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So….

Where has all this introductory ‘So’ stuff come from?

I seem to be hearing ‘so’ used as the first word in responses by interviewees to questions put by journalists more and more frequently. It reached a peak in a recent interview with Cressida Dick, the new London Metropolitan Police Commissioner on the BBC Today program on 18th April 2017 Hear it here…scroll through 2 hours 13 minutes into the program.

After a while I found myself listening so carefully in anticipation of the next ‘so’ that I lost much of what she was actually saying.

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