• May 24, 2024

[WATCH] Woman Sparks Social Media Frenzy, Dubbed Most Annoying ‘Jeopardy’ Contestant Ever

The relationship between language and culture is complex and convoluted, and meaning is imputed both by what you say and how you say it.

Related to this, Laura Ashby, a Yale-educated law associate, received a good deal of criticism for her frequent “upspeak” on a recent episode of Jeopardy.

Upspeak or uptalk is when a speaker inflects up at the end of a sentence. It’s typically done as an interrogative (to make a question). The video of Ashby’s time on the hit game show has caused an internet frenzy and dubbed her the most annoying contestant ever.

What do you think, is social media right about her?

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