I swear to you, I had no idea that I cackle.
Bud and I were playing and he was doing a big fake laugh - "HAHAHAHA" - that he does. He encourged me to join in, "You do it!"
So I jumped in with a fake laugh of my own: "HAHAHAHAHA!"
"No, like this - heh-heh-heh-heh-heh," he cackled.
"Hahahaha," I tried, in a different fake laugh.
"No," he redirected. "Heh-heh-heh-heh-heh."
"No. You try it - heh-heh-heh-heh-heh!"
The absurdity of the conversation combined with his impish little face cackling at me finally got to me and my fake laugh morphed into a real one.
And that's when I heard it.
It stopped me cold.
I am a cackler.