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    • CommentRowNumber1.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2020

    starting a category:reference-entry – not done yet (on my phone here…)

    v1, current

    • CommentRowNumber2.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2020
    • (edited Jan 27th 2020)

    Filled in one of the inaudibles at 18.55, ’the truth will out’. From Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, apparently.

    diff, v3, current

    • CommentRowNumber3.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2020

    Another, ’rash predictions’ at 20.54.

    diff, v3, current

    • CommentRowNumber4.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2020

    Thanks!

    • CommentRowNumber5.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2020

    I decide hereby the the inaudible in the sentence at 8:24 must have been “gravity”.

    With that, only the inaudible word in the sentence at 4:50 remains, which is genuinely inaudible because somebody else is coughing.

    But here it is clear what the intention was. It must be something like “membranes were not completely [[misguided]]”. But since the inaudible is evidently a single syllable word, probably it’s just “membranes were not completely wrong”.

    • CommentRowNumber6.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2020

    But that doesn’t make sense with regard to the Pyrrhic victory comment. It must be that it’s a victory that the ’M’ gets acknowledged, but at some cost.

    • CommentRowNumber7.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2020
    • (edited Jan 27th 2020)

    Sure, the membrane theory got recognized as right, but at the cost of only being acknowledged as not completely wrong.

    “It was saying: Well maybe membranes were not completely [[wrong]].”

    We need some one-syllable word roughly synonymous. There don’t seem too many choices. But I could go and check with Mike Duff, not that we put words in his mouth.

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    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2020

    You’d think as a Brit I should be able to hear it, but all I get is a non-word ’choor’. So better to check with him.

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    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2020

    Oh, how about

    It was saying: “Well, maybe membranes. We’re not completely sure.”

    That makes sense.

    • CommentRowNumber10.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2020
    • (edited Jan 28th 2020)

    That makes sense! That would be Witten’s non-committal use of the term. I’ll go with this in the transcript for the time being, but will try to double check with Mike Duff.

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