Jason Snell asks John Siracusa to rule on the meaning of various words and concepts. It’s not just about robots anymore.

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Daylight Saving Time

Should we really spring forward and fall back?

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


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Dishwasher

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206

Relish

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205

Pots and Pans

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204

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203

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