Thursday, October 20, 2005
A speaking trend that I've noticed
I’ve noticed over the past year that a lot of people are starting to begin their sentences with “So…” when asked a direct question.
For example, when meeting with the doctors last week, I would ask them a question and they would start out “So, “ pause “ Maggie…..”
I’ve watched a couple of channel 9 videos where they were asked to introduce themselves “So, “ pause “I’m John Doe and I’m the head of….”
I’ve asked some sales people a question about their product
“So, “ pause “We have this tablet pc….”
Is it just me? When folks do that, it almost feels as though they are not “talking” to me directly, but reaching back pulling something out and spitting out a piece of knowledge. Has the feeling of being a less personable way of conversing with someone.
But I say "like" alot and I insert profanity in my everyday sentences like it's no f*ckin' thing. So I guess everyone has their little quirks.
I think a lot of it is a lack of creativity and style when speaking.
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