Thursday, May 19, 2011

Question of the Day #934

While facilitating trainings, I'm hyperaware of every stumble, stutter, "um" and "uhhh." I also noticed that I have a chronic addiction to the phrase, "you know?"

And recently, a friend informed me that I say, "blah, blah, blah," a lot. I thought he was crazy when he said it. Since then, I've caught myself saying, "blah, blah, blah" 672 times.

What phrases do you overuse?



  1. Lately I have been saying "hit the wall" a lot. Maybe I need to get the toilet paper that has a new vocabulary word every day to expand my repertoire. Or maybe I AM hitting the wall and need to go spend a week on a sunny beach and forget about my job. :)

  2. Dude, for what it's worth, I'm just saying, you know? Totally.

  3. shut ur mouth when ur talking to me - I find it ends conversation rather quickly and annoys people...bummer!

  4. Lately I have noticed that when I'm on the phone with people and the conversation comes to a lull, I say "so anyway...".

  5. Sometimes I catch myself chiming in with "cool" a lot. How old am I? Or I notice if I start spending time with someone who says particular things repeatedly, I start picking it up too. There's a Southern boy in the picture recently and I find myself saying "I tell you what,..." I caught it from him!

  6. I belong to the blahblahblah school of linguistics.


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