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Beginning sentences with "so"....

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Eric Cioe, Jan 27, 2004.


  1. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    Does this drive anyone else up a wall?

    "So I went to my friend's house."
    "So I crashed my car into a ditch."

    I see it all the time on TB too.

    "So, I got a new amp today."

    I don't know if it's just me, but it's one of my biggest pet peeves (along with using U in place of you, 4 in place of for, et cetera; also, misusing its and it's; and lastly, the there/their/they're paradox).
     
  2. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    How about "say" in place of "so" (that's how my Grandfather starts most sentences)

    Say, did you catch the game on TV last night?

    -or-

    Say, Eric, what is it about this that bothers you so much?
     
  3. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    So, how's your girl?
     
  4. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I think so is just a sloppy way of using a more appropriate "first word" such as:

    Therefore, I bought a new amp today.

    Accordingly, I crashed my friends car into a ditch.

    However, if nothing preceeds the sentence, it really has no place. So, I will shutup! ;)
     
  5. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    If people would vary it up a little bit, I wouldn't mind. But every sentence doesn't need to start with a "so," "say," "well," et cetera.

    I don't know what bothers me so much about it. To me, it's the same as saying "like" all the time, or using "seriously" in every sentence.
     
  6. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    It only seems to get me going when someone is taking the time to point it out... again. :p Otherwise, I'm pretty forgiving to spelling and grammar in general. The internet is full of many dialects within many languages.
     
  7. So, Eric, wat hav u been up 2 4 the past few days
     
  8. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    Preparing cruise missles for your house, mostly. ;) ;)
     
  9. I guess i am one of those people with spelling numbers so's, its etc. Why? mostly becouse i am unable to use correct spelling/grammar. and i've got an excuse! i speak dutch! picket up english at school a bit
     
  10. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    You must be another handsome boy graduate.
     
  11. yoshi

    yoshi

    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    I see the annoyance. Infact, I see a multiplied annoyance as to me (a brit) it's yet another spawn-of satan misued add on word thats swam its' way accross the pond to us and set up camp within the vocabularary of middle class teenagers.

    It gets even more multiplied (I'm talking to the power of) when the 'o' is extended and when a few 'likes' are glued on to the feeble attempt at a sentance.

    Ps - these are not meant as racist comments..
     
  12. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Sooooooo Eric......What's happening?

    Ummm yeah, I'm gonna need you to work this weekend.

    -Bill Lumbergh
     
  13. It's better than starting a sentence with Hey Stupid!
     
  14. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    So, u2 lk 2 make useless threads in OT 2 huh?

    Actually, so doesn't bother me, but the whole "ur,2,4,lk" crap drives me nuts. Best way to show a lack of intelligence on the net. Try filling out a job application that way sometime.
     
  15. So,wut R U doing 2morrow?
     
  16. I really dont get upset over the way someone types a post,as far as using the word so in the beggining of a sentence ,thats does not seem to fit the way i speak i usually type how i speak,it doesnt bother me at all,how anyone chooses to type out there messages
     
  17. So.. like... this one time.. at band camp...
     
  18. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    Only if I get my stapler back.
     
  19. Office Space, damn I love that movie.


    "I'm gonna burn this place down watch it"

    Perfect revenge for him :)