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Smaug says: Ricky Gervais. Lesbian pr0n. Going into a crowded bar, purely because it's crowded. All these things seem to be popular with everybody else, but I just can't work out why. What leaves you cold just as much as it turns everyone else on?

(, Thu 15 Oct 2009, 14:54)
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Why do people do this and what's the attraction to this particular mode of speech? Either they're so unsure of what they're saying and seek corroboration for each and every utterance, or they have some kind of retardation.

I try to compensate the balance of the universe by responding to all unnecessary raised intonation with a question of my own, thus:

cretin: ...and so we were on holiday?
me: Holiday? What's that?
cretin: We went skiing?
me: That thing on the snow with those wooden things - what are they called, skis?
cretin: Uh yeah, and it snowed? quite heavily?
me: Now snow. Yes, I've seen that before. Really cold, comes from the sky, yes?
cretin: ...
(, Mon 19 Oct 2009, 17:30, 8 replies)
I believe this is refered to as AQI
Australian Questional Intonation
(, Mon 19 Oct 2009, 21:22, closed)
^ indeed
...and it makes people sound so bloody stupid, yet Aussies seem strangly proud of it.
(, Mon 19 Oct 2009, 21:34, closed)

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