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Ahh, Teenagers…

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A little humour for you this morning: A linguistic dissection of 7 annoying teenage sounds. This one is my favourite description…

6. Glottal fricative and breathy-voiced mid-low central unrounded vowel, repeated
Teenage girls don’t usually make this sound, but teenage guys do, often to irritate teenage girls. It’s just a low, perverted laugh, often spelled huhhuhhuh or hehhehheh. Yet again it’s breathy-voiced, reminding us just what an important part heavy breathing plays in the teenage experience.

The video is equally hilarious:

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Choice Cuts – December 14, 2012

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Throughout the course of a week, I usually run across so many interesting articles, recipes, photos and other internet flotsam and jetsam. I’ve decided to share a few of my favourite and most thought-provoking finds, every Friday. I call it Choice Cuts!

Choice Cuts - Northern Exposure blog link roundup

The best (and worst) media errors and corrections of 2012This post originally referred to Jennifer Grey as “Ferris Bueller’s sister.” As commenters have pointed out, her role alongside Swayze in Dirty Dancing is clearly the more relevant. We regret putting Baby in a corner.

Choice Cuts – December 7, 2012

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Throughout the course of a week, I usually run across so many interesting articles, recipes, photos and other internet flotsam and jetsam. I’ve decided to share a few of my favourite and most thought-provoking finds, every Friday. I call it Choice Cuts!

Choice Cuts - Northern Exposure blog link roundup

Remains of the DayWedding photographers tend to assume we have the best clients—impervious to things like divorce and disease. But despite the unending blog posts by photographers about the “honor” of shooting so-and-so’s nuptials, we know about as much about our clients as they do about us.

Choice Cuts – November 30, 2012

Throughout the course of a week, I usually run across so many interesting articles, recipes, photos and other internet flotsam and jetsam. I’ve decided to share a few of my favourite and most thought-provoking finds, every Friday. I call it Choice Cuts!

Choice Cuts - Northern Exposure blog link roundup

Are Your Facebook Friends Stressing You Out?“Facebook used to be like a great party for all your friends where you can dance, drink and flirt,” said Ben Marder, an early career fellow at Edinburgh and the author of the report.

Choice Cuts – November 23, 2012

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Throughout the course of a week, I usually run across so many interesting articles, recipes, photos and other internet flotsam and jetsam. I’ve decided to share a few of my favourite and most thought-provoking finds, every Friday. I call it Choice Cuts!

Choice Cuts - Northern Exposure blog link roundup

When Men Are Too Emotional To Have A Rational Argument“A hurt, crying person can still listen, think, and speak. A shouting, angry person? That person is crapping all over meaningful discourse.”

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