February 28, 2012

Teen Girls Aren't, Like, as Dumb as We Thought?

Douglas Quenqua, NY Times


AP Photo

From Valley Girls to the Kardashians, young women have long been mocked for the way they talk.

Whether it be uptalk (pronouncing statements as if they were questions? Like this?), creating slang words like “bitchin’ ” and “ridic,” or the incessant use of “like” as a conversation filler, vocal trends associated with young women are often seen as markers of immaturity or even stupidity.

Right?

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TAGGED: Voice, Language, Women, Teenagers

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