This is true. By any measure I think it's fair to label me an unapologetic Beth-o-phile due to my unflagging support and fond wishes for her and her family. However, it seems every diamond must have it's flaws. I've heard older women in my family complain often in recent years of how nasal girl's voices have become. No avoiding the truth in that these days I think. It's just, as a man I'm willing to look past a lot of things if I'm getting what I want. It's like someone has convinced them that nose twang is attractive. Nope. Not even a little. Like somehow its fashionable for them to talk through their noses. It took me a while to really notice, but once I did I heard it everywhere, especially bad on the coasts.Originally Posted by ubidiah;3918535;
Another linguistic annoyance signaling the death of our language that seems to have metastasized from the west coast through our heartland is a bad habit called "oo-fronting" It's too complicated to explain here, so I suggest Googling it. In short, just think of Paris Hilton saying "Thank you," but instead what comes out is that weird way she says "you" and it becomes something akin to "Thank yau." Some claim that oo-fronting started in The South as identified by the way we say "Thank yoo," the emphasis on "yoo" stronger and longer the younger and more feminine the speaker is. I discount this as being a feature of the regional dialect that spread due to influences like cable TV. More telling though, it most certainly is not a new development, being hundreds of years old, unlike the West Coast true "OO- fronting."
Now let's be clear, this is just lazy speech as opposed to a true impediment. There are stars who stutter or have rhoticisms, or can't say the letter "L" because a "G" comes out instead, ect. I like hearing about those stories because it makes the celebrity more human and is usually story of triumph through hard work.