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  1. Newbie
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    You know what I mean

    During a conversation with a colleague, if he says this below, what does it mean?

    "You know what I mean"

    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: You know what I mean

    This is often a fairly meaningless filler in British English.

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    Re: You know what I mean

    I think it's ok to use "do you know what I mean?" if genuinely checking that your listener understands what you are talking about.
    However, it has also become an irritating affectation where (usually rather stupid) people add it to almost every sentence. I suppose it is born from an insecurity that listeners won't know what they mean because they are so inarticulate.


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