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What It’s Like to Be a High-Powered Man With a Lisp

Bob struggled with a lisp his whole life. To avoid sounding like a fourth grader, the chief financial officer at a well-known bank would deftly…

The Psychology of Referring to Yourself in the Third Person

What’s got two thumbs and can’t bear hearing people refer to themselves in the third person? That’s right: This guy. Aside from the grammatical catastrophe…

What Makes Us Change the Way We Speak to Different People?

I whisper when I order food at a restaurant, muzzling the deeper nodes in my vocal chords until I sound like Michael Jackson in interviews….