THE sound of your own voice being played back is the sound of your illusions being torn away and realising you sound a twat. Let’s break down why:
It’s too nasal
Even Bob Dylan would tell you your voice needs a bit more bass on the back-end. You’ll tell yourself that magnetic tape gives every voice that strange, pinched-nose sound, which would make sense if you weren’t listening back to a WhatsApp voice note recorded on your phone.
The monotone register
No wonder people don’t pay attention to a word you say. Your voice is flatter than a plate of piss and plods along without any change in intonation. Everyone’s probably learnt to tune it out in favour of something more exciting like the sound of the fridge humming away or the blood pressure pulsing around their ears.
Your voice either zips along inaudibly fast like the rapper Twista, or it’s so slow that even the simplest of messages takes minutes to be spelled out in your excruciating drawl. This means you’ll have to listen to the recording of yourself multiple times to get the gist of what you’re saying. By the end of it you’ll wish you were mute.
Your loud breathing
As if your voice wasn’t insufferable enough, it’s punctuated by the sound of you gulping down huge mouthfuls of air. On the rare occasion that you remember to inhale through your nose it sounds like a vacuum struggling to suck up something caught in its nozzle. And the less said about the smacking noises your lips make the better.
It’s saying really stupid shit
If only its sound was the worst part of your voice. Once you get over how punishingly terrible it sounds, you’ll realise it’s saying f**king stupid words like ‘vibes’ and ‘non-fungible token’. Pity your friends and colleagues, they’re on the receiving end of this shitty voice every single day. Do everyone a favour and use it sparingly.