Considering how calm the responses were to yesterday grievance polls, I thought I’d kick things up with a duel that has much more at stake…
In one corner, weighing at around 10 ounces, are movie favorites Twizzlers and Jujyfruits… and by favorites, I mean at least everywhere but Los Angeles. When and why did L.A. theater managers decide to stock their concessions with Red Vines, “red twists” instead of Twizzlers, “strawberry twists”? And where the hell are all the Jujyfruits, which are a staple in every other city I’ve watched a movie? Seriously, people, I want names and numbers.
And in the other corner are the “uptalkers” – those people who end every sentence as if its a question. This seems to be a relatively new phenomenon, one I blame on Canadians and/or home schooling.* Julia Frey drew attention to this recently in her post about some Florida teens who were banned from Southwest Airlines, so maybe its more of a Florida thing, but since I’ve been noticing it everywhere I go lately, I’m going to use this as my platform to gripe before things get out of hand. (According the a 2001 article from the UK’s Guardian, uptalking is also known as “HRT (high-rise terminals), a speech habit that is taking over the way we talk.”)Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.
*Whichever one you, dear reader, think is funnier.
Poll ends Friday at noon.