Yawn

04/07/2012

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The Chinese vocal projection is a practiced achievement idiosyncratic to this otherwise soft-footed culture. From a silent standstill, their vocal chords can vibrate into a visceral roar that shatters stillness and rattles brains. This startling skill seems a show of strength, not unlike lions marking their territories with louder and louder exhibits of teeth, tongue, and tonsils.

Consider the two grandpas. The clack-a-clack of this lumbering locomotive lulled them to a snoring snooze in the early evening, just after the dinner carts rolled on the next car touting their savory, slurpy suppers.
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Story Inspiration: China’s cross-country trains and the cultural phenomenon of sudden and seemingly random vocal projections.

Real-Life Review:  China’s cross-country trains are categorized into three classes: soft-sleeper, hard-sleeper, and seats. Each... Read more. ]

 


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