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1,003 - Describing Duration

May 30th, 2014

Episode 89 of 489 episodes

How long is this episode? Find out how to answer that question by listening to it now. Slow Dialog: 1:18 Explanation: 3:18 Fast Dialog: 14:22 Kathryn: Are you still watching that movie? It’s been over three hours! Martin: Yeah, it’s a little long for a feature film. Kathryn: A little long?! It’s interminable. How can you continue to watch it? Martin: Well, the first half was interesting and moved at a clip. The middle section did drag a little, but it’s picked up again. It’s nearly over. Kathryn: I would’ve turned it off long before this. I like movies that are short and sweet. After about 90 minutes, my mind starts to wander, and after two hours, I check out. Martin: It depends on the movie. Sometimes I watch a movie and it’s so engrossing that time zips by. With other movies, though, time moves at a snail’s pace. This movie is somewhere in between. Kathryn: Hey, the credits are rolling. You missed the ending. Martin: No big loss. I knew how it was going to end after the first hour. Kathryn: Then why did you stick it out and watch the rest of the movie? Martin: One word: procrastination. Kathryn: Ah, enough said. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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