Springfield Mo. harsh dialect

Paul Johnson paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Mon Jun 5 15:21:05 UTC 2006

Paul Johnson
I am an interested lurker on this list and have noticed that in the last
year or so the female news readers on the Springfield TV stations,have
taken on a harsh, almost screechy voice, best I can describe it as is a
Vally girl sound plus a high pitched screech.
Is there a name or a reason for this?  (outside of irritating me?)
Has anyone else noticed this?
Is it becoming nationwide?
I can not believe that some school of drama or journalism would be
teaching this.


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