I am not a parent, and this observation will not come as news to those who are--hell, probably not to most who aren't.
But: damn, they sure make a lot of them, don't they?
Maybe it's a sign that I've been hitting the (family-friendly) fast-food joints too often lately, or maybe it's just that summer brings out the boisterousness in us all; but it strikes me that this phenomenon has been on the upswing lately. next seat over, next table over, next bench over: small child, going
mba. mba. mba. mba.
and sometimes just a primal, guttural screech that doesn't seem to have enough letters in the English language to represent it.
oh, I don't mind. well, not usually. i mean, no more so than your average hair-trigger New York adult (the noises we emit: FUCK YOU! NO, FUCK *YOU*, motherFUCKER!!), probably. I'm just curious. i keep thinking: why is it so hard for oh say your average acting class or group therapy session or whatnot to coax out those sounds from a lot of people? when do we unlearn?