Not a ‘cool’ way to speak

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Has anyone else noticed the current trend that sees people mimicking the so-called ‘cool’ language used by people on television and other sections of the media.

I tire of hearing people saying before the start of a statement “do you know what” before continuing with what they have to say.

Another recent example of this is, when asked a question during an interview, more and more people are replying “yes-no” before answering the interviewer in the correct way.

The final example I would like to point out, and the most annoying one to me is, when asked a question such as “how or when did you do that”, the persons asked the question are beginning the reply with the word so (a word you would rarely use to begin a sentence).

Please forgive my annoyance over this matter, but I was educated at James William Street Secondary Modern School, and had I used grammar in this way I would have gotten a bat around the lug.

Jimmy Willies Lad,