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People who end sentences with a question mark? When there is no clear question?

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HappenstanceMarmite Thu 07-Jan-16 17:49:37

AIBU to fucking hate and judge dislike and disapprove of this trend?

Andrewofgg Thu 07-Jan-16 17:51:29

YANBU. Ask them What is your question or Are you asking me or telling me? until they stop. They can kick the habit if they try.

MissBattleaxe Thu 07-Jan-16 17:54:54

Its called Australian Questionary Inflection. AQI. It's very annoying!

hiddenhome2 Thu 07-Jan-16 17:55:59

Question marks are so curly, and dotty and attractive though grin


MostGhostsAreMad Thu 07-Jan-16 17:56:00

YANBU. It drives me mad, too.

NewYearNewName16 Thu 07-Jan-16 17:56:12

As per Andrew's suggestion. Every. Single. Time. Do not let it go even once.

Also drives me nuts.

HappenstanceMarmite Thu 07-Jan-16 17:58:10

I have seen an increase in its use in business too. Which I particularly loathe and judge Colleagues using it as a way of appearing to be knowledgable by making a statement. But covering their arses and not taking ownership by ending their "statement" with a bloody question mark!!!

VegetablEsoup Thu 07-Jan-16 17:58:40

confuses me a lot, esp from call centre people.

RidersOnTheStorm Thu 07-Jan-16 18:00:36

The Rising Inflection is an abomination.

HappenstanceMarmite Thu 07-Jan-16 18:02:04

YANBU. Ask them What is your question or Are you asking me or telling me? until they stop

Good plan Andrew. I shall make it so grin

Lazeedayz Thu 07-Jan-16 18:04:27

Dh does this, it drives me mad. Yanbu.

SmellsLikeMiddleAgeSpirit Thu 07-Jan-16 18:08:35

Super annoying, both in speech and written down.
I've noticed, though, that its often done when someone is making a statement about something they're puzzled about, e.g. "I paid the bill, but then they asked for money again today?"
Still wrong and annoying, but I think the question mark is meant to be some sort of implicit "what do you think about that?"


MamaLazarou Thu 07-Jan-16 18:19:13

I hate this, and also when people miss off the question mark from the end of a question.

Why on earth do they do that.

lilypadhopper Thu 07-Jan-16 18:27:01

Grrrrrr. 'Neighbours' has got a lot to answer for, don't remember its prevalence before then? See what I did there? wink

HappenstanceMarmite Thu 07-Jan-16 18:52:49

Why on earth do they do that.

I find that very amusing?

Fuck Neighbours?

HairySubject Thu 07-Jan-16 19:05:36

I hate it when people say what they think and then put, no? On the end. So....

Brocollli is a vegetable, no?

Probably grammatically correct but good lord I hate it.

Backingvocals Thu 07-Jan-16 19:07:04

Yy. Emails from work acquaintances that say 'I hope you are well?'

waitingforgodot Thu 07-Jan-16 19:08:02

I agree. Very annoying

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Thu 07-Jan-16 19:13:50

Should be shot in the head? Or kicked in the balls? Or both?

None of the above are questions, btw, but statements of fucking fact.

trufflesnout Thu 07-Jan-16 19:28:26

I find it more annoying when it's written down. It just seems so sort of arrogant and demanding. And wrong(?).

Salmotrutta Thu 07-Jan-16 19:30:08

You need to get a grip OP?

You clearly have very little going on in your life?

And you sound unhinged?


echt Thu 07-Jan-16 19:40:51

I live and work in Australia and find the AQI is less common than it was, though I've never watched "Neighbours", so no idea if it's alive and kicking there.

What I have noticed is perfectly competent, capable women, and only women, use it when addressing groups of other adults. The pitch of the voice becomes nails-on-the-blackboard high-pitched, too. Its effect is to undermine what they are saying, as statements become questions. I think it's nerves as not one the women does it when speaking one-to-one.

HappenstanceMarmite Thu 07-Jan-16 20:00:37

Apparently I sound unhinged?

MaidOfStars Thu 07-Jan-16 20:06:05

I have no problem with people using question marks to create a question from a sentence that contains no traditional question words.

I suspect I might be alone on this thread?

HappenstanceMarmite Thu 07-Jan-16 21:03:15

Go away? ^

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