View Full Version : "Yes" is the new "You know?"

05-11-2005, 10:53 AM
Okay... I can't even tell you how many times I've picked up a voicemail where the first word out of the caller's mouth was "Ye-e-e-s-s-s-s-s..." I'm pretty confident that the last thing the caller heard before being able to leave a voicemail was NOT a "yes" or "no" question.

I'm also astounded how people will respond with a "Ye-e-e-s-s-s-s-s..." when I ask them how I may direct their call. "How may I direct your call?" is not a "yes" or "no" question!!!

Apparently, "Ye-e-e-s-s-s-s-s..." is the new "you know?" Americans who don't have a particularly good grasp on how to speak to other individuals or how to leave messages seem to immediately and inappropriately vomit this word. I chalk it up to further evidence that this country is getting dumber by the second. You know? ;)

05-11-2005, 11:05 AM
Yes, you are right you know.

05-11-2005, 11:31 AM
Yes, I have heard that one before.

Exhaust Port
05-11-2005, 11:41 AM
Yes, you make a very good point, you know.

Bacta Beast
05-11-2005, 11:46 AM
It's like, "I'm like".

05-11-2005, 01:23 PM
...and " 'n' umm..."