Linguist, lexicographer, writer, editor, broadcaster

Pitch or catch or stitch, they all sound the same. You lose loudness and clarity

“The other thing that’s happened since the ’60s: We’ve invented new noises. Go back to 1960, and you won’t find yourself any Jet Skis, you won’t find yourself any leaf blowers. I don’t think you’ll find any car alarms, and I guarantee you won’t find any boomboxes. You certainly wouldn’t find cars that honk when you remote-control lock them. You wouldn’t find cellphones in public places. You wouldn’t find pagers. The noise levels at movie theaters were a lot quieter because the amplification systems were not as good. People weren’t wearing Walkmen everywhere. There’s really good evidence that we’re doing noisier things, that we’re inventing noisier things and that the world is getting louder.”

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Grant Barrett