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Old 11-03-04, 07:06 PM
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Does the phrase "But, uh" drive you nuts?

I once caught myself saying this, and I have made a real effort to never do this again. Watching the election coverage last night, I noticed a few of the reporters using that irritating phrase several times!
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But, uh, no because, uh, no one around here says it.



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I say it a lot if I start to lose my train of thought and have to put it back on track.
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No.... and damn these threads are sucking.
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Originally posted by Numanoid




That was my first thought too.
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Originally posted by AGuyNamedMike
a guy named mike?
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oops sorry, Angelfire and all that. I willl fix it in the morning, time for bed.
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I have no problems with people saying butter.
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It really annoys me. A lot of comedians use it. Deliver a slightly amusing punch-line.."But, uh...."...wait for roaring laughter to die down before starting next joke.

Very irksome. :-)

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Not really, because like Suprmallet, I use it when I lose my train of thought (which happens FAR too often), so when I hear others say it, I'm thinking that's why they say it....but, uh....

LIKE is another story...because, like, it doesn't seem to have any cause to be in the like....sentence. Like, ok?
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Originally posted by HotThang
It really annoys me. A lot of comedians use it. Deliver a slightly amusing punch-line.."But, uh...."...wait for roaring laughter to die down before starting next joke.

Very irksome. :-)
I agree. This guy is the main instigator.


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Kevin Frazier did this A LOT when he was with ESPN. Not sure about now.

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uh, no.
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Originally posted by MJKTool
That's what came to my mind too. Yes, when it's said by the President, it IS annoying - especially when i associate the presidency with great (or at least better than average) orators. But, uh... what do i know?
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I don't think it's as bad as the widespread usage of "Kind of." I see people on TV all the time, sprinkling it throughout their phrases. And it's often times when there is no "kind of" about it.

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