Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's Like You Know

We all have certain things that drive us crazy. One of those things for me is the use of what I call "crutch words". Crutch words are words such as like, um, uh, you know, etc. that people use when they are speaking. I tend to ignore them and not be bothered too much by them during informal conversations. However, when someone is making a presentation in front of a class, the use of crutch words drives me absolutely batty. Today, I was reminded of just how annoyed I am by these words. A guy was doing a presentation of the illustrations that were part of today's assigned reading. His presentation lasted for about 1/2 an hour. He used the phrase you know excessively. To calm myself, I started keeping track of how many times he uttered the phrase about half way through his presentation. Within a span of 15 minutes, this guy said "you know"...brace yourself...143 times!! I'm still recovering from the horror of it...


  1. Wow. 143. Crutch word... That's funny I've always called them filler words. :-)
    Have a blessed day~


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