axle throttle
Well, this has just made me reevaluate my life - I’m seventeen, I have yet to steal a body, set fire to a convent, stab someone, duel someone, flee any cities or townships, or join the opera.
I went laughing for a good minute!
Didn't the Bismarck have 15 inch guns?
Yes, 8 of them.
The crazy thing is... There's still a whole bunch of stuff they skipped over.
Luynes is pronounced Luyin I believe.
It's pronounced "Lieu-een" btw :P
Also not French, but I believe the closest rendering for a British tongue is "Dorb-in-ye".
Aristotle axolotl throttle? if it was in an Aztec language it would be a nahuatl Aristotle axolotl throttle
Luynes = "l-ooh-een", approximately, 'cause there's no "u" sound in English.
Julie sounds like a bisexual sword lady after my own heart. 😂
mouth from the south is just a budget brian blessed
I'm not French™
I’m part French and you’re doing way better than I ever could.
I just HATE the outro when you say that you have been someone seeing as you're still that
I'd like to point out the Bismarck had 15 inch guns.
Nillie Took me a moment. XD
That's a lot of tiny guns.
Will Seaward (i'm sure i'm misspelling that) has an absolutely delightful voice. Tom if you ever see him again, please tell him that at least one person on the internet adores his voice.
Julie d'Aubigny = /ʒy.li d‿o.bi.ɲi/. The last name is pronounced close to "doe-bing-ee".Duc de Luynes is pronounced /dyk də lɥin/, Luynes sounding a bit like "lwin" (with the "oo" part essentially removed).
The opposite would be "he gave birth to my father, prepare to be born".
its great to watch one of these knowing all of the answers, i highly recommend it.
Will Seaward - I like him.
Which cheek Pete? Upper left Dud, upper left.
I'm from NEW Yorkshire. Can I be a contestant?
kinda knew most of thisbut only cause julie is such a bi icon honestly
This needs to be a movie musical or something.
I'm not french
Tom, you told you studied linguistics in York uni. how come you escaped without even minimal knowledge of french pronounciation? actuerly, i'm sure you jus playing fool here. pretending you do not know. sure, everybody can figure out this minimum of french pronounciation. like, ever drink champagne? so's already cue to basics. and so on.
exactly. how language works. and isn't it so that knowing multiple languages helps to understand how language works - no need to be as fluent as native speaker in every language and all, just knowing general structure and essential vocabulary is immense help. some chomsky's and his pals' theories are funny just because they based them on mostly one language. (did general linguistics exams, forgot which theories exactly... ;) nevertheless, i had impression that majoring in one language implies learning at least one language of same family - did my time on lithuanian philology and had to learn latvian there as well; learned spanish with french linguistics majors; every estonian philologist has to learn finnish (i failed miserably there)... but it is different in UK, isn't it? is it really possible to study just general linguistics and learn no languages at all? you have it easy there, then, you buggers... :)
Linguistics has nothing to do with knowing other languages. It's about knowing how language works.English people's pronunciation of originally french words tend to be incorrect in current French, too. For example, they usually pronounce "champagne" like old french "champaigne" (instead of champah-gne). I'm not sure whether it's because theyr mispronounce it or just use the old pronounciation though.
The 'butchering the French in here' bit was amazing.
Did he say "I'm your Tom Scott" at the end? Cause that's what I heard.
Actually, the Battleship Bismarck had 15 inch guns, not 14 inch. At that point they were the largest caliber naval guns, for a short period, until the Americans and Japanese mounted 16" rifles on their capital ships, and finally the Japanese Battleship Yamato was armed with the largest caliber naval guns ever mounted, 18.1".
And all of them were illegal
More guests next season, or season after if possible!!!
Nine minutes and twenty eight seconds in, and I suddenly found myself incredibly short of breath.
Tom might be handsome for 19th century warring Germany, but he sure as hell is handsome for 21st century Great Britain. I'd gladly scar those cheeks, if you know what I mean...
Please keep the Mouth from the South, Will Seaward!
So English subs broke on my end...
Party on, Chris
"Did the nuns have swords?"
I like Matt's replacement
Hit the 7 button as fast as possible
That window is giving me a Hermann grid illusion. Not a fan.
I am a doctor, and everyone in the comments section has a terrible disease! Everyone must follow me immediately!Don't really, I don't want to be followed!
Luynes is pronounced "lu-een," by the way
Where the ladies at?
It's the internet's version of Brian Blessed.
Is that substitute a Hagrid? (Keep in mind that Hagrid is the surname, people.)
The Mouth from the South has the best laugh ever
This show is marvellous, why havent I seen this before? It's like a DIY We Need Answers. Will they do this at the Edinburgh Fringe?
Mistress of the Count? "One nipple, ha ha ha. Two nipples, ha ha ha. Three nipples, ha ha ew."
UK specific references...
Congratulations you win a duet with Smokey the bear and Emma Watson Harmione G-ranger
Jesus tap dancing christ This lady was awesome.
please... no more Will.
Who here thinks Will needs to become a regular on Citation Needed?
Where's the rap musical about HER??!
That's the best opera that anyone can do. Who ever can portray her life would have to be amazing
just when i thought no one was going to win mystery biscuits....
the wheel spins once again, lands on France (again)
Anyone else notice the optical illusion window frame?You'll see grey dots appearing at the crosses.
I can't stop looking at the window in the background, I keep getting the The Hermann grid illusion!
was the "disappearing dots" illusion on the window intentional?
Hey Tom, you got La marquise de Florensac pretty well pronounced :)Allways pleasant, thank you and good job !
matt still missing!
How is this the one episode the wheel doesn't land on France?
Tom, the German dueling wasn't a military thing, it was a student fraternity thing. There was (and in fact still is) a tradition in German university fraternities to fight fencing duels in the way you described, along with a tradition for ritualized drinking, and singing. And as I mentioned, it's still being done by a subset of German university fraternities to this day. Just isn't quite as popular any more... Look up the article on "Academic Fencing" on Wikipedia for further details.
I find Tom's friends borderline obnoxious. Wish "Citation Needed" was on separate channel.
Today I found out is using your material, just saw a video about the guy who went into battle with a bow and sword.
Improvised pronounciation guide:D'Aubigny - Do-bee-nyeeD'Armagnac - Da[r]-ma-nyac
Why would you not pronounce the "r" in Armagnac?
Can we just kick Matt off and keep Will?
Sorry Chris, but Bismarck had 8x 15" guns...
i love your cringeposts
My last name is French and ends with 'eau'. Can you pronounce it? Yes or...no? 😋
does anyone else sometimes watch about half the video and then have a sudden realization on who/what the subject is?
So surprising the Tom's weakness is pronouncing French nouns. Dare I say? I will. It's adorable.
i didnt know tom was french
As someone who speaks French: I don't blame you for not being able to pronounce French stuff very well, French pronunciation is dumb - but at least it's consistently stupid.
Will Seaward is like a young Brian Blessed
What an eccentric fellow. It's like he learned how to be a human from Brian Blessed.