What comes after a valley girl?

Evidently it is a fry girl. Vocal fry = a dropping of tone and glottalization at the end of every sentence. I see it everywhere on television. Kardashians? All of them do it. Britney Spears may have started it. I find it so dang annoying! According to experts it is extremely hard on the vocal chords. I’m thinking in 35-40 years we will have a generation of elderly women who sound like they were 4-pack-a-day smokers. You know what I’m speaking of. Think Moms Mabley. Oh! I’m sorry. I’ve just dated myself. This video explains the phenomenon.

I have 3 granddaughters. The oldest is in college and has not fallen into this trend. The learning-to-drive middle one is more prone to just talking way too fast. I can’t tell you how many times I have to ask her to slow it down and say it again. The little one is in first grade. It is too soon to know what “voice” she will adopt. I’m sure in 10 years it will be a whole new trend. Maybe at that time I will just be happy to hear anything at all!


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