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In my youth, popular music was ridiculed for these primitivistic 'love, love, love' repetitions.
Maybe Norwegian culture was early in pointing out that endless repetitions of 'Glory, glory, glory' or 'Holy, holy, holy' (and several other mantras) were fully recognized in numerous musical works touted as Elevated Cultural Expressions.
I seriously suspect that in essential parts of Western Culture, even today it would be inappropriate to draw parallels between 'love, love, love' and 'Glory, glory, glory'.
Those are filler words; when I took English classes in school I used a lot of them.
It is not something conscious and it may annoy the f*ck out of of your audience, like y'know. It may hurt their cause.
..true story; learned what filler is as a kid in school, interrupted anyone explaining so. It's better to just count and give a note after the session. Shows you been distracted, without being too rude. It's still rude, but less.
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Having been a professor at one time (long, long ago), I remember doing a teacher training course where part of the emphasis was on being able to speak on a subject without saying "um" or "er" at all. For some on the course it was very difficult to get out of the habit. Today, there are many people who cannot get through a single sentence without using the "f" word or other things as emphasis or filler, Y'know?
My sympathy with your having to listen to something you actually wanted to learn about but being distracted by sloppy presentation. Education generally is poorer these days, not because of subject matter, but because of the quality of basic teaching skill is so low.
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Wasn't there a term to describe this style of speaking only in these empty buzz terms, y'know was only one of them. I think others were 'like', 'say', 'think of'...
Hey, think of, like you know, say something like, what do you think, really?
Years ago, I had links to sound files of people who could go on that way for several minutes without interruption. But I have lost the links (they would probably be invalid today), and I have forgotten the term used to refer to that specific kind of gibberish.
Could anyone help me to the right Google search term? It is certainly not that I 'need' it for anything, it is just for the fun of it. Nevertheless I would like to have a few links to some great samples of this vocabulatory art. I think of it that way - sort of today's follow-up to scat singing.
I'm listening to a webinar where every third word is 'y'know'.
It's driving me insane.
I had been listening to a podcast for years before I actually started noticingone of the presenters was constantly doing this. Then it's all I could hear. A few times I challenged myself to repeat it every time he would say it, in a mocking fashion. Good thing there was nobody around.
I had to stop listening to it. It is, absolutely, positively, the one reason. Which I thought was too bad, because I otherwise thought it was a pretty informative podcast.
I just visited the site and clicked Play on the latest episode, and moved forward to a random spot. I let it play for less than a minute, and the guy is still up to his old habits - I counted "y'know" 4 times within that minute.
so there was a project that had a definite deadline, we needed to convert a site that used some old flash components used to display biology slides. while doing research, others decided the best route was to buy from the same company that had provided the flash components; their latest enterprise version was just a JS package.
I read the documentation, oddly spread all over the place. Other than some html changes, and it only required one line of JS. very simple, got the whole site converted in a day. it tested well on Edge, Chrome, and Firefox. and I thought good enough lets publish.
then I started getting reports that on iOS devices; none of the controls would work (slide, pinch, next image....) testing with a remote debugger, there are no errors, warnings or anything to indicate as issue happening on iOS.
So I contacted the company (which we should of had 1 year support with the purchase) no response from the first email, waited a week (hey, maybe on vacation?)
second email, no response.
third email (getting angry) got a response, but they asked us to try and iOS device on one of their pages which did work. discovered their test page was using the Express version and build version was different and didn't have the options available that we needed.
fourth email with the results of the findings and sent a link with our temporary site so they could look for themselves. wait a week, no response.
fifth email (we are now a month and 1/2 over schedule, writing a very snarky email). No response.
others found another package to try (free). it worked will on some slides but cut some of them off by 75% so it was not going to work.
found there was a pro version from the first company that only had half of the features of the enterprise, but it worked with iOS. So I ended up writing the rest of the features to use this version, and it seems to work.
btw: they included all versions of the viewer as -src and -min versions in the package which was nice and the license was fine with modifications as long as the original notice was part of the file. I dug into the enterprise version to see if I could figure it out, but it's around 44000 lines of code with many comments through it saying "this doesn't work in iOS", "need a workaround for iOS" and such.
it was nice that they included a flexible license, but damn that's poor support
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