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  • v. Present participle of uptalk.

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Examples

  • Sure, there was a lot of uptalking by the usually quarrelsome cast about their suddenly strong friendships, and everyone had a well-timed transition to look forward to -

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  • Though she vehemently denies that she can stop uptalking to me, when she is angry she speaks perfectly.

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  • I noticed that many of her friends, all professionals including psychologists, attorneys and physicians also engage in uptalking.

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  • When she visits me, she populates most of her explanations with uptalking.

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  • I have developed a serious interest in the origination of uptalking and methods to treat it.

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  • But perhaps this historical perspective will help you to make linguistic peace with your uptalking daughter and her professional friends.

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  • Has any research been done to show that not only has the phenomenon of uptalking been documented and described, but that it can have very negative affects on the listener?

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  • When I am conversing with her I become extremely anxious since I have fixated on the uptalking and it puts me at a severe level of discomfort.

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  • It's annoying to hear her really choppy, uptalking voice heckle me on how I should eat antioxidants and healthy stuff -- sorry, I'm a fatass and I LIKE IT THIS WAY:)

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