Voices | OVERHEARD

A sound that can't be put into words

Australian man in his 50s: What do you call that sound that’s made by people wearing baggy tracksuit pants when the material around their legs brushes against each other when they walk?

— Yoyogi Park, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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