Monday, March 21, 2011

Brain Fart IX

I blame Mugen for this one:

Someone set me up.

Two funny thing about this sentence is that the speaker can sound 
a.)desperate - Someone set me up. (Please)
b.)defensive - Someone set me up. (Damn them),
depending on how it is inflected.

The question now is this:
How will you say this out loud?


  1. I invoke my right against self incrimination. Looolz.

  2. this one was really random. hahahaha. i dunno. i guess i'm that oc when it comes to inflections. they're really rather interesting.

  3. Don't even know what inflection is. Hahaha. Of course, I could Google it anytime. :P

  4. is inflection the same with illocutionary?

  5. Mugen: Here!

    The rise and fall of voice pitch used for expression.

    YJ: Hello! Welcome to my stormy place in the web. And yes, they're more or less the same.

  6. In fact, focusing the emphasis on each of the words in the statement sends a different message in each case. :)

  7. red: that's one of the interesting things about language. the written and the spoken word can take on other hues.