Fox NY, “Vocal Fry Is Still a Thing”

October 14, 2013

Appearance on Fox NY News, “Vocal Fry Is Still a Thing” (Oct. 14, 2013)

Mae West did it, the Kardashians do it — a slow raspy way of talking that has come to be known as vocal fry. Britney Spears even does it when she sings.

Vocal fry is a style of speaking that involves a low fluttering of the vocal chords that creates a creaky sound to it.

Ben Zimmer, a linguist and founder of, gave me a lesson in how to fry your words.

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