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Old 12-07-2013, 09:51 PM
 
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I had to look up "vocal fry" on the www.

Yup, it's annoying.
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:45 AM
 
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You mean like EVERYONE -- manly men most definitely included -- has been doing in Australia for decades?
I agree. The whole uptalking thing started in Australia, probably even before baby boomers were born. I always said uptalking is one of Australia's most influential exports I don't speak like that, though
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:06 AM
 
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My oldest child's girlfriend both uptalks and uses vocal fry. It is the most grating phonation I have ever encountered. Absolutely makes my skin crawl. I have to leave the room whenever she's around.
LOL, I had an idea what you meant by vocal fry but I had to google it to make sure. Yep, talking like a Kardashian. Drives me absolutely NUTS!!!!!!
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:11 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Gay Agenda: the pussification of straight males is coming to fruition.

Save your children and turn off the TV.
I strongly suggest that you never, ever visit Australia.
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:00 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I always thought that 'uptalk' at the end of a sentence was a Latino vocal pattern in both genders. But I hardly see how Latino speech patterns could be having any effect in southern California where their numbers are so low.

j/k
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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American men have started to talk like WOMEN: Californian study finds that males are rising in pitch at the end of sentences
<sigh> Man boobs, smaller penises and girl voices...has to be the marijuana.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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yes its no longer a mans world it is a womans world. i doubt very much that women will like all aspects of the new world.
but i dont think we will go back in time unless we have a meltdown.

Newsflash: If there are any women in the boardroom who think it's "cute" to talk like babies or Valley Girls, they won't be there for long. You can make book on that.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:25 AM
 
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[quote=All American NYC;32513862]American men have started to talk like WOMEN: Californian study finds that males are rising in pitch at the end of sentences


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[url="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2519363/Men-started-talk-like-WOMEN-Study-finds-males-rising-pitch-end-sentences.html"]First men became enamoured with grooming regimes, but now it seems the metrosexual man has started talking in a more feminine way too.
A new study has revealed that modern men are starting to ‘uptalk’ by rising in pitch at the ends of sentences.

Also more woman want masculine roles/jobs.

That is such an irritating voice inflection. It implies lack of confidence in one's statemetn and a sense of uncertainty.

When presented with that irritating speech pattern, I take the time to figuratively slap someone on the back of the head and tell them to stop speaking like a whimpering idiot.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:47 PM
 
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Young people (especially Californians) use "I was like..." too frequently. I was like mad at it.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:31 PM
 
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Young people (especially Californians) use "I was like..." too frequently. I was like mad at it.
I'm not that young & I say that all the time, along with "I'm like". Can't help it.
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