I recently tried a case where my worthy opponent objected in the form of a question. The "hear--" of "hearsay" would start out at one octave and the "--say" would end up a couple of octaves higher indicating a question rather than a declaration and also imperiling any glass in the vicinity.
I felt like lodging my own objection to her objections with something like, "Objection, Your Honor, counsel is guessing." I refrained. But I thought the advocacy would be more effective if the advocate presented confidence rather than reticence.
Taylor Mali has an ingenius sub-three-minute video on the phenomenon here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCNIBV87wV4.
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