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  1. Flaneur

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    I'd take the time to properly respond, if I didn't have a hard 3 o'clock coming up.
     
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    the thing of it is....
    basically...
    lets run this up the flag pole...
    that being said...
     
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    Oh, because of his use of the word “ain’t.” If you haven’t seen “Still Bill,” Bill had a serious stuttering problem. I thought you were referencing that for some reason. Bill is very casual but deliberate when he speaks. I think he’s kind of a nervous dude who really harnessed his nerves in a good way. He would never over use “you know” or “so” simply because he’s cool with the silence and slower conversational flow than most. The movie is very goood. I love him. But I digress.
     
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    I walk away from or end the conversation with people that annoy me.
    I find that's the ultimate solution to problems like this and it takes little effort to do.
     
  6. RLee77

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    I work in an engineering shop, and what drives me crazy is the constant overuse of “basically”, preceding nearly every statement. Even when they are about to delve into nitty-gritty details about something, they begin that explanation with “Basically, ...”.
    I’m like, you know, dude, at the end of the day, that’s not basic, that’s the opposite of a basic explanation.

    But I’m betting that the mostly-meaningless word “really” is the most used fluff word in spoken english.
     
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    I've got a "really" and a "just" habit I'm trying to break. I constantly have to edit those two words out of my writing. I had a "basically" problem, but I think I've gotten over it. I replaced it with "in essence" which isn't much of an improvement and that's starting to grate on my ears now.
     
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    When my students preface a comment or answer with "Honestly?" or "To be honest?," I reply, "No, please lie to me." That annoys them, but is just about the only way to get them to begin to think about what at least some of their words mean or imply. But even at 18 or 19, such habits go very deep.

    Nomsain? (¿ƃuᴉʎɐs ɯ,I ʇɐɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op)
     
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    “and uh” is another one.

    I was going to buy this guitar, “and uh”, I had enough cash, “and uh” I asked the sales guy if he could do any better, “and uh”......
     
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    It is interesting how many meanings a habitual phrase substitutes for.

    Versatility coded by context is nice. Slang is often the wittiest language. But knowing and using the actual, like, words and, like, whatever, is needed if we're gonna communicate beyond communities of shared slang and use our neurons before they, like

    You know?
     
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    Ticks. Speech ticks. Most people who have them don’t know. Some people need to fill pauses with something and they develope a tick. I work with a bright guy who can’t pause without saying “um”. In a 20 minute presentation he can say “um” 50 times.

    When we are nervous and pause it can seem like an eternity to the speaker but to everyone else it’s nothing.

    This is not a political statement.......Bill Clinton was the king of the long pause. He could stop, lift his hand, change his facial expression, think and start speaking again and it drew many people in. You can pause and be still. It’s tough for some people.
     
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    ",and stuff like that."

    Had a friend that used to end every sentence that way. Notice that I said, "Had a friend".
     
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    You're gonna LOVE this guy!

    I commented about 12 posts down.

     
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    Great response !


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    We had a salesman who would reiterate his entire conversation three or four times, I’m not sure whether it was for the customers benefit or his own.
    A pause between thoughts keeps you from sounding like Springsteen. He never comes up for air.


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    After which they proceed to make a short story long, sometimes very long.


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    Actually it's because there's a passage in the song where he repeats: I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, you leave a young girl alone… Those of us who grew up in the 60s heard it on the radio a gazzilion times.
     
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    How do 'you know' when a duck has the blues?

    When its bill withers....
     
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    The uncomfortable silence is not uncomfortable for me...rest your mouth and gather your thoughts.
     
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