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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Can't understand a part of this short (5 seconds) audio clip, please help!

    Here is the audio clip I'm talking about. The frame is the following: an out of creativity writer is looking for a new place to move hoping to manage to gain back his touch, and meanwhile the sentence is said there is a car in the framing. My take is: "I think I'll head north, in uh... [ ??? ] over there". The ??? sounds to me like "over reliable". The car looks pretty old and the writer says that with the same car years before he moved from Vermont to LA. Any idea?

    Thanks in advance!

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    #2

    Re: Can't understand a part of this short (5 seconds) audio clip, please help!

    He says "in, uh o ...(short laugh) old reliable over there". He is using a sort of nickname for the car, which is, presumably, both old and reliable.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Can't understand a part of this short (5 seconds) audio clip, please help!

    Thank you for your answer!

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    #4

    Re: Can't understand a part of this short (5 seconds) audio clip, please help!

    I'd write that "… in, uh, 'Old Reliable' over there …."
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