We’ve come to expect the men of Southern California to talk with a little dude, like, whoa vibe. But a new study done at the University of California San Diego found that SoCal dudes weren’t the only men raising their pitch at the end of their sentences — like when you can’t tell the difference between a question and a statement. Whoa! Whoa? This valley boy speak is what linguists refer to as “uptalk.” Not to be confused with the even more annoying vocal fry.
“We found use of uptalk in all of our speakers, despite their diverse backgrounds in socio-economic status, ethnicity, bilingualism and gender,” said study leader Dr. Amanda Ritchart.
And this is blowing everyone’s mind because? Well, for starters, this means dudes talk like ladies now. And if they’re total stoners, they might have moobs as well! Also, this busts the previous theory that “uptalking” is linked to female insecurity. Riiight because only dumb shallow women can talk like idiots. [Daily Mail UK]