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"If we're going to talk, can we at least have the TV blaring?"
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"At first, I thought it was gunfire."
Tags:gunfire, gunshot, gunshots, backfire, backfires, backfiring, engine, engines, engine trouble, car, cars, auto, autos, automobile, automobiles, paranoia, paranoid, worry, worries, worrying, worrier, worriers, mechanic, mechanics, shop, in the shop, loud noise, loud noises, suspicious noise, suspicious noises
Boom box/Ka-boom box.
Goldilocks drives an audio tech insane.
Bob's new year's resolution was to give up his obnoxious, monstrous, macho streak...he vowed to ditch the leaf blower!
Tags:macho attitude, macho attitudes, leaf blower, leaf blowers, blower, blowers, yardwork, yard work, garden, gardens, lawn maintenance, rake, rakes, raking, loud noise, loud noises, obnoxious noise, obnoxious noises, obnoxious sound, obnoxious sounds, new year, new years, new year's, resolution, resolutions, gardening tool, gardening tools, gardener, gardeners
"I told you a firecracker behind his back didn't seem like a good idea!"
Big Bang research lab - quiet please.
A dog in a room jumps in fright from the sound of a guitar string suddenly breaking.
Tags:animal, animals, pet, pets, pet owner, pet owners, dog, dogs, canine, canines, dog owner, dog owners, scared, fright, jumping, surprised, shocked, musical instrument, musical instrument, string, strings, guitar, guitars, broken, snapped, loud noise, sudden noise, heart attack, heart attacks, musician, musicians
"The loud engine might wake her up. Can you ask the pilot to turn it off?"
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"Have you decided what household object you're hiding under this July 4th?"
Tags:july 4th, 4th of july, independence day, cat, cats, dog, dogs, firework, fireworks, bonfire night, bonfire nights, guy fawkes, guy fawkes night, hide, hides, scare, scares, frighten, frightens, frightening, scaring, hidden, loud noise, loud noises, pop, pops, bang, bangs, pet, pets, coward, cowards, cowardly
"I'd hold off on mowing. Our neighbors are getting pretty agitated."
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'I don't know what brand of remote I need. It's for the kid's stereo in the next apartment.'
Novel airport noise abatement procedures.
'My bike is so loud I couldn't hear my tunes.'
'I'm away from my desk. At the sound, please leave a message.' (Man has horn in his hand).
Noise pollution grows less offensive as one grows older ... of course I can't hear a damn thing now. PERIOD.
'Would you mind putting your party on vibrate!?'
'Now relax and the doctor will begin your hearing test in just a moment.'
"Must you page swipe so loudly?"
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'When, exactly, did background noise become foreground noise?'
'I find this work truly fulfilling in many ways - there's the exercise, the sense of accomplishment, and most important, the opportunity to make lots of noise.'
'I said - we can't even cover our ears!'
"It varies, but offhand I'd say around 750 'bang-bangs' equal one 'boom'."
"I'd like $50 worth of total silence, please."