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    Question What word?

    Hi there!
    What's the word called that a person frequently uses in his speech/ conversation and as a result it becomes his symbol/ identification. A word that unintentionally and automatically comes out of his mouth when he talks.
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    Dawood

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    Smile Re: What word?

    Feature? Trait? Trademark? Quirk?


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    #3

    Re: What word?

    Catchphrase

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    Re: What word?

    I think you are referring to someone who prefaces every utterance with a word that has no context in almost every utterance. Such an example would be:
    Right, I'm off to do some shopping.
    Right, that was a good meal.
    Right, do you have a DAB radio?
    Right, well I know you are wrong!
    But, occasionally it does fit as in:
    Right you are then.

    There is a term for this which escapes me at present; when my memory wakes up I'll post it unless someone else gets there first!!

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    Question Re: What word?

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    I think you are referring to someone who prefaces every utterance with a word that has no context in almost every utterance. Such an example would be:
    Right, I'm off to do some shopping.
    Right, that was a good meal.
    Right, do you have a DAB radio?
    Right, well I know you are wrong!
    But, occasionally it does fit as in:
    Right you are then.

    There is a term for this which escapes me at present; when my memory wakes up I'll post it unless someone else gets there first!!
    Could it be "pet word"?
    Also: What does pet aversion mean?
    Best regards!
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    #6

    Re: What word?

    OK, I think I have it.
    OK, it's right here, OK?
    OK, wait a minute, OK?
    I think it's a crutch word, OK?

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    Re: What word?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    Could it be "pet word"?
    Also: What does pet aversion mean?
    Best regards!
    Dawood
    No, pet word is not a usual saying anyway.
    Pet aversion means your topmost hate, the thing you most want to avoid, the one thing that really annoys you or that you cannot stand.


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    Re: What word?

    Anglika is right as usual

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