Am I the only person in the UK that the constant use of “you know” drives round the bend!
Every time I turn on the TV and am watching something, lets say a chat show, and the presenter is talking to his/her guest about his/her latest film, book or religious experience the guests sentences are split up with the words “You Know” every five or so words.
It drives me mad!!!!
“Well, ‘You Know´ me and my boyfriend ‘You Know´ we were walking down that ‘You Know´ Oxford Street and ‘You Know´, ‘You Know´, ‘You Know´, ‘You Know´”…….
Arrrrggghhh! Speak properly, you bloody idiot.
If you slowed down and thought about what you where saying, you wouldn´t have to keep stopping to say “You Know”
Its like a more modern version of a stutter!
Its only recently that I´ve noticed it, mainly whilst watching the odd American on TV and they do say “You Know” quite a lot, but in the past few weeks I´ve noticed people on UK TV doing it as well.
I even got to thinking “do I do that, surely not” thankfully I don´t!
Now is this the latest buzz word or is it that the use of the spoken word is becoming a forgotten art. Or are people just getting more “You Know” stupid?
Personally I think it shows a lack of intelligence that you cant string a sentence together without using the words “You Know” or perhaps its just a more polite version of the F word?