Friday, December 28, 2012

Fairy Queen syndrome?

Have you ever noticed that in a few individual ladies there seems to be a combination of a cute, girly voice, the kind of voice that you'd expect a Fairy Queen to have, and one of those personalities in which the predominant emotion seems to be amazement? Whenever one observes such women in conversation they manage to find something in it to be amazed about, with wide eyes and open mouths and exclamations of "Really?!", or a half-flirty look of surprise that wouldn't look out of place in a Benny Hill skit. What's going on there? The voices couldn't be faked, I couldn't make a sound like that to save my life, but perhaps the personalities are unconsciously designed to fit with gender stereotypes about girls and the girly voices? Or are they all signs of some fascinating genetic syndrome? 

Little Britain - "Ladies"

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