Robert Ronnow

                 Subs v. Dubs

In the debate between dubbing and subbing
I side with subs to savor the original
mellifluous French, Tamil, Korean, Italian . . .
Reading the subtitles assists the deaf
and hard of hearing although voiceovers
benefit the blind and vision impaired.
Historically dubbing was employed
by fascist governments to advance
the nationalist agenda. In our own time
the tendency to consider dubbers stupid
mirrors how we think Trump voters are dumb.
My wife reads her phone while watching movies
so she prefers dubs. I admire her mastery
of two or more things at once however
my limited bandwidth favors subs.

Copyright 2022 by Robert Ronnow.