Double-talk is a form of speech in which inappropriate, invented or nonsense words are used to give the appearance of erudition and so confuse or amuse the audience. Durwood Fincher has made a career of perfecting the art of double-talk, giving interviews on national TV programs and writing a biography of his experiences, calling himself "Mr. Doubletalk". Other comedians who used this as part of their act included Al Kelly, Cliff Nazarro, Danny Kaye, Gary Owens, Irwin Corey, Jackie Gleason and Stanley Unwin.
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- Okamoto, Sandra (2010-02-26), "Durwood Fincher, a former Hardaway High School teacher, now known as "Mr. Doubletalk," will be on "The Mike Huckabee Show" Saturday", Ledger-Enquirer, retrieved 2012-12-21
- "Durwood Fincher, Mr. Doubletalk". Retrieved 2012-12-21.
- Vaudeville, Old & New: An Encyclopedia of Variety Performers in America 1, Routledge, 2007, p. 621, ISBN 978-0-415-93853-2, "... Al Kelly was synonymous with double-talk."
- Dick Vosburgh (17 January 2002), "Stanley Unwin", The Independent, "In the 1930s, "double-talk artists" enjoyed a brief craze in American show business. Comedians such as Jackie Gleason and the long-forgotten Cliff Nazarro and Al Kelly spouted nonsense words like "kopasetic", "franistan", "strismic" and "kravistate". Their double-talk was usually used to hoodwink a stooge and was delivered briskly, loudly and aggressively. Britain's Stanley Unwin, however, delivered his own brand of double-talk in the most benign way"
- Encyclopedia of twentieth century American humor, 2000, p. 246, ISBN 978-1-57356-218-8, "Danny Kaye was a master at tongue-twisters, doubletalk, and dialects."
- Corey Kilgannon (April 14, 2008), "A Distinguished Professor With a Ph.D. in Nonsense", The New York Times
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