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How often do you find that you use different VOCABULARY when speaking to different people or to a group?

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21 Responses

  1. While at work I use words depending on the age group I am dealing with. At home, it is relaxed!

  2. I find that simple talk gets you along better in life!

  3. I SPEAK MY MIND TO PEOPLE DOES THAT COUNT?
    IT ONLY CHANGES FROM LESS CURSING WHEN I AM TALKING TO SOMEONE OF FAITH, WOMEN, AND MY KIDS TO HELL WITH THE REST! THERE MEN AND SHOULD BE ABLE TO HANDLE IT!

  4. I find myself talking a little different to people I have just met and to children than adults.

  5. I talk in squeaky voice to my kitty’s sometimes. For some reason they love it. My dog a soft voice I tell her how sweet and beautiful she is, she seems to melt. Husband all of the above some times. I am trying to watch the cussing as my husband will be starting school in a couple of weeks to learn to be a teacher. So it’s a good time to rain in the cussing, seems like.

  6. My vocab is so small, I can’t communicate effectively if I hold some on reserve for various groups. Where did all the words go?

  7. Sure I do. I think I tend to talk the way the people I’m with are talking. I mean I wouldn’t go to a wedding or social gathering and talk the way I do when it’s Paul and I ranting or raving about something we saw on the news. I think most of us “blend” in with where we are and who we’re with.

  8. Most people do just that, Joy/
    Unless you have weird genes….like I do~~~~
    Then there is no telling what you will do!
    🙂

  9. Maybe Eric needs to give me a new mental evaluation?
    🙂

  10. I TRY IT SOMETIMES TO SEE IF I CAN IMPRESS . WITH A NEGLIGIBLE VOCABULLARY AT MY COMMAND I FIND IT A GOOD IDEA.

  11. Absolutely. I often have to dumb-down my conversations with several people I know. I have a large vocabulary and often they don’t understand what I’m saying if I don’t use more common words. It always surprises me a bit.

  12. I believe that is called “code switching” and quite honestly, I don’t do it much. I am pretty formal in my language at all times, might have something to do with my profession) even when texting and talking to little ones.

    Although I do believe having this skill is a good thing!

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