chikara wrote:People who fill their sentences with meaningless fillers. Makes me feel like yelling at them "spit it out, just get on and say it"
Japanese is the master of beating around the bush.
Even taking that into account my (gaijin) friend takes it to town. I've listened to him babble for 5 minutes straight with mindless japanese polite filler when all he was saying was "I had a tough day at work." =)
I can understand people who fill their sentences with meaningless filler such as umm and well... it just shows that they're trying to think of the right way to say something. What is weird is when that crosses into written language.