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Well, I don't usually agree with Purl Gurl, but, well, ... speaking "properly" makes you seem particularly obnoxious. Get over yourself!

What's "bullying" about trying to correct a sloppy speech habit? Did you fail to note the parents are also trying to break themselves of it, and acknowledged that their child picked it up from them?

Meaningless fillers drive me wild too. Many years ago (30?), I watched a daytime interview show with four actors as guests, two from the United States and two originally from Canada. I noticed that the two U.S. actors kept interrupting themselves with "uh" while they ransacked their brains for the next word. Neither of the Canadians did that; if the next word needed a moment to come to the tongue, they just stopped making noise for that moment. It reminded me of the story my uncle told me, when I was very small, about the Toastmasters Club cullecting a nickel every time a member said, "Uh."

Cece
Well, I don't usually agree with Purl Gurl, but, well, ... speaking "properly" makes you seem particularly obnoxious. Get over yourself!

What's "bullying" about trying to correct a sloppy speech habit? Did you fail to note the parents are also trying to break themselves of it, and acknowledged that their child picked it up from them?

Meaningless fillers drive me wild too. Many years ago (30?), I watched a daytime interview show with four actors as guests, two from the United States and two originally from Canada. I noticed that the two U.S. actors kept interrupting themselves with "uh" while they ransacked their brains for the next word. Neither of the Canadians did that; if the next word needed a moment to come to the tongue, they just stopped making noise for that moment. It reminded me of the story my uncle told me, when I was very small, about the Toastmasters Club cullecting a nickel every time a member said, "Uh."

Cece
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What's "bullying" about trying to correct a sloppy speech habit? ... and acknowledged that their child picked it up from them?

Meaningless fillers drive me wild too. Many years ago (30?), I watched a daytime interview show with four actors as ... Club cullecting a nickel every time a member said, "Uh." Cece- Hide quoted text - - Show quoted text -

Yeah ... and when people repeat themselves cos they can't think of any new to say and ..
Using vapid verbal fillers is evidence he isn't pouring his heart and soul, and certainly not his brain, into the communication.

If he was sixteen I might agree with you. Ten years younger than that and you lose my sympathy entirely.

Amen, FT!
Using vapid verbal fillers is evidence he isn't pouring his heart and soul, and certainly not his brain, into the communication.

If he was

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sixteen I might agree with you. Ten years younger than that and you lose my sympathy entirely.

Yeah, right: let him solidify the wretched speech habit for ten years, THEN take corrective measures.

You ***.
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You have a point there: we don't want children to grow up using inappropriate language, after all.

Mike.

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were Yeah, right: let him solidify the wretched speech habit for ten years, THEN take corrective measures. You ***.

You have a point there: we don't want children to grow up using inappropriate language, after all.

Exactly right. My son can wait to use "***" until he's out of my house.
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