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Old 12-21-2014, 01:08 PM   #16
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Old 12-21-2014, 02:55 PM   #17
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:21 AM   #18
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:31 AM   #19
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A phrase I've found increasingly common and increasingly maddening is offered in reply to one person in a conversation. Person A says something, and Person B replies:

"Yeah, no. Blah, blah, blah, etc, etc."

What the fuck does "Yes. No." mean in that context? It *seems* to mean ... agreement? I hate it. It's the sign of a stalled mind, not just one that needs a moment to select the right gear, as in "um" or "uh"; that one's stopped. It's the conversational equivalent of the dumbass driver at the front of the line for a red light who thinks that's a good time to fire off a text on his fucking phone. The light turns green. His face and interior is lit from the cool white glow from his phone. Our faces are red from all the brake lights. COME TO CLASS IDIOT!

Ok, ok. I'm ok, I'm feeling better now...
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:44 AM   #20
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A phrase I've found increasingly common and increasingly maddening is offered in reply to one person in a conversation. Person A says something, and Person B replies:

"Yeah, no. Blah, blah, blah, etc, etc."

What the fuck does "Yes. No." mean in that context? It *seems* to mean ... agreement? I hate it. <snip>...
Yeah, I'm feeling the exact same way.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:48 AM   #21
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A phrase I've found increasingly common and increasingly maddening is offered in reply to one person in a conversation. Person A says something, and Person B replies:

"Yeah, no. Blah, blah, blah, etc, etc."

What the fuck does "Yes. No." mean in that context?
I hate it, too. I think it means "I understand what you're saying, but I disagree with what you are saying".

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Old 12-23-2014, 12:08 PM   #22
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"Yes, we have no bananas."
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Old 12-23-2014, 12:18 PM   #23
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"Yes, we have no bananas."
This is a sensible sentence.

"Yeah, no, a monkey eats bananas." is not a sensible sentence, even with the brains of a monkey.
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:17 PM   #24
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... "Yeah, no. Blah, blah, blah, etc, etc."

What the fuck does "Yes. No." mean in that context? ...
I see it used two ways, in differing tones of voice, in both cases meaning disagreement:

Yeah, [but] no can be used appreciatively e.g. Yeah (that's a good thought), [but] no (it can't/shouldn't be implemented) followed by an elaboration. In this case the word Yeah is said in contemplation, stretched out to varying degrees indicating relative worthiness of consideration and the word no is said as a gentle let down.

OTOH, Yeah, no ... can be used dismissively e.g. Yeah, (I acknowledge you said that) [but] no (the thought has no merit) only sometimes followed by an elaboration. In this case Yeah is said sarcastically and no is said abruptly in disapproval.
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Old 12-23-2014, 02:00 PM   #25
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A: "I understand you hate to have six in needles stabbed into your eyes?"

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Old 12-23-2014, 02:06 PM   #26
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You're hot then you're cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in then you're out
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Old 12-25-2014, 10:26 AM   #27
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Yeah, no, I literally hate that.
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Old 12-25-2014, 11:36 AM   #28
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I hate "I turned around and said..."
Okay, it's a verbal tic, but the people who use it will almost always say it more than once when relating a conversation, leaving you with the impression they were whirling like a dervish at the time.
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Old 12-25-2014, 11:16 PM   #29
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What is this, I don't even.

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Old 12-26-2014, 09:56 AM   #30
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