Repeating the same word

India
November 12, 2009 3:47am CST
hi friends, yesterday i went to provision shop, the salesman is talking something to another person, in the middle he is using like you know like you know. i am just wondering why he is talking inbetween these words. and i have some people will talk like this inbetween repeating words, like you know, so, so,, even sometimes i use so. dear friends,anybody will talk like this. please share your comments thanks, happy mylotting.
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8 responses
@abhaijith (2944)
• India
12 Nov 09
Hello Neelima, Its quite a good observation friend.Yeah you are right,we can see such repeating words in some people conversation. Some people start every sentence with "Yeah",even if its not suiting the situation. Some people say "you Know" with every sentence they speak. Good Discussion Friend. Good Day Neelima.
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• India
13 Nov 09
hi abhaijith, yes, really, i have seen many people like this, i think for maintain their style the use these words, thanks for your encouragement, have a nice day.
• Boston, Massachusetts
12 Nov 09
Hi Neel, That's a mannerism... it's common to sales person, facilitators, speakers and anybody into the lip service work. It can be corrected but if no one will tell them about it and correct them they will be doing it unconsciously... it's already part of their sentences...dialogue.
@ayebelle (368)
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
Your right it's a mannerism. I actually have a professor like that, and i'm counting the word of what she repeat, again and again. Especially when i'm bored in the class. lol
@abhaijith (2944)
• India
12 Nov 09
Oh...So we can't judge whether we have Mannerism unless someone tell us.Right friends? No......I dont have i think.
• Boston, Massachusetts
12 Nov 09
Hi Aye, i do the same thing too with my teacher before (sorry for this). I am counting on how many time she said this phrase "for example" after 45 minutes she got almost 70plus times of repeating it. i am not judging people with mannerisms it's just amazing and distracting too. Hi Abha, Please don't get us wrong... mannerisms are normal with people. we are here to tell them so that they will be aware about it. I have my own mannerisms too and thanks to my colleague for helping me overcome it and later get rid of my mannerisms. Now i am conscious with it. Thanks!
@ravi633 (14)
• India
23 Nov 09
i heard about lot of like these person using same words. one of my friend now in madhya pradesh used the word always PERHAPs.. ..perhaps i do like that, perhap i went there. like that.. Most common people used theword SO like u friend.. some person is used the word TOO MUCH..in their speech.. Thank u. have a nice day
• India
23 Nov 09
hi ravi, how are you, even sometimes i use so, thankyou very much for your response, have a nice day too.
@vathsala30 (3723)
• India
15 Nov 09
Hi neelima Even i also noticed some people talking like that. After the cricket match is over, the respective captains will give interviews, who simply use the world, well you know, well you know, like that. May be in this way they are gaining time to search for the next sentence I think. It is Ok. some people are used to some habits.
• India
15 Nov 09
hi aunty, yes, i have seen that, yeah, to fill the sentences they might be use like that. thanks for your response, have a nice day.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
12 Nov 09
Many people repeat same words again and again like 'you know' or 'it is like' or 'the thing is'. They want to take some time for thinking to frame the next sentence and as a fill the gap sort of thing, they use these words. Like taking a pause, Like thinking a while, Like taking a breath, Got it?
• India
13 Nov 09
hi aunty, yes, i have seen many people like this, we can use simple and short words, but like you know is little bit long, but that person is using the word faster, thants why i am just wondering. anyway, thanks for your response, have a nice day.
• India
12 Nov 09
yeah my friend using "so" "so" that word regularly. because he taking time to move to the next topic.i think so what u realize?
• India
13 Nov 09
hi vasu, nothing much, but just saying long word means difficult no. that's why i am wondering. ok thanks for your response, have a good day.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
12 Nov 09
It is a habit and I must say it can be annoying! Some people put the word ‘yeah’ at the end of every sentence and make it sound like a question, for example. “Come over at 12 o’clock and we’ll have lunch yeah? Grrr!!I hate it!
• India
13 Nov 09
hi paula, really i just wondering the people, it comes automatically while he is talking, ok, carryon, have a great lunch, thanks for your response, have a nice day.
@Sreekala (22955)
• India
12 Nov 09
Hi neelima, It is good to know that you are observing other people and making discussion on that. I appreciate that quality and it will help you in a good way. Actually I haven’t heard in real life people are talking like that. I watched in movies some people are often using the same word repeatedly. Earlier my elder son was using some word in our native language repeatedly when he confused with how to explain the thing to me. Now he can speak the language well and the habit also disappeared. May be there is some confusion with those people, either in language or in ideas.
@abhaijith (2944)
• India
12 Nov 09
Hi Sreekala, you said a right thing here, people repeat some words due to confusion in talking,or while they search for more apt word for that situation. While learning to speak, in babies also we can see. But i think,here Neelima meant about the way of talking of some people, they repeat some words while talking.May they are feeling comfortable with it. Have you ever noticed that? I have seen its especially in interviews with sport players (mainly Sourav Ganguly and Sania Mirza)