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09-15-2008, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
I never understood why Europeans were saying "you know" as much. Do they even mean it or is it just something they say because they believe it sounds good in there?
I think it becomes a habit when you are speaking a different language. I'm French and I notice a lot of my relatives when they try to speak English say "But um" a lot when they talk. Or they say "Ehhh" kind of like a delay before their sentence starts.

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