The sound of girls screaming

@p1kef1sh (45640)
July 19, 2008 3:27pm CST
One of our neighbours is having a birthday BBQ for their daughter whose birthday it is. I think that she is about twelve. I rather enjoy hearing their laughter but I have noticed that there are a couple there that seem to do nothing but scream. Not an 'Ooh you've trodden on my toe" scream, but in response to absolutely everything. I think that they are alright and that it is a pleasurable thing. I haven't noticed this so much from boys. Are you a screamer. Do you notice that some girls scream at almost anything when they become excited?
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@ruby222 (4848)
19 Jul 08
By goodness,ill or not,you are throwing the old questions out tonight!I have noticed that young girls love to `squeal`..when I last babysat in Sheffield for other daughter,the house next door has a couple of teenage girls,they go into the garden for a ciggie,and they squeal,scream and laugh all at the same time,maybe just a girly thing.But they are pretty well up on the old language to you know!!im sure they know more than me!!Omg..Adam Ant has just come on the radio !singing dont you ever..lol thats an oldie!I wasnt a screamer,but lol can you really imagine that I ever was!!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Jul 08
I'm tired but not sleepy Ruby and I've had this noise for ages now. The Boss came up for a cuddle and is asleep! So I've moved to daughter's room. The language i fine, just the screaming that is choice. Adam Ant? You romantic you.
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@spalladino (17925)
• United States
19 Jul 08
I agree that girls are more prone to that than boys and it's really irritating. I stopped hanging around with a girl in my neighborhood when I was a kid for that very reason. She was nice and we had a lot in common but she was excitable and she used to scream at a pitch that went from your ears right into the center of your brain!
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Jul 08
It certainly does go right through you. I don't know why they do it though.
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@ellie333 (21029)
20 Jul 08
This would drive me mad, my girls have never been screamers but a couple of their mates have been and it just grates on my nerves. Giggling fine but this horrible screaching, quick give me some ear plugs please. Ellie :D
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Jul 08
Here Ellie..you can have mine..I've no use for them..i'm off doing my giggling and entertaining P1ke..he seems to have lost his pants and is running around with them hanging by his ankles..he's funny and fine after yesterdays sick tummy..maybe we can get him cornered..you take the left and i'll get the right!
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Jul 08
Catch me if you can ladies. Oh, bugger, I've fallen over. Thanks for the offer of ear plugs Ellie. I've already got them from you. XX I'm watching todays (rather boring) GP. But I'm not wearing them. Nothing to scream at yet.
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@ellie333 (21029)
20 Jul 08
Hi P1kef1sh, I'm watching the F1 too but from my seat at the computer. Why may I ask aren't you wearing your trousers??? Right I'. round to the right, go kitty, yep back, ooh he slipped through our fingers again, get ready to run P1kef1sh we coming to get you. Well done Rosekitty got you. Now was he saying he was ill yesterday? To run like that I don't think so but got caught in the end eh! OOOOOOh all puffed out now after that one. Ellie :D
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@anawar (2406)
• United States
19 Jul 08
I don't know what it is about girls. You should hear the little girls scream where I live. Just like you said, they scream about everything! It wouldn't bother me as much if they lowered the pitch of their voices. I always think about going over there and suggesting. Instead of screaming like this Do you think you could scream like this ? I'm prone to screaming when I see bugs. One day there was this giant palmetto bug in the house and when I saw him, I started screaming. Everytime it moved, I screamed again. My girlfriend had to ask me to stop. I didn't realize I sounded so loud! More screaming stories A new friend visitied me with her 11 month old daughter. The mom sat on the couch, and I sat on the floor with the baby. Then, the baby started screaming! and screaming! There wasn't anything wrong with her, she was just screaming. The worst part? Her mother ignored the screaming and talked right over it. I had to bite my lip to stop my laughing from spilling out. Can you imagine? I guess that's how the baby expressed herself and the mom never thought anything of it. Wow. That was some serious screaming!
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Jul 08
LOL. I know exactly what you mean. Sets your teeth on edge.
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@anawar (2406)
• United States
19 Jul 08
It's Saturday and those little girls have been screaming all day. It is a girl thing. Why don't boys scream? Or does their scream sound more like "aarrgghh" because their voices are lower pitched? Or is screaming verboten (forbidden) the same as crying if you're a boy?
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Jul 08
I don't know. Boys may well have a lower pitch. They've all gone in now. Peace reigns again.
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@dorypanda (1584)
20 Jul 08
Yes, I've noticed that moreso nowadays than when were a lad.........or ladette or whatever. I find it extremely annoying when girls are all errrrm, girly and screamy, surely a laugh's fine if somehting's funny, a 'thank you' is fine if you're given a gift. I don't see the point in screaming. I do occasionally do a bit of a girly scream (but it's a quiet one) if I see a spider anywhere, someone usually comes running in with some tissue to squish it or to take it outside.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Jul 08
Were you a Ladette Dory. I don't think so. I hope not. Tight clothes and too short skirts. All that cider drinking etc. No, not my Dory I think. The odd scream is fine, but when it goes on and on it does wear a little.
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@dorypanda (1584)
20 Jul 08
Me? A ladette? Nope, not really, I wasn't a girly girl and I wasn't a tomboy, I was errrrm...........a fishy girl, yup, that'll do. :)
@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Jul 08
Am I A Screamer? Well only you can answer that..lol.. Funny thing as a child i never did do that..maybe giggled but never screamed and come to think of it i don't know anything that i ever screamed at..even having 5 children and scary movies..must be not bothered by anything to scream at or haven't been with the right person?
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Jul 08
No my love you are a giggler. One look at me and you collapse into hysterical fits of laughter. I've no idea. Right, better get my trousers on and get gone. LOL!
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@ellie333 (21029)
20 Jul 08
Teamwork eh Rosekitty, we finally managed to catch him, well you did, I just blocked so you could. Glad his trousers are back up now though. Ellie :D
@mummymo (23707)
20 Jul 08
OMG those types of screams - here was me thinking this was going to be a fun discussion! I am more a shouter than a screamer and I have to say although I do know a few girls who scream I know just about as many boys who do! lol xxx
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Jul 08
So you're a shouter eh Mummymo. I am reminded of the diner scene in "When Harry met Sally"..............
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@mummymo (23707)
21 Jul 08
thats about right p1ke - apart from about 7 stones heavier and clad in leather and pvc! lol xxx
@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Jul 08
Yes I am finding out that girls do like to scream when they are excited, I am finding this out through my two year old daughter who at times is not just a screamer but a screecher! However with also having three boys I can say that they too have their moments of screaming when they are excited especially my seven year old who screams like a girl. In fact I have often told my daughter off only to discover it was in fact the seven year old son!
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Jul 08
I bet he's pleased to be told he screams like a girl! LOL. But it does penetrate doesn't it. Makes my teeth stand on edge.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
20 Jul 08
LOL it does not seem to bother him much! I dont know about setting my teeth on edge I would say more like grit and explode its a horrible sound!
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• United States
19 Jul 08
Oh to be young and excitable like that again. Having raised all boys, I only got to experience this joy from the friends along the way that had girls in their families. I must admit, that when I see and hear young ladies having the time of their lives it brings back memories of when I was just a girl what fun it was to have other girls with me, the secrets, the pure joy in laughter, the abandonment to total bliss. Yes I think I was a screamer :))) On the same note, that scream can turn evil and literally send daggers through your brain and cause your heart to freeze in your chest. This I do have first hand knowledge of from my 5 year old grand daughter when she gets hurt or her 2 year old brother annoys her... That scream causes you to through your hands over your ears and pray.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Jul 08
That scream can go right through you Angel. I have to admit that though I would like to have a son, girls do bring their own compensations. I love all the cuddling. That's why i come here. LOL! Don't scream!
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• United States
19 Jul 08
sounds as if you need a good cuddle today too :))) Well tonight :))
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
20 Jul 08
OH Sir Fishy...I am at my gfs place, have been for a few days now with my kids and her daughter is 13...and has 13 yr old friends...and they are all girlie girls...yes..much giddy screaming is heard, ALL....DAY....LONG ..MY daughter is ALSO 13...however, luckily for me she's a total tomboy and doesnt do all that giddy girlie screaming stuff..LOL in fact it drives her nuts too...
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Jul 08
You have my sympathy Ravenlady. I love to hear children laughing and singing, but the screeching and screaming has me diving for the nearest exit. LOL. Enjoy your stay anyway. I bet there's a lot of adult catching up and chatter going on too. Hope so anyway.
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@littleowl (7157)
20 Jul 08
Hi pike'..yeah I know of quite a few youbg children and teenagers that tend to scream with excitment etc as for myself I don't scream but find it exciting, pleasurable and laugh at nice things said done or given to me...went past the screaming phase quite a while back and by the way what do you really work as??
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Jul 08
I don't scream either Littleowl. That's probably why I notice it in others. Work? Me? I don't, not the paid type. Apart from being Goodie's maid of course. I don't get time. But I did. I'll tell you about it someday although most of my history is scattered about myLot.
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@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
20 Jul 08
i can perfectly say that sometimes if im scared of something i do screamed..but not if im in a happy mood..just laugh or smile on some corny jokes or even to silly questions..i guess as woman its our nature to scream a lot depending on what situation we are in...and of course the boys in general really dont scream unless on some situation that causes them to do it...but i noticed now that in our country boys/males scream a lot..those whose gender is questionable..
@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Jul 08
Good points Vanities. There may be some cultural differences too.
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• Philippines
20 Jul 08
I think it is a common thing for girls to scream when there is something exciting they talk about or they learned from each other. Not only to teen eagers, it is also to the adults. Little kids too are doing that. That is just maybe an expression of excitement that girls can not control. Boys have different way too of expressing themselves.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Jul 08
Yes I agree that boys and girls can react differently. Thank you.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Jul 08
hi pikey yes I did notice that from the little girls anywherefrom six to twelve. one little girl was screaming like bloody muder and I went outside in case she had hurt herself but no,it was a group thing with a bunch of kids all excited about something so I snuck back into my apartment. My son says the real screamer are the three year olds. he told me about seeing this little girl fall and she seemed okay she did not whimper or anything so he did not offer her any help but she saw her mom coming out and she opened her mouth up and screamed bloody murder. He said it was so funny because she had been smiling but one look at mom and she wanted attention, she sure got it,she even asked myson what happened and he told her she had tripped on something and fell down but she seemed okay so he did not interfere. she did not have any bruises or even a skinned knee but she sure knew how to scream. I dont think I have ever been a screamer even when I was a kid, and heavens knows I fell down and skinned my knees badly a good many times. I have seen groups of girls probably twelve or so jump up and down and scream out of delight over something, I could never figure that one out myself.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Jul 08
Me neither Hatley. Some of them seem to scream about nothing at all. I have a very loud daughter, but she has never screamed thank heavens.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
Yes, and I cannot stand that. Laughter is great, but when you scream at almost everything it sends out the wrong message, you begin to think that someone is in trouble.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Jul 08
It can be disconcerting. But this screaming sounds almost like a nervous reaction.
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
20 Jul 08
oh yes, I have noticed. I have all girls and whenever there was of little teenyboppers at the house, there was much giggling, whispering and oh those hi-pitched squeals! I love it also. They are having fun. Soon, I will be missing it as my youngest is 14 and growing up. Occassionally they still get like that but they are all becoming more and more subdued. What I will not miss is the days with all of them in the car. Sometimes those random squeals would be enough to make you almost go off the road. Once when on a road trip in heavy traffic, it was too much. At the first opportunity, I pulled over and had a talk with them about the noise level and the driver's (me) ADD and the need to focus. An accident was not on our agenda. They got real quiet for a bit until silly me, I told them that i didn't mean they couldn't talk...just keep it down. it was long before they were back to high volume. it all passes way too quickly.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Jul 08
I can imagine that kind of car trip. Mine is 19 now. She's in her room with another girl and three boys!! But you have to trust them at some point and she does live in a mixed apartment at university. It's the silences you worry about now they're older. LOL.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Jul 08
They've moved into the garden and now into the lounge. The legal age for drinking here is 18 so they are all seasoned in that respect now! Still, they all seem to be fine thank heavens.
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
21 Jul 08
well, here it is 21 but the 21 yr old was well seasoned by 20 anyway.
20 Jul 08
Where I am its mainly boys about, but yeah they can scream and shout!!! Not sure why they need to scream, maybe to make sure they were heard. It could be a 'who's the noisiest contest?' or 'lets see if we can annoy that man next door!!' Who knows!!! I suppose you would have to a 12 year old to understand the screaming!!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Jul 08
It's 38 years since I was 12 Cinders so my memory is a little rusty. But I am sure that we used to shout in a macho sort of way!! Boys can be just as noisy too. I've got three in my garden right now although they are stuck into ice cream so they are pretty quiet at present.
20 Jul 08
Your giving you age away there matey!!! What was that?? Your 21 are you, ok!! Ice cream....yum yum!!! Thats the only thing when its nice and sunny, the kids are always out playing!!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Jul 08
They've moved inside now. Better the children are outside than stuck behind their computers. Oh er.... Like me!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
20 Apr 09
My brothers fiancées daughter is a screamer about everything heck half the time you don't know whether she is excited or mad because she does that scream and it is high pitched..her mother does it as well..
@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Apr 09
In children I can hardly stand it. But in adults.... unless they are in distress. No thank you! LOL.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
20 Apr 09
Lol it can get on the nerves a bit.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I do notice girls do scream more then boys by atleast 70% because boys got all their screaming out as babies..lol I have a niece that screams just about for everything we are never sure if something is wrong or not because of it. We are trying without much luck to break her from it. So we end up having to constantly check out if something is wrong or not. She is 10 right now.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Jul 08
Maybe boys do their screaming very young. It's not macho to scream I know that. I'm sure that your niece will end up just fine. Good luck!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
21 Jul 08
You wouldn't have any ear plugs you like to pass along on the long wait would you..lol She can get pretty high pitched at times.
@SViswan (12071)
• India
20 Jul 08
It's not girls alone. I work at a school...and I've seen boys do it too. Scream for just about anything that makes them happy. I've noticed it with kindergarten kids too....I have a class of 20 with just 3 girls...and it's the boys who do most of the screaming especially on a field trip or party. So, I don't think it's a girl thing alone.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Jul 08
That's interesting. I have noticed that young boys seem to cry more loudly than girls, but not scream so much. Maybe it's an attention seeking thing.
@SViswan (12071)
• India
20 Jul 08
hmmm...I'm not sure if it's attention seeking...more like having to show their happiness by being loud. I see that with my toddler too...and he's not looking for attention then...it's just his form of expressing joy.