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    Senior Member mattface's Avatar
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    Rant- Stop starting threads with "So"

    This is not a grammatical rant. I'm just tired of all the damn threads that start with "So"

    It's not just here, but a message board thing in general people like to open theire threads with some thing like: "So I was riding my bike the other day and..." or "So I was just wondering..."

    Why not just say: "I was riding my bike the other day and..." or "I was just wondering..." What possible purpose does the "so" serve except to annoy me with it's conspicuous uselessness!

    I've even caught myself doing it, and promptly punched myself in the face. In my experience, people don't talk like this. I know I don't talk like that. Why then do so many people start their posts with "so"? It's annoying. Stop it.

    Please?

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    You totally should've started this thread:

    So this is not a grammatical rant ...
    Culture? Art? Making a difference? Hey, go **** yourself. We're too busy drinking, doing drugs, trying to **** random people and you want us to make money on top of all that? Really?

    Well, ****. I don't give a ****.

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    i am sure that i hate you spud's Avatar
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    its a good way to interrupt a pause in a conversation.
    putting the pi back in pirate!
    Itís an upstanding member of the solar system
    Apply the laws of earth and make it a victim
    Of Proposition 187

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    Last edited by foureyedgeek; 02-16-06 at 09:54 AM.

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    i am sure that i hate you spud's Avatar
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    foureyedgeek for the win
    putting the pi back in pirate!
    Itís an upstanding member of the solar system
    Apply the laws of earth and make it a victim
    Of Proposition 187

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    I do use it conversationally and hear others do so frequently. It's just kind of an attention getter. Like starting a sentence with 'look...' or 'listen...' or my personal favorite 'not for nothin, but...'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foureyedgeek
    Well that just makes me warm and fuzzy on the inside.


    Secondly, I do actually start sentences with the word "so" in real conversation. Maybe I'm just strange.
    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk
    go easy on the stupid generalizations, because that's stupid.

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    Now I have a craving for French pastries and vintage Merino wool. Thanks a lot dick.

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    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Doooooonuuuuuuuts

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    "So" with needle and thread, stick it in your head.

    My favorite kid phrase.

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    so what

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    that is the difference between spoken and written word...

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    so goes well in a sentence like this:

    "So, i was like wondering if like you wanted to, uhm go to the prom with me... or whatever."



    i'm thinking 10th grade, 1992.

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    from now on, i'm starting all of my threads with "listen here." it's a great way to sound angry.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foureyedgeek
    what is that delectable looking piece of food, i want to eat that sooo bad.
    "That thing is a death trap"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Valiant
    Fence post tubing?
    We need to clone people like you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spud
    foureyedgeek for the win
    +1.

    That picture makes me happy.

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