Friday, June 26, 2009

I Mean, Here's My Post

You know what else bugs me? People who start a sentence with "I mean..." when it is totally uncalled for. I was listening to the news on the radio yesterday and several different people were interviewed about a particular topic (different stations covered Michael Jackson, Iran, and South Carolina's governor). Almost every time some of the interviewees were asked a question, they began their answer with "I mean...." NO!!!

"I mean" should only be used to clarify what you said previously. You may NOT use it as a hesitation word. That's why we have "uh" and "um." Listen for it; you'll hear it.

Stop it!!


Alissa said...

If somebody has to qualify what they say with "I mean" does that mean that any time they utter a sentence that don't start with these two words they don't really mean it?

Amazon Barbie said...

I swear BP, it makes me feel so much better that someone else besides me gets crazy over improper language use. =) Yesterday I was writing a memo and caught myself before I used "contact so-and-so or myself" at the end. HA!