Do you love words?

If you’re a voiceover talent, I sure hope you do.

My thanks to Roy H. Williams for bringing this video to my attention.

4 Comments

  1. Ohh…as a voice actor and a designer, this tickled my awesome bone doubly much!

    And yes, that was said in language that would probably make Stephen Fry grumble.

    Thanks, Bob…for sharing this gem!

    Comment by sadie medley — November 2, 2010 @ 10:26 am

  2. bob i thoreauly agre no 1 shud excite abut the spling or pronounciation or gramma or punctuality of inglsh after all we be all devolving shudnt talk devolv 2 if grunting & gesticuflecting wear gud enuf 4 r Aunt Sesters Y aint dey gud nuf 4 we it’s just pompons overedificated pepl dat 1 2 say vinglsh cote un cote spair mi pleece

    Comment by Dan Popp — November 2, 2010 @ 12:16 pm

  3. I LOVE STEPHEN FRYE!

    But we do need people to care about education, even if we don’t care whether or not they use words “correctly”… 🙂

    Comment by Perry Norton — November 3, 2010 @ 12:02 am

  4. In case it’s not obvious, the point of my satirical post above was to show that saying things in standard ways does indeed improve clarity. George Bernard Shaw made a similar point regarding the spoken word in his play, “Pygmalion,” which became the musical, “My Fair Lady.”

    Fry’s appeal to Shakespeare doesn’t seem to work. The Bard turned nouns into verbs because he had respect for the language and for his audience – and a mastery of both. Someone writing with no knowledge of proper structure and no concern for being understood is doing the opposite of what Shakespeare did; he is not playfully enriching the language, but ignorantly coarsening it.

    Those who love words, as I do, should love to see them used correctly just a much as we love to see them used creatively.

    Comment by Dan Popp — November 3, 2010 @ 9:19 am

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