We've never outgrown speech, though we've found new forms of communication. There is still something mystical about face-to-face communication, and even speaking on the telephone has a peculiar power that the written word has yet to capture. The spontaneity of speech is best preserved in the 'mistakes' we all make while speaking - grammatical errors that would look terrible on the printed page, but which sound perfectly natural in normal conversation. There remains an art to fine speech, however much radio and television may have changed our impression of it.

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