Why do people start with a sentence with "so"?!

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    Mar 22, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
    Consider this, you're reading email from someone and he starts his email with

    "So I went to the meeting....."


    And you're like wtf, you haven't even told me what happened and you're telling me the follow-up already. Give me something first then tell me what happened. Starting out with "So" is for me very annoying.

    Just saying
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    Mar 22, 2013 3:02 PM GMT
    I feel as if you're over-analyzing that.

    So what if someone said "so"... before they started a sentence. Is your life that shit that the word "so" stands out and bothers you so much?

    so the fuck what.......
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    Mar 22, 2013 4:54 PM GMT
    I can't come up with a formal rule on this, but usually it indicates that the person's remarks begin with some expository information. I.e., he believes that his main point wouldn't make sense without some prior explanation. It seems somewhat useful to me. Although it might be better to begin with a "hook" to let the listener know that there is some point coming that makes sitting through the exposition worthwhile.
  • MikeW

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    Mar 22, 2013 5:02 PM GMT
    So I find butterfly avatars annoying too. So what?
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    Mar 22, 2013 5:08 PM GMT
    The same reason people start sentences or say: "And you're like.." icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 22, 2013 5:09 PM GMT
    MikeW saidSo I find butterfly avatars annoying too. So what?

    So I have to agree with this.
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    Mar 22, 2013 5:10 PM GMT
    So... what's the point of this thread?
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    Mar 22, 2013 5:11 PM GMT
    Guilty. icon_redface.gif I don't know why I do it.
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    Mar 22, 2013 5:13 PM GMT
    In most cases, "so" is used as a conjunction at the beginning of a sentence. If it pisses you off, you should hear some of my German relatives who say, "And so?" in the form of a question, like they're saying "Do you know what I mean?" or "Noam sayin'?"
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    Mar 22, 2013 5:13 PM GMT
    Mac1986 saidGuilty. icon_redface.gif I don't know why I do it.
    With you lookin like that...Trust you're forgiven....
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    Mar 22, 2013 5:14 PM GMT
    "So you know"...icon_neutral.gif
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    Mar 22, 2013 5:17 PM GMT
    So, what's new?
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    Mar 22, 2013 5:20 PM GMT
    So?
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    Mar 22, 2013 5:24 PM GMT
    mybud said
    Mac1986 saidGuilty. icon_redface.gif I don't know why I do it.
    With you lookin like that...Trust you're forgiven....


    so, haha. thanks.
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    Mar 22, 2013 5:30 PM GMT
    SO Like, You know, OMG WHATEVER, I Know Right!
    Mmmhmmmm....
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    Mar 22, 2013 5:48 PM GMT
    GigoloAssassin saidSO Like, You know, OMG WHATEVER, I Know Right!
    Mmmhmmmm....
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    lol YESSS
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    Mar 22, 2013 6:04 PM GMT
    So I am waiting for Grey's Anatomy to load up on my laptop when I came across this topic....


    So I'm thinking...Why do you get annoyed by this little thing!!
  • starboard5

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    Mar 22, 2013 6:06 PM GMT
    I've noticed this when listening to interviews on the radio. It seems fairly recent to me and I wonder if it's a generational thing. In my day it was, "you know...."
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    Mar 22, 2013 6:13 PM GMT
    soliloquy
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    Mar 22, 2013 6:14 PM GMT
    I hate it. I typically make the grumpy cat face when someone does it to me.
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    Mar 22, 2013 6:18 PM GMT
    It's a contemporary "um". The sound of silence. An old fashioned starter crank.

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    It's someone saying "What I want to say is......"

    SOOOooooOOO announces that something is about to be said. Instead of, ya know (which is a mid sentence version of um--in this case used for, um, emphasis), just saying it.

    And then there's "um, so, ya know" which is brain stutter.
  • wellwell

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    Mar 22, 2013 6:29 PM GMT
    So, it's far-worse to begin a sentence w/ "And."
    –Very very low class !!
  • MikeW

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    Mar 22, 2013 7:14 PM GMT
    starboard5 saidI've noticed this when listening to interviews on the radio. It seems fairly recent to me and I wonder if it's a generational thing. In my day it was, "you know...."

    Yes. And another relatively recent and over used phrase is "that said."
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    Mar 22, 2013 7:17 PM GMT
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    Mar 22, 2013 7:21 PM GMT
    k3l3k0 saiddumb thread icon_rolleyes.gif


    Hahaha!