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Nose and mouth

Language Removal Service {format} {format} 4:47 Larry Massett

Language without the words, leaving only the breaths, lip-smacks, ums and ahs: "These frozen portraits of a personís speaking habits outline a spirit or soul that underlies that language," reports the Language Removal Service. ""laboratory that is the only one of its kind in the world -- facilities include our state-of-the-art vocal observation chamber and a special storage facility for our archives, including the world-famous Raymond Chronic Static Language library." [transcript]

Broadcast: Jun 11 2003 on NPR All Things ConsideredSeries: Language Removal Subjects: Comedy, Technology, Spoken Word