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    Posted July 15, 2009 by
    spacegurlmd
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    Don't say that word

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    "Mm, buh-bye"

     

    There are a ton of overused and improperly used words out there, but what's really irritated me lately isn't even a word, it's more of a useless sound.  Say you're ending a business phone conversation, the other party thanks you, and you respond with "you're welcome"; WHY in the world do people now reply to "you're welcome" with "Mm.  Buh-bye"?  "Good-bye" should be sufficient!  Who decided that "you're welcome" needs to be acknowledged with a insipid sounding grunt?  "You're welcome" is already the acknowledgement to the phrase "thank you"; anything beyond that is simply unnecessary and sounds a little dumb.  It's fine to be polite, but politeness overkill can get very old, very fast.

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