Monday, 10 May 2010

Redundant

When meeting many new people and being fed with information, one realises that being redundant in expression is unconscious: A few involuntary standard responses from me:

Wow!!

That's amazing!!!

It's the same in India!!

Really? How interesting.

Splendid!

How lovely!!!

Hmmmm

Okay

Yes

Yes

Oh, I don't believe this!

Ah!

A rich history!

How similar!!

Wow!!

Nice!!

Wonderful!!

Bored already? I did an analysis of my expressions and arrived at this post. Another experience of a foreigner!

12 comments:

  1. too funny, lady!!! it's always so interesting [and often comical] when we do one of those self-awareness things ;)
    your comments are universal, i'm sure, to all travelers -
    sorry i'm not over as much as i would like to be - a lot of familial distractions [i have 5 children and countless grandchildren and 2great grandchildren] so every day can be a challenge in terms of my own personal time and energy - and i'm in the midst of putting together a book project that i've not mentioned at all here in blogland and that is very time consuming - and not to bore you with my life, but to hopefully allow you to understand that while i so love visiting every day it isn't always possible but my absence in no way means i am not wanting to come by!!! ;)
    i can't tell you how much your visits mean - they brighten every day - hope your week is fun and exciting for you!

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  2. sometimes I also get redundant in a conversation with words like "oh is it".."hmmm".."really?"

    Such is life :)

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  3. Well, Susan, at least you actually sat yourself down and analyzed your response patterns. Most of us don't really do that at all. Maybe it's because we're afraid of what we'll discover?

    Nevine

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  4. Amazing study in self-analysis. Most of us need someone else to point things like that out.

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  5. Oh, this was fun! I am known to use the word or expression *really!* a lot, some people have told me they get offended as it feels as if I do not believe them.;)) So glad you use it too.;)
    Great post.;)
    xoxo

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  6. Wow!
    Really?
    That's amazing...
    Good work!
    Yes, nice.

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  7. Jenean:

    Totally understand your situation. No worries.

    I wish you the best for your book.

    It is indeed very funny when we do these sort of analysis. The comforting factor is that everyone is like that.

    Nupur:

    Welcome to the human specie that is most of the times clichéd and redundant.

    Dulce:

    Kisses.

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  8. Nevine:

    You always have something nice to say. That reflects 'you' and I am so glad for having met you.

    Hugs and love always.

    Profound:

    Thanks for the kind words. Hmm there are many such annoying traits that needs others to point out to me.

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  9. Zuzana:

    Fun, yes! Now after this post, I have become more conscious of this trait and that makes me smile :) All of us use it dear Zuzana at some points of life.

    Thanks for your kind words. You have an abundance of nice things to say. And I am glad for that.

    Giri:

    Nice!
    Really.
    Quite amazed.
    Thanks :)

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  10. There is a pattern that we display
    in the way that some words we say
    but most times we find to our dismay
    others call it as cliche.

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  11. Oh! Govind, tell me about the pattern and cliche!!!!

    Joy always.

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