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is there a phrase sounds like sorry ending.

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:20 pm
by shiqangpan
It sounds like the lecturer is saying https://youtu.be/qzn8Bz4rzLk?t=162
it was good in some sense it's making progress but it was also very humbling
and somebody sorry ending
first part of the sentence means that the system is not good enough, the second could be sorry for that, or some other meaning. nevertheless, "sorry ending" does not seem to be a common expression.

so, could someone please help to listen what exactly the lecturer is saying?

Re: is there a phrase sounds like sorry ending.

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:51 pm
by Joe
shiqangpan wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:20 pm
It sounds like the lecturer is saying https://youtu.be/qzn8Bz4rzLk?t=162
it was good in some sense it's making progress but it was also very humbling
and somebody sorry ending
first part of the sentence means that the system is not good enough, the second could be sorry for that, or some other meaning. nevertheless, "sorry ending" does not seem to be a common expression.

so, could someone please help to listen what exactly the lecturer is saying?
That's a tough one.

First of all, I'm pretty sure he says "it WAS making progress".

But for the ending I can't catch it.

couple of possibilities, but they don't make much sense (though the second one might if you listen to the earlier context):
1. ...story ending
2. and some with a sorry ending


Sorry I can't catch it. Maybe someone else can.

Re: is there a phrase sounds like sorry ending.

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:40 am
by shiqangpan
Thanks for your help. So, is "sorry ending" a common and clear expression? is it interchangeable with "not a happy ending"?

Re: is there a phrase sounds like sorry ending.

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:00 am
by Joe
shiqangpan wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:40 am
Thanks for your help. So, is "sorry ending" a common and clear expression? is it interchangeable with "not a happy ending"?
Yes. That’s fair to say