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Talk Pollution

by Emma Hardy

On and on she goes. Words and more words: travel, weather, television, work, news. Some people you can listen to forever; their voices absorb you like you’re a toast soldier breaking into the yolk of a freshly boiled egg. I know someone with a voice like yolk. I want to think of that person now but all I can hear is her barking every line like a monosyllabic dog. She’s filling this room with her noxious gas, creating talk pollution, and I can’t open a window to clear the air.

6S

Emma Hardy, who you can follow on Twitter, recently moved to Scotland.

6 comments:

peggy said...

"toast soldier breaking into the yolk of a freshly boiled egg"

that was priceless

quin browne said...

ah, yes, those who practice word vomit. far too often, they also practice text vomit. the infernal me, me, me.


nicely phrased.

Madam Z said...

Oops! I was going to quote the "toast soldier" line, but peggy beat me to it. I also enjoyed "She's filling this room with her noxious gas, creating talk pollution..."

I suppose we have all known someone like this, but Emma has described it perfectly.

Catherine said...

Crative description that I can totally relate to!

mmm said...

Shoe-perb.

'I know someone with a voice like yoke' - what an accolade for them!

Miss Vicki alias GranitaToGo said...

Great title and love the 6S. This type is the reason I like to spend as much time alone as possible . . . too many decades spent with too many people just like this . . . time to recuperate! Very real