It is also a great conversation interrupting tool used by those who just love to talk and butt in at every opportunitydya know what I mean? Hello Baz, and thank you so much for being so detailed in your descriptions of your total annoyance with these speech trends. Reddit and its partners use cookies and similar technologies to provide you with a better experience. Its lazy and not particularly descriptive. All the best to you in navigating our wonderful world of words! Who started this Have a good one! trend anyway? For example, mou- uhn, instead of moun-tain. The first example makes full-grown adults sound like a toddler who cant yet say his/her ts.. Any and all bridge words used frequently in conversation is exceedingly annoying. I see it in the office at work and from my 16 yr old Daughter. thas instead of thats (which is the abbreviation for that is) I hear it a lot among sports commentators and analyzers on tv and radio. caused your repeated use of the vague term, space, without a specific "I think of Ira Glass as the king of vocal fry," she said. Young women of all nationalities reporting from the most secluded parts of the world use these odd tones, rhythms and inflections. I cant stand people pronouncing words that end ing like the end with een, i.e. I see it in newscasts all the time being used by educated people. (Mark Memmott, the standards and practices editor, has addressed some of those issues in the past.). Its feels good to know others are as annoyed as I. Some of my pet peeves are as follows: 2 the addition of ing to verbs Uptalk is the new wave sweeping the youth, like wearing tights and having tattoos all over your arm. The most common is right? when used at the end of a sentence. It seems to me it takes more effort to speak a word without its T sound in the middle than to speak the word properly! The kids were GRADED on handwriting in their report cards, and it was considered an important skill. Duffin said she notices if she sounds "too throaty or gravely" while recording. He has also shortening him and them to em. 'Planet money,' 'This American Life,' 'Radiolab,' 'Startup' Why? Its not cute. But those persons might find it hard to get a high-paying job. Listeners have concerns about grammar, and filler words such as "um," "like" and "so." Plus, at the end of the day. benefit, I wish to now address your repeated use of the term so Thank you again for sharing your thoughts on this subject. Fabulous opinions everybody: a terrific discussion! If you ask me again, Id also predict the tide will turn and people who drop these phrases will come out on top in the long run. I dont watch the show often, but find the interaction interesting & noticed the speech differences early on. If it can be misused, so much the better. "We ought to be able to hear all of that in the voices that the audience is hearing, whether that voice is the voice of somebody in a community somewhere in the middle of the country or that voice is the voice of a host or reporter for NPR. Those filler words of such concern to some listeners are especially likely to slip in on live radio, when there is no opportunity to edit out mistakes or other problems. I am also a teacher and am perplexed by the lack of vocabulary and sloppy use of language that I hear every day, everywhere, and by many! Another big offender is the reality tv show, e.g. If you can even record a sample of it and then create a short little video that you can upload to Youtube so its easy to share the audio, that would be good too. Heres what makes me hit mute/delete on any podcast, youtube speaker, Radio, etc. I simply changed the channel on my tv. As leading lady in Synetic Family Theatre's "The Fisherman and the Golden Fish," she and the cast earned the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Production of Theatre for Young Audiences. Why should we voice the t in often? NOW, I substitute. Over the past few decades we have grown more to accept/tolerate each others personal shortcomings in professional places. I have heard right? at the end of sentences used frequently. Its funny but also sad that the ways of the world, and so many traditions and really important things are not being passed down to the next generation. So should only be used at the beginning of a sentence when you are either asking a new question or starting a whole new topic of conversation. Kudos. Ive only been annoyed once by the over use of the word like. Very. Of all the irritating speech patterns around these days, vocal fry is, for me, the most intolerable. Have a good one! Worchestershire sauce anyone? Perhaps its self-importance driving the habit. I just wish I had a remote control that worked on people with a tangible presence. Change out. But I find it truly obnoxious that every other sentence (or more) begins with the word Look. Does anyone say FebRuary without sounding ridiculous? you left out one which has spread like wildfire the last few months (besides UHMMM)it is a click as I call it every time the person opens their mouth to start a sentence,kinda like chewing gum with your mouth open kind of a sucking click-I swear these things are done to get your attention for trivial things which the person want you to listen to. They must be changed Out. I mean This completely unnecessary phrase seems to just be a habitual way to start sentences for many people. Also, Im not fond of meme/social media culture creeping into everyday conversation either. Like any job, radio journalism requires training. Maybe we could call it Blah-de-Blah Speak. The 10th Ammendment says differently. These little speech micro trends seem to pop up every now and then, then fade away over time (thank God!). I think one that bothers me the most (and one worth further discussing) is the ever common not quite lisp that Ive noticed a lot in the media, especially when watching news anchors/reporters (as it is their job to clearly convey the report). They want profit without first investing in professionalism, imo. And who started everything being super??? It makes me terribly sad. 3) Ordering at a restaurant or the like, saying Ill DO the instead of lll order the or Ill have the. That means some listeners have to adjust to new sounds. The overuse of a particular swear word is also annoying. I recall an item on the NPR program All Things Considered in the EARLY 90s about the rising inflection? We receive a regular stream of complaints about how reporters and hosts talk on air. Speaking to Terry Gross on Fresh Air, linguist Penny Eckert described a preliminary study she conducted that asked participants to listen to two clips one with creak and one without. You sound as ignorant as the people youre skewering. This is supposed to be pronounced with the emphasis on the first syllable: STUdent. Amazing discussion. Also the northeastern dis, dat, dem and does for this, that, them and those. My current favorite is folks who add the word literally to every statement. Keith Woods, NPR's vice president of newsroom training and diversity, told me that a variety of voices is one way to achieve greater journalistic truth. It has an r in it (two , to be pendantic) and I am not a child. Grunting is not music. You asked your readers what we would like for you to include in your next video. Unlike appearing simply one of the collective in using URGE, ENCOURAGE and SUGGEST which is a translation in beta male language, because we hate patriarchies, especially white ones, we can with ABSOLUTELY step past that level of making an indicator by laying the hammer on the anvil. Sauvignon Sauv in- yoh (silent n) not Sauv in- yawn. NPR= National Propaganda Radio Taxpayers should demand their hard earned dollars not be spent on this Lefty Commie Drivel. I feel more rested? Have you got any money, at all. Absolutely! Unfortunately most people dont even notice they have been infected, or they simply dont care, leaving people like me to go crazy. My biggest pet peeve is, still, the overuse of like. 2) pumped and stoked for excited Alison MacAdam April 30, 2015. Credit: Emily Jan. I agree with all the comments. There is a good example of a migraine remedy commercial intoned by Khloe Kardashian. To totally be, but, like, its totally not! Look at what?? She is best known for her role in the NPR Morning Edition and All Things Considered. All of this is from one person. The point is not worth discussing because of what was just said. People are suddenly emphasizing the wrong syllable in words that end in dent. Why do major newscasters use the word That so much!?!? I am so tired of women trying to sound like little girls and drawing out their s sounds. .ANY Mouth smacking, Ttt or Tsk between every phrase, or hearing saliva sounds !!! I find it close to impossible to think that these sounds are solely mimicry. The millions of people who comprise society absolutely do not need to adapt to the annoying speech patterns of an entitled few. And that is how I found your comment lol! Its bad enough to hear it in speech but I recently received an email that began with these words. Amen!!! Five lines from the bottom, auto correct changed Sanskrit to sandscript. ARGH!!!! The worst is sort of. Initially I thought it was a precious Mid-Atlantic way of speaking from years gone by Gore Vidal was a sort of intellectual savant. Then as it was used repeatedly in the same program by these pundits I realized it was just some new ridiculous-sounding cautious way of not overstepping. Perhaps I need to pay more attention to the bungled up speech patterns that are in use. Either Feb-roo-ary or Feb-yoo-ary is acceptable. If you pronounce the T (soft or hard) in button, youll get some strange glances, because literally no one here pronounces it that way. I think this is an absurd accusation. For example i had a really busy day today.. No. And that show was probably a 5 year old rerun. Yeah, Ill second that motion. I am now hearing full glottal stops ( I think that is the correct term) being ignored. Its rampant. The one that really gets to me, (in addition to all the ones already mentioned), is the starting of a sentence with Wait, what? Or is it gender? And the speech pattern that led me to your page is the one Ive observed in the voice overs on virtually all home improvement shows. Hell start a sentence, but then even before he gets to the part that he wants to bully you into agreeing with, hell stick in a right?! Many people confuse further and farther or say me and you instead of you and I. The use of You know what? just before every seemingly unrevealing statement is huge in Australian parlance, um well at least in Melbourne. Great job! Everything is now amazing. This occurs a lot when listing items. Not sure if it has anything to do with trying to be overly sensitive or PC or whatever about things and needing to couch language. Thanks to ALL recent commenters for reading and sharing your thoughts on this topic. Weird or unique ways of speaking are one way to get noticed. the kind of and sort of virus has been making the rounds of cable news hosts and pundits, and its literally driving me crazy, you know what i mean? For more information, please see our The bulk of revenues coming from programming fees, grants from foundations or business entities, contributions and sponsor-ships. I dont have any neck pain? Yes. Its usually when someone is trying to express exasperation or frustration-uh. Person 1: So what is your opinion on adding cream to this dessert? The inflection pattern the hosts use in every sentence of every voice over is exactly the same. Would my friends laugh if I developed the chirpy voice? In that regard, there is clearly several areas where the linguistic phrases are a product of generation, e.g., texting shortcuts used in other contexts, borrowing from pop culture. More common, is hearing someone speak with various combinations of several of these patterns appearing in just one sentence! Its under the The Up-and-Coming Most Annoying Speech Patterns section. May I direct my fellow annoyed speech watchers to a major culprit leading to these speech patterns? My dad was from Canada of English heritage. You forgot the most annoying example of all: that of swallowing the t Im the middle of a word, together with a glottal stop. For instance LAST becomes LOST. On those rare occasions when I hear an interview with someone who is profoundly lacking all of these five patterns, it is such a breath of fresh air! Im wondering if there is a name for a pattern Im noticing when people start listing bullet point details. None of these up-and-coming phrases ever appear in scripts that I read for actual voice-over jobs or auditions. And when people speak without a script they often use filler words or make minor grammatical mistakes. I DO say February. What are they like. I abhor this glottal stop. We really owe a lot to the guy who invented that, I mean, really. In addition, Ayesha is really the smartest and most inspiring reporter in Washington D.C. and speaks with an African-American Vernacular English accent while reporting. There's still debate in the medical community about whether vocal fry harms the vocal folds, but Hansen said it can stress them. Thats my new pet peeve and I wish I knew a way to counsel him on it! Its far from the only silent letter in spoken English. Wu-ut? Add on the ground. Even when an exact location is given, the ubiquitous use of on the ground, drives me quite mad. The reason is because. OMG! Gosh ny chief hates include the words we are expected to use in public so we do not appear too assertive or pushy. Tomorrow WILL be a hot day or ", One listener did just that. So, I woke uuuuup. or: He has become hyper-sensitive to even the most polite criticism, and I blame this solely on our P.C. Please share more comments on this, and specifically what other patterns youd like to see us include in the next video. I see and hear it every dingle day and never heard a man do it. The dropping of the T sound in the middle of words Ki**en, Bu**on is all over the place on radio and TV. I want to post it on Facebook. And listeners have seriously strong feelings about this stuff. Why? Profeasionally, it comes down to efficiency and economy not to waste talk time with meaningless utterances or distractions. Imitating neanderthals? Or, when listening to a reporter or expert contributor on radio or television. It starts at home and moves to the classroom. If it is so obvious, why is it news? I am finding it increasingly more difficult to watch television, or listen to certain radio broadcasters, due to distracting speech patterns and styles. I also loathe when people pronounce nuclear as nucular. Literally, actually, etc. This is a great discussion! After she pointed this out to me, I hear an appalling number of people that half hiss/lisp when they speak on reputable news programs. It is always annoying, but sometimes makes the report(s) unlistenable. I also cannot stand everyone using the word Amazing to describe everything that is good. One reason we don't comment on reporters' voices is because voice is personal. Now I hear that everywhere. By rejecting non-essential cookies, Reddit may still use certain cookies to ensure the proper functionality of our platform. And when reporters and hosts deviate from that supposed standard, our office hears about it. In Australia we get really annoyed with well spoken presenters on TV pronouncing t as d, eg very impordant and cute kidden. If youve ever heard Jedediah Vila, she does it ALL the time. Shell draw out her sentences with filler words and phrases such as now this adding in a firm yeah this speak continues with nonsensical words until she brings in another thought. Further, it seems that engaging in these practices seems to indicate a greater authenticity for Gen Z and Millennials. use of the phrase sort of in each statement you made. I thought I was the only person annoyed by these patterns. After living abroad for over a decade, I noticed in the mid-1990s that, in the workplace, every female in a supervisory position seemed compelled to preface nearly every declarative sentence with, At this time. It was quite ridiculous to hear something like, At this tiiiime, we do not have a vacancy, but wed like to talk to you, so At this tiiime, can you tell me if you could come in at 10:00 on Thursday? Thank you so much, Debbie and Baz! The sad part about the first phrase (Uh, hello.everyone knows the Earth is round) is that anyone has to even say it at all in the 21st century. I also wish we could deny medical service to anyone who refused to wear a mask and then contracted Covid-19. Its just a dialect difference. For everyone posting examples of patterns, if its possible to include a link to a Youtube video that illustrates the example, that would really help everyone know exactly what you are talking about. Even the show's reviews on iTunes are full of complaints about the voices of the hosts, both of whom are women, especially their vocal fry. I remember one teenage girl who was working the cash register at a local convenience store. I find that more often there is not an understanding of why this might be appropriate, especially by my younger students & family members. Any insight into where the hard G at the end of -ing is coming from? Also umm, like, and ya know interspersed in many informal AND formal conversations. Thank you, Debbie! Criticizing someone's voice often seems to be a criticism of their identity. Merry fucking xmas. By saying that (usually at the end of a sentence) it prevents someone else from talking or contributing their 2 cents, waiting for whatever follows the But.uh. They were you know, I mean, and I mean like. How NPR's Carrie Johnson found her radio voice. This usage of So is incorrect!!! So, you probably already know about vocal fry, valspeak and uptalk, right? Im curious if this is a West Coast thing with the under 40 set. Seems to be a constant request for recognitionas if we somehow cant stop to ask if we dont understand something. As a result, many teachers stopped teaching it. Dropping the T is not a girl thing, at least not in the American South. I agree I cannot stand the fact that 90% of the population is now using the work awesome in a context and place that has nothing to do with its actual meaning. Its my second or third. Its good to see I am not. every word. It seems to be many white females that Im noticing using this trend. One thing that bothers me is when people pronounce the word ancient as ankshent. Most examples have been covered here. As a young woman who sometimes subconsciously dips into this lower vocal register, I don't even notice when radio reporters speak with vocal fry. It was made popular by chef Gordon Ramsden. You can shream ashuss g t v. The 2021 Dream Home is looking good and wanting you to win it. There are two in particular that drive me insane: different than and misnomer.. Out of protest, I might start writing the word out as ta, since that is how people are pronouncing the word. I hear this a lot in conversation these days too. Can you tell us about the car accident you witnessed today? He recently tweeted, "I've said this before, I'll say it again. Mostly female but males do it too. The biggest for me, though, is the epidemic vocal fry combined with a high-pitched voice, or sexy baby speak, among the majority of women, and many men now (Ira Glass, Im looking at you). Help. Jessica Hansen has one of the most annoying deliveries I can ever recall hearing from an announcernot only on NPR, but in the world of broadcasting. All Im hearing from this post is a lot of complaining over nothing. its so not fairah!!. The over use of the word like doesnt bother me too much. I think it was around this time that the issue of vocal fry came to the foreground on NPR. I hate those words as they sound so false but we all use them. Pay attention and I promise youll start noticing these patterns in nearly every casual conversation you listen in on. What is that? is You get the idea. For me, the whole So thing is one of these pet peeves that makes me want to smash whatever device Im hearing the word played upon. I work for a large tech company in the SF Bay Area and I can attest that uptalk, unfortunately, is more pervasive than ever. My goodness! This usually entails drawn out words: Sooosomething reeeaally horrrribllllle happened todaaayyyy I broke my cat candlllllle.. (Pout face). Is there a name for this type of speaking? Okayone more and Im done. Everyone drops the T here. Or, as my best friend calls it: the hissed s. For example, the word is news, not noose. 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