Sssooo..........It Is What It Is
Here in the Castle Rock, when I'm not working, I watch the local news on the local (Portland, Oregon) stations—Affiliates of ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX. They all give about the same News, Weather, and Sports, and I rotate. They have more than the news in common, which brings me to my main point.
The news staff and personalities are being infiltrated by the younger generation. That happens with EVERY generation, and I know that. I also know that I am no longer the “target demographic” of anything, local news included. Here's the rub…..I'm weary of location news reporters starting sentences with “Sssooo”, and then proceeding. I'm weary of every tragedy being “Literally Horrific”.
I understand that these folks speak like that to one another, but in generations past, by the time they became TV personalities, they had learned a more traditional manner of speaking.
Try as I might, I cannot recall previous reporters using Valley-Girl speak, or punctuating sentences with “Groovy, Man”.
My Healdsburg High English teacher, Mrs. Murhammer, would be appalled.