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Feb 27 2010

“So” the new “Umm”

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Have you listened carefully to any young professional answer questions  lately?  It used to be that when a speaker paused to catch their breath or gather their thoughts the most popular expression was—“Umm–I am glad you asked that question, Stew!”  Now days, we are most like to  hear–“So–I am glad you asked that question, Stew!”  I am not sure why this matters or why I have even noticed it but test my theory out and see for yourself.  Maybe the younger generations have just figured out that “Umm” is not really a word!

So“– for you young professionals that may find yourself reading this, remember some of your elders may not actually hear anything after your initial syllable just like my elders stopped listening after my “Umm“.

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