Increasingly I’ve been noticed that many younger females have adopted a particular, distinct speech pattern (that I also find annoying, but that’s beside the point). Does this irritation have a name?
As an example, this silly youtube video has a character that speaks in a parody of the accent. For those who don’t want to watch, one major describing feature is that a short ‘i’ becomes a short ‘e’ (or almost a short ‘a’ when exaggerated). So the word ‘fit’ becomes “fet”, ‘bitch’ becomes “betch”, ‘dick’ becomes “deck”, etc.
Regionally, it seems universal, but agewise it seems to be the under-30 women, and I get the impression that they stop doing it as they grow older. Could be my imagination though.
So what is annoying cant?