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How to document a sound?

As intriguing it may seem, have you ever considered the idea of documenting a sound in your writing? It seems impossible, right?

Apparently, technical writers working at Electrolux have discovered a creative way to do exactly that. This illustration describes various sound (noises) which occur inside a freezer during its normal use.

I know what you are thinking but this is not fake and this user manual (and the actual product) does exists. You can read the great Electrolux AGN58210F0 Freezer user manual here (don’t forget to read page 19 and 20)!

In case you were wondering about the Electrolux AEG AGN58210F0 freezer, here it is:

freezer

Did you ever had the need to document a sound in your writing? Leave a comment and let me know!

2 responses to “How to document a sound?

  1. myredlipsstick January 27, 2016 at 5:34 am

    A very interesting post. I like how creative your topics are and that shows how creative you are as a person to research such details.

  2. Christoffer June 29, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    As intriguing these pictograms may seem – they are all bullshit.
    Extremely false, having blatantly crossed the border to indoctrination. These fridges from Electrolux sounds nothing alike. I can hear “the champagne bubbles” and the “cat purr” 20 feet away.
    Can’t wait for my landlord to pick this up and get rid of it! – I got one a couple of months ago, but can’t stand it! (my glasses in the cupboard next to it literally clashes into each other, ringing,..)

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