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No need for a gruff voice.
Jim Broede
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 2:31 AM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


I can be gruff. Mighty gruff. Interesting word, isn't it? Means to speak in a low and unfriendly voice. But I don't necessarily mean to be unfriendly when I'm gruff. Could be that I'm merely making a point. Acting a role. There's a time for gruffness. Maybe just to let people know that I'm annoyed. Better than outrightly proclaiming, 'I'm annoyed.' Instead, I say it with my tone of voice. It's more effective that way. I can even convey my annoyance silently. With a look. Yes, so many ways to speak. Without uttering a word. Sometimes, all it takes is complete silence. One thing I've learned is to communicate. One way or another. Even with Alzheimer patients. I can read their minds. And I look for ways for them to read my mind. Sometimes, all it takes is a touch. Or a vibration. Yes, a good vibe. Certainly, no need for a gruff voice. --Jim
VKB
Posted: Saturday, February 4, 2012 3:30 PM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 3689


Jim,

 

You do have a way with words.  Thanks for sharing your interesting thoughts with us. Veronica


TiggerPooh
Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 1:47 AM
Joined: 2/15/2018
Posts: 94


 

Gruff voice is my usual voice. But I guess I was just born that way, with a really gruff voice.

 


chrisp1653
Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 3:22 AM
Joined: 1/23/2017
Posts: 1286


It's the intonation of the growl, TiggerPooh, and not the growl itself. You're fine, I'm sure.

 


TiggerPooh
Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 5:53 AM
Joined: 2/15/2018
Posts: 94


Yup I guess sometimes it can sound like mewling or whining.