Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 month ago

Does anyone else find this annoying?

It’s kind of obscure and hard to describe, but there’s a pattern of speaking that’s become common among 18-40 year-olds when explaining a list of circumstances or actions in a semi-professional setting, while trying to maintain a casual sense of familiarity. It sounds like a gradual crescendo and increase of pitch through the end of a phrase, with the end of the last word falling off.

For example, “I’ve been spending more time with MY DAUGHter, and be more involved with HER LIfe”. And then it’s usually followed up with a statement that is voiced like a question, turning up the pitch at the end?

Anyway, it’s a new pet peeve of mine. Just thought I’d throw it out there.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

     “I’ve been spending more time with MY DAUGHter, and be more involved with HER LIfe.”  

     “I’ve . . . be more involved" doesn't make sense.

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