“Prefacing a Conversation”

Individuals, especially in the mass media, are increasingly hedging what they’re about to say… with a prefacing text.  The habit of guests exclaiming preemptive explanations such as look..! or listen…! prior to answering questions… rarely advances what’s coming next.  When I was growing up… the most common prefacing behavior was someone saying… may I ask … Continue reading “Prefacing a Conversation”