Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Prosody matters!

I mean it really matters … the Onion reports that:

Nation Descends Into Chaos As Throat Infection Throws Off Obama's Cadence

Key quote:
Many say they fear that without Obama's strong, yet compassionate, vocal cadence, the entire country will crumble into dust—leaving only the ashy remains of a once powerful Western empire.
And oh yeah, experimentalists may want to compare notes with these researchers.


Anonymous said...

So, if he was drinking lots of coffee, what effects would that have?

Another triple shot of espresso with unrefined brown sugar, Mr. President?

Sarah Gershman said...

I love this onion article. I am a speech coach and just blogged about it in my speaking advice blog,

I would love to hear your thoughts!