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Patte Rosebank
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I’m hyper-sensitive to repetitious mannerisms and “filler-words” too. I can instantly detect them, and I’m so busy trying not to explode with frustration at being subjected to things like, “um”, “like”, “you know”, “know what I’m sayin”, “mkay”, etc. every few seconds, that I completely miss whatever the person is trying to tell me.

Part of this hypersensitivity is because I took a course in broadcasting, where it was drummed into us to be aware of these “filler-words”, because they are just a way of filling spaces in a conversation, when you’re talking too quickly to think. And they’re really annoying to listen to. Instead, we were taught to speak at a natural pace, slowly enough to think of what we wanted to say as a whole, and to think of the words we were actually saying. If you do that, then you don’t need to use those “filler-words” while you pause to think, because you actually have the time to think, while you’re speaking.

(Yeah, I know that’s a nice theory, but it isn’t always easy for someone with ADHD to do it.)

I’m also hyper-sensitive to grammatical errors which have become common parlance, particularly the use of adjectives as nouns. For example, “hungry” (instead of “hunger), “happy” (instead of “happiness”). I also can’t stand logical errors like, “I could care less” (instead of “I COULDN’T care less”), and the use of the present continuous instead of the regular present tense, as in, “I’m loving it” (instead of “I love it”).

And don’t get me started on the misuse of the apostrophe in written English…

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