sooooooo!!!!!

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is it just me??? watching libs in the last year on tv, they start every response with so. came to a head with me in the last two days watching stephanie pollack, DOT spokeperson, starting EVERY response with so....... if it's only me who is bugged by this gimmee hell
 

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It's been going on for a while, now

There was a discussion on NPR a while back, and the basic analysis is that it's used when one is going to explain a concept, so that the answer to the question will be in context, or the listener will be sufficiently informed of the background that the answer will be intelligible.

And, it's used as a "space filler" a la Teddy "The Blimp" Kennedy with his "er....um...."s


So......

does that make sense?

[wink]
 

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It's been going on for a while, nowThere was a discussion on NPR a while back, and the basic analysis is that it's used when one is going to explain a concept, so that the answer to the question will be in context, or the listener will be sufficiently informed of the background that the answer will be intelligible.And, it's used as a "space filler" a la Teddy "The Blimp" Kennedy with his "er....um...."s So......does that make sense?[wink]
i guess 12 years of catholic school and a rap on the knuckles for starting a sentence or paragraph with "so" is evoking repressed memories of abuse for me.
 

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You know, ya but, let me say this, that's a good question..... life is too short for me to waste on people like that. When someone says to me, "You know what?" I answer yes and walk away.
 
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I enjoy when people end a discussion with so instead of actually explaining what it is they mean, leaving me to figure it out.
 
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