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Kelsey Ziser
Kelsey Ziser,
User Rank: Blogger
12/22/2016 | 4:17:56 PM
Vocal fry needs to go
Great video and description of vocal fry, really summed it up well. I'd have to agree with the NPR reporter, I find vocal fry to be extremely irritating...I always wondered why all the Kardashian sisters sounded the same (even their mom?!?!) ;)

Vocal fry comes across as stuck up and disingenuous - why would you want to sound like everyone else? I've made a concerted effort to avoid vocal upticks/upspeak as well which I think is something a lot of women struggle with (where your voice raises, often when you're nervous, and everything you say starts to sound like a question). 

On the flip side, this piece on NPR's Fresh Air makes a good point that "People are busy policing women's language and nobody is policing older or younger men's language." 

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