Not Nearly So Tasty…

as a Fish Fry. But nowadays more ubiquitous, so they say.

‘Vocal Fry’ Creeping Into U.S. Speech (Hit the mp3 linkl!)

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I played this 78 (“Saturday Night Fish Fry”, parts 1 and 2) as a teenager (yes it was old even then!)

 Now, the women was screamin’ and jumpin’ and yellin’,
The bottles was flyin’ and the fish was smellin’;
And way up above all the noise they made,
Somebody hollered, “Better get out of here; this is a raid!”
Now, I didn’t know we was breakin’ the law,
But somebody reached up and hit me on the jaw,
They had us blocked off from the front and the back,
And they was puttin’ ’em in the wagon like potatoes in a sack.
Saturday Night Fish Fry, (1949), lyrics

 

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