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Old 07-31-2008, 12:39 PM   #1
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So I've noticed that around 1/2, maybe more, of the posts on this web site begin with "so" as the first word. It's a strange phenomenon and I haven't figured it out yet. I'm afraid I may never figure it out as I dull my brain's cognitive ability with fermented malt extract.

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Old 07-31-2008, 12:47 PM   #2
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It seems to be a common phenomenon on message boards to do that over the past few years. I have done the same thing as well, it just seems to be habit. Did you happen to notice you did the same thing with your beginning sentence as well?
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:12 PM   #4
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Hence forth, I will start my posts with the following for you:

"It was a dark and stormy night...."

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Old 07-31-2008, 01:15 PM   #5
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So I don;t see a problem.

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Old 07-31-2008, 01:17 PM   #6
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I think I'll go with "Once upon a time, in a land far, far away... "
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:34 PM   #7
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...and end all of your thread titles with "in accordance with prophecy."
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:36 PM   #8
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Maybe this is a phenomeon that occurs with posters that actually think before they post. They ponder the topic in their head, have a little mental converstion in their mind. By the time they start typing, they are merely concluding thier own conversation....."So, does anyone else like warm BMC?"

That's just a theory of course. I never start a post with "So" myself, but then again I never think before I post either. (Obviously)

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Old 07-31-2008, 01:38 PM   #9
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I like the fact that it implies a continued conversation amongst friends. Of course if you start your first ever post here with "so", you'll be beat to death with an autosiphon.
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:44 PM   #10
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I've noticed that I start mosts of my answers to questions with, "Well, ...."

It was hard for me to not do that this time!

I think it's because I've been thinking about the question and what the problem could be, and just as I would in person, I answer it by continuing the conversation. I also think that many of us post as if we are in conversation- I know that my writing style here is very much like my IRL talking style.

So, there are my thoughts on this subject!
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