So!

Instead of clogging up posts with off topic discussions, have them here. Keep it clean folks!
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So!

Postby moggiethouable » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:18 pm

Has anyone else noticed the new predominantly middle class habit of starting a sentence with the word so?

It appears to be very fashionable, although completely redundant.
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Re: So!

Postby simmitc » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:18 pm

Interesting to bring class into the conversation. If one wishes to start stereotyping, then surely those from the North East would have to use "sew" to help them stitch a few words together. 8)

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Re: So!

Postby les » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:43 pm

Yes I've noticed, it's as if we know what's gone on before and carried on with-------So ---blah blah blah :roll:


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Re: So!

Postby M25VAN » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:54 pm

Yes, along with the use of "you know" many times during interviews. Either I already or know or I would like you to get on with what you are saying so that we both know. :roll:
Also, what about the use of "look" to start an answer to a question? I'm not looking, I'm listening, get on with it! :)

I'm off for a decaff tea and lie down.......

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Re: So!

Postby POMMReg » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:00 pm

"Basically" and "Do the math" too....

"Hillary Benn" too.
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Re: So!

Postby les » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:28 pm

---------and people who 'read a subject instead of studying one.
Wonder where this thread will go!! :D


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Re: So!

Postby LobbyLudd » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:48 pm

"Jha no wot!" at the beginning of spoken sentences used more and more. (extremely annoying)

Also still used by some 'management consultants' and in some so called high profile company 'staff training' courses
(as if you have never heard these idiotic and annoying sayings ever before)

Think outside the box
Push the envelope
Give your 110%
Hit the ground running
Think on your feet
Right sizing
Incremental improvement
Use your 'A' game
Take it to the next level
Client engagement
Give me a heads up
Dedication to synergy ???? :roll:
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Re: So!

Postby les » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:06 pm

--------ahead of the curve.


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Re: So!

Postby philthehill » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:53 pm

Blue sky thinking. :D

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Education at and above university level is reading.


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Re: So!

Postby The vast minority » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:56 pm

simmitc wrote:Interesting to bring class into the conversation. If one wishes to start stereotyping, then surely those from the North East would have to use "sew" to help them stitch a few words together. 8)
You obviously haven't cottoned on :wink:
A good many of us northern folk can actually talk proper these dayz.

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Re: So!

Postby M25VAN » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:18 pm

LobbyLudd wrote: Take it to the next level
Along with "you've nailed it" and "a new twist" make up half the dialogue on Masterchef.

This thread is warming up nicely. :D

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Re: So!

Postby POMMReg » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:27 pm

LobbyLudd wrote:"Jha no wot!" at the beginning of spoken sentences used more and more. (extremely annoying)

Also still used by some 'management consultants' and in some so called high profile company 'staff training' courses
(as if you have never heard these idiotic and annoying sayings ever before)

Think outside the box
Push the envelope
Give your 110%
Hit the ground running
Think on your feet
Right sizing
Incremental improvement
Use your 'A' game
Take it to the next level
Client engagement
Give me a heads up
Dedication to synergy ???? :roll:
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All terms thought up by halfwits - albeit WELL paid halfwits - who have nothing else better to do to justify their pointless jobs.

Anyone located the "Northern Powerhouse"?
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Re: So!

Postby SteveClem » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:33 pm

It's always gone on. Some of the jargon I remember from management meetings in the '80s is almost respectable now.

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Re: So!

Postby POMMReg » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:37 pm

24/7
See you later

Diversity

Checkout staff who try to strike up a conversation.

Think I suffer from a hatred of anything modern - must be a technical word for this.(?)
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Re: So!

Postby amgrave » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:41 pm

Clearly, this post is going places :)


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Re: So!

Postby Trickydicky » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:48 pm

In a meeting recently a point which needed further discussion, the chair said we need to "Deep Dive" that one......
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Re: So!

Postby les » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:51 pm

My bad.
At the end of the day.
I think I passed the northern powerhouse, 10 miles north of Watford gap, just off the A1, smaller than I'd imagined, just looked like a big transformer surrounded by a fence.


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Re: So!

Postby ianmack » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:53 pm

Well, what I say is, in the final analysis, at the end of the day, it's a game of two halves,like, kind of thing, yknow what i mean, yknow what I'm saying. Innit!

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Re: So!

Postby les » Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:07 pm

[quote="POMMReg"
Think I suffer from a hatred of anything modern - must be a technical word for this.(?)[/quote]

-----Luddite?

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Re: So!

Postby The vast minority » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:01 pm

We have a southern sales manager who routinely, at sales meetings says things like.......

"I'm just gunna keep my powder dry on this one and wait it out" this, when he has a competitor after his business :roll:

And of course, he speaks of the bigger picture whilst going for sustained growth, month on month......but never actually delivers . :D

It's priceless and our Sales Director laps it up :D

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