Why do so many people answer a question with.... "Yeh, no...."

Discussion in 'Bulletin Board' started by Mr Badger, Aug 11, 2018 at 11:33 PM.

  1. Mr Badger

    Mr Badger Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Messages:
    3,204
    Likes Received:
    514
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Fillingham
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Leaves me confused.
     
    BarTyke likes this.
  2. AthersleyRed

    AthersleyRed Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2,035
    Likes Received:
    202
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Must have a case of the Vicky Pollards!
     
    Bleedng Red likes this.
  3. churtonred

    churtonred Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Messages:
    3,016
    Likes Received:
    1,987
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Dingle. No, really!
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    No, no, no, no..yes.
     
    Tykeored likes this.
  4. Brush

    Brush Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Messages:
    5,295
    Likes Received:
    332
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Occupation:
    Software Develope
    Location:
    Swadlincote, South Derbyshire
    Home Page:
    Style:
    Barnsley
    I intensely dislike the modern trend of starting sentences with "So,...". It seem particularly prevalent when people are interviewed on the TV or Radio.
     
    churtonred, #FWF, BFC Dave and 2 others like this.
  5. Mr Badger

    Mr Badger Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Messages:
    3,204
    Likes Received:
    514
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Fillingham
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Agree 120 percent.... another thing I dislike.
    "So, yeh no, i'm behind the boss 136 percent."
     
  6. Tykeored

    Tykeored Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2017
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Yes I agree. My particular dislike is when some people insert a ‘h’ when pronouncing st’s hence striker becomes shtriker. There used to be one on radio Sheffield and a couple of the sports commentators on breakfast telly
     
  7. tyk

    tyketastic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2005
    Messages:
    7,104
    Likes Received:
    1,015
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Home Page:
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Or the ones who fill every gap with "errr "
     
  8. lk3

    lk311 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2016
    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    78
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Political correctness, I’m afraid, all Politicians, even the Council receivecommunication training where they are taught to start with so, because it stops them starting a reply with a no.
     
  9. Mr Badger

    Mr Badger Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Messages:
    3,204
    Likes Received:
    514
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Fillingham
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Jonathon Buchan. I shudder when I listen to him, it's so bad !
     
  10. Tykeored

    Tykeored Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2017
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    The commentator on i follow does it with Stendel but I think it’s just his attempt at a German accent! :)
     
  11. JamDrop

    JamDrop Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    9,433
    Likes Received:
    1,551
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Leeds
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    That’s the correct way to pronounce Stendel.
     
    BarnsleyReds, BBBFC and Stahlrost like this.
  12. dreamboy3000

    dreamboy3000 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2005
    Messages:
    31,707
    Likes Received:
    737
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    DB3K Towers
    Home Page:
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    What you got against the entire Scouse population :D
     
    tyketastic likes this.
  13. Man

    Manlito Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2005
    Messages:
    6,081
    Likes Received:
    149
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Training and Development Consultant semi-retired
    Home Page:
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    English is a dynamic language and is constantly changing.
     
  14. Nor

    North Yorks Red Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    Messages:
    6,585
    Likes Received:
    598
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Home Page:
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    I put it down to watching too much of the Vicar of Dibley as kids :p
     
  15. Old Goat

    Old Goat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2017
    Messages:
    561
    Likes Received:
    485
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    But not for the better.
    Half the people on the telly can't even pronounce the word "sixth" correctly, e.g. "Scunthorpe could only manage a draw and remain in sick place in the table". It's SIXTH for God's sake. SIXTH! :mad:
     
    AthersleyRed likes this.
  16. Sta

    Stahlrost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Messages:
    15,943
    Likes Received:
    2,048
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    None
    Location:
    Dodworth
    Home Page:
    Style:
    Barnsley
    My wife answers all questions with "Nein" when she means "Ja". And vice versa.
     
  17. JamDrop

    JamDrop Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    9,433
    Likes Received:
    1,551
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Leeds
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    Are you sure or is that just what you pretend to get your own way? ;)
     
  18. Sta

    Stahlrost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Messages:
    15,943
    Likes Received:
    2,048
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    None
    Location:
    Dodworth
    Home Page:
    Style:
    Barnsley
    I'm afraid I'm unfamiliar with this concept! I bet Will is too...........
     
    JamDrop likes this.
  19. #FWF

    #FWF Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2011
    Messages:
    819
    Likes Received:
    111
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    The modern use of the word "literally" by anyone under 30 it seems, thrown into practically every sentence.
    It seems to be used just to underline or add emphasis to what the speaker is saying.
    100% of the people who follow this trend are up-speakers, another reason for me to hate them.
     
  20. Mr Badger

    Mr Badger Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Messages:
    3,204
    Likes Received:
    514
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Fillingham
    Style:
    Barnsley (full width)
    I listened to the Paul Conway/Chien Lee interview.... if he wasn't a billionaire and owned our club I'd politely tell Mr Lee not to keep saying "you know" in every breath. Suppose being Chinese does give him an excuse, his English is somewhat better than my non-existent Chinese.
    But while we are top of the league he can say what he wants !
     

Share This Page