Tuesday, July 16, 2002

Language bugbears: III

People who start their sentences: “what was I gonna say?” – and start every sentence that way. I once had a flatmate whose conversation went; “what was I gonna say? You in tonight?”. “What was I gonna say? There’s a phone call for you.” “What was I gonna say? Can we talk about the fridge?” There was only one thing I wanted to say to her: stop wasting my precious life with your ridiculous repetition.

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