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I have to answer the phone a lot where I work and most of the time I'm answering questions. Yesterday I hung up the phone and thought "How many times did I say 'yep' in that conversation?" I need to stop, but it just keeps coming out. "Yep! Yep! Yep! Yep!" I feel like a little barking dog. Agggh!!!<br><br><br><br>
Anyone else here have a word or phrase they just can't stop using?
 

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"Uh hu", "hu uh", and "hu" I tend to use a lot in conversations, including AIM conversations. One of my friends and I have an inside joke about that. He pretends that when I use one of those phrases, I'm sneezing, so he *ducks*. Sometimes I beat him to the punch by saying "uh hu *ducks*". Then he always calls me a punk.
 

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i say nosh instead of no, I have no idea why.<br><br><br><br>
one thing my friend says that bugs me is: I could care less... Implying that he cares a little and could stand to care less about something when he really means,,, that he couldnt care less than he does already and is really not interested... that sounds a little confusing when I read it... oh well.
 

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Lol skylark and SytmDwnGrl...<br><br><br><br>
Lucycat, I know someone from VegWeb who used to work in a call centre...She visits VB sometimes too, only now she has a new job....<br><br>
Anyhow maybe there could be some tips for you on "yepping" if you want me to ask for you!!??...<br><br><br><br>
And also Lucycat I don't blame you for wanting to hang up by the way, I hate that yepyep crap myself, especially on the frigging phone!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:"> Grr!!!
 

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Baby, the "so anyways" thing (as no doubt you know full-well) is said in <i>excess</i> by people who deflect from everything... Its often a kind of ignorance but it can just as easily be a genuine & pure escapism too you know!?..<br><br>
(or people sometimes <i>actually</i> NEED a way out of a verbal predicament sometimes)....but those that say it all the time must be strung out with stress, either that or just plain lazy, depending<br><br>
on why they're doing it, but ultimately we all say "anyways" anyway at certain intervals! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> just because we can and it helps<br><br>
us breathe inbetween sentences! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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VegAnaconda - I could definitely use help with the yepping if you wouldn't mind asking! Maybe a few more variations of the "yes" response would help? (I could keep them written on a piece of paper on my desk and just go through them during the calls! hah!) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Indeed, "so anyways" is used in excess. It's too commonly used to advance a story and you're less likely to hear people say "getting back to the point" or "oh yes, where was I ?", but what really botheres me about it is, it's not "so anways", it's "so anyway".
 

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I don't do "So anyways" but I have a habit of starting a conversation with someone, as though it had already been going on, as in:<br><br><br><br>
(silence)<br><br>
"So I ran into Sue the other day and she said that Joe is moving to Florida!"<br><br><br><br>
OR<br><br><br><br>
(silence)<br><br>
"So I'm going to that new restaurant downtown on Saturday night..."<br><br><br><br>
I also say "absolutely!" and "certainly!" way too much and with way too much enthusiasm. It's a customer service thing I get from work.
 

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That's funny Spa_girl.<br><br>
I cringe inside when I realize I've responded to something with unwarranted enthusiasm. Somtimes, the other person pauses, squints at me, and continues with "so anyways..." Both of us knowing I didn't really care, or I wasn't really listening.
 

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baby, are you in MA by any chance? All that Worcester/Boston talk drives me crazy:<br><br><br><br>
"so don't i" instead of "so do i"<br><br>
and the funny accents and<br><br>
"fudgicle" instead of "fudgsicle"<br><br>
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"yea huh" and "nuh uh!"<br><br><br><br>
those are all really annoying. i say "exactly" a lot. like somebody will say, steve, you sound tired today, and i'll say "exactly".
 

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Exactly! Stvspl, I live outside of Boston. Do you hear "Yes, Sir!" very often, regardless of if one is speaking to a male or female?
 

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Oh right.<br><br><br><br>
pronounced as "owe rhyyyyyhhhtt" in <i>a certain tone of voice</i> drives me nuts and makes me contemplate the utterer with scorn and sometimes I <b>count</b> how many times someone has said it in a conversation. It's an infectious disease and I remember a time when NOBODY in England ever said it.
 

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Dude, I totally say "dude" ALLLLL the time. As in, "dude, that rocks!" or, "dude, whatEVER" or "dude, no WAY" ... or, "dude, check this out..." or "dude, you are SO wrong."<br><br><br><br>
It's terrible. I say "whatever" a lot too.<br><br><br><br>
On the other hand, it bugs me when people pronounce things incorrectly, like "sammich" instead of "sandwich". grrr. That's about when I'd say, "Dude, it's pronounced 'sandwich'." and then they'd say, "pfff, whatever." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cool:"><br><br><br><br>
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Thanks VegAnaconda <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I say dude a lot too. Sometimes I say things like:<br><br><br><br>
"Dude, whats with the menu in this joint?"<br><br>
or if i think something someone said is completely absurd,,, Ill just look at them in a disconcerting manner and say:<br><br>
"dude" whilst shaking my head.
 

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I get really annoyed when I say thank you to someone and they say, "uh huh". I HATE THAT. Does the phrase, "your welcome" ring anyone's bell? Check it out. About 80% of the people that I come across respond to "thanks you" with "uh huh"!<br><br><br><br>
ggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...........<br><br><br><br>
BTW, I'm pretty sure that the "dude" thing is an age issue. When I was in that age zone, people said, "grody" (as in, "oh, man, did you see that NASTY food? It was SOOO GRODY". Saying "man" instead of "dude" is probably there, too.
 

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Whenever I say "uh huh" to a "thank you" it's normally short for "Yeah, like I really had a choice to help you. And if I did, but didn't, you'd made my life miserable. So why don't you go over there and stop talking to me."<br><br><br><br>
"uh huh" seems a bit more polite.<br><br><br><br>
Of course, I rarely ever respond that way.
 
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