Let’s Have A Talk About Uptalk?

Occasionally, and getting less frequent all the time, I consult the radio/TV/print Hivemind media organs for the disinformation of the day. I don’t know why I do this, except as an exercise in having my cynicism affirmed. Without fail, I’m subjected to the exquisite pain of a fagged up torrent of leftoid lies, war on women crap, and race creationism… every topic infused with the easy assumption that White men are the root of all evil, and delivered with the butt-clenched sanctimony that only a shitlib in the middle of a set of Kegels can summon.

Lately though, listening in on the enemy has become intolerable. I’m talking about the uptalk. It’s outta control? I mean, everyone has to speak their sentences like a question now?

For instance, on a recent excursion to the freaky farm, in the span of fifteen minutes I had to endure hearing four women and two men uptalk NEARLY EVERY GODDAMN SENTENCE that poured out of their mouths. And once you pick up on the repetitive nature of this Millennial verbal tic, the sound quickly hits the ear like nails on chalkboard.

But it’s not just Millennials. One woman had the gravelly voice of late middle age, and she uptalked as badly as the younger women. The men sounded like recent college grads, and while they didn’t exhibit the degree of commitment to uptalking that the women did, (taking a break every so often to deliver a statement in the form of a statement), when they did uptalk it struck my nerves harder, so unused was I to hearing grown males speak like insecure preteen girls. Like, wow just wow?

I’m continually amazed at how faggy shitlib Americans are becoming, in speech, belief, and behavior. I wonder sometimes if they aren’t a new developing species; a branch on the evolutionary tree hanging low with a load of fruit.

In theory, a little bit of uptalk should sound feminine coming from a woman, but in practice it just comes across whiny and passive-aggressive, as if the speaker is so thin-skinned she has to phrase everything as a question so that she can coerce the listener’s head-nodding agreement. And, I suppose, if in a rare planetary alignment one of the un-vetted guests on these news shows were to actually challenge the uptalking shitlib on her faulty premise, she can mentally retreat to the ego-saving fake-out that she was only “questioning the received wisdom”.





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  1. Even Joe Rogan is starting to do that. It’s the perfect way for a shitlib to talk down to someone and pretend to be like, you know? Explaining something? By using stupid examples? It’s such a condescending way to communicate, no wonder it is popular.

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  2. Up talk combined with starting every answer incorrectly with “So” and I’m ready to commit murder.

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    • on October 25, 2015 at 5:28 pm Captain Tautological

      “So” has been in Academia since forever – for at least the last quarter century. Whenever I am around academics who start their sentences with “So”, I immediately dismiss them as doctrinaire cant-spouting morons.

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    • This one especially. NPR fags do it constantly. “So what we found is that people are more likely to cuckcuckcuckcuckcuck when …. “

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  3. I didn’t get that… probably because I’m from Poland.

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  4. This was a funny piece on the subject…

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    • About 1/3 to 1/4 of the time, Red Eye is right in the zone. Andy Levy, despite being a libertardian and of Eskimo extraction, is 80% there man. And they bring in Gavin and Anthony Cumia to give an extra 10% to the show.

      unfortunately, the other 2/3 to 3/4 of the time, it’s just a pc roundtable of nothingness. And nothing un-p.c. about subhumans, broads, homos, or
      eskimos.

      red eye rape!

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  5. […] Let’s Have A Talk About Uptalk? […]

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    • on October 25, 2015 at 5:42 pm Captain Tautological

      It really is amazing how trends move through elitist circles like wildfire. About ten to fifteen years ago, the elitist women were whistling their S’s like Jodie Fossszzzshshshshshter. All the elitist dykes were doing it, such as Jodie’s partner in sapphistry, Helen Hunt, as were all the upper-crust horsie-set Polo Ralph Lauren blonds, such as Diane Sawyer and Lessszzzshshshshsh-lie Stahl.

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  6. I know right?

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    • Even shorter to sound even more in-the-know, even if it’s not in chat or in Twitter, so you don’t have to save letters. So:

      ikr?

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  7. Up talk coupled with starting the answer to every question or sentence incorrectly with “So”. Death where is thy sting.

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  8. Unfortunately uptalk is a common feature of Australian English (I think we inherited it from the Brits). Probably no co-incidence that both countries are more culturally more politically-correct than the US. It’s not uncommon in the business world for average guys to uptalk but alpha’s really do stand out by not doing it. I find that I need to correct myself when uptalking as it conveys uncertainty and a lack of authority

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    • You can actually be criminally charged in Australia for offending someone (yes, you heard that correctly) on the grounds of their race, colour or ethnic origin.

      It happened to a conservative journalist here just a few years ago.

      http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/andrew-bolt-x-racial-vilification-court-case/story-e6frg996-1226148919092

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      • I know. The left-wing Labor Party introduced these laws then the cuckservative Liberal Party went to the election promising to overturn them. They won but then said they couldn’t overturn them because we needed to get Muslims onside in the fight against terrorism. Australia is not quite as politically-correct as Britain but we’re rapidly heading that way. Our culture is changing so fast. Many MSM outlets for little more than report “outrage” from SJWs on Twitter. One of the problems is that, like Sweden, our more collectivist “look after each other ” culture has been used against us. These attributes which made our society stronger and more prosperous when we were a white Anglo country, does not serve us well in the onslaught of multiculturalism. We’re used to treating each other fairly and giving each other the benefit of trust but this makes us look naive and gullible to hordes of tribal inbred pedophile-cultists and soulless money-chasers

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      • “hordes of tribal inbred pedophile-cultists”

        I should suffocate you with my 8 inch cock.

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      • You’re wrong. Breaching Section 18C of the RDA is not a criminal offence.

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      • Mork was correct in picking me up on this – it’s actually unlawful, not criminal. Which means there can be a civil liability, as there was with Bolt.

        That’s bad enough though.

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    • I’m happy to elaborate on 18C but I imagine that’d be a bit dry and arcane for international readers!

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  9. The earliest example of this that I heard was among Australians around thirty years ago. Listening to American men in old recordings – say fifty years ago – feels more and more like stepping into a vanished world, as you savour their clear, even way of speaking.

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  10. […] Let’s Have A Talk About Uptalk? […]

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  11. Funny you should mention this “uptalk” (didn’t know it was called that). It was on my mind the other day.

    I listed to podcasts about digital marketing from Unbounce (http://unbounce.com/podcast/) on my commute. They are hosted by a Canadian guy who interviews digital marketers on different aspects of online conversion marketing.

    The content and takeaways from the guests are pretty good which is why I listen.

    It’s the faggy millennial Canadian interviewer that just grates on me so badly. His speech is the epitome of “uptalk.” I’ve never heard anything like it. I want to punch him in his faggy throat every time I hear his voice. I almost stopped listening, it’s so bad.

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  12. TRUTH

    1. 9-10’s are rare. They wield great power and have many options. They desire a real man.
    2. Some of the worst feminists are the neoconservative wives who dominate their beta, white knight, republican husbands.
    3. Hypergamy for older women morphs into a surreal fantasy world which plays itself out with female to female competition for best clown outfit, most expensive short haircut and ugly make-up. The culmination of this is circus.
    4. When a high SMV women walks into a clown-fest the circuit breaker blows.
    5. Women have a 6th sense.
    6. Approaching attractive women and getting a positive response can put other women who are observing into a frenzy.
    7. Women love to eavesdrop on men when they talk to each other about women.
    8. Health is your best friend for game.
    9. PUFA is your worst enemy for health.
    10. Most people are emotionally and intellectually dishonest and thus do not find their full potential.

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    • “4. When a high SMV women walks into a clown-fest the circuit breaker blows.”

      That’s what happened when Sarah Palin appeared on the scene.

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    • on October 25, 2015 at 10:41 am elmer t. jones

      Women eavesdrop on men no matter what they are talking about.

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    • Hey Putin: “Women have a 6th sense”. Please elaborate.

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      • WM, women have an uncanny ability to sense when a man has options or is starting to get it on the side. Basically a special sense of relationship dynamics. This is why guys need game and why so many men get slammed out of no where by a woman. Our natural born sense of relationship dynamics is not as keen in general.

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      • Thanks Putin – so womankind = better handle on, or a better sense for, the dark arts, the machiavellian. Wasn`t sure if you were getting at something else. I`m always on the look out for new insights. Thanks for getting back.

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    • Cool list.

      #3 is hilariously true.

      #8–spot on!

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    • What is PUFA?

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    • the sixth sense of women (intuition?) etc comprises many things; my belief is that they have developed (evolution) a far superior sense of “reading” body language (tells). they even use it to win at poker, although (thank god) few of them are interested in playing long enough beyond establishing who is the alpha male at the table… they also, i believe, have a superior sense of olfactory development related to the pheromones emitted by the “game” classes of males. smells like magic to most of us…

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  13. Late to the party on this one CH. Uptalk, vocal fry, and the aforementioned “so” expressions, and the various verbal fillers used to avoid any impression of deliberate thought have been insinuating themselves into common speech for years. I noticed uptalk as a regular phenomenon (especially in the younger corporate environments ) after getting out of the infantry (minimal uptalk in the infantry) 5-6 years ago. And, in another example of the baader-meinhof phenomenon, once you hear it, you can’t not hear it everywhere.

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  14. I used to train sales teams to deliberately AVOID this type of tone. Uptalk is decidedly unconfident, and those who use it in sales inevitably fail.

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  15. French is “uptalk”. German is “downtalk”. The average German woman could beat up the average French man.

    Actually, I did notice a noteworthy syndrome on my trip to Britian: the “lecturing” authoritative tone of German is a lot of “uptalk” (in individual phrases) followed by “downtalk” at the end.

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  16. You gotta read mainstream newspapers – you can’t read only media from your own group, your own worldview. If you do, you will simply imitate others and never bring in anything new. You will become like the leftists. I have seen the difference many times in teenagers who only read nationalist websites – they have no perspective. And they simply choose whatever nationalist blogger who already fits their nice: leftist nationalist (“It’s all the capitalists! They invented feminism and immigration to keep the workers separated!”), religious nationalist or libertarian nationalist.

    So you gotta read different kinds of sources. New York Times, Wall Street Journal, for example. It’s enough if you read just a few stories.

    Now, as for uptalk:

    I read an article about this. The writer wrote that the reason men start using uptalk is that they want to suck up to young women, who “set the tone” in culture. He wrote it seemingly without even questioning that state of affairs. Or questioning whether it is all men, or men who have become effeminate because of the Left’s machinations.

    Uptalk only exists in English as far as I know, which shows that it isn’t normal. If it was normal it would be spread across the world. For example, leaning your head downward in order to look cute is global – it makes the eyes look like they are lower in the face, which they are in children. (Opposite: leaning your head up looks haughty because the eyes are higher up in the face.) But to sound cute, or feminine, through uptalk? Local phenomenon.

    Same as with the Left’s Newspeak words, like “sexism”. They start local. Only through a concerted media effort do they spread, but if they had been valid words they would exist all across the world already, like earth or courage, or whatever. There are leftist propaganda words that are local to various Western countries too, and that would sound stupid in any other language – barring a concerted media effort working on it for a few years.

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    • “So you gotta read different kinds of sources”

      That is a very important point.

      Years ago I read an excellent piece of advice to aspiring cartoonists (ask not why). The author said that you need to read voraciously. Everything from literature classics, to history of the piano, to the economics of the oyster harvesting industry. The reason is to give your mind raw material for thought.

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    • “So you gotta read different kinds of sources”

      That is a very important point.

      Years ago I read an excellent piece of advice to aspiring cartoonists (ask not why). The author said that you need to read voraciously. Everything from literature classics, to history of the piano, to the economics of the oyster harvesting industry. The reason is to give your mind raw material for thought.

      Also, a continually-expanded wide base of knowledge will make you more credible, will help you construct better explanations, will help your readers follow you more enthusiastically.

      But this is all Composition 101. You want to avoid, like you say, echo-chamber thinking.

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      • Years ago I read an excellent piece of advice to aspiring cartoonists (ask not why). The author said that you need to read voraciously. Everything from literature classics, to history of the piano, to the economics of the oyster harvesting industry. The reason is to give your mind raw material for thought.

        I used to read voraciously, everything from Melville to Dostoevsky. Unfortunately, the internet has rotted my brain so that I no longer have the attention span to do that and there are probably a lot of others just like me. There was a pretty good article in the Atlantic about this:

        http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/07/is-google-making-us-stupid/306868/

        Heartiste should probably do a post about this phenomenon.

        [CH: you’ve hit on something important with this comment. i too was a voracious reader, but i’ve noticed my capacity or maybe simply motivation to “read still” has declined a bit, and i blame the deleterious effect of the insta-click internet. i think in a few years, scientists will become increasingly aware through their work that the internet revolution has had some very bad repercussions on the human brain and social connectedness.]

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      • I used to read voraciously

        I used to read paperback Shakespeare on the train, before got my smartphone. Earlier, when bored with downtime back in the Army, I read Pagila’s “Sexual Personae” and Solzhenitsyn’s “Gulag Archipelago.”

        For my benefit perhaps more than for others’, I will post here what I am reading, in order to motivate myself to “read still”. I have Vox Day’s “SJWs Always Lie” due to be delivered to me in a few days. Once I read it. I will go to the library and find something else, Maybe James Mitchener’s “Chesapeake.”

        It’s also key that our continued reading NOT be just polemical. This is what blogs are for, and they are where political change is sparked, not to mention reaffirmation of one’s sanity.

        [CH: channeling gbfm for a moment, i’ll say that most of my recreational reading material are the classics of fiction. “how to” books have been supplanted by yougroove videos, polemics (as you note) and lifestyle guides by blogs, the rest by magazine articles and science journals. fiction literature is greatly underrated, especially by men, as a source of wisdom and insight to human nature.]

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      • “channeling gbfm for a moment, i’ll say that most of my recreational reading material are the classics of fiction.”

        Same here, really.

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      • [CH: you’ve hit on something important with this comment. i too was a voracious reader, but i’ve noticed my capacity or maybe simply motivation to “read still” has declined a bit, and i blame the deleterious effect of the insta-click internet. i think in a few years, scientists will become increasingly aware through their work that the internet revolution has had some very bad repercussions on the human brain and social connectedness.]

        Yes, I have read only one novel this year. But on the other hand I have read many hundreds of novels already. Let me see … at least two hundred novels. It gives more depth to your thoughts, and it shows when you discuss things as well.

        You also become familiar with the reference points that everyone used to know in the learned West. Plato and Aristotle, a reference to the Iliad, comparing a crushing ambush to Arminius’ defeat of the Romans in the Teutoburg Forest, etc.

        Or being able to sarcastically insert this in a discussion: “Ours is not to reason why, ours is but to do and die.” Or saying “dulce et decorum est” with a smile, as a comment on your labor load, and having people smile back, knowing what you are referencing – that’s something you could do in the past. Not now. The mutual, West-spanning reference points are lost.

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  17. Also vocal fry. Once you recognize it you start hearing it everywhere. And it’s just as stupid.

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    • Amen sister. Karnastians are the queens of this. They always sound stupid & bored.

      [CH: with most women of the skankashian mold, boredom is less an affected air of worldliness than it is an indication of stupidity. stupid women will project a pose of boredom with others because they themselves are quite boring to engage in conversation.]

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  18. The unsurprising conclusion from this is: even if you had to wear ear plugs to game these girls, it wouldn´t affect the outcome much.

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    • Funny you mention this. I passed by a set including a couple of women who were in animated discussion about something. I couldn’t hear the convo, but they thought I could and laughed in an embarrassed way. I smirked as if I had heard them and they laughed some more. Then I peeled back and asked them what they had been talking about and they had been comparing the butts of women in their group. So I laid down a little tail-light-head-light game, which had the women laughing (I actually had to hear their words to do this), then a man kissed the woman wearing the little butt-skirt, so I changed my focus. I chatted up another guy in the group (AMOGing), then went to find a girl friend to dance with and told her about my little game, which caused her to laugh and upqualify me.

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      • A set? Amoging? Upqualify? Well. I won’t be a chode and question that!

        I chatted up another guy in the group (AMOGing)

        A mistake I have seen too often is to focus on the girls too much. You really need to talk to the whole group, which shows that you are at ease in the environment, and that you’re not just being nice to the girl because you want to sleep with her – you’re genuinely interested in talking to people.

        The only time I went to a singles event every guy there was hanging on to everything the women said. With the women being fewer than the men, this became painfully obvious and embarrassing. So I mostly ignored them and talked to the two guys closest to me. Then only talked to the pretty girl across from me when she had something to say that should interest me.

        ….And then I left after just an hour, leaving the other guys to stay close to the girls as long as they could. The next week I sent the pretty girl a message asking if she’d like to come with to an activity I knew she’d be interested in, and she said yes. And that’s how you handle singles events, if you ever go to one.

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      • The interaction with the girls was a window of opportunity which took maybe 30 secs. The girls weren’t pretty but they were fun and I was all about bringing the party vibe with me. I didn’t chat up the male kisser because he might have taken exception at my flirting with the girls. And I lasered them kissing, smiling. It was cool! The guy I chatted with was safe and cool with me. My girl friend was prettier than any of the girls in the group. I chat with people all over the bar. I’ll ask women to dance whom I expect to say no just because approaching attractive women says that a man has balls. And women see that. If a broad does some nuclear 5h1t, just backturn on her.

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    • You might miss it if they asked you a question. Isn’t that fashionable nowadays, girls asking questions impudently.

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  19. I didn’t know this was a thing? HAHA

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  20. Canadians do something a little different by adding the “eh?” question on to the end of statements. It’s not really insecurity of mindset (like the uptalk), but more – “Are you still with me here? Do I need to raise my voice more to get your attention? Are you still paying attention to what I am saying? Do you disagree with anything I am saying so far? Do you wan to fight about it – I might be up for that?” all rolled into one.

    So it is still rather insecure, but instead of being unsure of the speaker’s mind, it is more about being unsure of the social dominance dynamic, and wanting to keep the social dominance dynamic as egalitarian as possible – “I won’t be pretentious with you so long as you don’t be pretentious with me, but buddy, if we are not on even keel here, that way, then the gloves have to come off”. So it is more a social grease to enforce the Canadian default attitude of the egalitarian. There is some bad in this but some good too. A lot of Americans hate this though, and think Canadians are pussies for it.

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    • That’s not quite the same – it’s the equivalent of adding “right?” or “you know?” at the end of sentences in the U.S.

      In Japanese they say “neh?” at the end for that purpose. In the past, British English added “what?” in the end. “Jolly good battle, what?”

      Words for “no” and “what” are usually used for that purpose at the end of a sentence, in different languages. Or some equivalent to “huh?” In French for example it’s “hein?”

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      • Addendum to that: When American movies and TV shows want to show that someone is a foreigner, he will often say “yes?” in his own language at the end of a sentence. Even when he is speaking English. “Ja?” usually, or “da?” This is of course bullshit. No one would talk like that in real life.

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  21. NPR seems to be the epicenter of these verbal tics. Beginning every sentence with “so” is something I thought no one else had caught. Every time I mention it people look at me with that deeply puzzled look where the eyebrows furrow and then actually say something like ‘So, you think that’s a new development?” as if it weren’t.

    The hard feminine voice is also becoming ubiquitous-

    The other day I listened in earnest to a reporter trying to determine gender for about four minutes and I was unable to make a guess. The name was equally non-determinate in nature.

    I’ve also noticed that they will deliberately mispronounce well established words and repeat it until it has become the norm, like capitol cities, etc.

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    • on October 25, 2015 at 12:58 pm elmer t. jones

      So, you’re a racist?

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    • So, I’m from like, California? And what you just said is, like, incredibly offensive? You need to like get some therapy or whatever.

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    • Don’t leave out pronouncing all Spanish words and names exactly as a wetback would.

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      • SI.

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      • There is a classical music public radio station I listen to in the car sometimes. The DJs are easy on the ears in the whole, but each has a silly habit of pronouncing composers’ last names in their native language. So a Spanich composer Mateo Albéniz will be “AlbeniTH with that Castilian lisp. French or Italian composers will also be pronounced in their respective accents.

        I won’t go as far as outright bitch about that affectation, but it is not something I would do.

        It is said that third-rate thinkers think what they are told, second-rate thinkers think the opposite of what they are told, and first-rate thinkers just think. Same thing can be said with regards to with affectations of sophistication: boors butcher foreign names when they talk, mid-wit snobs ostentatiously show off their sophistication when they talk, and classy people just talk.

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      • on October 27, 2015 at 4:23 am carlos danger

        As Vox Day recently pointed out, most of the world’s problems are caused by mid wits aspiring to be more than they are.

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  22. All of you, who have never watched a youtube playthrough of a game: lucky you.

    I want to shove their fucking faces into a fucking garbage disposer. Well, I would if they wouldn’t be a great help with playing through Dark Souls. LOZOLZOLZOLZOLZOLZOLZ

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  23. Living in NYC I’ve noticed that gay guys tend to more masculine than supposedly straight shitlibs, both physically and behaviorally. If I’m hanging around hipsters then I tend to assume all the guys are gay unless I’m told otherwise. And even then I have a hard time believing them.

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  24. on October 25, 2015 at 11:57 am gunslingergregi

    finally said fuck it driving across the country i may have an out of date license on way home
    the amount of hot woman is pretty high they are looking tasty
    saw a family sitting they were speaking another language but yea the daughter sees me just staring couldn’t help it lol
    she walks over and away and got the perfect gap holy shit with jeans on
    first time i thought about raping a chick since i was in 4th grade
    was about to ask the parents for permission to marry her
    her cheeks were red
    was also thinking of warning parents not to go to a bad area or really anywhere without a loaded gun
    didnt say shit thouogh didnt grab her and carry her out to car the pull was there
    unusual day
    might of been worth doin some time on that one
    woman dont usually inspire that in me
    good thing i got morals lol

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  25. Vocal fry is also common, and awful to hear. All these young women imitating the gravelly voices of much older, heavily used bar skanks.

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  26. Noticed yeb bush does this when crying about Trump.

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  27. on October 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm elmer t. jones

    Maybe uptalk is a subtle and insidious way of putting listeners on the defensive and forcing them to explain themselves, a classic female tactic.

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  28. on October 25, 2015 at 1:14 pm Experienced Father

    Yes, the “uptalk” is floating in the North Texas media like turds on the top of a toilet in the East Dallas Zoe Hastings murder case.

    The White 18-year old YMCA life guard was raped and murdered by a 34-year old African-American repeat convicted felon and accused rapist from Texarkana.

    See the first paragraph from this article:

    “Pictures from his Facebook profile suggest nothing about the criminal charge Antonio Cochran now faces.”

    Now see the photos at the link:

    http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/crime/2015/10/24/zoe-hastings-suspected-killer-has-extensive-criminal-past/74556398/

    Had Antonio Lamar Cochran been convicted of a previous rape of the daughter of his girlfriend in Texarkana, Zoe Hasting would be alive today.

    To his credit, Maj. Max Geron of the Dallas Police Department said Cochran did not know Zoe Hastings prior to her abduction and murder, and that Dallas Police do not know a motive at this time.

    “He is obviously a sexual predator that’s been taken off the streets,” Geron said.

    To Maj. Max Geron _discredit_, he avoided saying where in Ms. Hastings van Dallas Police got the DNA evidence that had connected Antonio Lamar Cochran to her murder or that the matching DNA profile of Cochran was from the Texas criminal sexual offender data base from the failed Texarkana prosecution.

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  29. Some years back there was a Swedish woman, an ex-model, who wrote a book called “Secrets of Success with Beautiful Women”. As books by women go, it was fairly accurate. One of the things she did was to recommend what she called “grooming tone”, i.e. “uptalk”, on dates. This may sound perverse, but it is in effect beta-game, which is (as usual) the opposite of alpha-game. As long as successful alpha-game has been run first, there is nothing wrong (not counting possible moral considerations …) with running beta-game later.

    “hook her with the horns” (down-talk) before you
    “take out the halo” (up-talk)

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  30. Just as annoying is the recent trend of appending the phrase, “Make sense?” to the end of a declarative statement, usually with uptalk.

    Makes you just wanna draw and shoot as soon as you clear leather in one smooth motion, point. fucking. blank.

    I’ve taken to responding immediately with either

    1. “I see no logical fallacies in your statement.”
    Millennial Fucktard: “Huh?”
    Me: “You asked me if your statement made sense, I’m affirming that it does.”

    2. Russian “Ponyatna” or “Yacna” meaning understood or clear.
    Millennial Fucktard: “Huh?”

    Either way it ruins their cadence and usually short circuits their thought process. Turds.

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    • Kind of the same as when someone says “what’s up?” If I ever hear that I slowly say, “What is up?”

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  31. I’m glad I was able to grow up around my grandfather’s rich guttural Mississippi accent- so low, it was almost subsonic.

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  32. Somewhat related:

    The annoying preponderance of the fem-phrase *you know* in almost every conversation I hear lately.

    It’s really started to (you know) annoy me. You know?

    Whenever someone (you know) says “you know” – I blurt out, “I know!!!”..
    Kinda fun, and somewhat (you know) passive-aggressive of me.

    You know?

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    • “You know” and “like” for the same purpose. This has equivalents in other languages. It is for people who can’t think very fast, so they have to insert an extra word to get more time.

      To stop doing that it is recommended that you make a short pause instead. Listeners will not react as negatively to a brief pause as people think, and may in fact think it sounds intelligent, as if you take time to weigh your words.

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    • I’m not sure that “you know” is necessarily a fem thing. Have you listened to pro athletes talk? I swear sometimes you’ll hear that tick 30 times in 30 seconds.

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  33. Upper class Brits have their own version of this. Verbiage is in the form of a question but with a decided downtalk. Example: The English end declarative statements with questions, now don’t they.

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  34. OH_M_G thank you SO MUCH for, like, totally writing about uptalk! It was exactly what I needed to read today, you know? Like, I just needed someone else to voice my annoyance with this tots obvi facet of the growing emasculation trend at large! Can you keep up the good work?

    Thaaaaanks. You’re such a NINJA! =]

    – Typical way a corporate faggot talks if he/she/shim works in “Internet” or “Tech” business

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  35. Not sure if you did something on this or if it was posted but give it a read, pure fucking distilled 21st century sexual market realities.

    “It seems like the girls don’t have any control over the situation, and it should not be like that at all,” Fallon says.

    “It’s a contest to see who cares less, and guys win a lot at caring less,” Amanda says.

    http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/08/tinder-hook-up-culture-end-of-dating

    You almost feel bad for them until you realize if you gave an actual shit they’d go fuck the guys who had options

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    • That Vanity Fair article was awesome.

      Every male should read it as a manual for getting laid in this post-aPOZalyptic wasteland of a culture.

      Technology-enabled mass slut “empowerment”… bending your SMV curve towards zero while still in your 20s! Well played, ladies, well played!

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  36. They also say, “sort of” a lot. Listen to any NPR show with a eunuch male and he’ll be constantly saying “sort of” 10 or 20 times a minute.

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    • “Literally”. Proof that people don’t think of what they are saying. “It literally blew my mind!” If only.

      And the feminist-invented “they” instead of “he” in a hypothetical example. In all times, he has been gender-neutral in hypothetical examples, and you could just as well argue that this is anti-male as “men don’t get to have the word to themselves”. But feminists being feminists, they of course argue that it is anti-female instead.

      “They” is plural, in case anyone didn’t know that. It cannot be used for one person. But it is typical of leftists to not care about any rules, any principles – they only care about pushing their propaganda. By forcing people to break the rules of their own language in order to follow the feminist dictates they humiliate ordinary people and show their power. If you do say “he” for a hypothetical person, you show that you are a dissenter, and that makes you a target for any feminist nearby. Just like if you say the accurate word Indian for Indians – the word for them for many centuries.

      If you don’t want to use “he” for, say, a hypothetical customer in a store, you don’t need to sully your language by using “they” for one person. You can talk about several people instead in your example. Customers instead of customer. For example: “When customers come through that door they will see the sign.” You don’t have to say “When a customer comes through that door they will see the sign.” Show some intelligence.

      It has gone so far that people don’t say “he” or “she” for a hypothetical person even when it is clear it has to be a man, or a woman. For example, when you are talking about a hypothetical player in an all-male team. Or when you are talking about a hypothetical nurse at a hospital with only female nurses.

      Just for the hell of it I have collected a long list of examples from TV shows where “they” is used when it is clear that it must be a “he” or a “she”. Such as a person in a particular sports team.

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      • “They” is so yesterday. “She” is apparently de rigeur in all academic discourse and beyond as the generic pronoun. If anyone wants to take a stand, start saying “he.” It was a classic SJW bait and switch.

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      • Many established scientists have been using “she” in their books for well over a decade. At the first instance of it, I put the book in the fucking trash. If I can’t trust you not to lie about trivial shit, I can’t trust you not to lie about important shit.

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      • Many established scientists have been using “she” in their books for well over a decade. At the first instance of it, I put the book in the fucking trash.

        Where it belongs.

        These are the same scientists who now pretend James Watson wasn’t the father of the genome research, I presume. A friend who did a doctorate in these things told me that from one edition to the next, Watson was erased from the preface in the books about DNA, and only his sidekick Walter Crick was mentioned. Because James Watson had dared to say in one interview that race exists in DNA, and races do not have the same average IQ.

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    • On NPR it’s both “sort of” and “kind of,” often in this pattern: “this very (pause) sort of (pause) PRETENTIOUS ADJECTIVE (pause) noun.”

      “this very… sort of… LUSH… soundscape”

      “this very… kind of… INEFFABLE… insight”

      “this very… sort of… RICH… béchamel”

      It sets my teeth on edge everytime I hear it.

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  37. on October 25, 2015 at 3:14 pm Imperial Leather

    If you have ever done it, this is Media Training 101.

    Ending in an upward inflection is designed to give the impression of positivity amongst other things. Ideally the speakers vocal range should vary, usually if not always ending in an upward lilt, to keep the audience from tuning out.

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  38. I mentally scream when people, usually youngsters, pepper each and every sentence with ‘like’. Not everything is a simile!

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  39. Uptalk girl, isn’t that the title of that 1980s song?

    Uptalk Girl

    Uptalk girl
    She’s been living in a shitlib world
    I bet she never had a realtalk guy
    I bet her mama told her don’t you try

    I’ll never go for an uptalk girl
    Who’s been living in a dark bread world
    About as hot as a cold beer can
    But not as tasty for a realtalk man
    That’s what I am

    And when she knows what
    She wants from her time
    And when she wakes up
    And makes up her mind

    She’ll see I’m far away
    Just because
    I’ll never love her, an uptalk girl
    Her sound is grating on my every nerve
    She’s getting tired of her searing voice
    And all her presents from her beta boys
    She made her choice

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  40. Uh oh. I say ‘sort of’ a lot; it is kind of mealy-mouthed I’ve come to realize. One picks up bad habits. I think there is a lawyer-ese mentality amongst whites that’s come about because of defensiveness about making generalizations because of people jumping down your throat “you can’t possibly mean ‘all’ people.'”

    Vocal fry is the pits too. If you don’t know what that is, don’t attempt to find out. In this case, not noticing really is the way to keep sane.

    MW, are you going to refire your blog up? One of the best blogs on the web. Miss it. — a erstwhile commenter once in a while

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    • Please, don’t write “amongst” either. It always sounds like it’s just there to sound sophisticated. You sound more intelligent for discarding that and using the common “among”.

      On that note, there are some – usually young guys – who you’ll see use as many complicated words as possible online. They think it makes them look smarter, but it has the opposite effect. The best writers use a common language, not overtly complicated and not too simple.

      [CH: sometimes i use faux highbrow words like “amongst” because it sounds funny.]

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    • Why did you have to say that, now I can’t unnotice and I will have to kill you.

      So I was like, uuum, you knooow… wondering if the remains of so-called civilisation are worth saving after all.

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  41. When I hear uptalk, I hear submission. Acceptable in the female but contemptible in the male.

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  42. I have always respected CH for not using the “we’ll get to that later” crap in his posts. Writers for online magazines use that often, particularly leftist magazines as their writers always want to sound Clever. It sounds like you are closer to the audience, organizing the essay together with them. And very often, the writer doesn’t “get to that later” at all.

    Another thing I greatly appreciate not having to see in CH writings: “I’m not making this up.” If everyone who uses that idiotic expression lost his right to vote, we’d be better off. It’s such a shitty way to brag, at the expense of the audience. “Yeah! I found something out that is SO incredible, that’s how good I am. And you couldn’t find info like that yourself, so you can’t believe it, but I promise it’s real.”

    It’s also a way to insult an opponent – as if what he does is so dumb that people will surely assume it’s a joke – without having to add any extra facts or arguments to make your case. Just an arrogant attitude. Fuck that.

    [CH: re “i’m not making this up”, similarly it’s a bad idea to start a thought (or a confession) with “honestly” or “no but really”. clarifying one’s truthfulness for the listener in this way is liable to have the opposite effect and make the listener suspicious of one’s veracity.]

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  43. What’s even worse is the Kardashian accent (or manner of speaking, whatever you call it to be technically correct) Which combines uptalk, vocal fry, and Valley Girl. It’s spreading like wildfire.

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  44. on October 25, 2015 at 5:05 pm Les Saunders, Protestant

    Here’re a few more (notice I didn’t say “here’s a few more”, which is a contraction of “here is a few more”, a grammatically incorrect and terribly uncouth thing to say):

    Millenial females starting every sentence with “actually”, particularly when stating a personal opinion. “Actually, I really think gay marriage is long overdue.” They use this to really try hammer home a point. Or, “actually, I had a nice weekend” (uttered by many office shitlibs, when there was no supposition that the weekend would be bad.). To play with them, I respond with “you say that like you’re surprised” or “as opposed to theoretically being a good weekend?” They can’t process it.

    Peppering every goddamn sentence with “like.”

    Constant invocation of “oh my God!” to the most mundane of situations. As these dumb broads crave drama, when they don’t get enough drama, they have to manufacture it in order to prove that they have interesting, dramatic lives.

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  45. on October 25, 2015 at 5:18 pm Mr Bigglesworth

    “Vocal fry” is becoming the new Uptalk for the under 25’s.

    It’s a real, observable phenomenon, and it’s so… like… annoying.

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    • Ouch, that’s terrible. Made me think of Paris Hilton, she talked like that.

      “Researchers have found that women who talk this way are seen by their peers as educated, urban-oriented and upwardly mobile.”

      So it’s posturing. Look at me, I’m so experienced. “Urban-oriented”? Liberal posturing.

      It sounds detached, like nothing impresses you, like you are ready to say something sarcastic and insulting about anything you see around you. The cold, hard shield needed in a liberal-destroyed society. Cynicism. Dislike of innocence, dislike of traditions, which are seen as not in-the-know, not modern enough. The mindset that the Left tries to instill in people.

      “It’s annoying to listen to a young woman who sounds world-weary – and exactly like her fourteen best friends.”

      Indeed.

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      • The video shows a study. Freeze the frame and you see it says two thirds of the young women examined used the “vocal fry”.

        Here’s one of the comments to the video: “This is how my wife sounds, I can’t believe there is a word for that way of talking”

        How can the wife use that annoying way of talking if her husband doesn’t like it? That shows she is more loyal to the Kardashian reality show than to her own husband.

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  46. Listen and learn

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  47. Yes, the uptalk is vile.

    But the alt-right is not clean. The other thing that I have been observing over the past few years – even on alt-right sites – is the grammatical ATROCITY of splitting infinitives involving “not”. You’ll see people writing “to not” instead of “not to”. Heinous.

    I don’t know where this came from; I suspect the usual leftoid culprits; but until traditionalists STOP doing it, they have no grounds for criticism of other horrendous linguistic trends.

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    • but until traditionalists STOP doing it, they have no grounds for criticism of other horrendous linguistic trends.

      If you do something wrong, why should that prevent you from noticing that someone else is doing something wrong? That shows a worldview where there is no goal to accomplish, it’s just about people getting along and not hurting each other, poor dears. Just more of the bibble crap.

      The Jewess Ayn Rand got many things wrong, but she got this one right:

      “The precept: ‘Judge not, that ye be not judged’ . . . is an abdication of moral responsibility: it is a moral blank check one gives to others in exchange for a moral blank check one expects for oneself.

      “There is no escape from the fact that men have to make choices; so long as men have to make choices, there is no escape from moral values; so long as moral values are at stake, no moral neutrality is possible. To abstain from condemning a torturer, is to become an accessory to the torture and murder of his victims.

      “The moral principle to adopt in this issue, is: Judge, and be prepared to be judged.”

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      • righteous old-time-religion correction of arbiterian blasphemy

        courtesy of GE

        in

        3

        2

        1

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      • and what exactly is THE VERY NEXT Phrase in the Sermon, you returning-to-mire swine:
        .
        Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
        .
        .
        making a frontrunner your moral compass,
        .
        nice.

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      • “righteous old-time-religion correction of arbiterian blasphemy” “returning-to-mire swine”

        Poor little “Matty King” doesn’t dare write under his own name! LOL

        Go on with your sick fantasies of being superior because you’re the dumbest religious fanatic in the room. You have nothing else. You’re pathetic. Why don’t you go join ISIS, who have pretty much the exact same beliefs as you do? Oh, but then you’d actually have to FIGHT. And you are too fat for that.

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    • English speakers have been splitting infinitives for a long time. Not another “Eskimo inside job”, I promise.

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  48. on October 25, 2015 at 6:14 pm The Night Porter

    I graduated college in 1996 and uptalk was already noticeable among the girls. This has been the basso continuo of American social life for over twenty years. Now they also start every sentence with “So” – which is what an autistic-spergy Millennial does to return to the narrative of her solipsism unencumbered by any pretense of having a conversation. “So, as I was saying (before being micro-aggrevated by your question)…” So is the syntactic equivalent of a selfie.

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    • on October 25, 2015 at 8:26 pm Mr Bigglesworth

      “So, as I was saying (before being micro-aggrevated by your question)…”

      ^^^ That made me chuckle. A great observation, except I’m not sure this particularly applies to autistics. They are highly literal and would consider the misplaced use of “so” as being illogical.

      I have no idea where “so” came from as a sentence opener. It’s like millions of people suddenly decided to begin every 2nd sentence with the word “therefore”.

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    • “autistic-spergy”

      That American-only insult got old fast. You don’t actually think the people you criticize are autistic, so why do you say they are? Dumb. Just as dumb as starting a sentence with “So,” or inserting “literally” everywhere – you are simply parroting what others say, without thinking about what it means.

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      • on October 26, 2015 at 6:55 pm The Night Porter

        Actually, I do think they are autistic because the basic characteristics of autism are spreading across society. Your reply is a case in point.

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  49. on October 25, 2015 at 6:29 pm Zed, Lord of the Brutals

    Vocal fry…those are the girls who you know can deep throat like pros.

    “Here girl, let me stretch out them vocal cords”

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  50. Us European transplants make fun of you American for this. It is mostly women I find.

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  51. Uptalk: false optimism

    Vocal fry: genuine cynicism

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  52. I never saw “Chappie” – once I heard the robot uptalking “I am Chappie” in the trailer I knew it must be a load of pathetic leftoid bullshit.

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  53. I see I’m not the first to comment on vocal fry, an affectation exponentially more infuriating than uptalk.
    I live in Missoula Montana. Hipster central. You can’t swing a Modest Mouse t shirt around your head without hitting six hipsters. All variations thereof. The guys in fedoras and vintage suits from Goodwill, the outdoorsy river rat type in drip dry shorts and Teva sandals (in January), and, most inexplicably, the guys who dress like loggers in Carhartts, flannel shirts, work boots, and big scruffy untrimmed beards. Most of these faux-loggers work in the offices at nonprofits, or they are waiters and baristas. They could no more operate a chain saw than they could pilot the space shuttle to Saturn.
    I live and work every day among this menagerie of cookie-cutter male hipster, and so many have adopted the vocal fry.
    There is something simply unsettling and irritating about a six foot guy with a beard speaking with the same vocal tic as a bored 11th-grade high school cheerleader.
    It is a signal that the hipster is in the in crowd. A jaded, world-weary progressive who sadly must endure existing among ignorant racists, rabid border fetishists, and (gasp) Wal-Mart shoppers.
    Fuck ’em.
    What’s that? You want a second opinion? Okay. Let me check…..
    Yep. Fuck ’em.

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    • Are we just stuck with those goofballs? There are towns in the deepest Appalachia that double as hipster-central, and I see a similar thing on my visits, there.

      I guess so long as they do no harm, they stay White, support the craft beer industry and neo-folk music, keep any niggerization to once-removed flashes of irony, and ultimately have White children, their affectation may be just a passing nuisance.

      Back in the 80s, the jean-jacket wearing, long haired burnouts/metalheads were a major pain in the ass: they started unprovoked fights with the rest of us and acted like assholes. Now that they’re gone, I miss that scene.

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      • This video best exemplifies the 80s-era burnouts/metalheads. The only fight I ever lost as a (young) adult was to one of those guys.

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    • on October 25, 2015 at 7:51 pm elmer t. jones

      I cover men’s clothing palettes in Employment Game, to be released within days.

      Here’s an example of a “Winter” palette :

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    • on October 25, 2015 at 7:51 pm elmer t. jones

      “Spring”

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    • on October 25, 2015 at 7:52 pm elmer t. jones

      “Summer”

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    • on October 25, 2015 at 7:52 pm elmer t. jones

      “Autumn”

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      • on October 25, 2015 at 8:03 pm elmer t. jones

        The key is to understand your personal color palette and choose colors that flatter you. Clothing is displayed in your finer men’s departments by color to help you with this task. A benefit of understanding your palette is that all your clothes will work together. Every shirt works with all your pants and shoes, even your briefcase and luggage. After you figure out what your best colors are you will find shopping becomes much more efficient. Don’t over do it though. I bought a shirt that was my color and when my son saw it he started laughing. I asked him what was so damn funny. “That shirt” he said “it’s the same color as your skin!” I ended up giving it to Goodwill.

        Clothing palettes as sold in stores usually correspond to the seasons of the year: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Depending on your skin tone, hair and eye color, and face shape you will fall somewhere in these categories.

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    • on October 25, 2015 at 8:34 pm Mr Bigglesworth

      “They could no more operate a chain saw than they could pilot the space shuttle to Saturn.”

      Hahahaha!

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    • There are hipsters in Montana?

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    • I live in Missoula Montana. Hipster central. You can’t swing a Modest Mouse t shirt around your head without hitting six hipsters. All variations thereof. The guys in fedoras and vintage suits from Goodwill, the outdoorsy river rat type in drip dry shorts and Teva sandals (in January), and, most inexplicably, the guys who dress like loggers in Carhartts, flannel shirts, work boots, and big scruffy untrimmed beards. Most of these faux-loggers work in the offices at nonprofits, or they are waiters and baristas.

      You mean that’s actually widespread? I thought it was more of a joke than reality. Must be an American thing. The leftists I see here dress like normal people at least, except of course for some of the extremist dreg. At least some of the leftist stupidity doesn’t cross national borders.

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    • it’s a signal – yup… same as the home lisp has been.

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  54. OT: more game-theory corroborated by (social) science:
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-mating-game/201510/have-we-discovered-the-most-powerful-element-attraction?

    Betcha the dude reads CH… “Ryan Anderson, BSc, BPsych, is a psychologist and zoologist

    That “zoologist” part is important i feel. instantly puts him above the noize and feelz of the soft social scientists.

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    • Orbiter phenomenon

      A failed attempt to use this mating strategy?

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    • See, this is some of the research you find when you visit the manosphere. Specifically, when you visit the Chateau. I wish some of the alt-Righters who demonize the manosphere would see the mountain of facts that exists. Instead they just take some of the worst PUAs, many from years back, and use them to attack the manosphere. And they turn it all into “PUA is all about sleeping with as many women as possible and never having a girlfriend”. Like leftists calling the alt-Right skinheads.

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    • Didn’t they discover this years ago with that study that showed human females flock to certain males the same way female goldfish flocked to certain males.

      The writer of that piece is right on point. Though this cannot be properly understood without knowing the origin of the genders.

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      • In Dublin, they call girls “moths”. I always liked that term. As in moths to the flame. “Session moths” is another term i always liked ie. girls who like The Session (partying).

        [CH: the irish have always been a lyrical people.]

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  55. If you look into r/K selection Theory you’ll see that the shitlib culture is producing r selected men and women. There you have in art the answer for ‘faggy behavior’ A war on our Genes.

    The You Tube site of Stefan Molyneux goes into real depth on this

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  56. been noticing this too, people talking about things as if they heard a rumor about it and are asking for confirmation on it, while they’re talking about well known facts.

    It’s the result of leftoid thought-policing, today everyone must pretend not to have any opinion on anything, cause it may be “offensive”. They all shy away from drawing a line in the sand and making a hard statement on anything for some phantom fear of repercussions hurled at them by their fellow leftoid shitlibs. Leftoids have arrived at a point where they have squeezed themselves into the box of the “approved narrative” which they now find themselves trapped within.

    No fucks given here.

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  57. Another thing, heard often in the customer service field, that drives me nuts: emphasizing small, unimportant words rather than substantive words. “A refund *for* that” rather than normal “a *refund* for that”, etc. I’ve never seen any commentary on it and can’t see what its appeal might be.

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  58. It is the exact inverse of what has already been stated to be the alpha way of speech. Not asking questions.

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  59. on October 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm CenCalCaucasian

    I work with a dude who does this. Maybe 24ish? Stoner, gamer, beta.

    At first all the bitches were interested in him before he got comfortable enough to start talking… The everyone thought he was stupid… He’s not. Just that every fucking thing out of his mouth sounds like a goddamn 11 year old princess.

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  61. I was under the impression that uptalk is Australian. I hear it on Neighbours all the time, not that I watch Neighbours religiously..

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