RE: Professional how-to videos

Subject: RE: Professional how-to videos
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:10:49 -0500

I am all too familiar with the phenomenon of "upspeaking", but didn't know that was a common name for it.

So, I Googled and got this delight:

Web definitions
(Upspeak) The high rising terminal, also known as moronic interrogative, ...... (and I stopped reading there - no need for more)

Yes, "moronic interrogative" is a complete, and fully accurate, definition and designation.
I love it.
Persons using that speech pattern *deserve* all the scorn and disdain that will rightly be heaped upon them.

Oh, wait.... was that 'hate speech'? Are they considered an identifiable minority?
Tough. I am unrepentant.

I would love to shake the paw of, and buy a round for, the person who came up with the exquisite "moronic interrogative". Made my day.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Morton
Sent: January-27-14 1:32 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Professional how-to videos

The narrator should be able to articulate very clearly and have a pleasant voice that modulates well. No upspeaking, please! (Look that up.) Use a good set of closed-ear headphones for monitoring the audio; my $85 Sennheiser HD280 Pros connect directly to the Shure USB adapter.

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