January 13, 2013
When Neutered Men Speak to Boys
The young fathers and the not-so-young granddaddies had a peculiar way of speaking to the male children.
They squatted down to be on eye level with the lads, or they leaned way over to appear less tall. And when they spoke, the mens’ voices were…feminine. I don’t mean lisping or mincing or effeminate. I mean feminine. No matter how low the voice might have been naturally pitched, the men without exception raised the pitch of their voices and lowered the volume until they sounded like spinster Sunday School teachers, whispering in calming tones, asking questions and making observations. --- The Thinking Housewife
Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 13, 2013 10:19 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
The upward inflection at the end of a statement sentence is extremely annoying. Valley-Girl talk from men!
Posted by: Lazarus Long at January 13, 2013 3:03 PM
This comes from the notion that standing tall and speaking down to them in a deep voice is intimidating.
Posted by: Don Rodrigo at January 14, 2013 9:55 AM