The Linear Canvas
This journal is about the wrongs and rights of the world, as I see them.

The Linear Canvas

Speech Class

August 15th, 2004 . by Alexander Fisher

When I was a little boy, no doubt I must’ve had a strong southern/hillbilly accent. I had grown up around people that were mostly from either the Ashland or Paintsville, Kentucky areas. I had little experience with people, until I got to school, that didn’t have any real accent. I thought our family’s accent sounded normal, but TV and living in Springfield,Ohio were making me realize that there were people in Ohio that talked funny.

I had made it through kindergarden without much incident, besides the assasination of President Kennedy. (I have an alibi) When I was promoted to first grade the next year, I was finally in a grade that took learning a little more seriously. There were many tests and screenings that children went through at that time to detect learning disabilities and other problems that could affect the success of that child throughout life. One was the speech test.

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