09 June, 2006

You Have To Remember...

I've started regularly listening to a podcast. Shame prevents me from mentioning the nature of this podcast, but suffice to say it is regarding a pop-culture phenomenon.

This is an air-clearing post about the one thing about this excellent podcast that drives me bonker-nuts. One of the 'casters has a verbal tic. Whenever they're discussing an issue, this person says "You have to remember" in preface to an obvious and well-known baseline fact. As in "You have to remember that all cats are felines" or "You have to remember that cars belong on the road."

I know it's just a verbal tic, but it comes off as extremely condescending to the other podcasters in the discussion and the listening audience as well.

Maybe it's just because I don't like being told what to do. Or I don't like the assumption that I haven't factored in this most basic information when forming my opinion about Lucius Malfoy. Oops. Gave it away, didn't I? You have to remember I'm kind of an idiot.

5 Comments:

At 11:42 AM, June 09, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So where would I... er, I mean, where would someone find this podcast? I only ask because a friend wants to know.

Jason

 
At 11:45 AM, June 09, 2006, Blogger Kat Coble said...

It's on iTunes.

It's not from the Leaky Cauldron and it's for Muggles.

You know. A 'Cast for Muggles.

 
At 1:44 PM, June 09, 2006, Blogger Patrick said...

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At 1:44 PM, June 09, 2006, Blogger Patrick said...

No disrespect, but to be honest with you, you have to remember, you know, at the end of the day, what I'm trying to say is basically, there's like actually nothing being said with these filler phrases, which is good, seriously, you know what I mean?

 
At 2:52 PM, June 09, 2006, Blogger Michael said...

You have to remember....

 

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