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bluejay17!
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"This effect does the work for you"
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Ross W
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Has anyone mentioned "go ahead and..."?

I think it's quite recent, but my God, it's getting annoying.

Ryan Schultz, an otherwise engaging performer and instructor on the Big Blind Media "Self Workers" series, cannot go more than two or three sentences without saying it.

"I'd like you to go ahead and cut the cards..."
"Now go ahead and memorise your card..."
"Just go ahead and sign your name here..."

It is ALWAYS redundant.

Michael O'Brien, who does the instruction for Josh Zandman's Time Traveller book test, is another perpetrator. "Now you can go ahead and name the word they looked at..." Again and again and again.

Four COMPLETELY unnecessary syllables.

Once you notice it, you can't unnotice it and it's infuriating.
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I just go ahead and cry now.
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On Jan 11, 2020, Ross W wrote:
Has anyone mentioned "go ahead and..."?

I think it's quite recent, but my God, it's getting annoying.

Ryan Schultz, an otherwise engaging performer and instructor on the Big Blind Media "Self Workers" series, cannot go more than two or three sentences without saying it.

"I'd like you to go ahead and cut the cards..."
"Now go ahead and memorise your card..."
"Just go ahead and sign your name here..."

It is ALWAYS redundant.

Michael O'Brien, who does the instruction for Josh Zandman's Time Traveller book test, is another perpetrator. "Now you can go ahead and name the word they looked at..." Again and again and again.

Four COMPLETELY unnecessary syllables.

Once you notice it, you can't unnotice it and it's infuriating.


Thanks for pointing it out! Someone has to! I don’t even realize I do sometimes. I actually got called out for saying “mkay” too much and corrected that. I have more to work on now!
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dustrod
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For me it's, "SHOOT, pretend you didn't see that!

haha
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"Just like that."
Theodore Lawton
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I've been watching a lot of Jay Sankey videos lately, mkay?

He says kay and mkay so much I'm afraid I might start picking up this bad habit. Smile
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No end to this.

The British love to say: "Brilliant" after a spectator has cut a deck of cards. What's so brilliant about that?

"I see a red card" when being blindfolded.

"Look closely". One guy said it 24 times in the course of a single trick.

But enough of the ranting. Some remedy is called for.

A way out of this is to tape your patter and then listen to it, eyes closed. Makes me cringe everytime I do it, but it is darn useful.

Ciao for now

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"Packs Flat and Plays Big"....argghhh...please...JUST STOP IT!
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