The Voice of Florence Nightingale


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Pioneering professional nurse Florence Nightingale {wiki} was already 70 years old when she recorded this snippet for Thomas Edison and posterity in 1890. This recording has been redubbed to different formats and speed-corrected at least once, so the legibility after 119 years is due to Nightingale's slow and overdramatic delivery. -via the Presurfer

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I had heard that before, and I've always wondered if she "understood" it just fine, but just didn't find it funny...maybe she was a Charlie Chaplin kind of gal.
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The funny thing about Maggie Dumont was, according to Groucho, that she never understood the Marx Brothers' humor. She just said her lines and then awaited her next lines.
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