26 Apr 2016

And Then, A New Starter...

While reading through the comments, I can’t remember where or relating to what, there was one that mentioned the junior doctors strike that concluded, as close as I remember, that when any of these youngsters are interviewed they start their non-answer with, ‘So,’ I took that with a pinch of salt as we all know the accepted response word in the English language is, ‘Well,’.

To make a long story a tad longer, I was driving through town and, spookily, as I passed a hospital where-with-out was gathered a group of young folk, obviously taking time out from playing Doctors and Nurses, grinning, begging  car drivers to toot their horns and waving Save Our{?} NHS signs, when the local radio started to interview some of the assembled strikers. Guess wot? The first fellow went with ‘Well,’ but the next three, yes, three, all started with ‘So,’. In slightly broken English by the way, but that’s to be expected.

So, has a simple ‘So,’ usurped the widely accepted ‘Well,’ as the leading response precursor word or is it just limited to use by cleaver young health care{?} folk?

So, what can I say? Will I start using  ‘So’ as well? Well, I rarely use ‘Well’ anyway so, probably not.

Quote;  Martin H. Fischer.

“A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week. If you cannot console yourself to this, get out of the profession.”

            Steven Moffat

The Doctor: 'You know when grown-ups tell you everything's going to be fine, but you really think they're lying to make you feel better?'
Amelia: 'Yeah...'
The Doctor: 'Everything's going to be fine.’

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