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Sounds We Don't Hear Anymore

 
 
saab
 
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Reply Sun 15 Aug, 2010 11:04 am
@tsarstepan,
Where I live we have churchbells and they ring not only Sundays. They ring for funerals, weddings, evening song, and 11 o´clock for the ones who passed away the last days in case the family wants it. And the name is on the church door.
I certainly would miss not to hear church bells. Many other noices I just don´t registrate.
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saab
 
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Reply Sun 15 Aug, 2010 11:05 am
You never hear a young man whistle appricative after a nice looking young woman. Now it is sexual harassment I guess.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 15 Aug, 2010 11:09 am
@saab,
Visit NYC these days and you'll still hear catcalls and whistles.
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mark noble
 
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Reply Sun 15 Aug, 2010 04:18 pm
Hordes of vikings, ravaging the english countryside.

Wild boars foraging for truffles.

Concorde.

Marines shouting "Have a nice day!" in Vietnam

Dinosaurs breaking wind.

"Elvis is leaving the building."

Pemerson
 
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Reply Sun 15 Aug, 2010 05:13 pm
kids playing in the street, or even in their driveway
A mom sticking her head out the door and screeeeeaming their kid's name:
"DAAAAAAVID."
The whirling of the reel projector at the movies, operated by a real person
and the people yelling at him when the film broke.
Train whistles

hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sun 15 Aug, 2010 05:21 pm
@Pemerson,
Quote:
kids playing in the street, or even in their driveway
I hope and pray that you live in a retirement community....
Roberta
 
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Reply Sun 15 Aug, 2010 05:27 pm
@hawkeye10,
hawkeye10 wrote:

Quote:
kids playing in the street, or even in their driveway
I hope and pray that you live in a retirement community....


I don't hear kids playing anymore either. I thought it was just me. I don't live in a retirement community.

Remembering the film reel breaking and people yelling. Love that one.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 15 Aug, 2010 05:31 pm
@mark noble,
Somewhere in a very secluded Artic Circle/Canadian village, a 75 year old Elvis is leaving a local bar without the strains of ...

Please, young people . . . Elvis has left the building. He has gotten in his car and driven away. . . . Please take your seats.

Kind of tragic.... Neutral
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Pemerson
 
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Reply Sun 15 Aug, 2010 06:01 pm
@hawkeye10,
No, I don't live in a retirement community. So, go on, hope and pray.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 15 Aug, 2010 06:03 pm
@mark noble,
Quote:
Concorde
i used to love to hear 'em roar overhead (on their to or from JFK) when we lived on long island.
you'd hear it about a minute before you saw it...
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Roberta
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 05:28 am
Clocks and watches ticking. There must be some old ticking timepieces around.

I'm enjoying reading how people try to duplicate sounds in words.

saab
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 07:02 am
@Roberta,
We have ticking clocks - I think a clock is the heart of a house, but so do other Scandinavians.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 09:13 am
@BillRM,
I remember ours as having a box that sat on top of the tv and we turned the dial to the station we were watching and then you'd hear this whining motor sound and a faint sound like gears clicking coming from the roof as the antenna rotated to the preset direction for that station.

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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 09:15 am
@tsarstepan,
It was actually the brick fireplace hearth on the inside of the house.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 09:23 am
@Butrflynet,
Butrflynet wrote:
The sound of freshly washed sheets flapping in the wind on a clothes line.


i hear this every weekend if the weather is good, love laundry dried on the line, especially bedding, nothing better than the smell of line dried pillowcases when you first lay your head down to sleep
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 10:51 am
@Pemerson,
I hear children play outside a lot.
A couple of years ago we had a horsecarriage "school" in our area, so I often heard horses and carriages coming down the street. Another sound which is gone.
djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 10:53 am
@saab,
we have a family that lives somewhere nearby that has two horses and a carriage, it's nice to be sitting out side and hear the clip clop of hooves every once in a while, makes a nice change from the hum of traffic
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dadpad
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 03:05 pm
Church bells all over the place here in Germany.
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Eorl
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 06:06 pm
The talking clock. "At the third stroke, it will be 10:14 and twenty seconds. Bip. Bip. Bip. At the third stroke...."

STD bips every 3 minutes

The high pitched "pzyewschhh" when you turn off an old TV, with rapidly dissapearing white dot in the middle of the screen.

The extremely high pitched squeal old TV screens make whenever they are on, that you only really notice when you turn them off.

The "kechunk" of turning off a CRT computer monitor.

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Foofie
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 06:45 pm
1 - The bells of the Good Humor man's truck coming down the block.
2 - The sound of a child yelling up to a window, "Can ----- come down to play?"
3 - The sound of someone's mom calling from a window, " ------- come eat lunch."
4 - The sound of a whistle, used by a traffic cop, to direct traffic at an intersection.
5 - The sound of Doo-Wop in a school yard, harmonizing acapela.
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