Friday, November 28, 2008
The Comic Language Genius of Victor Borge
I can’t help it: I still laugh whenever I hear Victor Borge’s comedic monologues, phonetic punctuation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF4qii8S3gw) and inflationary language (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY6kElOYcd8&feature=relatedroutine). How did this guy think up this stuff! Borge (1909-2000), was a brilliantly accomplished Danish classical pianist who dedicated his career to clean, uproarious humor. If you need more than a laugh, check out these monologues. If the links don't work, search "phonetic punctuation" and "inflationary language."