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(Slate)   Why old men find young women's voices annoying. Propensity to say "Ewwwww, get away from me, you dirty old baldy grandpa" not discussed in article   (slate.com) divider line 11
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2013-01-07 05:07:39 PM
2 votes:
That's why redtube has a mute button.
2013-01-07 04:34:37 PM
2 votes:
Stevie Nicks' voice annoys the hell out of me

/and she ain't exactly young
2013-01-07 03:56:45 PM
2 votes:
I find as I get older young women in general are annoying to me.   I mean I like to look at them, but when they open their mouth their attractiveness plummets.
2013-01-07 03:40:08 PM
2 votes:
Young woman, "Ewwwww, get away from me, you dirty old baldy grandpa."
Old man, "I'm a millionaire."
Young woman, "Did I tell you how I find bald men incredibly sexy?"
2013-01-07 03:26:21 PM
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"All right, Brian, you can do this. You can dump her, because once it's done, never again will you have to listen to her talk like this? You know, where everything has a question mark at the end of it? With an upward inflection? At the end of every sentence?"
2013-01-08 07:15:09 AM
1 votes:
What if the Fry is particularly witty and erudite?

upload.wikimedia.org
2013-01-07 08:33:27 PM
1 votes:
For years, women have been criticized for raising their voices at the end of sentences. This "Valley Girl lift," as Hofstra fine arts professor Laurie Fendrich maligns it, "reveals an unexplainable lack of confidence in one's opinions and a radical uncertainty about one's place in the world."

Professor you have it 180 degrees backwards: the uptalk (or "High Rising Terminal (HRT)" for those that like fancy pants words) doesn't signify a weakness: rather it is a way for the speaker to show dominance by saying "can you mopes understand everything I've said so far?"

For more details (or "deets" as the kids say) look through the Language Log archives.
2013-01-07 08:03:53 PM
1 votes:
Sic some she-bears on them if they call you baldy.
2013-01-07 04:45:13 PM
1 votes:

robbiex0r: I understand the concepts of uptalking, and examples were provided... But I'm not sure I know what this 'vocal fry' or 'creaky voice' is.

Did the article give examples other than a digitally manipulated Britney Spears' song?


The original article was a 20+ minute podcast, but basically it's what a Kardashian sounds like.  Here's a good summary:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsE5mysfZsY
2013-01-07 04:20:55 PM
1 votes:

Cythraul: Pocket Ninja: scottydoesntknow: "All right, Brian, you can do this. You can dump her, because once it's done, never again will you have to listen to her talk like this? You know, where everything has a question mark at the end of it? With an upward inflection? At the end of every sentence?"

To be fair, a great many young men talk like this as well.

I've noticed they say things like 'bromance,' and 'dude' all the time.


Epic fail.  Totes no swag.
2013-01-07 03:32:44 PM
1 votes:
Vocal creak pioneer Britney Spears

I pretty much quit caring at that point. This just in: some young women have triple-digit IQs.
 
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