What Did Charlie Chaplin Sound Like?

OriginalNipperWikipedia is a useful, though not always reliable (able to be trusted), source of information about people in the news, in history, and popular culture. Now, it may also become a place to go to find out what people sound like (the characteristics of their voice).

Recently, Wikipedia started soliciting (asking for) 10-second sound recordings for the people who have entries (individual pages) on Wikipedia. People and organizations are being asked to supply (give for use) open-licensed (with its use not restricted) and open-format (not restricted by file type) recordings that can be added to entries. The main request is that the recording include the notable person pronouncing their own name to show their own preference, since there is often disagreement.

So far, only a few Wikipedia entries have sound recordings. Among them are those of Emma Thompson, an English actress, and Dustin Hoffman, an American actor. But there are also voices of non-celebrities (people known in popular culture, usually from TV, films, and sports), such as English scientist Jane Goodall, Burmese political figure Aung San Suu Kyi, and American author John Updike.

Unfortunately, so far, there is no recording of Charlie Chaplin, but the project is still in its infancy (at its beginning; only just begun).

Whose voice from today or from history would you most like to hear?

– Lucy

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9 Responses to What Did Charlie Chaplin Sound Like?

  1. Dan says:

    Hello everyone,

    Just the other day, I do not remember why, I was looking at Charlie Chaplin final speech in the Great Dictator on You Tube.

    I am not sure whose voice I want to hear, I need to think about that.

    A few voices I would love to hear are not from this planet. In fact I am thinking about aliens.

    Hearing from some other planet, that would be beautiful. It would make the Universe a more interesting place.

    Other than that I also love animal’s voices. You should hear the sound of my princess voice.. so cute.

    When I hear that I am totally her salve.


  2. emiliano says:

    Being one of the most charasterictic attributes of a person I would like to hear lot of them, first of all I would
    like to hear Jesus Christ´s voice and His mother Maria too.
    It will be interesting for me to hear Alexander´s voice, his teacher Aristóteles, also Platón and the other
    great philosophers of the old Greek and Roman like the great Cicerón.

    I would like also to hear Buda, Mahoma, Moises, and several other historic great persons that have teached
    people of the world along centuries.

    One of the things I like more in a person is just her/his voice. I love your voice Lucy and of course I love Jeff´s
    voice as the best.

    Thank you so much dear Lucy. emiliano

  3. Dan says:

    After thinking about it carefully, I came to the conclusion I would like to hear how Dinosaurs sound like.

    Maybe even the neanderthals. If I had a time machine, I would go back and show them my Smartphone eheheheh.

    I want to see their faces hehehe, that would be fun.


  4. emiliano says:

    These people are quiet or not?.

    Might be a little upset, enervating heat and tempers are something on the floor.

    Yes, on the floor, like Gatufo-cat who spends the day sleeping, night sleeping, and the rest of the time lying on the floor looking to play, to be scratched on the neck or waiting that you pass the brush to remove his hairs.
    That´s good for the cat,  that gives pleasure, in a word he wants to take notice, as all of us.

    Cuca is in her evil twin, because this Gatufa has two good Gemini personalities as it is. A good twin, quiet, polite, careful, tender, sweet and other ironic, critical, something lapilli, and some vitriolic when makes a comment about something, someone, or politics in general.
    A Cuca emi kick loves to walk her “evil twin” and lately on account of what you she hear on the radio, Cuca takes quite frequently.

    I want her to take the word here, as did emi, gatufo and finally Isabel. But it is difficult, as she says she is shy, she can not think of anything, and who does not like to have their stuff out.
    Also she said the her life doesn´t interest to any one as it is boring
    and without any subject to talk about.
    Let us see if she is right or not, I do think she is not right as her life and fight could be of great interest.
    She is not a vulgar person and have a smart mind as you may see son or later.
    See if I can convince her, and sure It woud like you too as she is the great unknown of Gatufo´s bunch.
    Cuca touched you, write something for those who read this serial in which nothing ever happens, see if you encourage them a little.

    Let´s go.

    Okay, I’m Cuca, I am part of the gatufos group, I do not think of anything to say you, sorry.

    My life is very scheduled in relation to my leisure activities and necessary to scroll through the days.

    My normal activity stood about fifteen years ago, I was diagnosed with a disease that has no cure, multiple sclerosis, and I thought I would not last long time in this world. This has not happened, I was stopping my activities as a”normal person” who takes care of almost everything, look after emi, my daughters, house, shopping, pick up the phone, to receive friends, to go out and search medicines, to put joy and activity in the house, another house where we lived before, in order to live on despite this disease.

    I am and always have been an active, vital person which is accustomed to never ask for anything if I can do it, and being too quiet and never stopped.

    This condition hit me in my true personality because I had to stay still, sitting for hours every day, it takes me an eternity to get up and go to the bathroom, and evil is what I have to constantly ask help for this or that. Although emi tells me, in his way of saying things “I would not ask drowning help so as not to disturb”, as it looks like it’s worth, I think I’m asking ever for too much.

    Spent a year, another, another and I had to organize my life of leisure required. Complete 24 hours a day of activity without barely move. It’s hard, you have to give much mind to make a program. I did it and take it down to the letter just till now.

    Yeah, I’m scheduled to go spending hours, days, months, years and live aim of making the best possible times, not embitter my life, not life miserable for those who love you, ask as little as possible, do not complain nearly for nothing , trying to fix my life needs no help, do my physical and mental exercises every day of the year without missing one.
    For that I developed and memorized a program for each day of the month, every hour of the day and even every hour of the night when I’m in bed and can not sleep. Ja, ja, yes I use to tell me my stories to be alert and not thinking about my life or my health condition.

    And it works, it comes complete running almost thirteen years, who would say, no one knows if I am, badly or worse, if it hurts more than the usual discomfort that continues. Stop do not think, live every second plan and not think about achieving the next hour or the next day and fewer still will, we will do next month.
    The future does not exist for me. Live today, now, this moment, and so I try to be happy in spite of this disease that is slowly getting worse.

    I don´t need to go out, for what?, I do not need to be out home. It can take months and months without my chair rolling on sidewalks and so emi and Isabel do not have to push it.
    I’m fine at home and not craved any change in my routine, this routine keeps me safe and kept safe the people I love in Gatufolandia.
    To me the most important subject it is my loved one, Emiliano and my daughters. Don´t give them any thing to be worried about, but it is difficult. Emi is always alert watching me, trying to see what I need and asking every moment if I am good or not.
    What can I do to release him?. Even to release Isabel?.

    With my daughters there is not any problems as they use not to come here and see me. I do think that they suffer a lot seeing their mother in this condition and that´s the reason the two younger not come home for months or years.
    Yes, I may understan them, but emi doesn´t I know that and it gives me some hurt to see him suffering this role.

    Well that´s all for the moment, “it is clear to me that  activities help me not to think, help me to live every day having my mind on other sobject help me to find peace.”

    Greetings, cuca


    Thank you Cuca you are really very kind talking about you and your life now.

  5. Tania says:

    Hi! Our dear Cuca, you are our new blog friend . Welcome in the ESLPodcast land!
    Maybe this is one of the charms of our blog where we can find out many opinions on the same topic, many life experiences.
    I admire your courage and life love.
    Thank you for your trust and courage to share with us your private life.
    Stay with us and don’t lose the sense of humour!
    “Live today, now, this moment, and so try to be happy.”
    “This routine keeps me safe and kept safe the people I love in Gatufolandia.”



  6. Tania says:

    Hi! Dan’s answer is in accordance with our aspirations: hearing aliens from the other planets for the mankind progress.
    The same the Emiliano’s answer, the voices of our mentors on the Earth…
    But we have to think about our future, our planet.
    I am waiting for Mars-One, the journey to Mars Planet.
    I am waiting for hearing the first joy shouting: we did it, we have reached the Mars Planet!

  7. Tania says:

    Hi! Frankly? I’d like to hear the voice of our great Romanian poet .
    That’s impossible.

  8. Tania says:

    Hi! And of course, the voice of all from our ESLPodcast.

  9. emiliano says:

    Thank you Tania I will tell Cuca about your message, but please don´t be confuse
    about who write the pòst, or it is me the one confused by your words?, sure you
    know Cuca does not know English enough to write that way.

    My best dear and thank you again, it is sure the person who writes instead her
    kmows her feelings perfectly well.


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