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Moronic interrogative

Posted by Lewis? on April 15, 2004

In Reply to: Moronic interrogative posted by ESC on April 13, 2004

: : Moronic interrogative: coined by British comedian Rory McGrath to describe the use of intonation at the end of a sentence that it not a question.

: Interesting. There's probably some linguistic term for that?

I find it confusing - Aussies/Kiwis/Californians do it even more than Essex girls. It seems to be a peculiar speech pattern used by women but rarely men.