you know.. you know.. you know... you know...

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  1. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Like, I mean like wow, you know?
    Could I afford a speech therapist I'd target my "likes" before my "you know"'s.

    I'd guess that it is social anxiety based where the speaker fears their presence is so dull that they will lose the floor if they pause between thoughts, so they keep talking when they have nothing to say, using "you know" to hold the floor.
    May also be his fear that his listeners aren't keeping up.

    For me I'm aware of my frequent use of "like" in descriptive and comparative communications.
    Hard to eliminate though.
    I should maybe write out alternatives for the word like when making comparative descriptions.
    Or simply stop making comparative descriptions.
    Or accept that if (unknown) was like (known) then like is a fine word for "similar to"/ "about the same as"/ "in the ballpark of" etc.
     
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    It drives me nuts when people put "OK?" at the end of every sentence. Yes, it's ok, don't keep asking me.
     
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    srsly?
     
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    Thanks for running that up the flagpole. I, for one, salute it.
     
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    Is that a Twelve Angry Men reference I see?! Nice!
     
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  6. Teleguy61

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    "And we will reach out to" whatever.
    Makes me gag every time I hear it.
     
  7. RLee77

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    I know it’s a big ask, but at the end of the day, after we run it up the flagpole and whiteboard it, we can time-box the tasks, and going forward, under-promise and over-deliver. Simple.
     
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  8. Larry F

    Larry F Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    When I got you know-itis at age 10, my mom would hold up her first finger to remind me whenever I said.

    I tried this out with my friend Vince. He was two years older and a wise-ass. When he said some "offending" word, I would hold up my first finger. But then he had another word, so another finger. The fun was him rapidly changing words, while my fingers were flicking up and down as fast as I could. I have had the best life, you know.
     
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    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

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    Next time he says "you know" simply say;
    " No. I don't. Could you please explain yourself more clearly , please."
    That way he may get the idea that his communication skills are not that good AND you
    have acted in a polite and interested manner.
     
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    Another I dislike (mostly from the radio again) is when a question is asked and the first word of the answer is 'Sure'. Whether or not the answer is positive or negative.
     
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    “Do you know what I need from you?”

    No, but you can tell me what you’d like me to do.
     
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    This presumes that we able to reach out to HR and come up with the correct and sufficient metrics to justify this move.
     
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    Next time someone asks you to "reach out to so-and-so", just say, "You know, I think I'll just call them, since I can't really reach them from here."
     
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    I hate lots of things, one of the latest is the trend of answering "did you XXX?" with "I did". The answer is yes or no, c'mon man!
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Adults misusing "awesome" continues to make me cringe. No offense to the soccer moms who speak like adults.
     
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    I took a computer class back in the 80s with an instructor that had the you know tic. I used to keep tally marks for every time she said it.
    I think 78 was her record in one lecture period.
    I didn't learn anything.
     
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  19. String Tree

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    I WORK with a guy that says that on every phone call he makes. He makes a lot of calls and every one of them is a solid ten minutes longer than it needs to be.
    Weird dude. Has to talk out loud to him self ALL day.
    Can not pick up anything without reading it aloud.

    Ya know???!
     
  20. 2 Headed Goat

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    We had a manager at a service centre years back that had the um tic... we'd have 1+hr Q/C meetings and it was like um, short phrase, um.... ad infinitum...much like Gary Cole's character in the movie Office Space. We 'clocked' him at several meetings at over 100 upm... What was freaky was he looked a lot like the manager that dug Michael Bolton and wore bow ties but sounded like Gary Cole's character plus wore suspenders... this was a good 10 years prior to the movie coming out. And, while there wasn't mandatory weekend work it was the same scenario as is the movie come late Friday afternoon...

     
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