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Word of the Day 08/11/17 Uptalk

Uptalk (noun)
uptalk [uhp-tawk]


noun
1. a rise in pitch at the end usually of a declarative sentence, especially if habitual: often represented in writing by a question mark as in Hi, I'm here to read the meter?


Origin: First recorded in 1990-95

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haldoor
Aug. 13th, 2017 07:19 am (UTC)
Wow, I didn't know it had a name, and I see that the term itself is relatively recent, but this is something that a lot of Kiwis do ALL the time when they speak!

Edited at 2017-08-13 07:20 am (UTC)
simplyn2deep
Aug. 13th, 2017 07:39 am (UTC)
I've done it too. Horrible habit to have during job interviews because it makes you seem like you don't know your own qualifications or that you are not sure of yourself.
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