Date: Sun, 22 Oct 1995 08:55:05 CDT From: mlbroom[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SAUMAG.EDU Subject: statements spoken as if it were a question What is the origin of the trend I've noticed of raising the tone of voice at the end of a sentence that is obviously a statement and making it sound like a question? This is my new cat? or We went out to dinner at that new place? This second example seems to be giving information and at the same time asking the listener if they are aware of the new restaurant. just curious. Marla