webb alert

I have to say it’s irritating. Something that seems to have crept into the speech patterns of North American news announcers is this over the top sing-song cadence. It’s as if they think that the audience will lose interest unless they are over-empasising every third word.
As for the woman, I imagine she’ll be replaced with an ALICE-like bot within 24 months.

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  1. In case you’re wondering, we USians find such heavy intonation quite annoying too…We think it almost as grating as excessively homosexualist-style British accents which, for what are probably some deeply morbid reasons, American girls tend to think is cute.

    Anyways, I think I speak for everyone when I say that the Irish speak the best-sounding English.

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