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Some of the sounds on their list bother me ... some don't! I can take most of them in small doses but a continuance would likely begin to grate on me after a while.

I would add the radio test emergency sirens to the list. They're awful and once I realize it's "only a test of the emergency broadcast system" I quickly change the station!

What would you add to the list? What noise makes you tighten your jaw and want to escape the source?

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Animals licking themselves

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A newborn baby is a beautiful cry.

The beep beep of texting on a cell phone?
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Police sirens.
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I agree with Bruv that a baby crying Is a beautiful sound.

Me ?.... I have a strong aversion to bodily function noises..... snoring, coughing, clearing the throat, sneezing, X Factor contestants murdering songs, A Scottish accent, Welsh accent, Go Compare ads, Wonga.com ads, Mopeds driven at high speed and after two hours non stop, my dogs yapping at a moth pharting two miles away.
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And my husband talking about fish.
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Oscar droning on about the Stranglers and 'orses.

I can hear it from here and its worse than my tinitus
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Snowfire;1416599 wrote: Oscar droning on about the Stranglers and 'orses.

I can hear it from here and its worse than my tinitus


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I agree about the crying baby, especially in an area you can't get away from the sound. Planes, restaurants, movie theaters... freeze dry the little bastard and add water when you get back home. I don't like the sound of shrilly screaming children when they're playing either, it's worse than nails on a chalkboard. And jet skis when you're trying to enjoy a relaxing day at the lake.
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Ahso!;1416552 wrote: Animals licking themselves

running toilet


My dog was licking his bollocks and my husband said ' I wish I could do that'.... I said give him a bicuit and he may let you'

Running Toilet ? Is she Sitting Bulls squaw ?
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Car alarms going off & staying off for no reason & sirens from any source.
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oscar;1416607 wrote: My dog was licking his bollocks and my husband said ' I wish I could do that'.... I said give him a bicuit and he may let you'




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I'd re-order them - 3, 2, 5, 4, 1

A baby crying is not the sound of a crying newborn, its the sound of a child in distress or pain and it's the worst sound in the world.
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Bryn Mawr;1416653 wrote:

A baby crying is not the sound of a crying newborn, its the sound of a child in distress or pain and it's the worst sound in the world.
OK I will concur as the two being different things......but.....'the worse sound in the world'?

By the same measure as there is nothing worse than a paper cut ?
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Bruv;1416657 wrote: OK I will concur as the two being different things......but.....'the worse sound in the world'?

By the same measure as there is nothing worse than a paper cut ?


What do you think is worse?

We exist to protect our children - that is the sound of our failure.
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Bryn Mawr;1416659 wrote: What do you think is worse?

We exist to protect our children - that is the sound of our failure.
Oh dear it's all got heavy man.

It could be said the cry of a child is part of a learning process.

There are different levels of crying, I would agree the deep sobbing of a child in real distress ranks high.
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I'm talking about the sound of an angry toddler told no in the candy aisle and you can hear the temper tantrum all the way at the other end of the store. Nothing heartbreaking about THAT.
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Oscar, your comments about the moth, the dog licking himself & the running toilet made me laugh out loud ... yes, a true LOL ! They were funny!
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SnoozeAgain;1416662 wrote: I'm talking about the sound of an angry toddler told no in the candy aisle and you can hear the temper tantrum all the way at the other end of the store. Nothing heartbreaking about THAT.


Maybe not - but I was asked what I found to be the worst sounds in the world and I gave a straightforward answer, for me its the sound of a child in distress or pain and it's the worst sound in the world.

You may have a different answer but I wasn't answering for you.

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