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  • Another panvocalic milestone: a word other than an adverb with all six vowels in alphabetical order.

    January 18, 2010

  • Caverniloquy, or cavernous pectoriloquy, is the speech of the patient as heard over an ordinary cavity.

    --Richard C. M. Page, 1897, A Handbook of Physical Diagnosis of Diseases of the Organs of Respiration, p. 181

    January 18, 2010

  • The first thing that came to mind was a person speaking into a cave so he/she can hear the words echoing back.

    January 18, 2010

  • In a cavern, in a canyon,

    Excavating for a mine,

    Dwelt a miner, forty-niner,

    And his daughter Clementine.

    January 18, 2010

  • One wonders if the painters at Lascaux were among the first caverniloquists.

    January 19, 2010