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Speech Style Affects Gender Perception
2013-01-06 05:02:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online According to a new study, the style of a person´s speech may help listeners guess their gender just as much as the high or low pitch of their voice. A researcher from the University of Colorado Boulder examined transgendered people in the middle of their sexual transformation to figure out how humans associate gender categories with different characteristics of speech. The study was based on the doctoral research of Lal...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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