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Old 11-02-2023, 05:20 PM
 
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Agree completely. I'm still trying to discern the psychology topic here.
Are you serious?

People who have distinct affectations have "issues."

There you go.
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Old 11-02-2023, 05:53 PM
 
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Definitely psychology related. There's situations where some people start speaking like others to 'fit in'. Prison would be a good example of this, where people might take on the manner of speech of whatever group/tribe they get accepted into (eg: white guy suddenly talking black, when he never sounded like that before).

Occasionally I encounter older women, say 50+, that talk like teenagers - the current slang, upspeak, etc. Plus the dreadful high pitch/squeaky voice that was discussed in a separate thread. The speech and voice doesn't match the maturity of the face and they appear insecure about their age.
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Old 11-02-2023, 06:10 PM
 
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Are you serious?

People who have distinct affectations have "issues."

There you go.
I would actually say that people whose personal 'antenna' seems to constantly pick up things to get annoyed by (and who make generational stereotypes about them) have "issues."
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Old 11-02-2023, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Southern MN
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I would actually say that people whose personal 'antenna' seems to constantly pick up things to get annoyed by (and who make generational stereotypes about them) have "issues."
Only if you don't mind people who are phony and trying to act superior to you. But I bet you do. Most of us do.

Read the definition of affectation. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dic...sh/affectation

Also read the article from "Glamor" I posted for context.

Please note I didn't say all manner of identifying with your group by using special language are being phony or insincere.

You and I both can recognize a poser when we see them, I think.
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Old 11-02-2023, 08:23 PM
 
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I'm not certain if this is the correct thread to put this post under, if not, please feel free to move....but I watch a whole lot of vids, and I am so tired of young people doing the uptalk thing....

for people who don't know what that is, its a way of talking to make themselves feel important, at the end of their sentences, they raise their voices as if to ask a question, instead of talking normal.

It is so irritating....and fake....
I doubt there's anything "fake" about it. I'm guessing people pick up the inflection from people around them. And it also indicates uncertainty. I can't imagine why you think it's to make someone feel important.
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Old 11-02-2023, 09:10 PM
 
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Are you serious?

People who have distinct affectations have "issues."

There you go.
And the psychology of people not realizing the affectation that they have.
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Old 11-02-2023, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Kentucky Bluegrass
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I would actually say that people whose personal 'antenna' seems to constantly pick up things to get annoyed by (and who make generational stereotypes about them) have "issues."
you sit in a conference room for two hours and listen to this fake uptalk is not only disturbing but afterwards you walk away with an acute headache....

its fake and annoying
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Old 11-02-2023, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Kentucky Bluegrass
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I doubt there's anything "fake" about it. I'm guessing people pick up the inflection from people around them. And it also indicates uncertainty. I can't imagine why you think it's to make someone feel important.
I worked with these girls for over 20 years....and when I met them, they didn't talk like that....now I'm going back 6 years, I don't know if they still do it, but this one gal who sat aside of me, did it constantly raising her voice at the end of each sentence as if it were a question, and it was distint, loud and exhauggerated... so yeah, it is fake....regardless...
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Old 11-02-2023, 09:53 PM
 
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See what I mean?
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Old 11-02-2023, 09:55 PM
 
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People generally (naturally) speak the way they learned to speak when they were young. Adopting other accents or affectations indicates to me an unhealthy conformity, need to fit in and be accepted by others, dependence on others' approval, and "hive mind." We moved from the north to the south when I was younger, and my pre-teen sibling almost immediately adopted a southern accent (he's since dropped it, and I still haven't acquired one), but then 13 is the age when one would want and need to integrate into one's new peer group. People should outgrow that tendency by adulthood, but some never do.
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