I think it comes from Valley Girl Speak and was popularized by TV and folks like the Kardasians. It’s supposed to imply that ”I’m so rich, board and cool and so above the rest of you that I’m going to talk like this to show you how board I am with you and everything else”.
It was adopted by a whole generation of females. Instead of the intended message it really announces that the speaker has a double digit IQ (1/2 of the population does) and has grown so tired of not being able to comprehend anything but the most simple parts of life that they have given up. Instead, to mask their insecurities and low verbal skills, they have adopted the cult like group-speak of rich, shallow and vacuous low IQ west coast females of inherited wealth.
Such affectation really detracts from those who hold important jobs as no one takes them seriously.
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As bad as it is, it could be worse. Imagine hearing that from someone with duck lips. And you don't have to imagine because the two are commonly used together, an auditory and visual assault all in one.
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Unfortunately my wife does that sometimes, can't narrow down what the driver is since it's rare and random, but I've started saying something along the lines of "hey, go back to your pretty normal voice instead of your deep serious voice" with good success and no injury.
Someone posted another time about kids using an affect where they raise their voice at end of sentences making statements ending in a period sound like an inquisitive question? (see what I did there) I could stab someone over that too, but in my case that would be my daughter and SIL.....
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