[Ads-l] Meaningless "so" at start of reply sentence

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 12 20:33:51 EST 2017


Yes, no, so, as I was saying before you rudely interrupted me while I was
trying to make an important point, but you really weren't listening, or if
you hadn't really interrupted me, I simply have this <resumptive SO
construction> ingrained in my speech, to try to make others feel guilty for
not really paying attention, it's an insecurity speech pattern grappling
with millennial cross-talk, so nothing personal, so ...

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