I can't say I have noticed it in city people, but that is not to say they don't do it. It seems to be something Victorian country folk do. I won't say which towns they are as the people concerned could readily identify themselves, but they are two towns, one in the north of the state and another in the east.
The first was interviewed on radio before the federal election. From her name to every statement she made, her voice rose at the end of her sentence as if she was asking a question. I am not talking about a small rise, I mean a big one.
I'm Carla? I lived here for fifteen years? We've seen a huge reduction in water flow? And so forth.
Then another a day's drive away, interviewed on tv, again a woman and exactly the same. Michael sleeps here? Sarah sleeps here?
What is going on here? Is it something new? Something I have never noticed? Is it only country people? Is it only women? Is that how you speak?
Names have been changed to protect the guilty.