Why do athletes and coaches say "you know?" every sentence?
Is this like high schoolers saying "um" all the time?
- busterwasmycatLv 72 months ago
I have not seen this tendency in uniquely coaches and athletes but it is definitely a case of either seeking verbal confirmation or filling in with noise so the listener does not think the speaker is done.
"you know" is generally either indicating insecurity or serving as verbal filler. Kind of like how Canadians might use "eh". It is multipurpose.
- RPLv 72 months ago
Many people rely upon "you know" as a mannerism and appear to have a habit of inserting it when they need a pause or break in the action.