[ hang-toun ]
/ ˈhæŋˌtaʊn /
a type of omelet to which fried oysters, bacon, and sometimes onions are added.
What’s Vocal Fry Really All About?As wonderful as it is that the mass media is paying attention to phonetics, much of what is said about vocal fry is not, strictly speaking, true. This particular quality of speech has been around since humans could produce language. It's not damaging to your vocal cords, and it's used by everyone—men and women alike.
Origin of Hangtown Fry
allegedly after Hangtown, a Gold Rush-era nickname of Placerville, El Dorado Co., California
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