Friday, October 15, 2004

Yes, I Have No メリハリ (Merihari)

My boss told me recently that, when I do the public speaking bit, I have no merihari. "What's that?" I asked.

Merihari is the changes in rhythm and force, the loud and quiet, that keep a song interesting.

Merihari is also found in the use of various types of headlines, paragraph breaks, bolding, italics, photos, etc. used to keep a Web page from looking bland.

This is apparently something I need to work on, so I will begin working on my merihari here as well. It's a good use for a blog.


Anonymous said...

Whew! Be careful with that merihari. It leaves a wicked hangover and your friends will hate you in the morning.

a guy in pajamas said...

My darned boss! She didn't tell me that part!