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Old 12-11-2013, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by John The Drummer View Post
People that start almost all of their sentences with "I mean..."

"I mean, its cool and all. But, I mean, I'm not sure if it really fits. I mean, sure that riff is great, but, I mean, it could be a bit faster. And, I mean, lets work with it."

Stuff like that just annoys the piss out of me
I absolutely LOVE reading into filler words and their meanings and have casually studied this type of thing for years now. Starting off with "I mean" projects an aura of no confidence in what you're about to say, and it also means the word "But" is not far behind, therefore it's usually a statement of displeasure dressed up in soft wording, almost to let the recipient down easy.

I mean, I like your gift, but, I'm not sure it's my thing.
I mean, it's not as if I left you at the party alone, but, you did have it coming.
I mean, the Yankees don't need Cano, but, it would be preferable to have him.
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