Saturday, February 21, 1998 at 06:21:25

A fascinating look at a speech phenomenon that has always intrigued me.  Try listening to any impromptu speech by former New York Mayor Ed Koch...

- RM

I would like to hear Mayor Koch again.  I have often listened to recordings of the Kennedys and noted their use of filled pauses.  What I find really fascinating, though, is the way some comedians incorporate filled pauses effectively in their routines (e.g., Bob Newhart, Bob Elliot & Ray Goulding, aka., 'Bob and Ray', etc.).

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