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David Bruce: Language Anecdotes

PHOTO: Three quarter length studio photo showing Darwin’s characteristic large forehead and bushy eyebrows with deep set eyes, pug nose and mouth set in a determined look. He is bald on top, with dark hair and long side whiskers but … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Language Anecdotes

https://pixabay.com/en/english-english-language-language-2724442/ George Bernard Shaw was traveling in Italy with a group of men on a train. The train stopped at Milan, and the men got out to eat. When it came time to leave the restaurant, they were unable to … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Language Anecdotes

https://pixabay.com/en/sydney-opera-house-australia-1210550/ Frances Alda, a soprano, rehearsed before Arturo Toscanini in preparation to play the title role of Charpentier’s Louise, a role that required her to sing in Italian. Ms. Alda sang the entire role, while Maestro Toscanini listened in silence. … Continue reading

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