Thursday, December 15, 2011

At Least Valley Girls Tried to Sound Feminine

A conservative blog for peace links to this story on "creaky, rough and guttural sound" that "appear[s] to be the new craze among young women," which under normal circumstances "is considered a speech disorder" and when feigned "could put them at a risk of future vocal cord damage" — 'Vocal fry': The new craze in talking inspired by Britney Spears, Ke$ha and Kim Kardashian.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Mild Colonial Boy, Esq. said...

For more discussion of this matter at

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3626#more-3626

December 16, 2011 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Seems like it's not a disqualifier to be editor-in-chief at the NY Times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldk2wlophS0

Birds of a feather?

December 19, 2011 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Seems like U Penn has extensively analyzed her voice as well:

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3504

December 19, 2011 at 9:01 PM  

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