Not so recent, Robert, but getting more common, even as you note, in “educated” people and some TV journalists.  [Do you know why everyone uses ‘you know’? Viewpoints, Oct. 7]

My grandparents, used to say when I used that phrase, “If you think we know, then why are you telling us?” Now I am a grandparent and saying the same thing also.

Good observation, I wish I knew why people say that.


Brent Borgerson

Oak Park



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