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  1. 5 points
    https://www.reddit.com/r/coins/comments/f731u7/a_second_attempt_with_a_better_pic_of_my_rare/ Not my coin (unfortunately!) and I encouraged the poster to post here as well -- but its been a week and can't see that he has But just goes to show that there's still rarities out there in the wild
  2. 4 points
    When my 3 boys were all teenagers they used to start most of their sentences with 'so'...…….but that was the end of the sentence too!
  3. 3 points
    Listening to US Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren starting most of her responses with "so", was one of the most annoying speaking habits to which I've been exposed. I've always felt that the use of "so", or "well", was superfluous and annoying and indicative of poor public speaking training and habit. I've nothing against its occasional use, however it's consistent usage makes it, to me, a point of caricature.
  4. 2 points
    I've noticed over the last 4 or 5 years, that more and more people are prefacing replies to questions with the word "So", whereas traditionally, it's always been "Well". This was really brought home to me recently when we had a talk at work from someone, and in the Q & A afterwards she used "So" to preface every reply to a question - but conversely, when I listened to an online recording of a similar briefing from the same individual in 2013, she prefaced every reply with "well" or some other word. So it's clearly a deliberate change. Anybody got any theories as to where this has suddenly sprung up from, and why? Also, what do you use? I tend to use "well" as it's what I was brought up with. I do use "so", but as a starter to a topic, rather than a reply to a question, as in "So anyway, I did my shopping this morning, and then had a nice dinner". Maybe many haven't even noticed this, but as someone who is interested in the nuances of language, it's definitely caught my ear, since it started more widely in about 2015. I might start using "well so" as a reply to questions, as a sop to linguistic diversity - see if anybody comments on it !
  5. 2 points
    Mine just tells me I'm not listening, although if I know that, then I must be listening............................
  6. 2 points
    I have a lady friend who starts every sentence with "Well anyway", and it drives me crazy. I have mentioned it to her, but she continues.........
  7. 1 point
    Its on a par with "Can I get a..." for me. Annoys the hell out of me.
  8. 1 point
    Perhaps she’s just concerned about her health. ‘Bit like me every morning, “not dead yet”! Unlikely to be contradicted, until I won’t really care. Apparently the term “so well” has already entered into common parlance across the pond, as in “swell” meaning fantastic! If only Trump was a bit more hip, we’d be hearing that all the time....... Jerry
  9. 1 point
    So. I actually feel some sense of relief. All this time, I was thinking that I was the only one who found this incredibly annoying.
  10. 1 point
    Almost everyone on "The Chase" this week seemed to start every sentence with "So" - I literally exploded with anger (but they managed to so me back up again).
  11. 1 point
    I must admit I find the tendency to start almost every sentence with "So..." rather annoying. If you watch Pointless on BBC 1 (as I do) you will see most of the younger contestants doing it all the time - even those with literary qualifications or occupations. For me it goes in the same category as "very unique" and "very real".
  12. 1 point
    love this series, ?problem? with it is in my opinion the proofs did not get much better of a strike than good, much cheaper, BU examples. I had a proof 1936 6d PF 65 and a 1935 CGS 88, i could not for the life of me spot differences. Personally wouldn't be tempted by a PF61, would probably end up going for £100-£200
  13. 1 point
    ... Redacted - I promised I wouldn't get drawn into politics ...