"You know", a conversational filler, often overused. An idiom of sorts, indicating insufficient cerebral storage. It can best be described as totally meaningless and irritating. An equivalent to "um" and occasionally repeated over and over.
Notice how often it's used by people and news-casters, considered as prominent speakers. Ben Carson hopelessly employs it. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton too! Chuck Todd, Joe Scarborough and Sean Hannity inject it regularly. The list goes on and on. I'd like to say,"NO,I don't know you dimwit, tell me". I can't stand talkers using a substitution for something that cannot be thought of at the present moment.
Perhaps my people skills are somewhat intolerant to such feeble minded individuals. That's something I need to work on.
That is after I tackle those imbeciles such as Peter Baker of the New York Times that initiate a response with "WELL" or " Look" or "Well look", worse yet, "well , you know". Check out the opening words of near all the political spokes-persons and suffer through their inadequacies in public speaking.They just don't know what they say.
Brillant has spoken.
Brillant ( I know it's misspelled )
Speaking a language fluently requires a sufficiently large vocabulary and a grasp of the language's grammar. A knowledge of what is preferred and what is to be avoided. Too often, speakers use sayings such as "at the end of the day" to prove a point without having any other intelligent way of expressing it. Those crudely speaking, morons are incapable of finishing a sentence without incorporating a tired, hackneyed characterization. At the end of the day is a rubbish phrase used by annoying people. It is indicating closure of synopsis but more easily said, "in summary" or"ultimately". I should add another."On the other hand",a simplistic phrase favored by dullards. More specifically,the opposite is better suited.
Another Idiomatic Expression
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YOU KNOW -NO I DON'T KNOW 2/18/16
"To be honest" Hold it there. Are you functionally retarded? Were you first intending to bend the truth? The expression is pointless used by inarticulate people unable to think very quickly as to what they want to say. It implies that they are typically dishonest. When I hear that phrase i'm bracing for the sentence that's to follow. It's a turnoff. I know the statement's a filler sometimes used to emphasize a comment but it best could be said "to be blunt" .
Brillant has spoken.
I know it's misspelled is set to draw attention. Brillant is my pseudonym. I could be blunt by using Brilliant for I know I'm fucking brilliant but I chose not to come outright and say so. "It's a humility thing, a non assertive approach, self deprecating but at the same time being an erudite provocateur".
While there is no difference in meaning,
"very" is generally considered more refined and sophisticated. Insofar as grammatical comparison goes,"SO" is used more as a superlative in expressing gratitude. Both expressions date back centuries but "so much" dropped from favor until recently when it returned as a verbal fad and some say overused. Either are idioms whereby the intonation or matter of utterance can separate one version from the other. As far as surpassing, serious English enthusiasts such as I ,opt for the more formal, polite ,"very". A simple thank you is perhaps best.
Brillant (I know it's misspelled) has spoken.
AT THE END OF THE DAY
Thank youVERY much OR Thank you SO much