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Offline Dylan di Vilde

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« on: December 18, 2017, 06:43:55 AM »
Some people I know
start an answer with So…
It’s a sort of refrain
when they’re asked to explain.
Perhaps on TV
as an interviewee
they’ll be asked for their views
on some item of news
and they start off with So…
and then tell what they know.

Or perhaps they’ll address a
young trendy professor
in a new documentary meant to explain
how the Spanish defeated the Moors in Spain.
And what do you know -
he starts with a So…

I don’t hear what comes next
‘cos I’m so flipping vexed.
It serves as an irritant,
and I get a bit militant.
My opinions are made
in a modest tirade -
That’s not the right function
It’s an effing conjunction!
you and your snowflake millennial friends
with your smug veggie liberal media trends,
coolly, offhandedly trying to show
you’re a hip metropolitan user of So…

Oh for the days
of conventional ways
where some stern tweedy type
took a pull on his pipe,
thought for a spell,
then began with a Well…

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Offline Tom 10

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Re: So…
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 03:22:54 PM »

Um, well . . . I mean . . . you know. . .
They’re thieves who start replies with “so”.
In metaphorical transport craft - C-130's and Sikorskys
Stolen in bulk from the Swedes and Norskies
at least that middling fluff of linguistic cargo
(showcased of late in the movie Fargo).
But stick a mic in front of a ball player,
crash survivor, arson victim, or local mayor,
none can open their mouth to start the show
without cliched combinations of
“Um, well . . . I mean . . . you know. . . .”

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Offline bailish

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Re: So…
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 10:03:48 AM »
So, yeah, I see what you mean.