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post #1 of 27
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Easily the most annoying affectation of the hoi polloi females under 30 to come along in many, many years.

Vocal fry explained and demonstrated:

How it can lose you a job:

http://www.fastcompany.com/1834461/verbal-tic-doom-why-vocal-fry-killing-your-job-search

Academic study of this: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0892199711000701

And, of course, why this sends old white men into "existential angst" and shows that young women are actually linguistic prodigies:

http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/01/creaky-voice-yet-another-example-of-young-womens-linguistic-ingenuity/267046/

So there you have it. Zooey Deschanel and Kim Kardashian are to be commended for putting old white men in their place.
post #2 of 27
This and ending every sentence in a questioning tone?
post #3 of 27
The fry thing is very annoying but doesn't make me feel the world us ending. Everything is a question is worse because it really makes you sound unsure.
post #4 of 27
I am glad to know the name of this vocal quirk, but otherwise don't care.
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post #6 of 27
This reminds me of the fact that my kids have asked me "what was it like growing up in the 80s? It must have been so cool."

The funny thing is that I can't even identify what is the culture of the 90s or the 00s. All I can come up with for the 90s is grunge, and that seems like a sub-culture more than a generational "look" that was intense in one subculture but spread widely.
post #7 of 27
So, what annoys me is that anyone being interviewed on NPR begins with "So."

So what is going on here is that people hanging out in silicon valley and grunge-glassed academics are kind of apologetic, and don't like making declarations.

Soooo, its been really hard to listen to NPR in this decade.
post #8 of 27
What's the proper term for people (usually women of a certain age) who close their eyes while talking? Shit drives me bananas.
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by M. Bardamu View Post

What's the proper term for people (usually women of a certain age) who close their eyes while talking? Shit drives me bananas.

Sounds like a great opportunity for you to make up a new term.

How about the talk-bounce being used in marketing? Watch the new Pizza Hut commercial and look for the red-haired girl at the end. You'll know of what I speak.
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by M. Bardamu View Post

What's the proper term for people (usually women of a certain age) who close their eyes while talking? Shit drives me bananas.

Fucking annoying?
post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Fucking annoying?

That's it. Thanks.
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by M. Bardamu View Post

What's the proper term for people (usually women of a certain age) who close their eyes while talking? Shit drives me bananas.

I don't think I've noticed that
post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by M. Bardamu View Post

What's the proper term for people (usually women of a certain age) who close their eyes while talking? Shit drives me bananas.

This doesn't bother me, but people who blink incessantly while talking drive me bonkers. I have a friend who is a very successful appellate lawyer who does this. I find it hard to imagine what the Supreme Court Justices must be thinking when he is arguing before their bench.
post #14 of 27
I dont understand a single thing about this thread.
post #15 of 27
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I dont understand a single thing about this thread.


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