Friday, February 10, 2017

Linguist Explains Why ‘Poetry Slam Voice’ Drives People Crazy


“It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you’ve ever attended a poetry slam, you probably already hate ‘slam voice.’ … As an outsider, it’s an easy thing to make fun of, but unfortunately for our cold, dead hearts, it’s always been hard to articulate exactly why it annoys us.
Until now.”

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