Has anybody noticed any examples of language usage that seem "quirky" or difficult to rationalise in TB posts? Excuse me for being slightly technical for a moment; I'm asking about this because it seems to me there may be some interesting points to notice about the spread of language "memes" in a fairly local environment, right here in these forums. For instance, has anybody else noticed how many thread titles or first paragraphs start with the word "so"? In a lot of cases it seems completely redundant. Is this a fairly new trend, has there been a recent increase in frequency, or has this always been the case? Is this usage more widespread here than elsewhere? Just curious to know what you guys and girls think about it. Are any more of you out there interested in the "memetics" of this? Biology or philosophy students might even get a paper out of it.