Thursday, October 28, 2010

Demosthenes


What irritates me most about Ed Milliband is his lisp. Perhaps he should try the trick used by Demosthenes? As I'm sure you remember, Demosthenes (384-322BC) had a speech impediment when he was young and was terribly teased by his schoolfriends. To correct it he used to go to the beach, put pebbles in his mouth and practise making speeches. He went on to become one of the finest orators in Athens.

5 Comments:

Anonymous kinglear said...

.. and in the ineffable film, Prof Higgins made Eliza have pebbles in her mouth. When she swallowed one, he told her, " Oh don't worry, I've got pleny more."

1:09 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

I'd forgotten that, KL - good old 'enry 'iggins!

9:10 am  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Poor Ed - he can't help it!

2:51 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

He probably could cure it, WL - and win more votes!

9:36 am  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

And he has poor eye contact.

7:37 pm  

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