BREAKING: Men are now using uptalk, a vocal trope our culture has designated as the territory of dumb and ditzy women. This development apparently threatens the very institution of masculinity and, by extension, society as a whole.
Nothing that surprising, apparently, as sociologist Thomas Linneman's research, which was gleaned from him examining patterns in uptalk using Jeopardy contestants. After those 100 episodes, he concluded that uptalk can reinforce gender norms, based on the divide in when and how often male vs. female contestants…
Bye bye, vocal fry. All the cool kids in 2013 are ending their sentences with invisible question marks.