Cinema: Sounds

In Hollywood, Calif., cinema sound engineers listed ten words barred from cinemas: "cohesion, distilling, aluminum, catastrophe, seething, felicitations, nemesis, procrastination, hippopotamus and rural." Reason: most film actors hiss or swallow them.


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