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Emma October 17th, 2013 5:56pm

Are there any relatively benign sounds that make you cringe every time you hear them, even if heard out of context?

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/18/13 6:52 am

Styrofoam squeaking. It freezes us, precious, and we doesn't know why. Even memories of that ssound freezes us!

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cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
10/18/13 6:46 am

You know that bending metal noise you hear for the whole second half of the titanic while the ship is sinking? I don't know if I'd call it benign, but it practically immobilizes me.

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kc10
10/18/13 4:58 am

Farts

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kubu1218 Texas
10/17/13 9:35 pm

Whistling annoys me.

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USA1st
10/17/13 8:58 pm

Chewing...-_- it literally drives me insane.

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Oboette17 Senioritis
10/17/13 7:56 pm

Chewing. I can't stand it, and my parents think I'm being "rude and unreasonable" when I can still hear them quite clearly on a different floor with the door shut. They claim they chew with their mouth closed, but... Augh. Just thinking about it...

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KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
10/17/13 7:50 pm

Dishes clanking together

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peacefullife Land of Moss
10/17/13 7:31 pm

I'm listening to one now: dogs chewing on bones. Radio static is another...

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WillametteKevin Mossopolis
10/17/13 5:03 pm

Tapping for no apparent reason.

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WillametteKevin Mossopolis
10/17/13 5:02 pm

The sound of a hair-ball on its way up.

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riggsy Myrtle Beach, S.C.
10/17/13 3:18 pm

The sounds made when someone chews with their mouth open.

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leilu SoCal
10/17/13 3:11 pm

My dogs fart ... because I know the odor will soon follow!

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Ernest Make it so
10/17/13 2:46 pm

The sound of nails on chalk boards... *_*,

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PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
10/17/13 2:26 pm

So our house for whatever reason isn't very sound dampening... At all. On top of that the centrally located downstairs bathroom door is hollow... You hear more than you'd ever want to when someone uses it.

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true Home
10/17/13 2:25 pm

Every time my boyfriend eats i can hear him chewing. It drives me insane!!

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TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
10/17/13 2:24 pm

Scraping of a fork on a plate.

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TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
10/17/13 2:28 pm

Oh! ....and styrofoam cups on just about any surface in existence.

dawl adulting
10/17/13 2:31 pm

Yes and yes

shovelhead someplace with coffee
10/17/13 12:47 pm

The guy that clicks his pen and acts like nobody else can hear it. Makes me want to take the pen away and stick it in his throat........unless I'm the one doing it of cores then it's ok

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lanceparke
10/17/13 11:40 am

The sound of someone chewing ice.

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icytoes the tepid north
10/17/13 11:38 am

The sound of a fork scraping across a plate

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dyousif Rhode Island
10/17/13 11:42 am

Yes!, my mother used to have these plates that I just could not eat on and they still bothered me if someone else used them.

wego Utah
10/17/13 12:07 pm

Yes!! My hubby is terrible with this. I've asked him if he is attacking the plate so it doesn't get to his food before he does. I hate it!!!

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/17/13 12:22 pm

Wego and I discussed this before my husband's bad about that too. Then we sat next to a lady that did it. It drove him crazy. I think he is been better since then.

wego Utah
10/17/13 12:27 pm

Oh that's right! Tops, I think next time I'm going to be that annoying lady for my husband.

icytoes the tepid north
10/17/13 1:13 pm

dyousif, we had those plates growing up and my dad was convinced I was just looking for attention as a kid, so I got yelled at every time I cringed!! :(

dyousif Rhode Island
10/17/13 3:17 pm

Lol icytoes, my stepfather used to purposely drag his fork across them.

DavesNotHere where am I
10/17/13 11:20 am

Anyone who can't sing but thinks they can.

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dawl adulting
10/17/13 11:26 am

Oh gosh seriously

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/17/13 11:36 am

I resemble that remark!

EarlyBird Portland
10/17/13 11:53 am

Good one Dave!

DavesNotHere where am I
10/17/13 12:00 pm

I work with a lady who thinks she has a great voice. I think she's wrong. Everybody thinks she's terrible. She doesn't care.

dawl adulting
10/17/13 11:16 am

Chewing, whistling, clicking pens or keys, certain people breathing or talking lol!

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Emma Austin.ish.
10/17/13 11:21 am

clicking anything is just not ok. especially when PCs do it (part of why I love my MacBookPro so much, it doesn't do that).

dawl adulting
10/17/13 11:26 am

I love my MacBook Air!!!!!!

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/17/13 12:23 pm

The only clicking sound I like is sometimes my knitting needles click at night. I find that relaxing.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/17/13 11:07 am

Snapping gum drives me crazy. When husband had the sounds on his phone and the little clicking sounds bugs me. He finally turn those off.

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Emma Austin.ish.
10/17/13 11:14 am

omg, I HATE those clicking sounds with a passion!

dawl adulting
10/17/13 11:15 am

Yes to both!!!! HATE!

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/17/13 11:07 am

Does silence count?

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Emma Austin.ish.
10/17/13 11:21 am

you're welcome ;)

dawl adulting
10/17/13 2:31 pm

I love silence :-)

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/17/13 11:07 am

The sound of an eraser on a chalkboard/whiteboard/smartboard. I don't know what it is about the sound...

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dyousif Rhode Island
10/17/13 11:08 am

Never noticed a sound from using erasers.

Emma Austin.ish.
10/17/13 11:06 am

mine is the bell at school. the one signaling the end of lunch (that I just heard) is the *worst*!

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Kay41 the Midwest
10/17/13 11:05 am

It used to be "Mom, I don't feel good."

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Kay41 the Midwest
10/17/13 11:12 am

I guess that isn't really a sound though.

sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
10/17/13 11:02 am

Flo's singing voice on Progressive Insurance Commercials.

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Emma Austin.ish.
10/17/13 11:05 am

ha, seriously!

smartfart Florida
10/17/13 11:02 am

The slurping sound of my dog licking his paws.

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dyousif Rhode Island
10/17/13 11:07 am

Your dog does that too? What breed? Are his paws red/brown from constant licking? Sorry for the bombardment of questions but my Jack Russell just recently started doing this and I am concerned.

Emma Austin.ish.
10/17/13 11:13 am

that can be a sign of a food allergy.

dyousif Rhode Island
10/17/13 11:15 am

Yeah, I read about that online, his diet hasn't changed, except that he gets more handouts from my grandparents downstairs. But it's all food that he has eaten before.

smartfart Florida
10/17/13 12:21 pm

He's a 10 year old pug. He's always done it, from what I remember. It takes off some of the fur on his paws and turns red from irritation if I don't stop him.

dyousif Rhode Island
10/17/13 3:20 pm

I love pugs, I'm thinking I'm going to have to take my dog to the vet for this, he is only about 7 years old, and he is in dire need of a teeth brushing.

2katz I live in Nebraska
10/17/13 10:59 am

A metal spoon scraping a metal pan.

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JennaAwesome Book Lover
10/17/13 11:00 am

I hate that sound so much. And a metal spoon on a plasticky bowl