Posted: Mar 06, 2013 5:50 pm
by CdesignProponentsist
Briton wrote:I've noticed this a lot when listening to science based podcasts. The American guests (mostly scientist types obviously) all seem to do it. Is this an example of a meme? I think it's arisen very recently and now seems ubiquitous. Seems a bit odd but I don't find it annoying as; say, Aussies ending every sentence as if it's a question, which has now spread to the UK.

I listen a lot of science related podcasts (Science Friday, Omega Tau, The Naked Scientist/Astronomer, etc...). This is where I hear it the most. I haven't really noted whether it was mostly British or Americans doing it, but I'll certainly pay more attention now.