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cape horn voice

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  • See also foghorn voice.

    November 14, 2008

  • A great cape, for us, can't be expressed in longitude or latitude alone. A great cape has a soul, with very soft, very violent shadows and colours. A soul as smooth as a child's, as hard as a criminals's. And that is why we go.

    From the book, The Long Way, by Bernard Moitessier.

    August 27, 2008

  • Well, imagine 26 or so 18-pound cannons going off on the gundeck a couple of times each. Then you try to talk to someone standing next to you. An after-broadside voice would be about that quiet.

    The description here makes it sound pretty loud, but I would guess it's just the standard "I'm in artillery!"-level voice of someone who doesn't hear very well talking louder than necessary to someone right next to him (or her). (See Robin Williams in Good Morning, Vietnam for an example, or that guy playing Col. Alexander Porter (is that name right...?) in Gettysburg.)

    August 27, 2008

  • Exactly how quiet? :-)

    August 27, 2008

  • I forgot about the after-broadside voice, which is a Cape Horn voice for those occasions when you aren't actually rounding Cape Horn. (it's a bit quieter)

    August 27, 2008

  • *still wishing she could ever get to use her Cape Horn voice*

    August 16, 2008

  • a Cape Horn voice would be continentalstentorian.

    August 16, 2008

  • Or centastentorian.

    But no, that would be 100 times louder....

    *thinking*

    August 16, 2008

  • Making Capt. Aubrey distentorian, then? Perhaps supradistentorian?

    August 16, 2008

  • I'd wager a Cape Horn voice is as loud as one hundred men.

    August 16, 2008

  • They say Stentor had a voice as loud as fifty men.

    August 16, 2008

  • I would say that if you sound as loud as a klaxon, then you're probably on the right track to using a Cape Horn voice. Anything less loud and it's just regular old bellowing.

    February 27, 2008

  • You know, there has to be a difference between generic bellowing, and using a Cape Horn voice. I do bellow around my family--if only to be generally acknowledged amid all the obnoxiousity--but there has to be a difference between general family-style bellowment and Cape Horn voice.

    February 27, 2008

  • Well, I can't really use a Cape Horn voice in the office. It's deadly quiet. Then again, that may be a good way to shake things up.... *reconsidering*

    How about around your family? You know, those people who came up with these at Christmas? ;-P

    February 27, 2008

  • Aw, man, I can't imagine when I'd ever get to use a Cape Horn voice. The last time was more than a decade ago, working at a Renaissance Fair, when I had to be heard over the jousters and the kettle drums. Not even on those rare occasions when bellowing an order to the ranks, or shouting the next tune title over the snare drums.

    Bloody hell. Now I'm mad because I'll never get to use my Cape Horn voice! *pouts*

    February 27, 2008

  • This is splendid. I aim to use it as often as I can in the office.

    February 27, 2008

  • A very very loud voice. See mooncalves for a usage note.

    February 27, 2008