ICYMI: Here Are Professionals Explaining Hoagiemouth, Vocal Fry, And Other Speech Patterns Employed By The Stupid
The second hour of yesterday’s Radio Times on WHYY was a real treat: Linguist Mark Liberman and speech coach Joanne Joella joined host Marty Moss-Coane for what quickly became a blistering scientific takedown of pretty much every speech tic that drives you up a wall. Thrill as vocal fry and upspeak are cataloged and prodded at great length! (Using Shoshanna from Girls, natch!) Listen on in amazement as Joella decries hoagiemouth as “the most heinous accent in the business!” And fumph (yes, fumph) in sad recognition as both surmise that, recent reports to the contrary, hoagiemouth isn’t going anywhere.
Previously: Today In Hoagiemouth: Not Bad, Nick Kroll