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Listen to Slate’s show about the much-reviled phenomenon, prominent among young American women, of “creaky voice.”

Posted by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 8:20 PM
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Do You Creak?

Listen to Slate’s show about the much-reviled phenomenon, prominent among young American women, of “creaky voice.”

Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 24: Get Your Creak On


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In the early 1980s, Valleyspeak—with its liberal use of “like,” totally grody vocabulary and high rising terminal—swept the nation with the help of surf culture and Frank Zappa and signaled for many the coming end of the world. Although we somehow managed to endure that frightful fad and beat back the apocalypse, doomsayers—including our own Bob Garfield—claim that yet another pox is now upon us. Researches have identified that a phenomenon known as “creaky voice,” a kind of speech affect that sounds like staccato bursts from the back of the throat, is especially prevalent among young American women. Sound familiar? Listen as Bob and I discuss the creaky among us.

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stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 8:26 PM

lol, I subscribe to this podcast and heard this episode.

It is annoying and I swear ever woman between the ages of 14 and 30 does it.  I don't.  I thnk it's pretentious and sounds really affected.  But I doubt the people who do it really know they are even doing it.

FrogSalad
by Sooze on Jan. 3, 2013 at 8:34 PM

I had to youtube it for an example.  Fortunately, I don't hear this IRL, at least not the nasal aspect of it.  I have heard a few young women who end statements with the vocal equivalent of a question mark and it's annoying.

charliebean
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 8:36 PM
Can you post the YouTube link?

Quoting FrogSalad:

I had to youtube it for an example.  Fortunately, I don't hear this IRL, at least not the nasal aspect of it.  I have heard a few young women who end statements with the vocal equivalent of a question mark and it's annoying.

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futureshock
by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 8:36 PM


Quoting stacymomof2:

lol, I subscribe to this podcast and heard this episode.

It is annoying and I swear ever woman between the ages of 14 and 30 does it.  I don't.  I thnk it's pretentious and sounds really affected.  But I doubt the people who do it really know they are even doing it.

At about the 20 minute mark it discusses possible motivations for using this voice.  UGHHHH!!!

futureshock
by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 8:37 PM


futureshock
by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 8:40 PM


FrogSalad
by Sooze on Jan. 3, 2013 at 8:40 PM
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Here you go!

Quoting charliebean:

Can you post the YouTube link?

Quoting FrogSalad:

I had to youtube it for an example.  Fortunately, I don't hear this IRL, at least not the nasal aspect of it.  I have heard a few young women who end statements with the vocal equivalent of a question mark and it's annoying.



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futureshock
by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 8:44 PM


futureshock
by Ruby Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:53 AM

How in the world did something so irritating become a trend?

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by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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