|Vocal equivalent of "resting bitchface?" Mean voice?
||[Jul. 12th, 2015|10:21 am]
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Is there a vocal equivalent of people with "resting bitchface", as it were? The only thing I could find was sarcastic voice, but that's not quite what I have in mind. I'm more thinking of people who talk with so much emphasis they sound angry all the time, even though they're not trying to be, it's JUST how they SPEAK. For example, there was a teacher at my old high school I always assumed was mean, but a friend of mine who hated school (ergo, normally hated teachers) went on about how much she loved her. I finally had the teacher and learned that was JUST HOW she would TALK to PEOPLE. She'd be telling a joke, laughing, and still sound like she was annoyed or angry. She was actually a very nice person.|
I mean, I do think there's also a lot of people who actually are mean, and just try passing off as being nicer than they seem/misunderstood, too. I'm not talking about that, I mean people who could be telling you they're engaged and sound like they're going to slug you all the while. What's the term? Also, is there a way to know the difference?
Similarly, because this is actually what made me think of it, how do you know when someone TYPING IN ALL CAPS is yelling at you, and when they're just oblivious to how it looks? I think it's actually in the same family, although I also think a lot of people are just generally unaware that ALL CAPS is yelling. (Also, apparently some people with vision issues have to type like that.) But it all comes down to sounding hostile or annoyed when really, they aren't.