Has anyone but me noticed the extreme use of the word “So” at the beginning of sentences lately? A correct use would be if the sentence to follow stated something that was a result of the prior sentence, as in: “I needed some sugar. So, I went to the market.” However, people are using “So” at the beginning of sentences when there is no connection to the prior sentence, or perhaps no prior sentence at all. This isn’t anything to be alarmed about. It’s just stupid, sort of like saying “inflammable,” when it means the same as “flammable.” Or “irregardless,” which technically isn’t even a word, in place of “regardless.”
If you have ever had a problem stopping the use of a starter like “you know,” you’ll recognize the situation.