Red Lion Posted August 25, 2016 Share Posted August 25, 2016 It's something that I'll admit, happens a lot. I don't have a lot of patience and if I run across something grating it's going to take about 10 seconds before it goes from kind of irritating to "holy balls if you don't knock it off I will crawl across this table and kill you." Today's example, fake lisping. I can't stand the vocal fry, valley girl, supper catty speech pattern as is, add an obviously faked lisp and you have a cocktail of grinding aggravation. I hate it when women do it, I hate it when men do it, I know for some reason a demographic of gay guys enjoy talking like that but it makes it really impossible for me to want to interact with them. I know that isn't what they really sound like, I can tell it's completely affected. It's on the same level as grown ass men and women speaking in baby talk, faking an accent really badly, or that awful fake voice box crying that a baby doll makes when you squeeze it (I have thrown those things against a wall in an effort to make them stop making that noise). I can't even really place why it pushes my buttons, it's not the artificiality, I am ok with artificiality on a certain level. Make-up, cross dressing, costumes, really convincing drag kings/queens, I actually really love all of those things, but when it's in the form of a sound it triggers this insanely pissed off response. Maybe it's the fact that it's usually exaggerated to such a ridiculous level that it seems like it's supposed to be a parody of something. But a parody of what? What is the lisping flamboyant guy parodying? All the signals he's sending me say that he's dead serious about this valley girl lisp thing and he's committed to trying to be...cute? Appealing? I guess? Maybe that's why it bugs me, because I genuinely do not understand why he's doing it. I would assume he's trying to attract a mate, as many people are, by doing something he thinks makes him more appealing. Do people find that appealing? They must because this is something a lot of people in the gay community do. My animosity for this guy isn't really personal. I don't know him well enough for that, he even seems kind of friendly, I wish he'd quit saying "Yass bitch" in every other sentence. As is I can't stand to be around him long enough to get to know him. That kind of sucks because I feel like I'm being really shallow. This is what this guy likes and part of his identity. I completely hate it but what can I do about it? Nothing, because he's not breaking any laws or hurting anybody, I have no reason to try and make him stop doing it just because it happens to be something I find incredibly annoying. All I can do is try to avoid him. I know that makes me look like an asshole but I have no idea what else to do. Not even being accused of homophobia is enough to make me want to try and tolerate his particular speech pattern. Every time I hear my friend is going to invite him into a group call with I find an excuse to leave. I can't listen to a vapid white chick use gangster slang and I can't listen to this guy. Unfortunately this is enough of a problem that it's hurt the guy's feelings and he thinks I'm a homophobic shallow asshole. I told my friend to just let him keep thinking that, I can't make a strong argument that I'm not a shallow jerk and the guy is probably better off thinking I'm not really worth talking to. I keep trying to be more tolerant about things like this, things that shouldn't really matter, but my lack of patience and general grumpiness make it really hard for me not to just scream at 2/3rds of humanity to get off my lawn. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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