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Old 08.09.2009, 21:43
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I know, right?


That "right" at the end was something that took a bit of getting used to. My brother-in-law is from Connecticut and they use that there quite a lot while in Chicago area (where I'd just moved from when I'd met him) it wasn't used in that way. I want to say that "don't you think?" was used more but it was a while ago and I can not recall.

In the area of Florida I lived, we had quite a few Canadians, Michiganders and other folks up along the border regions for a good 6 months or so of the year... it is not too uncommon to run into folks with a habit of using "eh?" there.
"don't you think?" is kinda long. Cannot be snapped out like eh, right?
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I tend to imagine that conversation with the "right" (or in this case "oder") being the moment when the one speaking looks up to check that the other person is listening (and keeping up with the babble ). While it is maybe not an invitation to an actual response, I take it to be an opportunity for me (as the listener) to say "uh huh" or something equally fillerish.
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Old 08.09.2009, 21:58
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"don't you think?" is kinda long. Cannot be snapped out like eh, right?
Right, eh?
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Old 08.09.2009, 22:08
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OK, Captain, but that's really a linguistic train crash, oder??
"Linguistic traincrash" in the sense of an isolated case of a kind that fortunately occurs very rarely? Not at all. That's day-to-day lingo. It's not even trash language. The speaker has a PhD.
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Colloquial is as colloquial does.
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