Beren and I talked about different people's relative speaking volumes. Beren mentioned his grandparents:
He said, "Yeah, Oma would say, 'The neighbor [voice drops to whisper] got crushed by their car.' But, Gramp would say, 'THE NEIGHBOR GOT CRUSHED BY THEIR CAR.'"
Not that Gramp talks particularly loudly, this is simply represents the relative volume of two individuals telling tragic stories around the dinner table in the presence of their grandson.
We laughed. I added, "And then, Oma would say, 'Sh! Sh! Sh!' to Gramp." We laughed again.