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;) shh, I do it too. It's no problem to do some things. IE: Holding the door for someone.
For bigger situations, "you're welcome" may be more fitting. IE: Carrying heavy bags up 2-3 flights of stairs
Bigman same here but it depends on the situation.
I tend to say no problem more at work when I do something for my co worker.
But if I email or give something to a client or supplier at work and they thank me I will reply with you’re welcome
 

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'Too easy' is another word the young boys at work who are in their late teens / early 20s use
 

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My good friend (fellow Texan) who's 50 has started saying "it's such a racket". I've never heard racket used that way- i know racket as being a lot of noise or something you hit a tennis ball with. :D I call the same thing a shit-show. <--- I guess that's a little trendy too. :ROFLMAO:
 
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It's still happening..and getting worse! Is it just me? Help, I don't like like! :LOL:
 

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I don't constantly say "like", nor do my kids. I have often noticed people saying "No problem" instead of thank you or you're welcome.
 

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I admit guilt of a previously mentioned phrase, "you know." My dad pointed it out and I didn't, you know, realize how many times, you know, that I was saying it. Thankfully I became aware of it and rarely say it.

They're all filler words. Your thoughts are going 100 mph and your mouth can't keep up. Then you have to take a split second to gather your thoughts and instead of crashing into a wall of silence, you say some of these words. I have since told my mind to give my mouth a fighting chance and have gotten better by slowing down my thoughts.

The one that is driving me CRAZY(er) right now is my mom's repetitive word: THING!

Hey, could you get that thing? What thing?? You know, the thing with the thing. 😱😱😱

My head just about exploded typing that. Bad memories lol.

I'm trying to think of ways to combat it. Maybe get just as nonspecific as she does. Hey mom, could you go get the thing over there? You know, the thing with the thing. You know what I’m talking about! It's over there on the counter! (meanwhile the counter has 20 "things" on it). Ha! Maybe that's my solution! Any and all other suggestions will be considered.
 

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This is funny but I was actually thinking about this a while ago. I think it's an impossible for some people to do!

As Army Vet said another thing is "You know what I mean". Well what if I don't? Listen to that one. You probably don't even realize you're saying it too!

People have no problem typing something without using "Like" or "You know what I mean" but they just can't say it!
 
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"like" and "you know" are very common around here, far from Texas (Northeast USA).

My HS English teacher had us give presentations and stopped a kid. She told him "each time you say "you know" I will take off 10 points from your final grade. He couldn't stop, especially when put on the spot like (like!) that.

Everybody could use a breather, the only way I can speak without saying like or you know or so or and is to speak slower.
 

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"like" and "you know" are very common around here, far from Texas (Northeast USA).

My HS English teacher had us give presentations and stopped a kid. She told him "each time you say "you know" I will take off 10 points from your final grade. He couldn't stop, especially when put on the spot like (like!) that.

Everybody could use a breather, the only way I can speak without saying like or you know or so or and is to speak slower.

* No problem = "no need to thank me, it was my pleasure"
 
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