Uptalk (Uptalking): when a sentence rises in pitch at the end to make it sound as if it were a
question regardless of the topic. Associated with Southern California, but has spread beyond to other parts of the US and beyond. Attempts to contain it by the WHO, DOD, and FDA have failed to date. Possible genetic relationship to Valley Girl Syndrome.1: A style of speech that can make even the most intelligent person sound like a blithering idiot2: A style of speech that makes anyone within hearing distance want to gouge their ears out3: A style of speech that according to linguistic anthropologists indicates the end of western civilization we we know it.4: A style of speech that makes vocal fry sound almost normal.
Tiffany went for a job interview, and couldn’t figure out why she didn’t get the job after ending every sentence in a question using uptalk speech pattern.
A pathetic new way of talking with a rising interrogative at the end of every sentence? Main culprits were young people? Now older people seem to be following this awful trend? I think it’s because we live in an age of constant uncertainty?
Uptalk? Like it’s really annoying? It sort of says ‘hey you guys I’m cool?’
verb and noun
n. uptalker; n and adj. uptalking
1. A way of speaking that puts an upward inflection on the last word of a statement that makes it sound like a question when it’s not. (Common among teens and surfers.)
2. (grammar) speak with high-rise terminals (HRT).
An uptalker would say “I’ve bought a new camera?” as though it were a question.
To say “Have a nice day” in uptalk, raise the last syllable as though you are asking a question: “Have a nice day?”
HRT – AQI – (its when you go up at the end of each sentence as if you are too unsure to make a statement or you are adding ;do you know what i mean’ to the statement. It a style of speaking that many people feel is a more ‘friendly’ way to converse, as in not sounding too sure. It drives some people crazy and others are completely oblivious to it. It isnt just used by young women as some people seem to state it is – its used by practically the whole world in 2017. To some people it is like nails scratching across a blackboard. It is perhaps more irritating than vocal fry and starting each sentence with ‘so’ and over sue of the term ‘literally’ but its very often used by people that employ all four vocal tics. It needs to stop.
Adam – ‘he, so like i was like literally dead and like just literally got off the phone and I dropped my coffee uptalk mug full of like lol coffee…?’
Adams idiot female friend — ‘lol.. like i was like literally saying to Spirit horse that i like literally lol though you were like literally dead..lol… ?
To make something, or someone, seem better that is really is.
“He was totally up talking the event. When I got there it was lame.”
“She’s not that good. She was up talking.”
“Watch this, I’m gonna up talk my way into VIP.”
When you make yourself or someone else seem better or stronger than they actually are by implying false things
lets say bob is a weak little nerd with a girlfriend, lucy.
lucy says to the big popular guy, zane, who just tried to kiss her
“if bob finds out, you’re gone!!”
lucy just uptalked bob