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  • deviant
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    So our new Polish neighbour knocked –

    So…. CX Bikes

    So what’s your plans for Christmas eve?

    So, who is going to win Strictly?

    So I am sat here waiting for my wife to go into labour –

    All thread titles on the front page of the chat forum at some point today, what does the “so” mean at the beginning of these sentences, surely it’s not actually required?

    Maybe i’m just not down with the kids….

    Junkyard
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    this thread is so so

    loum
    Member

    So does starting a sentence with ‘so’ annoy you?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9644000/9644002.stm

    Premier Icon househusband
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    So what.. it’s all part of the ever-transmogrifying language that is English, innit.

    Pukka.

    😉

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    like junky, I find this thread so so-so

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Doesn’t bother me that much, tbh.

    Certainly not as much as the word ‘shipping’, which appears to have taken over from ‘postage’ or ‘p&p’.
    Especially amongst the particular sub-species of wannabee Americans who also consider ‘swap out’ and ‘fry/cook off’ to be acceptable English.

    I hope they all choke on their green beans and candied yams. 😀

    Junkyard
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    FFS cheer up fella
    Happy Holiday 😉

    You are not wrong

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    Eh, I AM cheerful!

    Happy Holiday 😉

    Go away quickly.
    🙂

    peterfile
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    Read the classed ads on pinkbike if you want to get down with the kids, every ad starts:

    “So here we have….”

    skaifan
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    Would you morse code just an “s” in the event of an emergency?

    Three_Fish
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    ‘So’ is used verbally as a means to getting the attention of one’s audience. There are innumerable tones and inflections which serve to prepare the listener(s) for what is coming next, which is why its transition into typed communication can be somewhat clumsy.

    I find the use of so so so so so

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    My boss doesn’t just overuse so, he does it incredibly loudly, you can hear it from about quarter of a mile away? Has he got someone in his office? You don’t need to knock, you just wait a minute til an earthshaking SO erupts forth.

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    So is a great album. An 80s masterpiece.

    cynic-al
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    Dammit, beaten to it 😡

    daveh
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    Must admit it irritates me too.

    maxtorque
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    So d off……. 😉

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    “Well”…(intake of breath)

    dannyh
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    It’s just one of those ‘tics’ that take hold of people from time to time. Like the footballers’ tense, or starting every sentence with ‘look’ a la Martin Keown.

    It just makes everyone who uses it sound a bit unimaginative.

    deadlydarcy
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    I’d be taking a hard look at my life if this kind of thing made me start a thread on STW.

    boxfish
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    As you sow, so shall you reap, like…

    monkeychild
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    Soooo, where’s this thread going??

    cynic-al
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    dannyh – Member
    Like the footballers’ tense

    What is that?

    gwaelod
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    Certainly not as much as the word ‘shipping’, which appears to have taken over from ‘postage’ or ‘p&p’.
    Especially amongst the particular sub-species of wannabee Americans who also consider ‘swap out’ and ‘fry/cook off’ to be acceptable English

    amongst the younger females of this household “shipping” means to link an individual romantically with another individual…which is confusing

    bencooper
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    I use “shipping” because “postage” usually implies using the Royal Mail – and I don’t use them much. Perhaps I should say “couriering” or “delivery”…

    jon1973
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    All thread titles on the front page of the chat forum at some point today, what does the “so” mean at the beginning of these sentences, surely it’s not actually required?

    Maybe i’m just not down with the kids….

    Is it any more necessary than putting multiple full stops at the end of your sentences?

    CountZero
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    deadlydarcy – Member
    I’d be taking a hard look at my life if this kind of thing made me start a thread on STW.

    Absolutely

    Is it any more necessary than putting multiple full stops at the end of your sentences?

    An ellipsis, you mean?

    World English Dictionary
    ellipsis (??l?ps?s)

    — n , pl -ses
    1. Also called: eclipsis omission of parts of a word or sentence
    2. printing a sequence of three dots (…) indicating an omission in text

    [C16: from Latin, from Greek elleipsis omission, from elleipein to leave out, from leipein to leave]

    el·lip·sis (-lpss)
    n. pl. el·lip·ses (-sz)
    1.
    a. The omission of a word or phrase necessary for a complete syntactical construction but not necessary for understanding.
    b. An example of such omission.
    2. A mark or series of marks ( . . . or * * * , for example) used in writing or printing to indicate an omission, especially of letters or words.
    [Latin ellpsis, from Greek elleipsis, from elleipein, to fall short; see ellipse.]

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    dannyh
    Like the footballers’ tense

    cynic-al
    What is that?

    “We was”?

    JulianA
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    Starting with ”So’ is really annoying, as is starting with ‘Yes’, ‘No’ or worse still Yeah, no’ or No, yeah’.

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    [video]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s7DqwRKqyMk&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Ds7DqwRKqyMk[/video]

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    Three_Fish – Member
    ‘So’ is used verbally as a means to getting the attention of one’s audience. There are innumerable tones and inflections which serve to prepare the listener(s) for what is coming next, which is why its transition into typed communication can be somewhat clumsy.
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    But it sounds twattish when people start a sentence with it verbally.

    ar sub-species of wannabee Americans who also consider ‘swap out’ and ‘fry/cook off’ to be acceptable English.

    Can we add build out to the list too? There was a piece on radio 4 yesterday where the interviewees continually referred to building out rather than either just building or building houses.

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    So…can I get a cod and fries to go.

    deadlydarcy
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    But it sounds twattish when people start a sentence with it verbally.

    To you, it does.

    Can we add build out to the list too? form an Académie Anglais to stop all this interfering with our wonderful language.

    😉

    bencooper
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    So…can I get a cod and fries to go.

    Cod? Fries??

    You’d get laughed out of a Glasgow chippy ordering like that 😉

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    What’s this our business? 😡

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    its better than ending a a statement with ‘no?’ to turn it rhetorical
    the no is completely unecessary

    jon1973
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    a. The omission of a word or phrase necessary for a complete syntactical construction but not necessary for understanding.

    So what is the omission in this case then?

    Maybe i’m just not down with the kids….

    It still looks like unnecessary dots at the end of a sentence to me.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    I blame Poirot for the ‘no’.

    Innit?

    pondo
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    cynic-al – Member

    dannyh – Member
    Like the footballers’ tense

    What is that? [/quote]
    “So Dave’s gone round him and Ian’s made no attempt to get the ball, he’s just gone straight through him. But other than that, he’s played a blinder, he’s gone down the wing and got the ball in, and John’s risen like a salmon and nodded it in at the near post. I thought we done well today etc etc”

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