The first episode of Saturday Night Live is actually a lot better than I expected. Makes me seriously miss George Carlin, who I luckily got the chance to see live a couple years ago. And Billy Preston and Janis Ian? So good.
Voice-recognition researchers taught machines that when pitch rises at the end of a sentence, it indicates a question, “only to have their work spoiled by … ‘uptalk’ — that Valley Girl way of making a declarative sentence sound like a question? — which is now ubiquitous across the United States.” (Seabrook.)
There was a whole Party of Five episdoe about this back in the day. I think they called it ”upspeak” though. Ever since I saw it, I notice it ALL the time.
According to a statement I just got, I won’t be done paying for my grad school loans until 2023. Um. Must do something fast.
Becoming really obsessed with So You Think You Can Dance…thanks to my sister.
Wow. I love Boston. Soo exciting.