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We have two people we speak to regularly who have the 'No What I Mean' (KWIM) disease. This is where every sentence is suffixed with the KWIM and once you latch on it starts to irritate. Mrs D's aunt (78) uses it regularly and she counted 23 KWIM's in a 20 minute phonecall today. My friend who I speak to quite regularly also has it and it drives me mad. You cannot cure them by saying 'Yes, I know what you mean' as they are oblivious to it. I also cannot stand 'Like' being added as a suffix in the same way. My grandson had started to say it and we were on him quickly every time he said it and cured him. I guess it is other kids doing it all the time.

Is anyone else suffering from KWIM users? Got a cure? My acronym is very apt I have just noticed. :lol:

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When your friend says the dreaded phrase, just say one, two etc as and when he says it but if he asks what you are counting for just say that it's a habit you got into and are trying to break.
At the end of the chat you can say you were counting the amount of times you got annoyed at at certain phrases then tell your mate that he said that phrase x amount of times.
He will think you are taking the p..s and as that is a given right to do to a mate , after enough ribbing he will no doubt stop.
And anyway, it's fun watching your mate squirm when he knows he has messed up :lol:

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Yes, that is a good technique Mike. Sadly both of them are quite elderly and I know it would really hurt their feelings which makes it even worse somehow.

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ayjay wrote:
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Where's that 'like' button? :lol:

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The one that gets me is 'At the end of the day' I usually reply 'comes night' and that seems to do the trick


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After they say KWIM I reply with, "No, i don't know what you mean" seems to annoy them more than you get annoyed.

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like I know what you mean.. but at the end of the day ..if the cap fits.. wear it.


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you wouldnt enjoy being in geordie land then like

what about the old favourite..... im not being racist..... but.

or im not being nasty.... but.


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someone-else wrote:
After they say KWIM I reply with, "No, i don't know what you mean" seems to annoy them more than you get annoyed.


Try saying it with this chap, know what I mean Harry, err I mean s-e :boxing:

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to be honest :lol: :lol: :lol:
we are all different and if they are nice people then stop worrying about it :lol: :lol:
in a world where there are really important and often bad thing happening think yourself luck thats all you have to worry about :thumbright:
after all they tolerate us warts and all :huray: :huray:

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It's nothing to get hung up about, innit. :huray:

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A guy I used to work with in London used to always say

"so I turned around and said" and "so he turned around and said"

I never noticed he was saying it until another guy said to me one day

"Did Alex tell you one of his turned around stories yesterday"

I burst out laughing when I realised he was right. The only problem was everytime Alex said it I burst out laughing.


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Another one I never noticed until I saw this :lol:



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It amuses me when you ask people (usually Cockneys) something like "where did you go last night" and they reply "I went to the pub didn't I"

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