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2013-11-07 10:56 AM

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Subject: "Go ahead and"

Why do people use this phrase? It is completely unnecessary. I had a work training the other day and the instructor used it over and over:

Go ahead and click on this button.... go ahead and name the file.... go ahead and use the search function...

Why don't you go ahead and stop saying go ahead and????

 

Sorry, just saw it in a thread and my frustration reached critical mass. Go ahead and carry on.



2013-11-07 11:06 AM
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everyone has little verbal tics and i think it's impossible to know your own....

my mom says "you know" after almost every sentence

a coworker (who is not a native english speaker) says "don't get me wrong" about 10 times in a conversation

a coworker who sits next to me says "so-called" or "supposably" an awful lot

i am afraid to ask what mine is cause then i'll probably get all self conscious about it...

2013-11-07 11:21 AM
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I listened to a training webinar for work a few years ago with a speaker who said the word "actually" 45 times in roughly an hour.  The word was not necessary in any of its applications.

This program was designed to actually help you with the GPS system..........

On this screen, actually type in your search keyword......

The client list is actually populated in this field......

It began to hurt my ears by the end of the session.

2013-11-07 11:24 AM
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Subject: RE: "Go ahead and"

Originally posted by noelle1230

I listened to a training webinar for work a few years ago with a speaker who said the word "actually" 45 times in roughly an hour.  The word was not necessary in any of its applications.

This program was designed to actually help you with the GPS system..........

On this screen, actually type in your search keyword......

The client list is actually populated in this field......

It began to hurt my ears by the end of the session.

Don't you mean "It actually began to hurt my ears by the end of the session"????? 

 

I was actually instructed to use the "Go ahead and" when I was going through the train the trainer classes.  When I was teaching Lotus Notes to users and they wanted me to say "OK, now go ahead and ......



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2013-11-07 11:36 AM
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Everyone at my company says "So" to start every sentence. I had a tally mark going in a meeting once and in 30 minutes I had almost 100 tally marks.

"So, what we're looking at is XYX"
"So, I'm hearing you need me to do this."
"So, we need to engage finance."
"So, John's team is next to present."
"So, Scott is taking the action to create metrics."

It's awesomely hilarious when more than one person tries to talk or interject at the same time. It sounds like this:

"S" - "S" - "So" - "S" - "So" - "SOOOOO"



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2013-11-07 11:43 AM
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I'm not aware of an verbal "ticks" I have other than sometimes I repeat myself I repeat myself.



2013-11-07 11:50 AM
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2013-11-07 11:55 AM
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Supposably, people with college edjications use better grammer, spelling and word choose.  But irregardless of that fact, actually, I'm gonna go ahead and say that mite not be true.  It's a mute point and I could really care less anyways.

2013-11-07 12:00 PM
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Originally posted by noelle1230

Supposably, people with college edjications use better grammer, spelling and word choose.  But irregardless of that fact, actually, I'm gonna go ahead and say that mite not be true.  It's a mute point and I could really care less anyways.

I'm parrot phrasing, but I'll go ahead and say it anyway...

2013-11-07 12:00 PM
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I've started to hear "sort of" used quite often in many arenas. I heard an NPR interview with a youngish sounding social scientist and she used "sort of" almost every other sentence. I think it's become the smarter, more educated version of "like".

2013-11-07 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by mrbbrad

I've started to hear "sort of" used quite often in many arenas. I heard an NPR interview with a youngish sounding social scientist and she used "sort of" almost every other sentence. I think it's become the smarter, more educated version of "like".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1fogI-33S4



2013-11-07 12:24 PM
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I think that part of the training that you receive at the TSA must be that you must begin every sentence with:

"Ok, sir, so, what I'm going to need for you to do for me right now is to go ahead and..."



2013-11-07 11:18 PM
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Originally posted by lisac957

Everyone at my company says "So" to start every sentence. I had a tally mark going in a meeting once and in 30 minutes I had almost 100 tally marks.

"So, what we're looking at is XYX"
"So, I'm hearing you need me to do this."
"So, we need to engage finance."
"So, John's team is next to present."
"So, Scott is taking the action to create metrics."

It's awesomely hilarious when more than one person tries to talk or interject at the same time. It sounds like this:

"S" - "S" - "So" - "S" - "So" - "SOOOOO"




The Japanese people wear that out at my work. This has transfered over to the Americans' presentations now. I'm pretty sure it is used to replace "um." I never hear the speakers say um (it is against the rules of public speaking), but they say "so" about 4 billion times....
2013-11-08 8:44 AM
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Originally posted by mrbbrad

Why do people use this phrase? It is completely unnecessary. I had a work training the other day and the instructor used it over and over:

Go ahead and click on this button.... go ahead and name the file.... go ahead and use the search function...

Why don't you go ahead and stop saying go ahead and????

 

Sorry, just saw it in a thread and my frustration reached critical mass. Go ahead and carry on.




Go ahead and make my day.

My father says, "...when it is all over and done with..." at least once every three sentences.
2013-11-08 9:17 AM
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Originally posted by mehaner

everyone has little verbal tics and i think it's impossible to know your own....

my mom says "you know" after almost every sentence

a coworker (who is not a native english speaker) says "don't get me wrong" about 10 times in a conversation

a coworker who sits next to me says "so-called" or "supposably" an awful lot

i am afraid to ask what mine is cause then i'll probably get all self conscious about it...

Spend some time in the Toast Masters organization. While "um" and "uh" are discouraged strongly, there are other things you pick up on about your own speech patterns. After a few meetings with them, I have found it impossible to listen to webinars, seminars and other training classes. 

And please don't get me started on Air Quotes. This week we had Insurance presentations and I was ready to gouge out my eyes by the end. Every other sentence include the air quotes. KMN.

2013-11-08 9:42 AM
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Originally posted by cdban66

And please don't get me started on Air Quotes. This week we had Insurance presentations and I was ready to gouge out my eyes by the end. Every other sentence include the air quotes. KMN.

Does it date me if the first thing I thought of was this?

 



2013-11-08 10:49 AM
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Originally posted by lisac957

Originally posted by cdban66

And please don't get me started on Air Quotes. This week we had Insurance presentations and I was ready to gouge out my eyes by the end. Every other sentence include the air quotes. KMN.

Does it date me if the first thing I thought of was this?

 

So classic!

2013-11-08 1:15 PM
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Originally posted by lisac957

Originally posted by cdban66

And please don't get me started on Air Quotes. This week we had Insurance presentations and I was ready to gouge out my eyes by the end. Every other sentence include the air quotes. KMN.

Does it date me if the first thing I thought of was this?

 

Great stuff.

2013-11-08 1:31 PM
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I get peeved at "acronym redundancy," for lack of a better term.

Stuff like:

"ATM Machine"
"PIN Number"
"LCD Display"

I just hit Google to see if this has an actual name...it does!

"RAS Syndrome"

(Redundant Acronym Syndrome Syndrome)

...funny.
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