"Bad habits"

Finland
September 17, 2008 5:50am CST
Hi! I have this habit of starting almost every post of mine with the word "well". I even hate it myself but I just do it almost every time I post. I haven't noticed that I would have any "bad habits" when speaking. Do YOU have any "bad habits" when talking or writing?
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
17 Sep 08
I think a lot of us start that way. and when I re answer I always just say your welcome! dont know that that is bad .
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• Finland
20 Sep 08
Well, lets do a little test: Thanks for your response and happy myLotting!
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
21 Sep 08
your welcome!
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• Finland
19 Oct 08
HAHA! Did what you promised to do
@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
17 Sep 08
[i]Hi Iron, Maybe you need to just change it to "hi", lol! Anyway, when talking, I have this habit where I will use a lot of hand gestures but I am trying to minimize this since I know it is very destructing...When it comes to writing, I can't see any bad habits maybe just too much use of LOL! hehhee![/i]
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• Finland
17 Sep 08
Well, I mean hi , I've noticed that many people have a habit of putting lol in every possible place. I think that's pretty strange because at least here in Finland only young people use lol. But I don't really hate the use of lol but it's just pretty strange to me...
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• United States
18 Sep 08
[i]Hi Iron, really? ANyway, it is common in our Country but we are using "hehehe" then when it's a forum like this, it consist of different races so we used to use "LOL" Anyway, I am learning from you about it..I know sometimes it's not funny but still I will place "LOL"! maybe time to change the habit![/i]
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• Finland
20 Sep 08
Well, it isn't that bad. It's just my country, as you already said, it isn't like that in yours. But now I know that it isn't so strange in other countries to say lol so maybe I won't find it strange in the future
@lanlan011 (701)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Hmmm...my bad habits when talking is that some times ill stop in the middle of a sentence and start a whole new sentence. Some people at my school always say "bruh" (like brother) when they are talking to some one. its like how some new yorkers say "man" and how dirty south people say "shawty"
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• Finland
17 Sep 08
Well, that stopping the sentence-thing is pretty unique, never heard about anything like that before... Oh no, just put the well and ... on my post WELL done!
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@tryxiness (4549)
• Philippines
17 Sep 08
When I write, I often use elipses (...) which is a bad habit I think because it cuts the thoughts in the process and in a way it seves an alibi so as not to use some conjunctions or linking stuff in grammar. When talking, I tend to talk fast especially when I am nervous to the point that I won't stop.
• Finland
17 Sep 08
I use elipses too pretty often, didn't just pop in to my mind when writing this discussion...
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• India
17 Sep 08
Every body has some habits but it is the self determination whether these are bad or good in the circumstances where we live a prosper. I think one should change his habits than changing the people we live and friends we have. Habits can be changed but the relationship and people with whom we live and the friends we like can not easily be changed. So change the habits and not the friends.
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• Finland
17 Sep 08
I don't consider starting my posts with the word "well" as a BAD habit, that's why I used the quotation marks...
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@derek_a (10903)
18 Sep 08
I think we all have little habits at times with which we annoy ourselves with. With me the problem can often be made more irritating if I try to stop it, so I don't try and stop it these days, and I worry so much less about it. If you say "well" a lot of the time, you probably notice it more than anybody else :-)
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• Finland
20 Sep 08
I'm sure nobody else has noticed it but still it's pretty annoying...
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
18 Sep 08
I have bad habits when i'm writing too, and i will thend to use the words, 'i guess'.. haha =D I also dunno why i will use the word, maybe i just wanna express my own feelings and thinkings?? haha BUt when it comes to talking, i won't have any bad habits as i'm someone whom seldom talks.. hehe
• Finland
20 Sep 08
I talk pretty seldom too but I still think I have a few bad habits when talking... Mostly the same ones that I have with writing.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
18 Sep 08
I have the habit of saying well alot also I don't know why it just happens. I do not say well really at all when I am speaking..Sometimes it just seems easier to start with the words Well,
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• Finland
20 Sep 08
Well, I feel just the same
@cjgrooms (4457)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Yes, I am sure that most people do, but right this very minute i can't think of it!
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• Finland
17 Sep 08
I also forgot a lot of habits of mine but at least I remembered the "well"-one
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• United States
22 Sep 08
My bad habit is typing to fast and not proofreading what I wrote. Even if I did proofread it I miss my errors.
• Finland
29 Sep 08
Well, many people write a little too fast. Sometimes it can be really annoying when they write something like: Wjo aer uyo?
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• United States
30 Sep 08
You are right. I do have spell check on my firefox. I try to spell the words correctly it is the correct sentences and missing words.
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• Finland
19 Oct 08
I also have a spell check on my browser and I really think it's helpful because english isn't my mother's tongue
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@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
4 Jan 09
I use LOL way too much. I guess i use it sort of as showing an emotion instead of its intended use. I am trying to stop using it sooo much. .
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• Finland
5 Jan 09
I've noticed that many people here on myLot use the word 'lol' very often. I try to use the lol-smilie rather than the word -
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@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
6 Jan 09
Good idea.. maybe i should start that instead
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• Finland
6 Jan 09
You're welcome!
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
5 Jan 09
We all have our little foibles and I am no exception, in speaking I have a bad habit of saying 'apparantly' I seem to say it a lot and I guess it can sound quite annoying and irritating to the receiver but sometimes when I asked a blatantly obvious question like is that you? I will reply apparantly when they know full well it is me! But I seem to use it a lot when writing too! I guess it's in the same league as 'well'
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
5 Jan 09
Oh and you probably noticed that I also have a bad habit in Mylot responses of using the exclamation mark! eeek done it again apparantly!
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• Finland
6 Jan 09
I also try to avoid using the exclamation mark 'cause it sounds (to me at least) like the writer was angry or something... And maybe some have noticed that I use '...' a lot That doesn't really annoy me as much as the word 'well' but I still sometimes just wonder why I use it all the time...
@dpk262006 (52466)
• Delhi, India
20 Sep 08
I feel writing 'well' cannot be termed as a bad habit of yours. It may be taken as a part of the sentence. My habits which may be termed are many, but I would not like to disclose those openly............LOL!
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• Finland
20 Sep 08
It isn't such a BAD habit, it just annoys me when I realize that I have begun my post with well again
@dpk262006 (52466)
• Delhi, India
22 Sep 08
You may just ignore it.
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@jheLaichie (4439)
• Philippines
3 Jun 09
well, i guess we all do! lol! anyways, there are some words or phrases where in we could not forget and we keep on repeating everytime we spoke or may have written about it. but maybe thats not really a bad habit, does it? we are just used to it that we cannot just directly let it out of our minds. thanks my friend. jhelai
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• Finland
3 Jun 09
Yeah, they might not be BAD habits but some can still be pretty annoying when you realize you've used the word or phrase again.
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
19 Sep 08
Yes, I think I say ummmmm a bit too much. Really for me, 1 time is too much. Also I joke a lot and then say "just kidding". I do this a lot. It is a bad habit!
• Finland
20 Sep 08
I also use those 2 pretty often...
• Ireland
18 Sep 08
"Well" I guess I have much the same as you. I also use the word "Well" as well as "However" and when I am speaking I often use the word "Actually" at the beginning of a sentence. I don't realise I am doing it until somebody mimicks me.
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• Finland
20 Sep 08
Yeah, I sometimes have problems with those others too. And just realized that I begin my posts pretty often with yeah
@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
11 Feb 09
Yes. One of my bad habits is trying to prove I'm right by putting unnecessary facts in my poetry. The main reason I do this is because I think people are not going to believe if I'm writing a poem about current events because they think disabled people don't know anything but someone in my writing group told me it's not my job to cure other people's ableism by writing worse poetry and that if they think that it is their own problem and has nothing to do with me. I'm working on it. Another thing I do is tend to use the same words over and over again.
@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
21 Sep 08
even i generally begin my response or discussions with :i believe: but i dont think that its bad.maybe one can be more cautious the next time and think iupon it before starting the discussion..
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@Ohara_1983 (4122)
• Kuwait
18 Sep 08
yup, it happen to me also specially to & they, that is always in my writing, not because of bad habit because you use too.
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