oops again

Brenda Lester alphatwin2002 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Jun 5 22:39:10 UTC 2006

Could be in Springfield, IL, MO, or MA. I've heard that Valley Girl inflection used by female newscasters, local and national. The reason is probably poor training in broadcast journalism, or times, they are a-changing. To me, it's, like, totally gross.

Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
  >At 10:21 AM -0500 6/5/06, Paul Johnson wrote:
>>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.
>Is that Springfield as in IL, MO, MA, or as on the Simpsons?
I really have to stop doing this. I see now that your message
included "MO" in its subject line, although not in the text.


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