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[–]potatoesnmolasses 62 points63 points  (17 children)

I feel really dumb asking this, but does anyone know what the last word is? Anupshedah?

[–]politarch 68 points69 points  (5 children)

Objet d’art

[–]tankertodd 18 points19 points  (3 children)

I'm guessing from her accent the narrator is Canadian. So of course they're contractually obligated to know French.

[–]Chafram 5 points6 points  (1 child)

French Canadian here. I confirm she had no foreign accent when speaking French.

[–]Mashiu 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It makes sense since the show was produced in Québec!

[–]redtubesbluehole 4 points5 points  (0 children)


Objet d'art (plural objets d'art) means literally "art object", or work of art, in French, but in practice the term has long been reserved in English to describe works of art that are not paintings, large or medium-sized sculptures, prints or drawings.

[–]Fargin_Iceholes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't feel bad; that's how I heard it too.

[–]HappyLittleTrees17 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I turned closed caption on to try to figure it out and it gave me “absurd ahh”...didn’t help.

[–]MaritMonkey 4 points5 points  (7 children)

Not your fault French decided that sounding nice was >> pronouncing letters.

I think my personal favorite "you spell that HOW?!?" is:

"qu'est-ce que c'est" (basically sounds like "kess kuh say")

[–]Tonkarz 5 points6 points  (6 children)

Doesn't that phrase mean something similar? Like "What is that?"

[–]Tanks4Darnold 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What is it that it is, is the literal 1:1 translation

[–]MaritMonkey -1 points0 points  (4 children)

Yep and it's a phrase a lot of people have heard before even if they don't remember it. =D

Day one of French I in high school my teacher taught us to say a couple phrases and then guess how they were spelled (the only other one I remember was "comment allez vous"). I never really got the hang of it, but at least it was easy to fudge conjugation; when nobody had to know if you meant "parler" or "parlé" or "parlez" or "parlais" because they all sound the same.

[–]Chafram 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You probably meant "parlai" because "parlais" is pronounced "parlè".

[–]MaritMonkey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My French has got a decade of dust on it, I once managed to order a beer and sandwich without anybody looking at me like I was weird or switching to English, and I'm attempting German at the moment. So I have to apologize for not even googling to see if I screwed up the accent.

But you're probably right!

[–]chimera79 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Except when it was on a written test! :D

[–]MaritMonkey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

After school, I mean. When I was still holding onto the illusion that I was capable of speaking another language passably.

I've since realized I'm probably never going to speak aside from asking an occasional stupid question and, gender/case aside for the moment, "was ist das?" is far more comfortable than "qu'est-ce que c'est."

Especially when you're trying to sort out what somebody else is saying.

[–]Letchworth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anupshunamun! /s

[–]Captain_the_Obvious 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Man I miss this show. I would nap on the couch in the commons when I was in college and this show would be playing non-stop.

[–]violationofvoration 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There used to be a huge Playlist on YouTube with nothing but this show, unfortunately it's gone now :/ I used it constantly as background noise for everything

[–]galacticboy2009 29 points30 points  (4 children)

The same video but with the better version of the voiceover


Anyone other than him is just odd.

[–]Stationary 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Surely not all intricate ones are made by hand? I had same amount of intricate (clear with sails inside) as the full colored ones.

[–]crossmr 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yeah.. that doesn't make sense.. it wouldn't be affordable. We used to have tons of those as kids.

[–]lmaoisthatso 2 points3 points  (1 child)

lol in Canada we had the girl narrator, if i hear anyone else its odd

[–]galacticboy2009 1 point2 points  (0 children)

True! As far as I can tell, in Canada and the UK or "internationally" in general, they use the female narrator.

But here in the USA I never heard anything else on broadcast other than the male voice.

If it's a show that's produced in the USA (which I believe it is) I assume they just have two versions of the voiceover.

"Domestic" and "International"

[–]BigODetroit 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Oh fuck. Down another YouTube wormhole for the next few hours.

[–]captainofindustry 13 points14 points  (3 children)

I wonder if they paid copyright fees to Lionel Richie for the "All Night Long"-inspired bg music.

[–]LordBacon69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Haaaaa I was just sitting here trying to think of an entertaining way to mention that they ripped off Lionel. Glad I'm not the only one who noticed. I expected to have to fight over this one.

[–]JWestfall76 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thought the same thing. They ripped him off

[–]Chonkie 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]gnorty 8 points9 points  (9 children)

wtf is it with marbles? I was browsing youtube last night and this very video was in my recommended videos. I watch it. It went OK. Then the next video in the auto-playlist thing was some glass blowing museum thing where a guy made a fancy glass table/place/tray/round flat thing. I watched that too. It was a fucking hour long, and I watched a guy making a glass thing that I never did find out what it was.

And now, here it is on reddit. wtf? Is there a global marble promotion going on atm?

[–]Kaiser_Natron 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Maybe far fetched but:

Marble Race Olympics -> soon to be held Olympic Winter Games..

[–]harvest3155 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Go Oceanics!

[–]heshotcyrus 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]Mr_Kubelwagen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Savage Speeders will rule again

[–]dendawg 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Marbles vs. Capcom? /s

[–]math_for_grownups 3 points4 points  (1 child)

It probably got popular on some other social media platform in the last few days or hours, some of those people had similar viewing habits on youtube to you and OP. The NSA probably could map out the progression of marbles across all the platforms back to where it started with a tweet from someone in Stockholm with a tattoo on their back.

[–]gnorty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

nah. it's more sinister than that, I am sure.

[–]eatonsht 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I saw an episode of dirty jobs at the marble factory today too!

[–]Allways_Wrong 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I am reading this on a marble table. What is going on?

[–]mordea 2 points3 points  (1 child)

First ingredient in making marbles: marbles

[–]2scared 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty smart move by that company. Instead of buying a whole bunch of more expensive glass, just buy all the rejected glass from other companies for cheaper.

[–]stp52x 1 point2 points  (4 children)

[–]your_gal_pal 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Those are clearly made in a different way. The marbles made by hand like in OPs post will be a lot more expensive.

The show really should call it "how expensive marbles are made"

[–]Xiphias_ 1 point2 points  (2 children)

They show the cheap ones at first though.

[–]your_gal_pal 0 points1 point  (1 child)


Now you've ruined my point, you bastard!

[–]Xiphias_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The worst thing anyone can do to anyone on the internet. I am so sorry. I'll make sure you'll ruin mine one day.

[–]Quatroking 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"People love playing with small balls"


[–]treewizardtom 2 points3 points  (4 children)

We had a marbles craze in my primary school in Australia in the 90s. Like fidget spinners in 2017. Did anyone else experience this in their school?

[–]5k3k73k 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I went to school in Utah in the early 90s. Marbles were a big thing. We'd build marble traps in the school yard; little depressions that were covered in grass. Every couple of days we'd check our traps for lost balls.

[–]MSeager 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yep. I guess around 1996. I must of been 5 or 6. I’m from Sydney.

[–]treewizardtom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do you remember when the flat marbles came out? We called them chingas. Thinking back, that was a tad racist.

[–]Spider_Dude 1 point2 points  (0 children)

7 year old me circa 1985 can finally answer Mrs. Anderson the question none of us kids could answer.

Thanks O.P.

[–]atticus_red 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is extremely fascinating.

[–]Soggydoughnuts 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was so nervous that this guy in shorts and a t-shirt is casually handling molten glass.

[–]NegativeTwelfth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unless I'm mistaken this was filmed at the same location Mike Rowe went to for the Marble making segment of Dirty Jobs.

[–]jettierocksfishing 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very cool

[–]Letchworth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

MarbleLympics Creation Story - some have better gods than others

[–]GteatClips 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love artistic work like this

[–]-Usernamed 0 points1 point  (0 children)




[–]harkinsa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What if someone let the ball drop off the roller in the beginning of the video into a bucket of water while it is still molten. Could that be a way to make a perfect prince Ruperts drop with out a tail?

[–]turgid_wang 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I too enjoy televised content.

[–]bumthunder84 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That guys got some strong health and safety protocols.

Probably dead by now.

[–]DEviezeBANAAN 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can only listen to the UK voiceover......