I think it's called vocal fry. That annoying speech pattern many young women are doing now. It sounds like they are still asleep or hungover. Then, add the constant question marks or "uptalks" in the middle of sentences and a butt ton of "so" and I'm ready to immigrate. To anywhere.
I remember the Valley Girl talk of the 80s (I was never a practitioner, other than too many "likes" in a sentence) and even that wasn't this annoying. These are not the mark of someone that has something decisive or important to say. In fact, at every uptalk in a sentence, it's as if you have to give them an obligatory "uh-huh". I can't listen to it.
I don't watch reality tv. In fact, we don't watch regular tv or cable at all. I'm not going to blame anyone, but that is the reputed origin of this nonsense. Please make it stop.
I can't think of any other accents, except one version of the Southern accent (not in my region) which just sounds like someone is too lazy to speak. It's the long, drawn out, breathy, talk. Yuck.
RRW, Life would be dull without the trials of life, most of the time it is the simplest things that get to us the most, the harder things we take in stride. We got just under a foot of snow yesterday, how much did you get in Spooner? PD
PD snow has stopped few hrs ago here. Wind is still blowing like a mother. Sure glad I shoveled tonight. Parking lot will get plowed in the morning.
The worst part of life are the monkey wwrenches. Currently trying to figure out how to work with the mess of wrenches in the tool box. It is amazing the different way God tests us. Been a good 15yrs or so that we have been personally tested. We will pass with flying colors but it is keeping the faith it will happen
RRW, I measured snow this PM when I went out to feed horses & feed my furnace, it was just under 10 inches at that point, & still coming down, but it is now snow flurries, will finish cleaning snow tomorrow, I hope it clears up a bit. so I can see better, & the wind isn't blowing. PD