Verbal gaffes

A linguist has found three “cures” for the problem of stumbling speech (um’s, er’s, pauses, etc.): Drinking (alcohol) Use short sentences Have someone threaten you with electric shock if you make a mistake. Really, I’m not making this up. (the “cures” are in the last paragraph.) It’s interesting that psychologists and linguists have such different […]

A little nostalgia…

It’s the combination of experimental composer and (old) popular game show, and experimental rock composer with (old) variety/talk show host that can really make your head spin! WFMU’s blog has a video of John Cage performing on the CBS game show I’ve Got a Secret (1960). (by way of Alex Ross at The Rest Is […]