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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by uriah1, Nov 30, 2020.
Uptalking :Where one raises the pitch of the voice on the last word for irritating "impact"
Everyone seems to be doing that now and it is irritating.
It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye
Uptalking is a passive aggressive means to disguise a lecture, "We find weather patterns follow human activity closely? Even though we can't predict weather, we may be responsible for the increase in hurricane activity in the Gulf?" Notice these statements are made to sound like questions, as if you are interactively participating in a dialog, but your opinion doesn't matter to the speaker at all, as these are declarative, with the fallacy of inflection associated with a question that normally requires a response. You are being lectured/corrected.
We should remind these talkers that inflection originated in American Pie. As in: "One time at band camp..."
Someone said "ask" as a noun already, as in "what's the ask from leadership here." Maybe that's not a cliche, but the practice is: I despise repurposing parts of speech into others (verb to noun etc), mainly because it's generally done in service of making someone sound erudite (pro tip: It does the opposite for anyone who might be impressed by your use of language). "Architect" as a verb is another one I hear a lot in my line of work; when people attach an -ing to it ("architecting"), I really lose it.
It's all fun and games until the thread gets locked.
Seriously, with all that practice so far this year, shouldn't we all be experts by now?...
“It’s not music”
I grew up just outside Phila PA, been saying "just sayin" since I was a kid, so 50+ years at least.....it SHOULD be a cliche by now
Oh yeah, my buddy told me some show was "a good watch" the other day... I told him we've had to suffer with "it's a good read" for 25 years, and now we're doing this?
A handful of people in my office use the same intonation when they speak. It's like an accent but they're from different parts of the country. What they have in common is that they're all young, driven, and super bright. It kind of sounds like a Valley Girl voice but they seem to emphasize random words, speak in clipped tones, and it always sounds vaguely accusatory/judgmental regardless of the subject matter. Does anyone know what I'm talking about.
tldr to check so I'll go with
People from Queensland Australia have been talking like that since Adam was a boy.
Yes. Lots of vocal fry too. Seems like a can't-be-bothered affect. Grating.
Another way of saying "I'm completely making this up."
I agree. Unless someone is talking oceanography.
Cliches I hate:
"That's what she said." That stopped being funny ten years ago.
"If I told you, I'd have to kill you." That stopped being funny 30 years ago.
"Careful caution." As opposed to caution with wild abandon?
"Wow factor". which gives me a "vomit factor".
In advertising, often you hear the offer then "... that's right... " and repeating the offer. Did anybody doubt it and you have to assure them the deal is that good?
I also hate misused words:
"Ironic". I actually heard on a news story someone was airlifted to hospital "and ironically, he died."
While on the subject of news, if someone was "brutally beaten to death", does it mean that there was another incident where someone was gently beaten to death?
"Price point". Instead of "price".
And what's with "hack" as in "kitchen hack" or "cooking hack"?
You can call it "a household tip" or "cooking tip" and nobody will think less of you.
"If you want to know how moronic the word 'lifestyle' is, just remember, in a technical sense, Atilla The Hun had an active outdoor lifestyle." - George Carlin
Killing Me Softly?
Not "The comfy chair"!
I'd prefer brutal.
For the price of a cup of coffee.
This is how I feel about this (starting at 0:45)
I don’t recognize that specifically, but I have noticed there are about 4 people in my office who accent every statement as though it were a question. This especially bugs me when they are speaking to a client or reporting something to management. Why state something as fact and cast doubt of its reliability at the same time?