Sunday, June 19, 2011


I'm not always the most tolerant gal, particularly when it comes to language. Lots of voices are like nails on the chalkboard to me (I’m looking at you, Real Housewife Teresa Guidice), but it particularly irks my shit when women end their sentences on the upswing, as though they are asking a QUESTION? As though they are unsure of what they’re SAYING? As though they are seeking APPROVAL? As though they are asking for someone to please, please punch them in the FACE?

If you want to be an insecure, infantilized girl, head to the Playboy Mansion and become a Stepford bunny. Until then, grow the fuck up and finish your sentences with a different type of emphasis.



Parabolic Muse said...

I'm loving catching up with this!

Repo said...

Do you mind if I copy and and paste this post and then frame it in gold and place it on my wall?
I don't think there is anything I despise more than this particular air-headed, face-punchingly, annoying way of speaking.

I don't know if you are familiar with a brilliant tv personality we have here in the UK called Stephen Fry? Actually to call him a 'tv personality' is a complete disservice as he is so much more than that. A very funny comedic genius, even.
Anyway, type his name into Youtube along with 'Room 101' and you should find a great short segment on his attack on AQI (Australian Question Intonation).

Great blog by the way, just discovered it after looking on Google for an image of my Mac's annoying spinning beach ball ;-)

Jennifer Worick said...

REPO136: Go for it! And I love Stephen Fry so thanks for the recommendation. And good luck with your spinning beach ball! I hate those fuckers.

Anonymous said...

As an Australian,I tell you it's great fun to live in the land of AQI.Mostly,young Aussies are the worst offenders.I used to ahte it,but now find it sort of quaint.There's also a great documentary on the Australian accent called The Sounds of Aus that talks about this.Actor Rachel Griffiths(of 6 Feet Under & Muriel's Wedding fame)puts in her 2 cents,suggesting it's not so much a lack of confidence but a gentle way of validating that you're empathizing with another.(Sort of a tonal 'you understand what I'm saying?" sort of thing.If you're a maschocist,watch a lot of Aussie soaps.It's AQI CITY,man.

John Robson said...

So... The only thing more irritating is that everyone under the age of 35 now seems to begin every sentence with the word "so". So... I really find that annoying. So... I was just wondering why they do it? So... I would like to know what you think?