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The previously controversial vocalized "choo"

What do you think of a vocalized "choo" at the end of a sneeze?   59 members have voted

  1. 1. What do you think of a vocalized "choo" at the end of a sneeze?

    • Good!
      37
    • Bad!
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    • I don't care one way or the other.
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I remember the zeitgeist around here 5-10 years ago being pretty negative about vocalized sneezes, especially a vocalized "choo" (and high pitched sneezes coming from women), but it's been a while since we've had a thread on this and from talking to some friends in the community, I've noticed that this opinion doesn't seem to be the norm anymore. 

Personally, I'm all for it! One thing I recall about these discussions back then was that people thought it was fake/extra/contrived for someone to add a "choo" to the end of the sneeze, and while I generally disagree (sneeze sounds are kind of cultural, but people often subconsciously choose their own sneeze sound, too), I don't know what the problem would be even if that were the case! It shows that the person is thinking about sneezing enough to consciously change the way they sneeze themselves, and that kind of thing is (in my opinion, at least!) really hot to think about.

What about the rest of you? How do you feel about the choo?

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I love a vocalised "choo"!

Preferably not too loud, but that's being slightly picky. A spoken choo after a stifle is one of my favourite types of sneeze, so I'm definitely in your camp on this one!

:joal:

 

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I said " yes" because I'm thinking of a sneeze that comes out vocal, naturally, and if it's from a  deep guy then it's :3

Fake " choo's" are annoying but now a deal breaker. 

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2 minutes ago, Joal 555 said:

I love a vocalised "choo"!

Preferably not too loud, but that's being slightly picky. A spoken choo after a stifle is one of my favourite types of sneeze, so I'm definitely in your camp on this one!

:joal:

 

I have to agree with Joal, although I'd prefer not to share a tent! :joal: I like it to be present but nor necessarily screamed (although that can be okay under the right circumstances).

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I love it too! ^_^

I think it can sometimes make the person's sneeze seem more unique, because you can hear their own voice in it. (Which is particularly adorable if they have a really nice voice. :yay: )

Vocalisation ftw, basically. :P

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Personally, I like "chuh"s more than "choo"s. I'm not entirely sure why, but I think it has to do with the fact that I like male sneezes more than female ones, and for some reason I find the "chuh" sound to be more masculine than the "choo" sound which, at least to me, is more feminine. Also, in fics I prefer the vocalization to be spelled like "chuu" instead of "choo". Again, not entirely sure of the reason. The double "o" is just a turn-off for me spelling-wise.

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15 minutes ago, VividBubbles! said:

Personally, I like "chuh"s more than "choo"s. I'm not entirely sure why, but I think it has to do with the fact that I like male sneezes more than female ones, and for some reason I find the "chuh" sound to be more masculine than the "choo" sound which, at least to me, is more feminine. Also, in fics I prefer the vocalization to be spelled like "chuu" instead of "choo". Again, not entirely sure of the reason. The double "o" is just a turn-off for me spelling-wise.

Interesting perspective! When I was talking about the choo I meant it as more of a spectrum... "chuh", "chih", "chue", "chyew", etc. all fall into the same category! Again, IMO it's all good, so long as it's there at all. ;)

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I'm a fan of the choo! There's actlly this one dude who sneezes and it literally sounds exactly like "hatchoo!" or sometime "hatchioo!" if he sneezes really hard annnnnnnd he's probably my favorite sneezer right now. Though! I am also a big fan of other sneeze sounds! I'm not against an unvocalized sneeze, but the vocalization definitely adds... personality or something i don't know, makes it nice imo.

I remember when the choo was frowned upon! I thought it was a little weird at the time :lol: 

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I said yes because I do enjoy vocal sneezes, having a bit of a voice kink on top of sneezes.

However, i think the actual "choo" can be cringey if done wrong.  I don't like it if it is a forced/faked actual "choo" sound, but any other vocalised sound is very nice. ;) 

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where's the choo??

I'm firmly in the "yes, choo is good!" category. Especially, like Joal and Anony said, at the end of a stifle where it's a sort of sigh or release of breath. I tend to be less of a fan of sneezes that sound very similar to "achoo" just because it makes me think of cartoon characters, but those don't tend to be very common.

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Huh. I didn't know that there was an anti-choo trend. For me the more vocalized and the shoutier the better, at least like 90% of the time. I am generally outside of the norm on such matters though. But good to know that common opinion is swinging back in this direction of late!

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17 hours ago, Sen Beret said:

I remember the zeitgeist around here 5-10 years ago being pretty negative about vocalized sneezes, especially a vocalized "choo"

I'm not sure what you mean. Would it be like someone deliberately "speaking" the end of their sneeze? If yes - I find it funny when that happens. Usually, not the shy and reserved people would do something like that, but more the open-hearted and confident ones with the ability to laugh at themselves. It's like they would say "Do you hear that - I'm sneezing!" - and that's what I find amusing and  likable. Although the people in Germany wouldn't vocalize the end of the sneeze as "choo" but as "chee". ;)

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Hm, this is actually something I've never given too much thought! I couldn't figure out whether to vote 'yes' or 'no' at first, because there are some circumstances that I can enjoy a nice 'choo' at the end of a sneeze, but in other cases, it can be kind of a turn-off (which I'll explain below). I finally put undecided, because at the end of the day, I don't think a  'choo'  adds all that much to a sneeze for me, in and of itself.

 

17 hours ago, Sen Beret said:

I recall about these discussions back then was that people thought it was fake/extra/contrived for someone to add a "choo" to the end of the sneeze, and while I generally disagree (sneeze sounds are kind of cultural, but people often subconsciously choose their own sneeze sound, too), I don't know what the problem would be even if that were the case! It shows that the person is thinking about sneezing enough to consciously change the way they sneeze themselves, and that kind of thing is (in my opinion, at least!) really hot to think about.

I don't remember that discussion (it was probably way before my time, lol), but personally, I do feel that it sometimes feels fake/contrived to add a vocalized 'choo' at the end of a sneeze. Not in every case, but especially if a person puts a lot of emphasis on the 'choo' -like, if it seems really forced or overdone- that's a pretty big turn-off for me. I had to think on this a little to figure out why I feel this way, and while I'm still not 100% sure, here's my best guess: One of the biggest things for me fetish-wise is the loss of control that comes along with a sneeze. I tend to favor fits and desperate, uncontrollable-sounding sneezes for this reason. If it feels to me that a person is putting a lot of effort in altering the sound of their sneeze (and succeeding to do so), it kind of takes some of the magic out if it for me, as for as loss-of-control element of the sneeze is concerned. 

Interesting topic! :) 

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2 minutes ago, gingerdean said:

I do feel that it sometimes feels fake/contrived to add a vocalized 'choo' at the end of a sneeze. Not in every case, but especially if a person puts a lot of emphasis on the 'choo' -like, if it seems really forced or overdone- that's a pretty big turn-off for me. I had to think on this a little to figure out why I feel this way, and while I'm still not 100% sure, here's my best guess: One of the biggest things for me fetish-wise is the loss of control that comes along with a sneeze. I tend to favor fits and desperate, uncontrollable-sounding sneezes for this reason. If it feels to me that a person is putting a lot of effort in altering the sound of their sneeze (and succeeding to do so), it kind of takes some of the magic out if it for me, as for as loss-of-control element of the sneeze is concerned. 

I agree wholeheartedly with this.

Also if someone does it just to get attention, that grates on my nerves like hell. But if it comes involuntarily, like they thought the sneeze would need more force than it ended up needing and they just have to get that extra force out somehow, that can be really, really nice. :naughty: 

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I am somewhat surprised that such a majority is in favour of the voiced choo.  I voted against it, and I wonder if people are correctly understanding what a voiced choo is.  In my view the ideal sneeze is completely unvoiced, that is, no sound at all is emitted from the vocal cords [or chords].  But of course if there were no choo  at all, in this ideal sneeze there would only be an a.  There would be no proper release at all, and the sneeze would not be audible over more than a few feet. 

The absolute opposite is what I so dislike and what I assumed was the vocal choo complained of.  Typically in this the sneeze consists of a tiny inaudible HA or even HASH, then there is a dreadful pause while you just hope that is the end of the sneeze, and after what seems like an age, the sneezer starts to scream in a high pitched voice what is clearly a completely unnecessary false CHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO often on a varying note and designed to show off etc. Ugh!

I recall in those happier days someone pointing out that when she sneezed she had still not expelled all her collected breath, so she naturally had to add a choo at the end of the  sneeze to let her breAth out, quite unintentionally.  This is not what I am referring to!    In brief, all natural sneezes are wonderful, all artificial elements are awful.

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2 hours ago, count tiszula said:

In brief, all natural sneezes are wonderful, all artificial elements are awful.

^Agreed. If the "choo" is artificial and not a result of excess force in a sneeze, then I'm not for it.

 

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On 1/5/2017 at 10:03 PM, VividBubbles! said:

^Agreed. If the "choo" is artificial and not a result of excess force in a sneeze, then I'm not for it.

 

^Definitely! I'm a big fan of every part of a sneeze being vocalized, but if it is made loud artificially it loses its appeal. 

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I don't like when the sneeze is stifled, followed by the sneezer producing an overly-voiced, artificial "choo". Otherwise vocalised sneezes, such as those ending with "choo" or ideally "CHOOOOO!", are great!

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Y'know what? My preference changed.:razz: I used to hate it & now I prefer it because it emphasizes & draws attention to the act of sneezing itself. That's just my opinion.

 As stated my various others above, I particularly like it as a release of breath after a stifle. Oddly enough... That used to be one my biggest turn-offs.

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