The Rise Of ‘No, Totally’ As Linguistic Quirk
“Yep. Nope. Very definitely.”
Kathryn Schulz, a writer for The New Yorker, heard that seemingly-contradictory response to a question recently. And once she started listening for it, she heard it everywhere: people agreeing by saying “No, totally,” or “No, definitely,” or “No, for sure.”
In a recent article, Schulz digs into what’s behind this linguistic quirk.
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