Vocal fry  DEC 13 2011

College-age women end sentences in the lowest vocal register, a creaky vibration called vocal fry, possibly to broadcast themselves as part of a social group.

Vocal fry...great term! Here's a demo of how the effect is used in singing.

Update: About a minute into this clip from Louie, there's a great example of vocal fry used by "college-age women [to] end sentences":

(via @dalton)

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