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1,169 - Being Talkative and Reserved

January 1st, 2016

Episode 334 of 462 episodes

Some people talk too much, while others have the opposite problem. Learn to talk about talking in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:31 Explanations: 3:04 Fast dialog: 14:35 Marcia: Phew! I thought they’d never leave. Artem: I enjoyed their company, didn’t you? Marcia: Jessie is fine, a little reserved and soft-spoken, and on the shy side. Kelly, on the other hand, talked our ear off. No one could get a word in edgewise with her. Artem: I thought Kelly’s anecdotes were funny. She was a little long-winded, I’ll admit, but I enjoyed talking to her more than trying to make conversation with Jessie. She is so close-mouthed and guarded that it was like pulling teeth. Marcia: I’d rather talk to someone who is a little reticent than a loudmouth. Artem: Ooh, that’s a little harsh. Marcia: Maybe you’re right, but I don’t like the blathering, gossipy type. Artem: I wonder… Marcia: What? Artem: I wonder what they’re saying about us. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse