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December 10, 2011


mike shupp

The "choral speaking" has a rationale of sorts: in circumstances where someone is supposed to be speaking to a crowd but lacks a loudspeaker or other trustworthy amplifying device (e.g., if the cops have switched off the electricity), his or her nearby auditors can repeat the words loudly as a substitute.

OTOH, it can be a campy bit of kitsch doing nothing more than entertaining the troops, which sort of sounds like your experience.

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