Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for September 22, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY  about 3 years ago

    Has anybody’s career been rebooted on NPR?

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    Panufo  about 3 years ago

    Stop scaring the crap out of us, Trudeau…

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    Watcher  about 3 years ago

    So I guess you only take callers who do uptalk or valleyspeak.

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    kauri44  about 3 years ago

    Okay, I’ve googled this and am still baffled. What does “speaking in Fry” mean?

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    studio  about 3 years ago

    From Denmark and out of the loop here… what is “Fry” in this context?

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    tudza Premium Member about 3 years ago

    What’s he got against Stephen Fry?

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    tudza Premium Member about 3 years ago

    From the article I was just reading it seems Noam Chomsky would not be welcome on the show. But, I see the real problem:

    Glass talked to linguist Penny Eckert, who did a study asking people to rate how authoritative a radio reporter with vocal fry sounded. The response depended on the age of the rater. Those under 40 thought it sounded authoritative while those over 40 did not. Basically, as summed up by Glass, “if people are having a problem with these reporters on the radio, what it means is they’re old.”

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    kisnerfc  about 3 years ago

    I don’t know the reference to “FRY”. Can anyone explain? Thanks.

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    Joseph Shelby Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Had me going for a bit there…

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    For a Just and Peaceful World  about 3 years ago

    I miss Roast Trump Sunday.

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    michaeljwolff  about 3 years ago

    So, if I go into a fast food place and order fries . . .

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    zenguyuno  about 3 years ago

    What does “speak in Fry” mean?

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    Herb L 1954  about 3 years ago

    Dwight Fry lost his mind ;)

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Frying is a bit irritating, but I would not give the frier the satisfaction of saying it.

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    sueb1863  about 3 years ago

    I always wondered what happened to Feedback, so thanks for the update, Garry!

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    Lou  about 3 years ago

    Often when I hear the fry, it makes me want to clear my throat.

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    Plods with ...™ Premium Member about 3 years ago

    I need more coffee. I did not see that coming.

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    comicguy53  about 3 years ago

    Recently, my local NPR affiliate interviewed a woman who had written a book about the difficulties she experienced working low-wage jobs. I’m sure it is an interesting read, but what a horrible interview! The woman’s every third word was “like.” I had to change stations.

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    gammaguy  about 3 years ago

    Vocal fry… the myriad small offspring resulting from close vocal harmony?

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    garcalej  about 3 years ago

    Really more of a “croak” than a “fry.” God, these scientists are bad at naming shit.

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    Honorable Mention In The Banjo Toss Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Thudpucker was once touted as “The New Springsteen.” (back when Springsteen was being called “The New Dylan.”) He could make an album of The Great American Songbook, a common go-to career move.

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    finnygirl Premium Member about 3 years ago

    I find vocal fry affectatious and annoying. But not nearly as annoying usually as WHAT the celebrity or other person is actually SAYING! That is, if I CAN actually comprehend what they are saying. The elimination of punctuation, grammar, and use of correct words sometimes leaves my old mind baffled as to what someone is attempting to communicate. As for people “famous for being famous,” I ignore them completely. Not having television helps considerably. I have a TV set, but I just watch DVDs (of my own choosing, of course) – no cable, satellite, etc. Okay, curmudgeon rant over, lol! I did enjoy today’s comic!

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    gopogogo Premium Member about 3 years ago

    This is the monotone voice Hugh Laurie affected on “House”. And the way Benedict Cumberbatch, as Thomas Edison, speaks in the upcoming movie, “The Current War”. Supposedly for these Brits to sound “American”.

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    dsjwriter  about 3 years ago

    It’s rattling sound produced by too little breath being pushed through the vocal cords. It can be combated by the speaker raising the volume of his or her voice or increasing the pitch.

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