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Word of the Day

Pusillanimous (adj., PYOU-sill-LAN-ih-muss)

We wanted to put a definition here but we weren't sure which one to use. We thought there was a strong chance you'd hate it, so we just decided not to do anything. We don't like taking stands if it feels uncomfortable. We're like the Lion from The Wizard of Oz.

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Link of the Day

Movie accents, according to an expert

Dialect Coach Erik Singer analyzes 32 separate accents from Hollywood films in this surprisingly efficient 16-minute video:

A fascinating breakdown. It's always interestging to hear the details that go into doing any craft at a high level, and this is no exception. (Well, Tom Cruise is an exception.) I share Singer's frustration with Southern accents not being well-represented, especially a modern Southern accent.

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