Date: Sun, 22 Oct 1995 14:42:42 -0400 From: Benjamin Barrett Subject: Re: statements spoken as if it were a question Am I missing something, not knowing much about Southern speech? Using a rising tone at the end of a sentence to make a question is a very common form of question in English at large. You're going? It's at three o'clock? He's going when? I think doing this shows surprise to some information or adds emphasis, but I can't see where it is especially Southern or characteristic of female speech. yoroshiku Benjamin Barrett