No, this is not an edict or a demand, just a challenge. I noticed I used “so” quite a bit in my posts - to the point where it annoyed me. I’ve been making an effort to minimize its use, and sometimes it’s a real challenge.
I really hate when people start conversations or answer questions starting with “So I/we/you/they/it blah blah blah…” I hear it far too often during news interviews and it shows up in threads here with irritating frequency. We don’t want to irritate me, do we??
Just for kicks, have a little “so” awareness and see how it affects your writing and speaking. There are lots of ways to work around it and still convey the information.
My next challenge is at work, to promote “fuck” and “shit” awareness. It’s not offensive as in clutch-my-pearls-and-swoon, but it does make me wonder at the intelligence of the engineers around me. Things apparently don’t fail, they’re fucked. And we don’t deal with structural components and electronic devices, it’s all shit. Kids these days… :rolleyes: