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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?'


PipkinsPal Thu 16-Jan-14 17:21:31

It pisses me off immensely when I tell someone something and they reply with "is it/she/he not?" eg person "is the Manager there?" me "No, I'm sorry she's not available" person "Is she not?" me (in my mind and obviously silently) "No she's fucking not, I just told you that". angry.

LetZygonsbeZygons Thu 16-Jan-14 17:17:43

Maid grin.

YourMotherChucksRocksInHull Thu 16-Jan-14 17:17:20


After you posted it, I remember a comment someone on here made about the NCT once - "it's a middle class introduction agency, no?" and it has always stuck in my mind. I don't know why - I've just advanced searched it and it was made in 2009! That's a long time for it to have been remembered.

MaidOfStars Thu 16-Jan-14 17:11:54

Im half Spanish and frequently say no at the end of sentences.
Having spent my student years living and developing lifelong friendships with a crazy mix of South Americans, this is almost certainly where I've picked it up.

LetZygonsbeZygons Thu 16-Jan-14 17:10:23

Im half Spanish and frequently say no at the end of sentences.
its part of the language for me and natural.

notso Thu 16-Jan-14 16:47:13

KirstyJC DH does the "shall we go to town now or....? It infuriates me.

I hate the phrase "trying too hard" it's used an awful lot on here especially on baby names.

Callani Thu 16-Jan-14 16:31:28

If people are too lazy to say "isn't it?" I'd much rather they said "no?" than "Innit"...

NigellasDealer Thu 16-Jan-14 16:22:18

Every Jewish person I know does this actually, as in Yiddish you often end sentences with "nu?", so I guess it's just turned into "no" and passed down the generations a bit
yes like in Polish you end a sentence with 'nie'....

Abra1d Thu 16-Jan-14 16:14:00

It's my AUstralian relatives who are doing it, and none of them are of Greek origin. Especially not my brother, who grew up in SW London.

whichdidyouchoose Thu 16-Jan-14 14:44:06

Isn't that a Greek thing Abra1d?

whichdidyouchoose Thu 16-Jan-14 14:41:21

I think 'no' means 'no'.

whichdidyouchoose Thu 16-Jan-14 13:33:20

Especially with a name like that

whichdidyouchoose Thu 16-Jan-14 13:30:56

But I am sure you can do it very forcefully bigjess.

TheBigJessie Thu 16-Jan-14 13:13:21

My English spelling is as well. Sliiiiipping.

At this rate I will be unable to communicate in any language fluently...

TheBigJessie Thu 16-Jan-14 13:12:22

If we have any more threads about perfectly acceptable English, I will feel forced to start a thread somewhere about rain/reign/rein* and the difference between each of these pesky homophones. Forced, I tell you.

LyingWitch That is a relief. I spent ages staring at it, wondering it if was right. grin Haven't had to use German for months, and it's sliiiiiiiiiiping.

*This has been bugging me for three years on MN, but I have been gracefully refraining.

Abra1d Thu 16-Jan-14 13:08:46

The very worst habit is the Australian one of starting sentences with ' Look'.

Whiskwarrior Thu 16-Jan-14 13:04:39

I'm not sure anymore?

whichdidyouchoose Thu 16-Jan-14 13:03:35

Did you?

Whiskwarrior Thu 16-Jan-14 13:00:31

Next, I'm going to go to a coffee shop and ask if 'I can get a latte^.

<evil emoticon>

Whiskwarrior Thu 16-Jan-14 12:59:54

Sorry, I actually meant to put it as a 'no?' in the Australian sense.

Better or worse?

whichdidyouchoose Thu 16-Jan-14 12:58:40

Good, well done you have employed it in its usual sense. It's a start.

whichdidyouchoose Thu 16-Jan-14 12:57:01

Sorry that was to Whisk and I do agree about the 'so I woke up' 'so I got out of bed' etc but I suppose it's just teenage vernacular.

Whiskwarrior Thu 16-Jan-14 12:55:44


whichdidyouchoose Thu 16-Jan-14 12:54:35

Oh well maybe you will work it out, no?

MrsBungle Thu 16-Jan-14 12:52:49

I find it annoying too op so I'm with you. I'm also scottish and have never heard anyone say no at the end of a sentence. I also can't stand sentences beginning with "so", just start the bloody sentence, it doesn't need a pointless "so" at the beginning of it.

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