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Stop Making Fun of Valley Girls Because You Might Sound Just like Them: Uptalk Dialect Spreading to Male Speakers

Linguistics are so fascinating?

So you know that thing called "uptalk," where a speaker ends a sentences by raising the pitch like they're asking a question? And how it's generally attributed to a very specific type of young woman? And how those women get made fun of a lot? According to new research, the speech pattern has expanded to other demographic groups -- including guys.

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