Diverse work environments. Highly melodramatic moments. A never-ending assembly line of beautiful people who sleep with one another at a dizzying rate. These are just a few of the things that the shows of Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal) all share. Another common trait: A notably strange cadence to the characters’ speech, a rhythm particular to the worlds created by Rhimes.
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Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.