Being a turnoff because of the way you speak might be a deal breaker in many ways not just getting a girlfriend/boyfriend. When you go for an interview, meeting or just catch up with your crew over a beer; in any situation practise sounding classy. Team BlabberCat discussed 10 points that annoy them the most and ran by our opinion with two generation group surveys.
Stop saying ‘Dear or Madam’ - Dear is not even endearing, it’s just acceptable to address someone in an email. It sounds worse coming from the younger generation than older aunties because when aunties say dear it’s not as bad. But the worst is when a young man sends a message ‘Hi dear, kya haal chaal?’. Never spoke to him again. What disgusts me the most is when, people who are not working under me call me madam. And that also when their pronunciation emphasises the ‘d’ and elongates the last ‘m’. “Aur madam (madddhummm), you tho don’t have time only…looking like a model shodel n all these days.” Yuck.
Stop using women targeted cuss words - Using slang is not the topic here, with the urban dictionary we don't even know which words are slang and which ones aren’t. But, it just sounds really negative to hear mother-sister abuses in normal conversation.
Stop patronising - Oh ‘sweety’, you don’t get it, do you?
Find better substitute words - “PM’s new strategy will indubitably stop the circulation of black money. We replaced the word ‘certainly’ here. The same word can be replaced by ‘veritably’ here. Using the word ‘certainly’ is not wrong, just find better words to enrich your communication.
Infuse a respectable tone naturally - Even now we are forgetting the three magic words which I don’t see happening during my foreign travels. Just erase that anger and ego from your tone. Especially when talking to someone working to serve you.
Criticise instead of flipping your mind - Could you add some more dressing to the salad? instead of ‘this salad sucks’. Venting out frustration can really be obnoxious, it’s natural but lets try to put our thoughts there gently.
Listen, understand and then speak - You don’t want to embarrass yourself later when you realise the speaker was saying something completely different. Or that everyone in the room thinks you’re a jerk for thinking you’re too smart.
Shriek Freak - Among all these points, what annoys team BlabberCat the most is a group of shrieking noisy girls. If you have a high pitch voice already, do humanity a favour and speak slowly for your beautiful bell-like words falling like rain. Or its going to be the same feeling as the unplugged USB chord. (Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee). Volume control please if your laugh can give someone a heart attack who’s not prepared for the explosion.
Babe/bae - Do I really look like a pig? I have a name and no I'm not a toddler.
Or worse ‘Jaanu’ - It’s cute to have personal nicknames for those close to us or with long names. But jaanu sounds so cheap. Please couples, we rather see you make-out like cows than hear you call each other jaanu.