Can you tell someone’s orientation by the way they talk?
While there’s been a lot of supposition and stereotyping, there’s also a body of linguistic work on this very topic.
Linguist Daniel Midgley swings that way on this episode of Talk the Talk.
Listen to this episode
Promo with James Hall
Education Minister Christopher Pyne calls Opposition Leader Bill Shorten a ‘cunt’.
2004: US VP Dick Cheney told Senator Pat Leahy: “Go fuck yourself”.
And was unrepentant later.
Why do some people sound gay? Uncle Cecil once tackled the topic.
The film ‘Do I Sound Gay?”
Here’s the Kickstarter project
Can people identify gay guys by voice? My unscientific (but interesting) experiment
Gaudio (1994): Sounding gay: Pitch properties in the speech of straight and gay men
An easier intro to Gaudio
Munson (2006): The acoustic and perceptual bases of judgments of women and men’s sexual orientation from read speech
David Sedaris: Me Talk Pretty One Day
More about the history in the Guardian
After Perth resident Simon Carville planked Eliza the Statue, no further planking was possible.
So stocking is the new planking.
No, wait, it’s owling.
But those are all kind of two years ago. So johning is the new planking, for rlz.
‘Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime’ by Erasure
from the album Other People’s Songs
‘Piccadilly Palare (Long Version)’ by Morrissey
from the album Bona Drag