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Totally like whatever [Jun. 10th, 2007|12:00 am]
Arvind Narayanan
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Some time ago I posted about the weird interrogative intonation in American English. But I think this guy's nailed it :)


[User Picture]From: fiery_fiona
2007-06-10 07:51 am (UTC)
reminded me of an American female in my class who totally does justice to the intonation mocked here ;)
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[User Picture]From: achitnis
2007-06-10 01:23 pm (UTC)

Thanks for the link! :)
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[User Picture]From: haran
2007-06-10 03:52 pm (UTC)
Ha,now I get what you wrote about before.
Neal Stephenson captured this nicely in a conversation in Cryptonomicon:

"Hi, Avi? This is Dave? Calling from Novus Ordo Seclorum Systems? I’m the, uh, president here, you might remember? You have this computer in our wiring closet? Well, we just, like, got some visitors here? Like, guys in suits? And they said that they wanted to see that computer?..."
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