Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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Schott's Miscellany 5 January 2009

Twelfth Night


THE WORLD'S WORST SOUNDS

Professor Trevor Cox, an acoustics expert at Salford University, spent a year researching the world's worst sounds. Cox posted clips of 34 objectionable noises online, which were rated by 1.1mil visitors. In 2007, the sounds voted most unpleasant were:

1. vomiting
2. microphone feedback
3. wailing babies
4. train wheels scraping on tracks
5. a squeaky seesaw
6. badly played violin
7. whoopee cushion
8. an argument in a soap opera
9. the hum of electricity
10. a Tasmanian devil's scream


DRIGGLE-DRAGGLE -- slovenly clothing
"She insisted in dressing in hand-me-down driggle-draggle."
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