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Slurring speech

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    NiDKiD

    [1]Jan 4, 2006
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    Is it just me or does anyone else have trouble understanding Arquette sometimes? It seems like she's constantly slurring her speech. Is she a heavy drinker or has she had any medical problems that might explain it?
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    shuvcat

    [2]Jan 4, 2006
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    I've noticed it too. She *might* be trying to go for the more "realistic" angle, since most people in real life don't ee-noon-see-ate, but geez..... in the old days they used to send actors to dialogue school to clear up voices like that.
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    NiDKiD

    [3]Jan 5, 2006
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    shuvcat wrote:
    I've noticed it too. She *might* be trying to go for the more "realistic" angle, since most people in real life don't ee-noon-see-ate, but geez..... in the old days they used to send actors to dialogue school to clear up voices like that.


    Thank you! When I was little, I spoke Italian predominantly at home because my father didn't know how to speak English. When I started school, they made me take Speech classes. Guess no one cares about speaking correctly these days, just as they don't seem to care about spelling or grammar. ARGH!
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