She sells sea shells….

A professor of speech at Teacher’s College in New York, quoted in the “New York Times” said: When a person can recite the following without difficulty, his speech is normal:

Are our oats here?
Many a Wit is not a whit wittier than Whittier.
The menu is not less important than the men you meet.
His suit shoaWed spots of suet and soot.

Why don’t you try it?

Source: Western Argus, Tuesday 26 May 1936

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Young Hercules

While a one year old baby was sitting at the Southwold sands, he decided to sink his two erupted teeth into the ear of his father’s bull terrier, which howled and ran away to sulk for the rest of the day!

Source: The Advertiser, Thursday 12 August 1937