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 ocrikeymikey
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Bugger,I was thinking this thread might be Naamah pleading insanity to some crazy crime shed committed! lol

Cant say a womans voice is a high priority to me,a vocabulary is more important....not that I can foresee the issue of chasing Paris Hilton away being a problem anytime in the near future! lol
 debnco
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The voices made me do it...
Posted: 11/7/2009 1:48:12 PM
I absolutely love Irish accents .
 imaranga
Joined: 9/20/2009
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Posted: 11/7/2009 3:56:08 PM
I wonder whether men would HEAR better if we sang to them then!
 imaranga
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Posted: 11/7/2009 9:47:07 PM
I have to admit to having a 'telephone' voice too. Purely for business purposes of course
Strangely, I also have a different voice when talking to animals or titchy humans! Something about them renders me into a state where I can only talk in a gooey manner!
 greyingred
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The voices made me do it...
Posted: 11/8/2009 6:57:04 AM
We generally higher our pitch when talking to children....I am often secretly agast at the stupid voices adults use to their children and in the next breath telling their children off for speaking in a baby voice....well go figure. I am currently on a campaign to re educate my eldest from using a baby voice whenever she wants something....very irritating, highly manipulative and in the end it will lose it's effectiveness and irritate the bejasus out of her partner as well...she is 20.

As for chocolate brown voices...the true Roy Orbsons....I have often noticed that they come complete with short plump men...almost like a compensatory genetic trait to balance the less desirable ones...unless of course like me you like plump. My mother's husbands had the darkest chocolate brown voice both in singing and speaking. Heads would turn like some mexican wave when he talked. Even myself would feel a bit jelly like despite the weirded out incest acknowledgement.

Am reminded of the experiment with frogs where the smallest was given the deepest croak and the female frogs practically gang raped him. So does kissing frogs in hope of princes correlate to vocal pitch?

As for my voice, mezzo, plum in mouth accent...it amuses me that aussie men either adore or utterly hate it...don't you just love prejudice. I find that over the phone I give an impression of some serious, tall, high minded. blue stocking matriarch....very very useful when dealing with beaureaucracy (arghh spelling is obviously high pitched and needs singing). and I take great amusement at the shock on peoples' faces when they finally meet me.....daft, short, disparate minded, black stockinged socialist (with a small s).....very very useful when dealing with the general public.

Whilst I refrain from dropping my knickers and utterly refuse to drag my arse across the carpet...(due to regular worming and the real risk of botchellism cos washing floors and carpets are for servants and OCD nuts) I will admit to the instantaneous turn on button from a french accent. Conversely I have an unbalanced, much thought about, adverse reaction to most American accents. I have come to the conclusion that it is in actual fact due to watching cartoons as a child and subconscious I still cannot take that voice seriously. ....mia culpa, mia culpa mia maxima culpa. In conclusion I am an ashamed accentist...no american, no birmingham (worst in world), I struggle with south african and aussie strine especially with the upward inflection to end sentences makes the birmingham accent almost bearable. My own accent is not actually a genuine english accent, it developed during the early 1800 with the upperclass wishing to sound cosmopolitan, avant garde...ergo french...go figure

Just once I would like to hear a professional jockey with a deep voice....honestly I reckon they torture their testicles....those voices are ridiculous. Anyone remember the goons and the silly voices. One squeaky, nasally clipped, baby intonated voice was actually immitated from 6foot redheaded Scout leader that I think Peter Sellers heard, One can never tell. Pass me another frog, this one squeaks
 imaranga
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Posted: 11/8/2009 3:35:59 PM
Gosh Greying red, looks like we have more in common than just hair colour! I too am accentist and agree totally that the Birmingham or indeed entire midlands accent is dreadful! I am also averse to American accents. South African or afrikaans is another one that I can barely tolerate. Liverpudlian starts to grate after a while too, I always imagine curly perms and shiny track suits on hearing that particular accent.
Myself being originally from the Mother country (southern end) or dahn sarf as a****ey might pronounce it.
I also have a habit of talking in various accents and dialects, this usually becomes more pronounced when alcohol is involved - Lawks a lordy- can't think why!
 greyingred
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Posted: 11/8/2009 8:04:53 PM
^^^^^ yup also have problems not imitating strong accents during conversations and some words just sound so much better in certain accents. Calamari sounds marvelous with a liverpudlian accent....Eff off is more emphatic with a Newcastle UK accent. There are times even now when judging the situation that I drop the dahn sarf, it sets others (particularily bogans) at ease, prevents preconcieved notions and prejudices associated with Posh UK and I prefer my teeth in my mouth and not on the floor. I find myself judged just as I inadvertantly judge others...my accent is synonimous with privelege..hunting, shooting and fishing and farthar has a jaguar and he dwives it wahver fatht....couldn't be further from the truth.

Think the nicest aussie accent is the Tasmanian...gentle. Have to say there have been some phonecalls from POF members and immediately I hear their voice.....nah, no way, sorry sweetie but NO. Intelligence does not adhere to one particular accent but it does tend to preclude bad diction and vocabulary. It's official I am a snob with no adult background to support it
 greyingred
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Posted: 11/9/2009 2:40:01 AM
what was funny to me was.... when they were talking in Swedish and something funny was said... she would laugh over the phone to her sister in a deeper "santa clause" Ho Ho Ho type laugh.... a swedish laugh??...
then turn to me... tell me the story and laugh in a "normal" aussie type laugh... Haa Haa Haa..


absolutely true as with crying and honest to god, making love. And people also have different laughs according to the situation...telephone laughing and family laughing. Am definately attracted to deep belly rolling laughter with a sort of gutteral semi-sensual tone, to me it reveals someone open with a genuine hearty enjoyment and acceptance of life and they do not take themselves so seriously.
more this symbol than and I canna help but distrust reveals no sense of humour and that is a very dangerous thing...tantamount to fascism.

Had horrible struggle day today all grist for the mill I suppose so am in garden and am sure my goldfish are laughing at me with a fishy accent
ps forgot the last smiley bounces....I mean a tight lipped, no teeth sorta smile.
 WithJustaLittleLuck
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Posted: 11/11/2009 4:49:02 PM
The interesting thing about the pitch of men’s voices is that, unlike linguistic skills or smell they are not strongly correlated with anything interesting. They are to some extent correlated with physical size, which is easily observed but so far that seems to be all that they have found.

It is really not that surprising when you think about it, given that humans have a reasonable large vocal range and that you can be trained to speak at the bottom of your range voices could not serve as an honest indicator of any inheritable trait. Of course that may not have always been true, 4 million years ago our male and female ancestor were more or less the same size suggesting that they may have been somewhat more monogamous than we are and perhaps they had a much narrower vocal range, I suppose we will never know.

I suspect that when it comes right down to it, if you can’t eat a fruit cup without a spoon and with the tip of your tongue dissolve a fruit tingle from the inside out it just won’t matter if you have a voice as deep as Barry White; if you are doing it right, in these most important moments of life, you are not supposed to be able to speak anyway.
 greyingred
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Posted: 11/11/2009 4:58:27 PM

our male and female ancestor were more or less the same size suggesting that they may have been somewhat more monogamous than we are


ergo...if we modern humans just choose a sexual partner who is exactly our height and weight we can guarauntee they would be forever faithful...marvelous typo dear you just got a c+...not enough for honours.

Homogenous?????????
if you are doing it right, in these most important moments of life, you are not supposed to be able to speak anyway.
In these moments we go back to our ancestors and definately we talk....grunt grunt grunt.

 WithJustaLittleLuck
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The voices made me do it...
Posted: 11/11/2009 10:50:12 PM

ergo...if we modern humans just choose a sexual partner who is exactly our height and weight we can guarauntee they would be forever faithful...marvelous typo dear you just got a c+...not enough for honours.


Yes you are right, not anywhere near good enough for honours. I of course meant to say that in respect of modern humans males are on average larger than females where it seems that among our distant ancestors the males and females were on average the same size. This apparently suggests that they were far more monogamous than modern humans and other apes are observed to be. The word average is of course more than a little important.
 greyingred
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Posted: 11/12/2009 8:11:27 AM
Yes you are right, not anywhere near good enough for honours. I of course meant to say that in respect of modern humans males are on average larger than females where it seems that among our distant ancestors the males and females were on average the same size. This apparently suggests that they were far more monogamous than modern humans and other apes are observed to be. The word average is of course more than a little important


Hmm am struggling with this one. I understand what you are saying but it still sounds like utter codswallop. How can sleeping around produce larger men? Since in theory there were less of them in general, there is a smaller gene pool to start with. Add dietary factors which were more likely to be consistent (look at the japanese since WWII...to quote Mr Bumble...Meat? You gave them meat sir?!) then of course there is going to be less body mass difference across the board.

The confused internal voice in me speaks 'struggling cognisance and probably gobbledegook.
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