Put-on voices that certain groups of people do


#21

usually accompanied by the sideways head tilt


#22

similar to the newspaper sellers voice - but the market fruit and veg man universal shouty voice


#23

you got what?


#24

That ‘vocal fry’ thing that people have been talking about recently.


#25

is that the american podcast voice?


#26

Yes. That creaky American podcasters voice. Almost like they’re whispering or doing that throat noise that kids used to do.


#27

Ticked off, like told off.


#28

hmm


#29

Kind of, but I also agree that a lot of the criticism of it is very gendered.


#30

You’ve never heard of the expression, “they need a good ticking off”?


#31

I’m surprised you haven’t heard of this @japes.

It originated from the Will Smith song Boom Shake Shake Shake The Room which was a pretty big hit


#32

is this what the vocal fry thing is? thought people were talking about nu-metal vocals


#33

round my way for about 20 years loads of people seem to talk like eddie izzard or bill bailey


#34

Like this, from (the excellent) Suburgatory


#35

American podcast and YouTube voices are the blurst


#36

no idea what’s happening but i feel sad and old


#37

I stick on a few total war videos every so often and americans have this ridiculous way of answering questions that no-ones asking, then repeating the response about 3 times as if they’re having a jovial back and forth DOES MY TITS IN.

All males. None of the non-Americans seem to do it (although I do suspect the worst culprit is living in Asia, but has an American accent).


#38

That terrible faux laughing voice that broadcasters adopt when introducing anything that is supposed to be funny.