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There's applause—and then there's applause

After a speech, there’s applause—and then there’s applause.

Harper’s recently published a continuum of clapping, as recorded in official transcripts of late Romanian president Nicolae Ceaușescu.

There is Applause.

There is Warm applause.

There is Extended warm applause, the whole audience standing, shouting ardently.

And then there is Warm applause and cheers; every single attendee standing and cheering for an extended period of time in an atmosphere brimming with warmth.

Read all 15 levels of ovation, speechwriter, and shoot for the moon.