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    This is something I've picked up on and experienced a few times in the last couple of years. When I've starting talking to somebody new, often men, such as staff in shops, interviewers, advisors etc. and they don't take a liking to me (or bored of me) they will extract a phrase i've recently said once or twice, such as "yeah, fair enough." and mimic it in their own voice at me in answer to my own questions. It's NOT said in any light hearted manner.

    What is this plop all about? Are there a few people out there who think this is clever, trendy and not the least bit rude or immature? The men and one woman who did this were all middle-aged.
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    (Original post by noggins)
    This is something I've picked up on and experienced a few times in the last couple of years. When I've starting talking to somebody new, often men, such as staff in shops, interviewers, advisors etc. and they don't take a liking to me (or bored of me) they will extract a phrase i've recently said once or twice, such as "yeah, fair enough." and mimic it in their own voice at me in answer to my own questions. It's NOT said in any light hearted manner.

    What is this plop all about? Are there a few people out there who think this is clever, trendy and not the least bit rude or immature? The men and one woman who did this were all middle-aged.
    Are you assuming they're taking the piss out of you or did it actually sound like it?

    This is a very human thing to do, to mimic those around you unintentionally - you're the average of the 5 people closest to you.

    Sometimes you'll notice with friends or people you meet regularly that over a long time they might start using some of your phrases or words - with some people it's much quicker.
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    (Original post by noggins)
    This is something I've picked up on and experienced a few times in the last couple of years. When I've starting talking to somebody new, often men, such as staff in shops, interviewers, advisors etc. and they don't take a liking to me (or bored of me) they will extract a phrase i've recently said once or twice, such as "yeah, fair enough." and mimic it in their own voice at me in answer to my own questions. It's NOT said in any light hearted manner.

    What is this plop all about? Are there a few people out there who think this is clever, trendy and not the least bit rude or immature? The men and one woman who did this were all middle-aged.
    Some people never grow up OP. That's just how some humans are. Education and up bringing plays a big role too. Some people will never have good manners.
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    Are you assuming they're taking the piss out of you or did it actually sound like it?

    This is a very human thing to do, to mimic those around you unintentionally - you're the average of the 5 people closest to you.

    Sometimes you'll notice with friends or people you meet regularly that over a long time they might start using some of your phrases or words - with some people it's much quicker.

    Not taking the wee-wee. They all mimicked intentionally. I don't agree it's a human or even a nice way to behave with someone you've just met. It's something fairly recent in society. I did find it incredibly childish from people aged 45+ and that's the most peculiar part of it all I'm not here reporting it came from rude youngsters taking the mick which is what I'd typically expect.
 
 
 
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