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: