I find it less annoying than people saying "as a woman/Texan/sociology student/whatever" or "we will REACH OUT TO YOU'.
Then there's the current "is that a thing?" "that seems to be a thing" which I find amusing, at least this year.
What particularly irks me is when trendy usage like "So..." turns up in supposedly serious media.
(05-13-2015, 02:27 PM)SuperSleeper Wrote: Increasingly, I'm hearing (mostly the younger generation) using the word "So" when they start off a sentence. Especially when replying to a question.
For instance, someone asks them a question like, "What do you want to accomplish in life?" They answer, "So, I'm interested in becoming a nurse."
Or when asked, "Can you tell me how much money you intend to raise?" They answer, "So, we really need to raise $1500 by Friday".
What's up with this use of the word "So" to start off a sentence? This word usage seems to have started within the past couple of years, as far as I can tell-- and it's increasing dramatically.