Tuesday, October 7, 2008

is it possible to discern a frum person's voice?

i was sitting in the student lounge, waiting for class to resume after a test. (which, by the way, is the cruelest thing a professor can do to a class IMNSHO. after an exam, no one wants to look at the professor's face. they all just want him/her to go home and mark the tests) i was speculating on the exam, and trying to start studying for an exam which i have on chol hamoed. it was pretty deserted, and i was wondering if the heap of clothing in the corner was a forgotten pile or a person. suddenly, i heard a voice and footsteps coming up the stairs

"yo. what's up? where the heck have you been, man?"

the first thing that popped into my mind was that it belonged to a frum person. i couldn't put my finger on it, but somehow the voice had sounded so.....Jewish.

i peered around the corner, and sure enough, a yarmulke went barreling down the hall, talking at 80 mph.

it was so strange.

5 comments:

tembow said...

usually its not the voice that gives it away but the way someone says something or the accent maybe

Stam said...

your posts crack me up :)

Anonymous said...

Not only can I tell if they're frum, but usually I can tell where they're from.
E.g. BP, Florida, Baltimore, Flatbush, Monsey, UWS, Chicago, Crown Heights, Teaneck, Toronto.

Also, these differences are usually more noticeable with women's voices.

The Babysitter said...

we never have class after a test, unless it's a quiz.

really cool, yea I think it's something you can sense.

Anonymous said...

totally, on a side note, its easier to spot a frum girl than guy in college from afar.