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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Aggressive Drawl

the least beautiful language


  1. International here, but with a pretty strong American accent. I'm terrified to appropriate what's being dubbed the 'vocal fry', usually an epidemic found in young college females.

    1. I don't notice it when I travel back home, but of course when I pass a group of 'mericans in the street I pretend to be my Europeanest.

    2. I don't really know about vocal fry...it kind of strikes me as one of those things like ending a sentence with a preposition or splitting an infinitive--there's nothing actually wrong with it, as near as I can tell, and it'll only bug you if you notice it. As such, I'm trying very hard not to notice it.

  2. I've been told I sound harsh on the phone when I speak English, softer when I speak French. This strip really struck a chord with me. Falling on the floor laughing!