I enjoyed the editorial “Let’s bury these ill-begotten words and phrases” (12/31, Opinion). I kept searching for that certain phrase that I did not find.
Many times when watching television interviews, we keep hearing the statement “you know,” and it is repeated so many times during the same interview session. Often, it is the person on the street. Other times, it may be a professional sports person. Sometimes it is a professional person, such as one who wishes to enter the political arena.
My response is normally, “No, I don’t know. Please inform me.” I would like to see the “you know” phrase sink into the deepest ocean.