Is it considered smug to start a post with "Ahh,.."

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  1. CoreyLahey macrumors regular

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    Serious question friends. Does it make you look like a complete tool shed when you post something like

    "Ahh, sometimes it's not only the speed, sometimes its the luxury. And sometimes it's also the brand."
     
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    Ahh...a new baby...(my buddy is about to become a granddad..20+ labor...Keeping him waiting for sure..:)
     
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    Yes, it does. Same for "Um," "Ehrmm," and all their variants. But I think that any negative impression is outweighed by the feeling the poster gets because they think they're pointing out something obvious to someone not as smart as they are. As in: "Um, everyone knows that the _______ is _______."
     
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    Depends if you are asking me what noise I make at the dentist.
     
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    Not the complete tool shed, just a spanner.

    EDIT: Some people might not get the joke. A spanner is called a wrench in USA (in the UK a wrench is an adjustable spanner, not any spanner). A spanner also refers to an idiot who gets things wrong, derived from an old phrase "a spanner in the works". Some people still might not get the joke.
     
  9. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Depends. Sometimes it means you already knew something but thought it was so obvious that you're surprised someone else didn't know. "Ahhh, I that's because you were trying to fizzle the whiz bang through the terminal." [As in - only a complete noob would do it that way...]

    But sometimes it can mean the opposite, that someone pointed out something obvious to you and you're feeling a bit like a noob. "Ahhhh, I advanced tab in preferences that lets you uncheck the default fizzle behaviour." [As in - of course the setting I was looking for is in the most obvious place, duh!].

    All of this is imho, of course....
     
  10. UpOver macrumors member

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    Depends whether you just hit your thumb with a hammer or not.. :(

    Seriously though it's down to the tone of the rest of the post.
     
  11. CoreyLahey thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ahh, thank you for all your replies. I deduct that it's safe to assume that "Ahh,....sometimes it's also about the brand" makes you look like a blithering toolbox, especially when your nickname is an over-sized bra.
     
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    I looked at the original thread. Can't say I would have given a second thought to it starting like that. I say it sometimes after someone has cleared something up for me that I didn't understand. Guess I'm smug. :rolleyes:
     
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    Ahh bollocks, someone already said what I was going to :(
     
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    I thought it was "a Spaniard in the works."
     
  19. CoreyLahey thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ahh, this car is a monster with the right driver. I was impressed when I saw the lap times. Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear didn't handle it too well though, which is why I had gotten the wrong impression at first.
     
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    Ahh, has the urge to dip buttery biscuits into some warm gravy.
     
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    "Biscuits with gravy?! What kind of weirdo are you, biscuits are dipped into tea or coffee!" - Me before I moved to the US and experienced the glory of Popeyes.
     
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    Mmmmmmmmmmmm...
     

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