Has anyone else noticed that 'so' has suddenly become popular to start a question with? 'So, I was shopping' etc. Is this taking over from the upword ( is there such a thing) at the end of a question? I think that it's from New Zealand?
Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.
Soon you will all be saying "I am reaching out " to mean whoever one is talking too
No, don't like that one, sounds a bit desperate.
Another one to be wary of is 'can I be cheeky', then follows with a damn cheeky question/ favour.
Have never heard that " can I be cheeky " but will use it with someone not from the K to see their reaction . I was once called a twisted git at another UK forum which is unknown in the USA & met nothing to me .I laffed & laffed
Can I be cheeky is a common start to a question here. Twisted git is not something I or I expect anyone on this forum would say. However, ‘so’ is definitely something that lots of people use. I’m going to have to listen to myself! I have noticed over the years that some individuals, maybe everyone, have phrases or words that they use a lot. My mother-in-law used to say ‘the trouble with ......’ a lot. A friend often starts a sentence with ‘Thingummygig .......’ I think you should become a linguist Trisha. You’ve definitely picked up on something here!