I HATE grown women who talk with little girl voices, but I suppose some straight guys must find it hot. I work with one.%0D\
Victoria Jackson is a perfect example (of little girl voice - not hotness).
Like a plummy horse whinney
Joey Lauren Adams, Jennifer Tilly, Meg Griffith. They sound like air-headed 5 year olds.\
Maggie Gyllen-whatever. She sounds like an air-headed 11 year old.\
Selma Blair and Gwyneth Paltrow. Bored, whiny.\
Edward Norton. Whiny, nasal.\
Tobey Maguire. It''s like his mouth is full of marbles.\
Adam Sandler. Just plain annoying.\
Gilbert Gottfried''s fake voice; his real voice is actually quite nice.
Have to agree with R3 that Adam Sandler has to be a leading contender for the title.
SARAH PALIN. I win.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. %0D\
AAAAGGGGHHH the new MacDonalds breakfast commercial - a woman mistakes a strange guy for her boyfriend and feeds him oatmeal.%0D\
Her voice is horrible and grating. The way she says "cracked egg" makes me want to throw a brick at the TV. I have to mute the commercial whenever it airs (which is about every 10 minutes during the local morning news).
When will it go away?
Pregnant in Heels'' Rosie Pope
There''s this woman on Ghost Hunters International who talks out of her nose - it''s so annoying.
I still think Mary-Louise (and he West Wing character) take the biscuit.
The blonde who plays Calleigh on CSI:Miami.
High-pitched and rapid-fire.
Odd, I find Mary-Louise Parker''s voice strangely soothing.
Lacey Chabert''s voice when she was on "Party of Five" was like nails on a chalkboard to me. Thankfully, she''s outgrown it since.
Kelly Tilghman, a broadcaster on the Golf Channel. Makes me want to punch her.
Kristin Chenoweth. Fingernails on a chalkboard.
I second on Sarah Palin. Thread closed again
Now and forever...Melanie Griffith.
My former co-worker has the most cringeworthy baby voice. It is just terrible. I wanted to throttle her every time she opened her mouth. Besides her pussy, what on god''s green earth would any man on the planet want to be with such an annoying POS.
I like Mary-Louise Parker''s voice in Fried Green Tomatoes. She''s less nasal with the Southern accent.
Sting, with that ridiculous phony accent he sings in.
Sarah P, George W, J-lo, especailly in film roles,and Michelle uneducated Rodriquez.
Fran Drescher (but I like her unlike the 1st two listed.)
Please...without a doubt - Rosie Perez.%0D\
Jackee Harry was awful too. Renee Zellwegger is annoying as is Melanie Griffith.%0D\
Didi Conn was just awful too. The creepiest thing was that old movie "You Light Up My LIfe" in which she whined and was nasal until she sang - then she became Debby Boone.%0D\
The NPR Edition:\
Lynne Rossetto Kasper\
It''s SO adenoidal. Hate it.
One of the nurses I had when I had kidney stones.
r28 surely Jacki Lyden is the worst of NPR. She has such a weird concocted affect.
The voice actor in the Kraft American cheese commercial.
Gilbert Gottfried, now and forever.
r28, you forgot Sandra Tsung-Loh.
Sarah Palin wins.
Billy Mays (OxiClean guy who died 2009)%0D\
I agree with [R25]. I can''t stand Jennifer Lopez''s loud ghetto accent.
Didi Conn and definitely Sarah Gotchya Pallin
[quote]Michelle uneducated Rodriquez.\
Oh hell yes! One of the worst female voices ever.
I hate the way Lady Gaga talks%E2%80%94she enunciates just like Madonna started to after she moved to England. It''s so pretentious. \
I also agree with Fantasia and anyone with Meanie Griffith babygirl voice.
Kourtney Kardashian, hands down. I want to kill myself and everyone else near me whenever the stupid ho speaks.
Leonardo Dicaprio has a goatlike, bleating, high-pitched teenage voice despite pushing 40.
The entire cast of "Seinfeld".\
Weezy from "The Jeffersons"\
The Olsen Twins when they were on "Full House"
This is an old one but \
Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis
Kaity Tong. Nasally. Talks through her nose
robert forster (what the fuck did he say?)\
michael pitt (lobotomized?)\
Now the best sitcoms ever for voices were Cheers and Frasier
R44 is close... ALL the Kardashian hoes! They have the same nasal whiny voice of entitlement. Vulgar as they are they stay in the limelight. I just don''t get it!
Whoriah Carey - Her speaking voice sounds terrible, like she smokes cigars.
Justin Timberlake, Bobcat Goldthwait, Eminem, Mike Tyson, Robin Leach.
There is nobody else that comes close.%0D\
Thread Closed Once Again.
Stevie Nicks - singing voice is like a drowning goat.
Not necessarily in that order.
Palin followed closely by Coulter. GW Bush comes in 3rd.
Did anyone mention Melanie Griffith? Nails on a chalk board.
How could I forget Ross Perot?
Christine Lahti - I always want to hand her a Kleenex so she can blow out her nose/sinuses
Ari Shapiro''s voice is so nasally it makes me want to kick him in his vagina. I loathe the moment when Morning Edition/All Things Considered hosts warn the audience that they''re about to bring in NPR''s White House Correspondent.
I agree. Mary Louise Parker''s voice is very annoying. Also her way of speaking and her mouth which is very clown-like.
and a close second, Michele Bachmann.%0D\
"Is our President exhibiting some in-se-kyerrrrrrity!?"
Thread truly closed.
Nicole Kidman, Heidi Klum have that annoying high pitched girly voice that I can''t stand. It sounds like dolphins squeaking.\
I also cannot take the dead, monotone voice of Kristen Stewart.
Mr. and Mrs. James Carville
Secretary Janet Napolitano
Whoopi Goldberg (always talks in a smart-ass, "ain't I just so cool" way}
Winona Ryder (has the voice of a nervous, neurotic teenager)
Courtney Love (has a loud, braying, gnarly, drug-damaged voice)
Stevie Nicks (she always sounds like the gargled with ground up glass)
Roseanne Barr (like nails on a blackboard)
Sara Gilbert (talks in a slurring monotone)
Melissa Gilbert (has a retarded little girl's voice)
Adam Sandler (annoying as hell)
Melanie Griffith (retarded sexpot voice)
Jennifer Tilly (retarded sexpot voice)
Joy Behar. Like the proverbial scratching on the blackboard!
I do like her politics!
Anderson Cooper. Ah heh heh heh.
Umm.. lets see. every person who lives in the city of Baltimore. This has to be the trashy accent I've ever heard in my life.. worse than anyone in the south. Their whole accent is attitude. They speak like they want to fight you. Even NY'ers are endearing. Baltimore is fucking trash.
Girls who speak in vocal fry..its the - I smoke 10 packs of kools a day and Im only 14 voice.
Edward Burns....handsome guy, but annoying voice!
Reba McEntire and er lazy eye
Both leads in TWO BROKE GIRLS are like nails on a blackboard. Bad voices and really annoying inflections and delivery.
Actually, that whole Chelsea Handler/Whitney Cummings coven has ushered in a new age of horrible women's voices.
The grandmom on the State Farm commercial ("Six callers ahead if us, Jimmy!")
I live in Chicago. Vince Vaughn is very annoying.
Cheryl Crow. Sounds like cats in heat!
Don't young actors train their voices anymore? Sheesh. It's one of the key ingredients towards a lasting career, long after your abs become less defined and you're no longer the freshest cookie on the shelf.
The USA. By a long yard. Total earache. And loud. Did I say LOUD? I mean L.O.U.D.!!!!
Second: some asian nation that has a lot of hard ringing D's and lots of ONGs. Fucking painful to listen to.
Third: Sweden (God awful smug singsong)
Elisabeth Moss. I not only hate "Peggy", I hate every fucking thing Moss has even been in. Bleah.
Two R's: Randi Rhodes and Rita Cosby.
Scarlett Johannson, Ryan Gosling
Kathy Ireland, beford she had voice lessions
Holly Hunter, her voice makes every movie she's in unwatchable
TV new anchor, Savannah Gutherie. Her days are numbered.
Heidi klum... Can't stand her talking!! Love fashion but I can't watch because she is sooooooooo annoying!!!
Erin Burnett from CNN, also dumber than a box of rocks.
Melanie Griffith. I love Working Girl, but she ruins it every single time for me. It's that voice and the constant throat-clearing. Why she does that?
Edward Burns is a very good-looking man but the voice is unbelievably nasal and screechy, possibly like a mouse? I'm surprised he never did anything to make it more listenable. There's a guy who could never be an opera singer.
Lisa Kudrow her voice is just plain annoying
Pretty much anyone with that stereotypical Jew Voice and that's it
I just did the post before with Lisa Kudrow and Obama I forgot
Another vote for Edward Burns. Woody Allen and Edward Norton.
Britney Spears - sounds snotty, stupid, and whiney.
At the moment, the girl who plays Debbie in the US SHAMELESS. It's very raspy, like she has a sore throat, and sometimes I can't make out what she says, it breaks a lot.
The truth is...most American women.
Compare e.g. Paula Deen or Rachael Ray to Nigella Lawson.
Walk down any street in a European capital and you can spot the American tourist-fraus from a mile away.
America keeps producing aesthetic disasters.
R105, this is about voices not aesthetics. Also, why are you only picking on American women, and you only list two women to represent the entire country, as it is.
I was in fact referring to voices.
But the horror of American voices is but one in a long list of aesthetic disasters that this country produces...unique among all nations in its ability to churn out ugliness.
Eyeroll @ R105/$107!
Kristin Chenoweth. I can't bear to hear her speak. I reach for the remote.
None of you have apparently shared an open plan office with a Shrew.
Or a Foghorn Leghorn
R105 Nigella Lawson is pretty upper-crust, her dad was one of Margaret Thatcher's top ministers, so she's somewhat more refined than the average Englishwoman. Try watching Eastenders or Coronation Street.
Some annoying British voices:
Joanna Page (Gavin & Stacey)
Ant & Dec
Alex Jones from The ONE Show
Blake Shelton's speaking voice and singing voice are both awful
If she hasn't already been mentioned, Megan Mullally's character on Will & Grace, Karen Walker. (Don't think Mullally really talks like that.). Her whine so annoyed my husband once he begged me to change the channel.
And the woman who does the voiceovers for the cop show trailers on Australia's cable channel TV1. She tries to sound all deep and ominous, but just sounds like Brenda Vaccaro sucked down a whole tank of N2O.
Haley Barbour, Chris Hayes, Erin Burnett
all the lisping and fairy stuff is like nails on a chalk board.
Fran Dresher and Ed Schultz
any Australian voice
Anton Yelchin and his muse Owen Wilson with their ridiculous doling out of flaccid consonants.
The mush-mouth who played Tina on the L Word. What the fuck did she say?
Michael Fishman couldn't enunciate at all.
I agree with Jennifer Lopez, but not because of the ghetto accent - it's because she sounds like she's being strangled when she speaks. Her "singing" voice is even worse.
David Beckham owns this thread lock, stock and barrel.
A body of a god, the voice of a little girl. It was a total shock to view him on video and listen to his tiny little voice. His tone can douse off any sexual fire. I can see why they don't do a lot of interviews with the guy, photos are the only way to go.
Bethany Frankel. Can't turn her off fast enough
Drew Barrymore- find her insufferable on TCM's Essentials with Robert Osborne.
I hate overly raspy voices.....
Nicolas Cage. Sounds like his nose is all stopped up or clogged up with a mound of coke. Can't stand hearing him. It was so bad in Peggy Sue Got Married it was like listening to Rudolph the red nosed reindeer when his Dad shoves a cover on his nose to hide the real one.
The bitch who plays Tara on True Blood.
She sounds like Wanda Sykes!
DL fave Josh Barro.
God. In print at least.
Richard Quest from CNN, just horrible and unwatchable.
R129 Oh yeah, Wanda Sykes is like a stereotype of an African American woman.
I would say I always found Bennett Cerf's voice extremely annoying.
tennis commentator Patrick McEnroe, who only gets tennis related jobs because big bro is Johnny Mac.
The Chenbot aka Julie Chen.
Not a person but, I cannot abide the American 'r', especially in comparison with the sexy French 'r'.
Jennifer Tilly. Julie Burchill. James Lipton (although it's more about the elocution than the voice). Tracey Ullman.
I haven't read all of this thread but, hey, where is the heroine of the "Most Annoying Voices on NPR" thread (RIP)-- our very own Zoe Chace from Planet Money. Give it up for Zoe!!
The fake, Johnny monotone, big man sounding affectation of 90% of adolescent males while using Ventrilo, Teamspeak, or any other gaming channel. Guys, you think it makes you sound older but it makes you sound like you're fighting a cold and it takes you twice as long to speak. No one is fooled.
Truman. Capote, and President.
Dustin Hoffman - nose, nose anything goes
Dr. Phil McGraw sounds like a bullfrog magically gifted with speech.
Owen Wilson. His voice makes me want to hunt him down and punch him in the face.
Lady GaGa's speaking voice is very unpleasant. I want to say the same about her singing voice, but that's a matter of taste, I suppose.
Mary Hart - yes, it can induce seizures.
Mary Matalin - droning, monotone, grating.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck - piercing, squeaky, juvenile - enough to induce a sharp, stabbing headache.
Moe Roca, Mrs Neely of the cooking show on
Food Channel -
Colonel Hunt on Foxs News
Barbara WaWa (Walters)
Mike Broomhead from Radio
Gretchen Carlson phony laugh on Foxs News
His voice is cute in small doses but it gets tiring fast.
You guys have me really stumped.
Lady Mary of Downton Abbe
I hate that cold and icy bitch.
Drew Barrymore. As someone mentioned before, she sounds ridiculous on TCM's The Essentials.
Robert Downey, Jr., has always had a strange, affected "lisp," which reminds me of the sound young college people make when they try to sound intellectual.
Katy Perry sounds like an insipid school girl when she speaks. She's even worse when she sings.
Leonardo DiCaprio sounds like a boy affecting a grown-up voice, making crank phone calls.
Farrah Abraham, better known as Backdoor Farrah. The inflection goes up towards the end of each sentence. Also, if one were to tie down her hands, I believe she'd lose the ability to speak. She's like those dolls with the pull string. They must be in motion.
Rachel Maddow. Especially when she doesn't shut up.
The most annoying voice I ever heard was the announcer of Rosie's OWN talk show. She was canned not long into the run, and for good reason. Disingenuous and cloying, and you got this without even ever seeing her face.
Sarah Millican. The South Shields accent would be bad enough, the high-pitched squeak makes it another thing altogether.
And she's an complete munter who you do not want to picture having sex, EVER.
Lou Holtz (ESPN)
Chris Brossard (ESPN)
Anna Faris (Actress)
Andrew Luck (NFL)
Mel B - epitome of northern monkey, illiterate, uneducated chav trash!
Jennifer Tilly her stunted at 8 years old little girl voice
Bobcat Goldthwaite.. nuff said
Gilbert Gottfried .. ditto
Sophia Vergara wins this
Erin Burnett from CNN. (I hate it so much I found this thread just to add her name).
Lady who says "10 callers ahead if us jimmy." I didn't realize this until I just read it. But yes, it is right up there.
Demi Moore. Hate it. Always have.
Melanie Griffith. I'm not sure if I hated it before her pudgy black underwear scene in working girl, but that sealed the deal.
R171 agreed. She's our generation's Charo. Well, except she's a lot fucking richer.
The new woman on TMZ team with blonde hair to the shoulders. She screeches.
r164 mentioned Drew Barrymore. Does a speech therapist know how to stop her from saying "like" in every sentence on TCM?
Paris Fucking Hilton
Zoe Chace from Planet Money. You don't know anything about what she's covering. Her verbal gymnastics are the only thing you hear.
I didn't realize how much Elizabeth Perkins carried Weeds until she left and I realized I didn't like anyone left on the show. I can't remember Mary-Louise Parker's voice. I'm sure it's annoying, but what I didn't like about her is she isn't that beautiful, but clearly thinks she's the sexiest woman on earth.
The Rosie Twins - Perez and O'Donnell
Stephen Hawking's crushingly tedious monotone.
Ed Miliband has the most nasal voice in Britain, and probably the world. The poor bastard was supposed to have had a nose job to sort this out, but it doesn't seem to have worked at all.