If you’ve ever watched reality tv, then you are probably familiar with the concept of vocal fry. It’s a popular method of speaking where words are drawn out with a low, grungy twinge. Many find the sound of vocal fry annoying, but are there more serious consequences? Faith Sallie investigated and found that the use of vocal fry is a lot more prevalent than previously thought, especially among college-aged girls. It was also found to be dangerous to the long-term health of your vocal chords. Some medical experts even classify it as a disorder. So next time you want to emulate a Kardashian in your everyday life, stop and think before you talk.