The airwaves are alive with the sound of vocal fry. Copious amounts of vocal fry. WTF?

There’s little else more obnoxious than listening to someone speak who employs this ‘technique’ and when it happens I can’t help but yell at my radio, “Clear your fucking throat!” Interview after interview with people (most especially women) who all sound like they slammed a tall glass of milk just before going on the air. So obnoxious. I once worked with a woman whose VF use was so strong that I did everything I could to avoid having conversations with her.

Why does this phenomenon exist? Why do people use it? It really does not sound good in any way, form, shape, or manner, and I can’t take seriously anyone who uses it.