Share this on:
About this iReport
  • Not verified by CNN

  • Click to view spacegurlmd's profile
    Posted July 15, 2009 by
    Sacramento, California
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Don't say that word

    More from spacegurlmd

    "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.

    What do you think of this story?

    Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
    Be and editor! Choose an option below:
      Awesome! Put this on TV! Almost! Needs work. This submission violates iReport's community guidelines.


    Log in to comment

    iReport welcomes a lively discussion, so comments on iReports are not pre-screened before they post. See the iReport community guidelines for details about content that is not welcome on iReport.

    Add your Story Add your Story