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16 minutes ago, Morley_crosses_to_Withe said:

This might be one for the often wonder thread, but either works. 

When did starting a spoken sentence with “So...” become so common!? Has it always been a thing because I’ve really started to notice it more and more recently. The “so” always seems to be drawn out for a second or two longer than normal as well. 

E.g. “What are your plans for this weekend?”

”Sooo...I’m a massive word removed so I’ll be off being a word removed somewhere and saying so before a sentence all the time”. 

 Well now, I'm not sure. 

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Re: "So..." - I think the French do the same thing with "Alors..." 

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54 minutes ago, mjmooney said:

Re: "So..." - I think the French do the same thing with "Alors..." 

And the Spanish with "vale" (pronounced Bah-lay) and the Italians with "Allora"

 

I think it's just a subconscious thing to kind of tell people you're about to talk. I do it without meaning to with "so".

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12 hours ago, bickster said:

Whilst we're at it, "reach out" for contacted. 

What about if you are trying to make contact with your own personal Jesus ? 

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5 hours ago, tonyh29 said:

What about if you are trying to make contact with your own personal Jesus ? 

Depeche Mode are not The Four Tops

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10 hours ago, Stevo985 said:

And the Spanish with "vale" (pronounced Bah-lay) and the Italians with "Allora"

 

I think it's just a subconscious thing to kind of tell people you're about to talk. I do it without meaning to with "so".

Herr Lipp

Alles Klar ?

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11 hours ago, Morley_crosses_to_Withe said:

This might be one for the often wonder thread, but either works. 

When did starting a spoken sentence with “So...” become so common!? Has it always been a thing because I’ve really started to notice it more and more recently. The “so” always seems to be drawn out for a second or two longer than normal as well. 

E.g. “What are your plans for this weekend?”

”Sooo...I’m a massive word removed so I’ll be off being a word removed somewhere and saying so before a sentence all the time”. 

 

So is the shortened version of "So you should maybe strap yourself in as I am about to impart some street knowledge on you, quit your jibber jabber and pay close attention". 

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1 hour ago, Seat68 said:

So is the shortened version of "So you should maybe strap yourself in as I am about to impart some street knowledge on you, quit your jibber jabber and pay close attention". 

yeah its the butting in indicator

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ze germans use "so" more than us, a lot more than us (and of course pronounce it "zo") they will quite happily walk in to a room and introduce themselves by saying "so" 

they also ask questions by adding "oder" (or) on the end of their sentences

I get asked "so...mittagessen...oder?" every lunchtime by the guy I share an office with

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5 minutes ago, villa4europe said:

ze germans use "so" more than us, a lot more than us (and of course pronounce it "zo") they will quite happily walk in to a room and introduce themselves by saying "so" 

they also ask questions by adding "oder" (or) on the end of their sentences

I get asked "so...mittagessen...oder?" every lunchtime by the guy I share an office with

I almost thought your co-worker was asking you if you wanted a metal postcard or something else

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1 hour ago, Seat68 said:

"So you should maybe strap yourself in as I am about to impart some street knowledge on you, quit your jibber jabber and pay close attention". 

Is this what is on the "Chicken boxes" of wisdom to reduce knife crime.

Could be Liz truss going door to door I suppose.

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5 minutes ago, Amsterdam_Neil_D said:

Is this what is on the "Chicken boxes" of wisdom to reduce knife crime.

Could be Liz truss going door to door I suppose.

Word for word. 

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1 hour ago, villa4europe said:

ze germans use "so" more than us, a lot more than us (and of course pronounce it "zo") they will quite happily walk in to a room and introduce themselves by saying "so" 

 

In that context it's sort of translated to "Well,  Well" or an expression of surprise

Say you go to a funeral and you think there will be 10 people there,  you walk in the church and there is 200,  a dutch person would say "Zo" or if a kid tidies their room and you walk past a parent would say "Zo" or "what we going to do next" as in English.

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1 hour ago, bickster said:

I almost thought your co-worker was asking you if you wanted a metal postcard or something else

Close,  I think  "so...mittagessen...oder?"  means "Shall we go to the secret place again co-worker like yesterday" 🙂

I'm making things up again

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mit is middle

tag is day

essen is food

german is easy ;) (apart from when you ask "what did you have for lunch yesterday?" and they restructure it to some mind boggling bollocks that translates to something like "what yesterday did you lunch have")

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6 minutes ago, villa4europe said:

mit is middle

tag is day

essen is food

german is easy ;) (apart from when you ask "what did you have for lunch yesterday?" and they restructure it to some mind boggling bollocks that translates to something like "what yesterday did you lunch have")

German is yoda

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8 minutes ago, villa4europe said:

mit is middle

tag is day

essen is food

german is easy ;) (apart from when you ask "what did you have for lunch yesterday?" and they restructure it to some mind boggling bollocks that translates to something like "what yesterday did you lunch have")

I am learning Dutch.  Same sort of thing,  it's all over the place.

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1 hour ago, villa4europe said:

mit is middle

tag is day

essen is food

german is easy ;) (apart from when you ask "what did you have for lunch yesterday?" and they restructure it to some mind boggling bollocks that translates to something like "what yesterday did you lunch have")

Once you master the German language, it gives a lot back.

Schnecke = snail.

Nackt = naked.

Slug = Nacktschnecke.

Find me a better word than that in ANY language...

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1 hour ago, Amsterdam_Neil_D said:

I am learning Dutch.  Same sort of thing,  it's all over the place.

It's like English and German put through a cocktail shaker.

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but that's my next problem - 

nacht = night

nackt = naked

"gute nacht" in black country = good naked

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