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  1. Standard member WoodPush
    Pusher of wood
    15 Dec '11 17:15 / 1 edit
    http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2011/12/vocal-fry-creeping-into-us-speec.html

    Ladies? Anyone gonna fess up and admit to vocal frying?
  2. Standard member WoodPush
    Pusher of wood
    15 Dec '11 17:36
    Another link, for those of us that don't hang with enough U.S. teenage girls to have any clue what this is like in practice.

    YouTube
  3. 16 Dec '11 23:55
    Originally posted by WoodPush
    http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2011/12/vocal-fry-creeping-into-us-speec.html

    Ladies? Anyone gonna fess up and admit to vocal frying?
    I blame Autotune. It has demolished teenagers' ideas of what a natural voice sounds like.

    Richard
  4. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    19 Dec '11 00:48
    Originally posted by WoodPush
    Another link, for those of us that don't hang with enough U.S. teenage girls to have any clue what this is like in practice.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsE5mysfZsY
    That was funny! I heard a 56 year old female executive, the president of the New York Times talk that way in an interview, it was really disconcerting. I don't think she even knew she sounded like that.