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I'm trying to write down this IBM TV commercial. Would you please help me complete it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSNFE6eUjfY

------------ your green proposal.

Great.

It's fine, just fine. I'm sure it'll make people feel real good about the company, should go over --- with the tree huggers, too. --- the folks that I report to, --------------. Let me ask you. Why would I sign this?

This plan could cut our energy costs by 40%.

40%.

And we spent 18 million dollars on energy last year.

Where do I sign?

Just sign here.

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This is an American TV commercial made by IBM, which means that almost all educated native American English speakers are supposed to understand this well. I understand most American TV commercials well. However, I don't understand some parts of this one. That's why I posted this question.

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    @MakotoKato, you're asking us to help you write down what was said in the commercial. That is the definition of transcription: "the act or process of making a written, printed, or typed copy of words that have been spoken" (m-w.com). I sympathize with your problem, really, but I don't believe that transcription requests are a good fit for the ELL / ELU / StackExchange model. (See my reasoning at meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/5368/… )
    – Hellion
    Feb 4, 2016 at 17:29
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    @Hellion "you're asking us to help you write down what was said in the commercial. That is the definition of transcription:" I wrote down most of the commercial. Asking for a help to write down only a part of a few sentences which you cannot comprehend is not the same thing as asking for a transcription service in the usual sense. Feb 4, 2016 at 18:10
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    @user3169 I wrote down most of the commercial which I think was said. The rest is what I have no idea about. Feb 4, 2016 at 22:10
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    I believe many non-native English speakers find this question useful. I feel it is sad that some native English speakers think this should be closed. Feb 4, 2016 at 22:40
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    You are asking us to prooflisten what you heard. This is analogous to proofreading ("are there any mistakes?"), which is off topic, unless the source of concern is clearly specified.
    – GoDucks
    Feb 5, 2016 at 0:27

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I've been looking over your green proposal.

Great.

It's fine, just fine. I'm sure it'll make people feel real good about the company, should go over big with the tree huggers, too. See, the folks that I report to, they don't eat granola. So let me ask you. Why would I sign this?

This plan could cut our energy costs by 40%.

40%.

And we spent 18 million dollars on energy last year.

Where do I sign?

Just sign...

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    I think the last ling is "Just sign right.."
    – Kevin
    Feb 1, 2016 at 23:03
  • I agree with Kevin. She says "Just sign right..." and points to the paper. She means to say "Just sign right there." But she's a bit nervous, so she stops in mid-sentence because she's not quite sure whether it's ok to tell her boss what to do.
    – BobRodes
    Feb 1, 2016 at 23:53

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