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Old 02-16-06, 09:26 AM   #1
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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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Old 02-16-06, 09:29 AM   #2
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You totally should've started this thread:

So this is not a grammatical rant ...
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Old 02-16-06, 09:31 AM   #3
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its a good way to interrupt a pause in a conversation.
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Old 02-16-06, 09:40 AM   #5
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Old 02-16-06, 09:41 AM   #6
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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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Old 02-16-06, 09:41 AM   #7
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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.
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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

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

My favorite kid phrase.
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Old 02-16-06, 10:50 AM   #11
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so what
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that is the difference between spoken and written word...
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Old 02-16-06, 12:30 PM   #13
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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.
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what is that delectable looking piece of food, i want to eat that sooo bad.
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foureyedgeek for the win
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