Two Cents in Two Sentences: Vocal Fry

Kim Kardashian has such an annoying voice to begin with that she augmented it to (arguably) sound even worse. We'd like to thank her for influencing Gen Y women across North America to begin intentionally cracking their voice in a grating intelligence-lowering cackle. 

Illustration by Zenija Esmits

Illustration by Zenija Esmits

ZE: "Two words: Nails chalkboard. Like the word amazingVocal Fry is used mainly by a specific demographic and has the ability to render any conversation imbecilic."

HM: "If it's your true voice, go for it, but if not speak with the strong voice you were given."

LC: "As a perpetual listener of This American Life and other NPR podcasts, I am super familiar with vocal fry… and I don’t mind it at all. Vocal Fry comes in second however to the McDonalds Fry - which is my preference.”

HP: "In my day, we called the Vocal Fry the "Jack Daniel's" voice which signified a 'morning-after-a-bender' (or slut) situation or a really bad bout of laryngitis.  A deliberate vocal affectation is annoying in any generation, (they all had 'em), and in my opinion this latest one is right up there with the breathy baby whisper/singing slightly off-tune crap that is currently also making the rounds among certain females."

Posted on August 20, 2015 and filed under 2 cents in 2 sentences.