"I'm a farm boy. It's very interesting; you can detect self-starting characteristics in this society and they are strongest among people who have had some kind of rural upbringing and a very impressionable stage."
We think of unusual speech effects as being part of the modern era, but compare the Tik-Talker to the multiple sample voice used in Nat Schachner's 1937 story The Shining One, which provided "that queer, slurred, alien-sounding accent of the future".
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