Reconcilable Differences

John Siracusa and Merlin Mann try to figure out exactly how they got this way. Hosted by Merlin Mann and John Siracusa.

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episode 165: In the Drift


John wonders about up-talk greetings, and Merlin confesses to some recent situational imbibing.

Follow-up addresses the "Too-Rye-Ay" question, the enumeration of pasta shapes, and how many kinds of beetles there actually are. Tangents include celebrity biographies, Adam and the Ants video casting, Alta Vista search operators, and the actresses that Merlin collects.

The main topic concerns Merlin's recent turn as Mr. Mom.

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Links and Show Notes: Credits
  • Audio Editor: Jim Metzendorf
  • Admin Assistance: Kerry Provenzano
  • Music: Merlin Mann
  • The Suits: Stephen Hackett, Myke Hurley
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The Drift…is a process that two Jaeger pilots undergo prior to synchronizing with the Jaeger itself.

High rising terminal - Wikipedia

The high rising terminal (HRT), also known as upspeak, uptalk, rising inflection, upward inflection, or high rising intonation (HRI), is a feature of some variants of English where declarative sentence clauses end with a rising-pitch intonation, until the end of the sentence where a falling-pitch is applied.

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 2021-09-17  1h34m