When does “Go for it” mean “abhor”?

What’s so funny is that this video is a commercial and the wife, who has just signed up for a credit card, is encouraging her husband to buy what he really wants—“teen drivers” rather than just a “fight role.” (Always a tough choice.)
“Go for it!” she tells him, and the captioning software interprets her encouraging remark as “abhor.”
So what were those “teen drivers”? A 19-drawer tool chest, of course. (I’ll let you figure out the “fight role.”)
I made this amazing discovery about YouTube captions when researching a Christian publishing house. I turned on the captions for one of their videos and found that “Hold your breath” was “hold yet japanese.” Checking out some other videos, I found “check sentence” for “church service” and “awkward” for “clockwork.”
Savvy video makers have either provided their own captions or left the feature off.
Thankfully, my book designer/videographer/go-to-guy had this problem solved before I knew it existed.

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3 thoughts on “When does “Go for it” mean “abhor”?

  1. I enjoyed Scissortown, Margaret – but where is the captioned video you write of? Is that your voice doing the voiceover?

  2. The above post referred to several captioned videos; the first is for a hardware store. I did the audio for the “Scissortown” video which I have now deleted, but I’m hoping to have a video of a portion of the enhanced e-book up soon.

  3. The above post has quotes from several videos; the first ones are for a hardware store. I did the audio for the “Scissortown” video which I later deleted, but plan to post a video of a portion of the enhanced e-book after it is published (hopefully later this month).

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