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Re: Phrases that are not needed
« Reply #100 on: May 24, 2022, 11:57:38 AM »

I actually find what filler word people gravitate to a fascinating little personality quirk. Especially if they're more unusual ones beyond "like" and "um/uh". I had a supervisor who used "considering", which was notable considering how long it is. Arkansas gubernatorial candidate and former Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was mocked for her heavy use of "look", and most every Ronald Reagan impersonation includes "well" at the start of every third sentence or so.

I never had a voice and articulation class while in college, although I probably would have benefited from one given the number of broadcast media interviews I've done over the years. But I'm always aware of those things and make a conscious effort not to use them, especially on camera or in front of a microphone.

My boss uses "know what I mean" in this manner, quite frequently.

I went to high school with someone whose go-to was "let's see," pronounced "it see."
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Re: Phrases that are not needed
« Reply #101 on: May 24, 2022, 12:11:05 PM »

I actually find what filler word people gravitate to a fascinating little personality quirk. Especially if they're more unusual ones beyond "like" and "um/uh". I had a supervisor who used "considering", which was notable considering how long it is. Arkansas gubernatorial candidate and former Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was mocked for her heavy use of "look", and most every Ronald Reagan impersonation includes "well" at the start of every third sentence or so.
I used to work with a guy whose filler word was “fuckin’”, with the second syllable always being particularly drawn out. I’d go out to look at a car he was working on, and he’d just randomly throw it in the middle of sentences, like “the tire’s showing some uneven wear, fuckiiiiin’, but I can’t do an alignment on it because the tie rod is bent, so fuckiiiiiin’, it needs a tie rod too.”
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Re: Phrases that are not needed
« Reply #102 on: May 24, 2022, 01:13:59 PM »

I actually find what filler word people gravitate to a fascinating little personality quirk. Especially if they're more unusual ones beyond "like" and "um/uh". I had a supervisor who used "considering", which was notable considering how long it is. Arkansas gubernatorial candidate and former Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was mocked for her heavy use of "look", and most every Ronald Reagan impersonation includes "well" at the start of every third sentence or so.
I used to work with a guy whose filler word was “fuckin’”, with the second syllable always being particularly drawn out. I’d go out to look at a car he was working on, and he’d just randomly throw it in the middle of sentences, like “the tire’s showing some uneven wear, fuckiiiiin’, but I can’t do an alignment on it because the tie rod is bent, so fuckiiiiiin’, it needs a tie rod too.”

I’ve had an issue over much of my adult life using swear words for filler.  It used to be fairly common amongst my line of work and I kind of inherited for a time.  Fortunately in a professional setting I’ve always been able to filter it as needed depending on who I was speaking to.
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