Here’s the second thing authors make their characters do that makes me go, What the??
Characters who “cluck”.
Clucking? Really? I assume that’s referring to the act of putting your tongue on the roof of your mouth and then pulling it down so it makes that clucking sound. But have you EVER done that in response to something someone said?
“Mom, I want to join the circus and be a human cannonball.”
Sure, I’ve clucked my tongue to entertain myself, but never to express my disapproval or because words failed me.