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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-04-06 11:22 AM
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43. huh - fascinating!
I have never heard of this, unless it's the breathless valley girl thing....I have never done anything like that, I was always one of the girls with my hand up all the time in grade school, and the one pontificating in classes in high school and college and to men in various discussions.

That's pretty disturbing, I'll have to listen to see if I can figure out what you are talking about. It's odd that at a time when young women have more options for power and career than ever before, that there could be that lack of confidence and fear of being "strident."

You can bet Barbara Boxer, Hillary, etc. and Condi don't talk like that.

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  -Epidemic of strangulated, gargling, monotone female voices omega minimo  Nov-23-05 08:59 PM   #0 
  - Oh I think it is unfortunately documented that many teen girls have  applegrove   Nov-23-05 09:02 PM   #1 
  - Not "lack of confidence" -- What is That Voice? Why is it everywhere?  omega minimo   Nov-23-05 09:07 PM   #3 
     - Then I misunderstand. Sorry.  applegrove   Nov-23-05 10:53 PM   #16 
     - I know the voice you mean  Warpy   Nov-25-05 09:23 PM   #18 
        - OK Late 70's hmmmmm? "Better" universities' conformity?  omega minimo   Nov-26-05 02:46 AM   #19 
           - Why do you think?  Warpy   Nov-26-05 05:36 PM   #20 
              - At the height of the women's movement?  omega minimo   Nov-26-05 06:12 PM   #21 
  - I know what you are talking about! It's incredible...that even "regional  KoKo01   Nov-23-05 09:04 PM   #2 
  - It's replacing regional accents?  omega minimo   Nov-23-05 09:15 PM   #4 
     - I Blame Rita Crosby!  Moochy   Nov-23-05 09:20 PM   #7 
        - Probably but I turn them off  omega minimo   Nov-23-05 09:24 PM   #8 
  - I don't know  MuseRider   Nov-23-05 09:15 PM   #5 
  - The spore is spread thru the TV  omega minimo   Nov-23-05 09:19 PM   #6 
  - The Dell Chick  Moochy   Nov-23-05 09:24 PM   #9 
  - Thanks.  MuseRider   Nov-23-05 09:33 PM   #11 
  - Got two words for you:  put out   Dec-06-05 12:39 AM   #30 
     - I think we have at least two subsets of annoying strangled voices here:  atommom   Dec-06-05 08:41 AM   #31 
  - I recognize it and find it hard to take. I thought it originated with the  higher class   Nov-23-05 09:27 PM   #10 
  - That's it. The Valley Girl thing taken too far and it is SOOooo not funny  omega minimo   Nov-23-05 09:44 PM   #12 
  - It's like they can't move their lips  Lorax   Nov-23-05 09:55 PM   #13 
  - is it like how ann coulter talks?  freeplessinseattle   Nov-23-05 10:08 PM   #14 
  - Excellent description doctor. What is the cause and IS THERE A CURE?  omega minimo   Nov-23-05 10:12 PM   #15 
  - No - not like Coulter - she is unique - she doesn't want to show her  higher class   Nov-24-05 10:53 AM   #17 
  - Question intonation at all times and swallowing final syllables. Awful!  MookieWilson   Nov-29-05 01:14 PM   #22 
  - Hey, I'm hearing it right now on JL NewsHour in Supreme Court  omega minimo   Nov-30-05 08:42 PM   #23 
  - Martha Stewart has something similar going on. It took me a long  atommom   Dec-04-05 10:19 AM   #24 
  - It's NOT a Good Thing!  omega minimo   Dec-04-05 06:26 PM   #25 
     - I'm sure they'll come up with something even more regressive and  atommom   Dec-04-05 07:46 PM   #26 
     - Swallowing the voice any further will leave only  omega minimo   Dec-04-05 09:02 PM   #27 
        - "Today we will make an elegant centerpiece out of rrribbit ribbit..."  atommom   Dec-05-05 08:55 AM   #28 
           - LOL  omega minimo   Dec-05-05 08:58 AM   #29 
     - I have it.  Marie26   Dec-13-05 02:27 PM   #32 
  - That, and the shrill and tearful voice, bug me  UncleSepp   Jan-30-06 02:40 PM   #33 
  - What bugs me  bloom   Feb-01-06 08:49 PM   #34 
  - "It is your instrument" Very well put  omega minimo   Feb-01-06 09:26 PM   #35 
  - It's the God-damned California accent  Odin2005   Mar-05-06 10:37 PM   #36 
  - Not quite. Someone here said the Ivy League coed syndrome  omega minimo   Mar-07-06 06:58 PM   #38 
  - I know exactly the sound you describe.  DawgHouse   Mar-06-06 09:10 PM   #37 
  - West Wing's "Zoey" migraine commercial induces migraine  omega minimo   Mar-07-06 07:08 PM   #39 
     - I've been describing it to friends as sort of "valley-girlish".  DawgHouse   Mar-07-06 07:29 PM   #40 
        - Contagious? Epidemic! Spread by TV  omega minimo   Mar-07-06 07:39 PM   #41 
  - Actually, this has been around for a long time  Love Bug   Mar-08-06 04:47 PM   #42 
  - huh - fascinating!  tigereye   Apr-04-06 11:22 AM   #43 
     - Katie Couric used the froggy voice while announcing her move to CBS today!  omega minimo   Apr-05-06 08:56 PM   #44 

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