Thursday, December 5, 2013

Don't worry, not all posts will be like this

This is, you know, kind of obvious? Just about all of us have heard guys finishing declarative sentences with a high rising terminal? Even if it's more embarrassing for them than it is for girls? We're talking mostly younger men and teenage boys? But sometimes men in their forties and fifties too? So it's just kind of a stereotype we've projected onto the opposite sex?

Also? I've heard the Frank Zappa/Moon Unit Zappa song "Valley Girl"? There's hardly any uptalk in it? Maybe the headline is a little misleading?


susan said...

If nobody knows what's going on then it's no wonder people are ending statements with question marks. I read one article that suggested the uptalk trend can be blamed on Jeopardy! It makes a certain amount of sense.

Ben said...

Openly not knowing what's going on is better than thinking that you do, considering the kind of shallow or flat-out wrong explanations your likely to get.

I wonder if the epidemic of bad spelling can be blamed on Wheel of Fortune