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Plain speaking, please!

(42 Posts)
Bridgeit Sun 16-Sep-18 18:36:28

Is it too much to ask/expect that participants of reality /light entertainment programmes speak in a normal tone of voice without elongated emphasis.

It is also catching on in real life and it seems to be the thing now to speak in a high pitched tone & draw out & emphasise parts of each word, as in: Hellooow,Goodbyyyyye, Enjooooyyy
Soooooo Goooood, Ahhhhhh
Bleeeeese ,Cooooool etc.
Or am I just being a boooooooring Grumpy Old Woman.?

Jane10 Wed 19-Sep-18 13:15:03

Fogey alert! Grans at play!

Jalima1108 Wed 19-Sep-18 13:17:59

but I really want to know

OldMeg Wed 19-Sep-18 13:21:08

Gritting your teeth is not recommended at our age. We need all the enamel we can hang onto.

Jalima1108 Wed 19-Sep-18 14:16:00

That's probably why I ended up with two crowns OldMeg!

Bridgeit Wed 19-Sep-18 14:37:36

Would that be twooo crowns ,Jalima ?

Jalima1108 Wed 19-Sep-18 15:47:33

Noooo Bridgeiiit!

Referring back to your OP, I don't think that their ' reality' is my reality either hmm

Bridgeit Wed 19-Sep-18 16:21:29

Do you think we are turning into Grumpy Old (ish) Women?

Jane10 Wed 19-Sep-18 16:27:07

Yes or in modern parlance 'duh'!

OldMeg Wed 19-Sep-18 16:42:06


Grankind Thu 20-Sep-18 11:54:01

Yes - it is boring now Bridgeit!!!

Bridgeit Thu 20-Sep-18 15:47:31

Shhuurely you mean soooooo boooring ,Granunkind ?

Jalima1108 Thu 20-Sep-18 16:32:32

turning into Grumpy Old (ish) Women

Turning into?? grin
I'm there already.

Bridgeit Thu 20-Sep-18 17:02:20

I guess we have earned (earnt) the right to be as Grumpy as we like by now?

Jalima1108 Thu 20-Sep-18 17:16:52

bring it ooooon!

thanik Mon 24-Sep-18 08:49:59

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PECS Mon 24-Sep-18 11:38:30

Why do people want to be grumpy? If something is irritating and you can avoid it, it is not essential, e.g. TV, then just don't watch it.

I rarely watch the TV before 8:00p.m. I am using GN more atm as my "entertainment" as I have damaged my back and cannot get out and about or do the garden.

Agree it is different if you cannot avoid something that causes irritation but mostly we have choice!