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[#] Thu Aug 04 2016 11:03:26 EDT from zooer

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There is something I have noticed people saying for a long time and it is starting to drive me crazy.  It is very common, family members do it, I heard people in stores doing it.  I asked a friend about this and he says he has not noticed it.  It is very subtle, people saying "yeah no...." when they start a sentence.  It is usually used to change as subject, or for a person to make a point.  The "yeah" is acknowledging what the other person is saying, the "no" is a transition from what the other person is saying to a contradiction or a negative statement.. 

For example I was in the store the other day trying to get down the isle, a guy was talking on his cell phone.  I don't know what the other person was saying but the guy says, "yeah no I can't because I am at the store right now."

This "yeah no" thing has to stop.  There is no pause, it is almost one word.

 



[#] Thu Aug 04 2016 11:22:14 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold

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No problem instead of you're welcome. Drives me nuts.

[#] Thu Aug 04 2016 14:07:32 EDT from wizard of aahz

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No problem.

[#] Thu Aug 04 2016 14:38:39 EDT from zooer

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Da nada.  



[#] Fri Aug 05 2016 11:05:50 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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No problem instead of you're welcome. Drives me nuts.

Both are legit, but it conveys an attitude about the speaker's perception of the action for which they are being thanked. The best criticism of "no problem" that I've heard was from someone who said it dismisses the person's thankfulness.

I often use "my pleasure" which is of course shorthand for "It has been my pleasure to perform the action for which you are thanking me."

Irregardless of which you prefer, the store clerk should always thank you when you are buying a pant.

[#] Fri Aug 05 2016 17:03:25 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold

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Irregardless of which you prefer, the store clerk should always thank

you when you are buying a pant.


<mind breaks>

[#] Sun Aug 14 2016 19:08:25 EDT from zooer

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Fri Aug 05 2016 11:05:50 AM EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
Irregardless 

regardless.



[#] Wed Aug 17 2016 17:01:23 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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The previous post begs the question of whether zooer understands that I'm deliberately misusing the language.

[#] Thu Aug 18 2016 09:49:23 EDT from Ladyhawke

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Wed Aug 17 2016 05:01:23 PM EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
The previous post begs the question of whether zooer understands that I'm deliberately misusing the language.

Perhaps....but Zoo would have corrected you irregardless, just because it's fun.



[#] Thu Aug 18 2016 12:41:39 EDT from zooer

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Your write.



[#] Thu Aug 18 2016 17:46:52 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I heard you're ideas and their definately good.

[#] Sat Sep 10 2016 10:24:57 EDT from zooer

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I'm a social media expert!

(Actually I have not heard this phrase in a while)  



[#] Mon Oct 17 2016 12:22:39 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Actually it's "social media rockstar"

(And yes I am one.)



[#] Tue Mar 07 2017 10:00:28 EST from zooer

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"Hey you!"  Not as in the Pink Floyd Hey You... but as a greeting.



[#] Wed Mar 22 2017 20:23:36 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Actually I'm listening to some Floyd tonight, so it's ok either way.

And I'm remembering the reason I stopped listening to music on Pandora.

[#] Sat Jun 10 2017 11:54:38 EDT from zooer

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A list of things about "you probably didn't know about."  I hate these lists claiming I didn't know about things.



[#] Sat Jun 10 2017 15:23:55 EDT from kc5tja

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"You won't believe what happens next!"

[#] Fri Jun 16 2017 13:39:18 EDT from zooer

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People starting off their youtube videos with "hey guys"



[#] Mon Jun 19 2017 09:49:40 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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yup ... instant declaration that you're an amateur.  "Hey guys" (or "What's up, YouTube") followed by "I thought I'd make a video about..."



[#] Mon Jun 19 2017 10:36:46 EDT from kc5tja

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Honestly, unless you have an opening title sequence, ANYTHING you start a video with is going to sound tacky.