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#1 Edited by JokerSmilez (1293 posts) -

So, a few weeks ago, I started noticing just how often Brad says the phrase "you know" and now I can't stop hearing it and it's starting to get kind of annoying.

He seriously says it several dozen times an episode, sometimes multiple times in a sentence when he's trying to explain something.

Has anyone else noticed this?

#2 Posted by Humanity (9054 posts) -

I also just noticed the wears plaid shirts like all the time and it pisses me off!

#3 Posted by RonGalaxy (3117 posts) -

I know what you're talking about, but it doesn't bother me. Not very many people can speak clearly, splitting sentences up with, 'ums' and 'likes'. At first it's annoying, but I get used to it pretty quickly.

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#4 Edited by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

I like Brad when he has his narcolepsy spells.

ssstop feedin...Zzzz.

#5 Posted by DonPixel (2585 posts) -

Between "You know" and "Like I said" goes a good percentage of Brad's insights.

#6 Posted by TooWalrus (13167 posts) -

Sometimes brad has sideburns and it pisses me off.

#7 Posted by Abendlaender (2788 posts) -

I don't like it when Brad has this deep-ish voice. It's annoying, you know?

#8 Edited by CaLe (3959 posts) -

I hate Brad too, everyone. I'm glad I'm not seething alone.

#9 Posted by RonGalaxy (3117 posts) -
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#10 Posted by A_Dog (744 posts) -

When Brad dies in video games I get annoyed.

#11 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4601 posts) -

So, a few weeks ago, I started noticing just how often Brad says the phrase "you know" and now I can't stop hearing it and it's starting to get kind of annoying, y'know?

He seriously says it several dozen times an episode, sometimes multiple times in a sentence when he's trying to explain something, y'know?

#12 Posted by planetary (348 posts) -

Hey guys, I heard Brad was leaving.

#13 Edited by coaxmetal (1607 posts) -

It's just his space-filling expression when talking, most people do that (either sometimes just uh or um) unless they have been trained/trained themselves not to. I guess it seems kinda weird because it is actually a statement that could potentially have meaning instead of just a noise.

#14 Posted by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

I noticed Vinny says "let me ask you this..." but its usually followed by a brilliantly dumb question so its a sign of great things to come

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#16 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4967 posts) -

@jokersmilez: Rest in peace, duder. Now everyone will make fun of you... oh wait, they already did.

#17 Posted by Dacnomaniac (442 posts) -

You know, it is pretty annoying. But I don't mind it too much, you know?

#18 Edited by Atlas (2436 posts) -

This is just true for some people. Ever since my cousin pointed out the number of times David Beckham says "you know" while being interviewed, I can't help but laugh at it. Also, the number of wrestling promos that begin with "you know" is also very high - some people, like Kevin Nash, are/were particularly guilty of it.

Brad is not the most polished and effusive speaker, and that's fine, especially since he's got Jeff and Vinny picking up the energy on the Bombcast. Also he doesn't need to be a great talker, because he's a great writer.

@clonedzero said:

I noticed Vinny says "let me ask you this..." but its usually followed by a brilliantly dumb question so its a sign of great things to come

The Vinnyism I've recently noticed is the number of times he says "holy ...!". "Holy cow!" is the clean version, but "holy crap" is also very common. Dude says it all the time. Doesn't annoy me; if anything, it's kind of endearing.

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#20 Edited by Pie (7079 posts) -

Brad needs to shave his damn sideburns!

#21 Posted by ProfessorEss (7323 posts) -

It's annoying when he's saying something I disagree with, endearing when it's something I do.

@razielcuts awesome.

#22 Posted by believer258 (11797 posts) -

I should probably listen to a Community Bombcast and see if I do that.

#23 Posted by Superfriend (1545 posts) -

His (and Vinny´s) "Wait...." at the start of every second sentence is way more annoying.

But you tend to notice this stuff with everybody. I just recently met an old friend again for the first time in god knows how long.. and some of his style of talking can be a little weird. But, who cares.. I´m pretty sure I´ve annoyed a fair share of people in my time. Live and let live I guess.

#24 Edited by ProfessorEss (7323 posts) -

I should probably listen to a Community Bombcast and see if I do that.

Now I can't stop thinking about what my verbal ticks are too.

#25 Posted by goldenmnk (186 posts) -

You guys hate everything , next thing you know someones is going to complain about vinny's black shirts or drews glowing hair

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#26 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

He is also rubbing the back of his head when he says that...oh god!

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#28 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5425 posts) -

I often hear various vocal ticks such as this when listening to podcasts. You kind of just have get over it, because it's an inevitable occurrence when listening to a group of people talk for an extended period of time.

Other gems include - Um, Like and right?

#29 Edited by Xanadu (341 posts) -

It always make me laugh when I hear brad over emphesise the wh in awhile or similar words. It always makes me think of the Stewie/Bryan bit from Family Guy.

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#31 Edited by Coafi (1483 posts) -

I love Brad.

#32 Edited by Vextroid (1390 posts) -

I didn't notice that, but most of the time he asks a question he always says 'right?' at the end of it.

#33 Posted by Zero_ (1973 posts) -

That's ostensibly endearing of you.

#34 Posted by Sin4profit (2924 posts) -

Brad is to, "you know" as John Carmack is to, "in there". Just make a drinking game out of it and it'll work itself out.

#35 Edited by Reale (261 posts) -

easy thing to get over you know... I mean why would it be annoying...

I think its something little that you need to get over, each member of the bombcast have their quirks but that makes them who they are and thats kind of the point of listening to them... Having said that- I used to get annoyed when Patrick would argue trivial points with vinny for no reason and to no end... so I stopped listening to the bombcast for a while.

#36 Edited by Fallen189 (4988 posts) -

Leave the website then

#37 Posted by Omega (831 posts) -

All the Giant Bomb guys have odd speaking qwerks.

I've always found it strange the way Brad says something is weird when it has even the smallest discrepancy from his expectations. "This FPS has inverted controls by default. Weird." That sort of thing.

Jeff has the habit of saying "I mean..." when he explains something even when he isn't clarifying any facts, but rather just stating new ones.

I don't find it annoying I just notice them.

#38 Edited by Morningstar (2150 posts) -

Brad Muir is worse, he can say the word "like" 5 times in a sentence and it's driving me nuts sometimes. Love the dude though, so it doesn't really matter.

#39 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1328 posts) -

I never understand why people let things like this annoy them. I'd say the majority of people repeat certain phrases all the time. No big deal.

#40 Posted by Brodehouse (9874 posts) -

@humanity said:

I also just noticed the wears plaid shirts like all the time and it pisses me off!

that does piss me off

#41 Posted by KrypticKiller (190 posts) -

...I hate people.

#42 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6398 posts) -
#43 Posted by vikingdeath1 (953 posts) -

guys we all know what this is REALLY about.....

none of us can name 10 games better than Brothers and we're frustrated.

#44 Edited by LoveSpuds (114 posts) -

He is a little negative sometimes but generally speaking, I love Brad......especially his reactions when Vinny or Geoff say something really funny/dodgy :)

#45 Posted by TooWalrus (13167 posts) -
#46 Edited by rjayb89 (7720 posts) -

Yup, the idea of starting a thread pointing this out has crossed my mind many a time, and he isn't the only one guilty of it. Jeff has said it a few times, too, usually after when Brad speaks his mind on something. It also bothers me when he says something is "the best/worst" when he noted his dislike/hatred for that phrase sometime before E3 happened. I remember Stepto, former Microsoft man, saying something was "the best" during an E3 stream and me trying to gauge Brad's reaction to it (which was blank, I'd guess).

But whatever, can't do anything about it, except think about how many times he does say it. Which is a lot, and now it's probably going to bother people into paying attention to it more.

#47 Posted by mixedupzombies (93 posts) -

I do know Brad he works at Giantbomb that is what this thread is about right?

#48 Edited by Ramone (2961 posts) -

@believer258 said:

I should probably listen to a Community Bombcast and see if I do that.

Now I can't stop thinking about what my verbal ticks are too.

First time I did a podcast myself I listened back and heard that I was saying "like" nearly every other word. I hated myself.

#49 Posted by LibrorumProhibitorum (346 posts) -

But that's a part of Brad's charm. Just like his baby bladder!

#50 Edited by JasonR86 (9657 posts) -

lol

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