Who Stole My Inner Reading Voice?

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I don’t know what’s happened. My inner reading voice changed. It wasn’t intentional. I didn’t mean for it to happen. It just did. It’s as if someone stole the old one and did a switcheroo.

Thankfully now I’m writing a bog-standard blog post it’s changed back to normal. As I write (and re-read) this the voice that speaks the words back in my head sounds reassuringly like me (actually it sounds more like how I’d like to sound rather than how I actually do).

The funny ‘internal-reader’ theft happened in the middle of writing up an idea for a client. It’s not a particularly grand idea, not in the grander scheme of grand things anyhow. But I guess if I’m being honest I suppose I was writing it with a bit of pomp to set things up. I went back to the beginning, to skim what I’d written, and all of a sudden I could hear bloody Morgan Freeman reading my words back to me.

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He was using his ‘March of the Penguins’ voice rather than his ‘Shawshank’ – so at least he’d had the decency to pick the right voice for the job. I wonder how much he’d cost to actually come and do the presentation for me? I think he might just sway it…

6 thoughts on “Who Stole My Inner Reading Voice?”

  1. Great image of you pitching your idea to the client, a room full of incredulous faces as you explain your idea in a really bad Morgan Freeman voice. The day that crackunit finally cracked!!

  2. Hang on… but doesn’t your inner reading voice change according to what you’re reading anyway? For example – in reading this I don’t hear my own voice in my head – I hear yours.

  3. Beddard, yes. But that’s my point I was reading what I’d written. And it didn’t sound like me any more. Reading your comment sounds like you – well it does in my head anyway.

  4. I can no longer read – only scan. Which is fine for work stuff, but means when reading a novel I scan the first few pages and then realise I have absolutely no idea what’s happening. It’s the internet’s fault.

  5. You just wait until you start reading children’s stories, you’ll be doing Morgan Freeman out loud just for kicks.

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