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AIBU to hate when people add ',no?' to the end of sentences!

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HappyGirlNow Tue 14-Jan-14 08:40:17

I may well be and I'm finding it hard to articulate why I hate it but loads of posters do this and I find it exceptionally annoying! It's just not how English sentences should be structured!

Examples: 'But it's cold there this time of year, no?'
'You should have said something at the time, no?'


LividofLondon Tue 14-Jan-14 10:40:33

It's the sentences that start with "So" for no reason at all that I find a bit confused
"So, DP and I were..."
"So, we were at the shops the other day..."

TimeToPassGo Tue 14-Jan-14 10:45:55

I have never heard a native speaker say that. It sounds really pretentious! Can understand a non - native speaker saying it.

ginslinger Tue 14-Jan-14 10:48:07

Do you find some people get really out there and add foreign words, non?

HellonHeels Tue 14-Jan-14 10:51:17

What about "non?" That's even more annoying, non?

Lazysuzanne Tue 14-Jan-14 10:51:43

It's surely not as bad as rising inflection?

HellonHeels Tue 14-Jan-14 10:52:19

Whoops ridiculous X post with Gin

Can you really end a German sentence with "oder"?

WhereYouLeftIt Tue 14-Jan-14 10:55:42

I don't mind it; because I see it as more than just the word 'no' I suppose. When I see it I always imagine the writer tilting their head sideways and looking pointedly at whoever they are addressing.

HoratiaDrelincourt Tue 14-Jan-14 11:02:23

"... , oder?" is definitely normal German although might be regional. I know southern.

"... , no?" I hear mostly in Scotland so I am prepared to defend it on the grounds of regional variation too.

"Basically..." means "This is more complicated than necessary and I may be remembering wrong and/or filling in the gaps with fiction".

"Obviously..." means "I am definitely not sure about this but don't have the confidence to say so."

"Apparently..." means "this is a total work of fiction, but plausible, which is near enough."

patienceisvirtuous Tue 14-Jan-14 11:02:52

I find 'right?' at the end of the sentence, said with a grating inflection rage-inducing

"I know, right?"

"It tastes good, right?"

Fuck off, you are from North East England, not America.

Lazysuzanne Tue 14-Jan-14 11:05:39

Sometimes there is a slightly menacing 'yeah?' at the end of a sentence, indicating that there may be trouble if you don't concur

HappyGirlNow Tue 14-Jan-14 11:06:28

Horatia I am Scottish and know people from all over Scotland and I've never heard anyone say ',no?' in real life.

Crowler Tue 14-Jan-14 11:15:30

I'm getting a lot of "I know, right?" from my 11 year old. Trying not to censure it - I think he feels it's subtle and I feel a bit mean stomping on it.

Crowler Tue 14-Jan-14 11:15:56

In fairness he my 11 year old does identify as American.

drbonnieblossman Tue 14-Jan-14 11:19:52

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CalamityKate Tue 14-Jan-14 11:22:29

Crowler - I've got a 10 year old who does the "I know, right??" thing. Too many kids American shows like iCarly hmm

drbonnieblossman Tue 14-Jan-14 11:23:11

oh yes, "non". probably used by someone who also says they are going to Pareee" for the weekend in a French accent.

patienceisvirtuous Tue 14-Jan-14 11:31:20

We can forgive the kids for the Americanisms. The people getting my goat are mid-thirties ladies!

MaidOfStars Tue 14-Jan-14 11:53:23

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Scarletohello Tue 14-Jan-14 11:57:13

If you were French, this would be perfectly normal, ne c'est pas?

LCHammer Tue 14-Jan-14 12:25:28

I've heard the '..., oder?' in German. I don't speak the language but used to understand some many years ago.

chocoluvva Tue 14-Jan-14 12:30:41


(I am Scottish too.)

drbonnieblossman Tue 14-Jan-14 12:34:49

yes, switched off at the mains clearly - what's your point maid?

ginslinger Tue 14-Jan-14 12:35:25

great minds HellonHeels, non? grin

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