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Parents of teens: You need to see this

Behold: phonetic descriptions of annoying sounds teenagers make. Deadpan, dead on, drop dead hilarious.

Here’s the accompanying written analysis by James Harbeck, the fellow in this video from 2013.

To my parents and high school teachers: I’m very, very sorry.

To my kids: I love you, and YES, I’m laughing at you. Go ahead and give me that glottal stop with reduced mid central unrounded vowel followed by long glottal fricative. I can take it. I have four teenagers. I am made of steel.

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