Posted: Mar 07, 2013 3:18 am
by Blood
orpheus wrote:I've noticed this as well. It often seems to be a substitute for "Well". Thus, instead of:

Q: "How did you come up with that idea?"
A: "Well, I was sitting at home one day..."

we now have:

Q: "How did you come up with that idea?"
A: "So, I was sitting at home one day..."

It's fucking irritating. I don't know when it started, but I began to notice it late last year.


It seems to be a recent meme that only started rolling within the last couple of years. I guess you could credit the ever-increasing breakdown of education, especially in the USA, which has instead been replaced by social media. In the years of my youthful training (1970s), it must have been beaten into me that only an idiot would begin a sentence with "so" (unless you're asking a question), because I literally don't remember ever talking this way.