PET PEEVES/ANNOYANCES SPEECH PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT
1–Saying “like” every third word. Bankrupt vocabulary.
2–Ending what would seem to be a factual statement, with a vocally placed question mark. This is a subtle way to express avoidance of responsibility. It happens in the business world quite frequently & is usually done by people born after 1970. This is usually done by people born after 1970?
3–Making a controversial statement & ending with it with the words, “I’m just saying.” This, too, is a form of a speech style indicative of avoiding responsibility. This speech habit invalidates the speaker’s credibility.
The photograph of the stenciled artwork, illustrates speech & language gone array. That may not have been the artist’s intention, but it seemed to, like, fit well in what I just wrote? I’m just saying.
It’s not always what we say that communicates, but just as often how we say it that makes the difference between honesty or vocal noise.
Hope you aren’t, like, totally barfed out by the gnarly YOU TUBE of Valley Girl–it’s sooo lame what we say when we don’t talk, like, for real!