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    #1

    Need help filling blank spaces in an audio clip transcription

    Here is the audio clip.

    What I get:

    Mayor: Laura, it is such a pleasure to meet you!
    Laura: Th- thank you, it's nice to meet you!
    Mandy: She's an architect
    Mayor: Oh, I know, I know everything about Laura.
    Laura: But, how's that?
    Mayor: So, loose lips, big ears, smaller [???]

    Thank you for your help!

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    #2

    Re: Need help filling blank spaces in an audio clip transcription

    I can't make out the last word, but it starts with a P. The preceding word is small.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Need help filling blank spaces in an audio clip transcription

    Quote Originally Posted by Baffol2asta View Post
    Here is the audio clip.

    What I get:

    Mayor: Laura, it is such a pleasure to meet you!
    Laura: Th- thank you, it's nice to meet you too!
    Mandy: She's an architect
    Mayor: Oh, I know, I know everything all about Laura.
    Laura: But, how's that?
    Mayor: So, loose lips, big ears, smaller [???]

    Thank you for your help!
    Intriguing! I've listened to it three times and I can't work it out. It sounds a bit like "power" but that doesn't really make sense in the context. Mind you, I can't think of a word that would make sense there!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Need help filling blank spaces in an audio clip transcription

    I made a slower and amplified version of the audio clip. Here it is, in case it could use. It would make sense that he said "small town" but it sounds like a P to me too, even though I'm not a native speaker...

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    Re: Need help filling blank spaces in an audio clip transcription

    Aha! I think you've hit the nail on the head. "Small town" does make perfect sense and actually, slowed down, it sounds less like a "p".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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