Originally Posted by Piobaire
Broseph, uptalking is not vocal fry. FWIW, I also find vocal fry annoying when it's over employed.
It's the same phenomena, stuff we associate with young women and dismiss but that is hardly limited to them and just a sign of the changing nature of pronunciation. In other words you're just ye olde curmudgeon if it bothers you, it is not a sign of decadence.
I don't think I've read anything interesting about vocal fry though, some opinion pieces. Uptalking has more material behind it or I've just not come upon the right stuff.