Quote: Briosaid @ 11th April 2018, 4:48 PM
Exactly. There's one reporter, Beth Rigby, who drives me nuts with this. She speaks perfectly clearly in every other way except for 'ing' words. I did ONCE hear her say 'ing', so she can do it. I don't think it's laziness in her case - I think it's some sort of weird affectation, but whenever she appears I scream and shout.
It always makes me cringe.
Quote: Bill Poster @ 10th April 2018, 11:55 PM
I've been here for 12 years and I've only noticed young and youngish women do it.It is annoying.
Everyone says "two times " nowadays not "twice",that bugs me as well.
Is that because you've heard them the first time
Quote: Definitely Tarby @ 10th April 2018, 10:57 PM
To make it a perfect Incredible Hulk moment they go up in pitch at the end of every sentence. It's a style of enunciation that seems to come from Australia because everyone does it there. It's giving a statement but with the vocal sound of a question and it shouldn't bother me, no....but it does. Within minutes of watching that Australian airport TV show I'm so enraged I tear off all my clothes and try to pick up and throw the nearest person.
Do you remember the scene in Family Guy where Stewie is talking to Brian and his voice keeps going higher and higher?