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#230: The Definite Particle

The usage is "chiefly British."

March 15th, 2024 · 101 minutes

A new season of Survivor brings an amazing new dingaling with a novel definition of "several." Then, John chats with Merlin about his recent Apple Vision Pro experience.

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Links and Show Notes

Things kick off with having already begun, then there's some words that also mean their opposite, and some new weird pronunciations.

In Follow-Up, a new season of Survivor also brings an amazing new dingaling with a novel understanding of "several."

As a main topic, John chats with Merlin about his recent Apple Vision Pro demo.

For this month's members-only bonus show, John offers Merlin and his family advice on buying a computer.

We also have, as a special added attraction, how Merlin goes to bed.

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(Recorded on Tuesday, March 5, 2024)


Title Drops analysis
Jeff Severns Guntzel's realization about SCTV - Mastodon

In the interest of transparency, I only JUST realized SCTV is Second City TV. Ugh. I know. I KNOW.

"Chiefly British"
David Jelinsky - Survivor Wiki

Jelinsky's brief time in the game was marked by a tendency to overcommit before giving up at the slightest resistance. His non-committal attitude cost him his tribemates' faith and he became the first person voted out of the season.