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Originally posted by AccessDenied
Ever listen to a group of teens talk?
All the girls say is "LIKE" and all the guys say is the F-bomb.
What do you get when you put the two together?
Originally posted by KyoZero
Our kids in my extended family are all well mannered. The men of the family...ALL of the men over 30 or so are the ones who teach our boys and girls how to behave.
Originally posted by Bildeberg
reply to post by KyoZero
I meant extreme cases. Sometimes people may have a mistake or two.
l!ke, th33s3 t&pe 0f c@ses. ! dnT cair !F YOU kNOW how t0 type correctly. 3vryone makes mistakes.
I also meant if people shorten every single word they say.
Originally posted by Ian McLean
Is this something new that has appeared in the last few decades? I'll bet if you were to hear informal spoken conversation from the 1800s, it would have similar 'useless' syntatic constructs. It's just that the written records that we have from the perior omit them.
Hesitancy and repetition go largely unnoticed, until you notice them and focus. Then they're quite pronounced, fnord. I'm sure that were we to listen to our grade-school conversations we would all be amazed.
Originally posted by traditionaldrummer
Fortunately most people shed this habit once they leave their teens. The people that bother me are grown adults sometimes in their 30s who haven't dropped the trend.
Another things I've noticed is that if you took the word "baby" out of our language, Led Zeppelin would have very little to sing about.