The Disappearing Philly Accent

As someone who moved to the Philly area — as well as having lived in different regions of the US as well as abroad1 — I find this type of linguistic deep-dive fascinating.

(I could’ve used less lazy Millenial-bashing, though).


  1. The other day I was reading out loud, and J asked me to say the word “characteristic”, which I pronounce with an emphasis on the second syllable, instead of the first. Which likely stems from linguistic patterns in Tagalog. 

Bristol teenager loses sight and hearing due to processed food diet

At first I thought this was one of those stories crafted for clicks, and it is that, but it’s also quite sad — it’s not about a kid ignorant about diet and nutrition so much as an actual eating disorder:

The boy suffers from an eating disorder called Arfid (avoidant restrictive food intake disorder). Sufferers become sensitive to the taste, texture, smell and appearance of certain types of food.

He was not over or underweight, but was severely malnourished.

nvUltra

A successor to nvALT, you say?

The biggest difference is that it works with multiple folders and sub-folders. You pick a folder, it indexes it, and you can use it just like nvALT. But then you can open another folder, or create a new one and start editing. It allows you to create folders anywhere, maybe one on Dropbox or iCloud Drive that’s shared, one on an encrypted disk that’s private, one for work, one for home, one for every writing project. You’re not limited to tags (though you can search by and sync with macOS tags within the app), and you can sort your notes into subfolders as well.

nvALT is one of those tools that’s not as polished on the UI front as, say, Bear or Ulysses — but it’s so fast that I still use it for note-taking (especially when hooked up to another editor like Byword for writing longer notes). Speed is a big part of UX.