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My vocabulary - March 5th 2012, 04:30 PM

If any of you have talked to me in the chat rooms, I'm sure you've noticed.

I use words such as Gnarly, Grody, Choice, and quite. These are pretty old words.

I feel like I say these far too much, and I'm addicted. I mean, they are such versatile words (Besides quite). But, they aren't very professional. I also end/begin almost all my sentences with "man".

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Re: My vocabulary - March 5th 2012, 05:10 PM

I don't see that as a problem, makes talking to you more entertaining
   
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Re: My vocabulary - March 5th 2012, 06:01 PM

Dylan, i never noticed. I know that ive only been around u once in a chatroom. But i think youre pretty cool. Dont worry about it. And also i dont consider that unprofessional. I consider that as something that is u.
   
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Re: My vocabulary - March 5th 2012, 06:25 PM

Yeah but, sometimes when I'm talking to girls, I'll still say Man. And they look at me weird. Dx
   
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Re: My vocabulary - March 5th 2012, 06:32 PM

How is that weird?
   
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Re: My vocabulary - March 5th 2012, 06:43 PM

'cause they aren't a man? Idk. They are just lame. 8D But I'm scared I'll be in a job interview and say the word Choice, or man. "How would you handle this situation Dylan?" "Man, I'd probably be like, 'Ease up man'"
   
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Re: My vocabulary - March 5th 2012, 07:50 PM

I do not see anything wrong with having a unique vocabulary. I do when I am actually speaking, sometimes when I write but mostly when I speak.
I would say if you are worried about how you will be viewed in circumstances where professionality is required, such as job interviews, you should find someone that will sit down and do mock interviews with you to help prepare and guide you on what is okay and not okay to say in these situations.
Most of the time, the words you use shouldn't bother people but if you are concerned about how you will appear in interviews or other similar situations, a little practice will not hurt.


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Re: My vocabulary - March 5th 2012, 10:18 PM

Hey. Don't worry. Those are awesome words to use. I'm also pretty weird too, with the way I write... My friends actually get angry at me for all the "...." I use... It's just... It fits with me, because I do a lot of... Pauses. When talking.


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Re: My vocabulary - March 5th 2012, 10:30 PM

I fail to understand why this thread is in the addictions section of the forum. You have a diverse lexicon, which is very beneficial. You're right, it can be unprofessional to say, "man" at the start or end of a sentence, however, it depends on the contexts and whether the receiver shows disapproval. Most girls will respond to, "man", even though they are not a male because they understand the term you're using is an informal salutation, which probably fits with the context. Think about it, if you were to address one of these girls with, "pardon my interruption my lady", it carries versatile discourse and is professional, yet it likely is inappropriate for the context. You would get weird looks and perhaps a blushing lady.


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Re: My vocabulary - March 5th 2012, 10:42 PM

'cause I'm addicted to saying these words? Where else would it go. :x
   
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Re: My vocabulary - March 6th 2012, 02:29 AM

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'cause I'm addicted to saying these words? Where else would it go. :x
Under the mental health section. If you are having a conversation with someone and you do not use the words you mentioned, what happens? Furthermore, some of the words you mentioned are common everyday words, such as, "quite" and "choice". The only difference is you're using them in a different context creating a unique definition for those words in addition to their dictionary definitions. Depending where you travel, "gnarly" is a more common word, although you have me at, "grody" because I've never heard it before. Bottom line is, making your own slang and the need to impress or a desire to be perceived as professional is not an addiction.


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Re: My vocabulary - March 6th 2012, 03:26 AM

Pardon if I like, offended you guy. Calm down. Good god.
   
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Re: My vocabulary - March 7th 2012, 07:56 AM

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Pardon if I like, offended you guy. Calm down. Good god.
you didn't offend me in any way and I am, and was calm. I posted in such a way because I had the feeling if I were to butter it up, it would not penetrate the fairly strong opinion you hold that you are in fact addicted to saying particular words.


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Re: My vocabulary - March 12th 2012, 02:01 PM

Honestly, I love the way you talk. It's unique and it makes conversations with you even more interesting. Just try to be conscious of it when you're in a setting where that vocabulary wouldn't be appropriate, like a job interview. It's all a matter of time and place. Nothing to be too worried about.


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Re: My vocabulary - March 14th 2012, 02:24 AM

Don't be worried about it, I actually love talking to people who use different words rather than the plain ones usually used. It makes talking more fun and colorful


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