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The Dr Seuss That Switched His Voice

The Dr Seuss That Switched His Voice He switched to the Anglicized pronunciation because it “evoked a figure advantageous for an author of children’s books”.  —Louis Menand The Dr Seuss that switched his voice did not rejoice “a flag of truce! constant misuse by the obtuse— stop that abuse! i’m Dr Seuss!” His German voice was much too moist so Dr Seuss made a choice: “like Mother Goose now        i’m Seuss as American Seuss as apple juice! not Rolls or Royce not Dr Soyss just call me Sewss! no more excuse for making noisse about my voice so now i…

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