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Posted on 01/19/2014 2:48:36 PM PST by EveningStar
More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows.
This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia.
But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
"Uptalk is an American English dialect wherein ostensibly declarative statements are uttered on a rising note of query or apology."It's annoying enough when women do it.
Sean Hanity. It’s why I can’t listen to him.
Sorry, what I’ve been hearing and it has been noted in articles, is the lowered pitch at the end of the sentence in young women’s speech patterns.
This is just sad. Societal collapse is just not pretty
I think it’s also a southern country speech inflection.
I’ve noticed that too and it drives my nuts!
Dear Lord we are losing masculinity in this country!
We are so Doomed!
I heard a 2 or 3 star General do it and I wanted to cry.
Gag me with a spoon. LOL!
Men are talking like girls, and girls are putting each other in the hospital.
“But you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
Can’t expect much from Gay old California.
Black men getting bigger
Unless too much wood exposure
I’ve lived all my 76 year life in So. California and don’t have any idea what you are talking about!
I haven’t noticed this with Sean - or any of the conservative talk show hosts. Michael Medved has a very high voice but that doesn’t make him a metrosexual. His opinions do!
What wood you be talkin bout?
Obama does it.
Rising in pitch at the end of sentences make you sound ‘insecure’
Sorry, what Ive been hearing and it has been noted in articles, is the lowered pitch at the end of the sentence in young womens speech patterns.
I believe the term they use for this is “Vocal Fry” Quite annoying, and frankly a bit silly.
It’s not a dialect. It’s simply a speech pattern with some limited regional associations.
Drives me nuts, too. My father would say, “Let your voice drop: you’re done!”
I might do it for effect. If I ever start doing it all the time...somebody shoot me.
Rising in pitch at the end of sentences make you sound insecure
Exactly. Like you are fishing for approval from the listener.
I feel sorry for decent girls out there who are looking for real men among the eunuchs.
The chickification of western civilization is approaching completeness.
Or it makes your question sound like a question. I hate it when people talk like that.
More chicks for me...
>>and it drives my nuts!<<
You might want to correct that. LOL
It’s not uncommon among the Irish
I blame it on the producers of Jeopardy, who taught is all to make statements in the form of a question.
Now you know “THEY” would call us SEXIST if we were to point out the original ‘problem’.
I wish ‘they’ would write a set of rules so we would really know how (or at least how not) to act in their presence.
It is almost as hard as consistently hitting a ‘moving target’ in the urinal.
Californication has been in societal collapse for years. I don’t link it to the rest of the country anymore. :-)
Ah yes, the Vocal Fry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsE5mysfZsY
What do you call that very weird speech pattern that Obastard has? I’ve never heard anything like it lots of rise in pitch at the of his “sentences,” choppy halting delivery. It sounds like the result of erious brain damage as a child or teen.
That’s right, and sales trainers from regions where uptalk is common (like mine) will point that out as a reason to change that speech pattern, to sound more confident. I never spoke that way, but I had to train (or at least attempt to) my kids, who were picking up that bad habit from their peers. I must have said to them “Are you asking me or telling me” about a million times.
Thanks for putting a name to this ... the pattern sounds like nails on a chalkboard to me.
Young men do it too now. Fake bass notes.
Yes it is - forgive my laughing but Berlin Freeper just personified the article in one word - could hear the inflection in his comment from Australia.
lol. You would probably call it “normal” there.
One thing that let’s me know I am now Mr. Mushnik (”You! Urchins! OFF THE STOOP!”), is how I just can’t tolerate the things kids say. The big thing now is them saying “No Problem” or “Not a Problem” when conducting business.
There is a beautiful young woman that works as a barrista at the café in my town on the weekends when she is home from college. She graduated High School last year as the class valedictorian. On Saturday I happened to be downtown and stopped in for a cup of coffee... and so I pay for the coffee and she give me the change and I say “Thank You” and instead of “You are Welcome”, she always says “No Problem”... it’s off-putting... like she is reversing the roles like there is absolutely some way in this situation the she could possibly have “a problem”.
One time I dropped change in the jar for a tip and she thanked me... I smirked and said No Problem!
Related to the “uptalking” I heard recently on a Canadian radio station that kids up there are moving away from the stereotypical Canadian way of ending a sentence with the upspeak word “eh?” and are using the word “right?” instead.
“It’s pretty cold outside today, eh?” is now “It’s cold outside, right?” spoken like a question when it is a statement.
What wood you be talkin bout?
lol — good point!
Yikes.. Thanks for catching that typo! LOL!
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