Speech Expressions

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Speech Expressions by Mind Map: Speech Expressions

1. Symbols

1.1. Formal

1.2. Informal

1.3. Slang

1.4. Idiomatic

2. Basic Social Encounters

2.1. Greetings

2.1.1. General

2.1.1.1. What's new?

2.1.1.2. How's tricks?

2.1.1.3. How you been?

2.1.1.4. Wusup? / Wassup?

2.1.1.5. How do you do?

2.1.1.6. I haven't seen you in years

2.1.1.7. Long time no see

2.1.2. Surprise

2.1.2.1. Never thought I'd see you here

2.1.2.2. What have you been up to?

2.1.2.3. You been keeping busy?

2.2. Small Talk

2.2.1. State of health & happiness

2.2.1.1. I'm cool

2.2.1.2. Fine and dandy

2.2.1.3. Couldn't be better

2.2.1.4. I have nothing to complain about

2.2.2. Been doing - positive

2.2.2.1. Been up to no good

2.2.2.2. Keeping myself busy

2.2.2.3. Been keeping out of trouble

2.2.3. Been doing - neutral

2.2.3.1. Getting by

2.2.3.2. Plugging along

2.2.3.3. Could be worse

2.2.3.4. Same as always

2.2.4. Been doing - negative

2.2.4.1. Not so good

2.2.4.2. None too great

2.2.4.3. Kind of crummy

2.2.4.4. I've seen better days

2.2.5. Been busy

2.2.5.1. Not a moment to spare

2.2.5.2. I don't have time to breathe

2.2.5.3. There aren't enough hours in the day

2.3. Introductions

2.4. Ending a Concersation

2.4.1. Signaling the end

2.4.1.1. It's getting later

2.4.1.2. Well, David, it's really good to see you, but I really must go

2.4.1.3. It's so good to see you again

2.4.2. Telephone conversation

2.4.2.1. I really have to go now. We'll talk sometime

2.4.2.2. Can I call you back? Something has come up

2.4.2.3. I won't keep you any longer

2.4.3. Ending abruptly

2.4.3.1. Must run

2.4.3.2. Sorry, but I have to leave now

2.4.3.3. I'm all out of time. I'll have to say good-bye now

2.4.3.4. It's been great talking to you, but I have to go

2.5. Good-Byes

2.5.1. Simple

2.5.1.1. Farewell

2.5.1.2. Good day / evening / night

2.5.1.3. I'll catch you later

2.5.1.4. I'll be seeing you

2.5.1.5. See you soon / then

2.5.2. Taking leave

2.5.2.1. Nice meeting you

2.5.2.2. Take care

2.5.2.3. Good running into you

2.5.2.4. It was a pleasure meeting you

2.5.2.5. It is a pleasure to have met you

2.5.3. Plans to keep in touch

2.5.3.1. Don't forget to call

2.5.3.2. Write / text me

2.5.3.3. I'll be in touch

2.6. Agreeing

2.6.1. Simple

2.6.1.1. Sure thing

2.6.1.2. You got it

2.6.1.3. By all means

2.6.2. Stating concurrence

2.6.2.1. That's for certain

2.6.2.2. It works for me

2.6.2.3. I couldn't agree with you more

2.6.2.4. You took the words right out of my mouth

2.6.3. Acceptance

2.6.3.1. I think it's fine

2.6.3.2. It's satisfactory

2.6.3.3. It couldn't be better

2.6.3.4. It gets two thumbs up

2.6.3.5. That hits the spot

2.6.3.6. This is far and away the best

2.6.3.7. This is head and shoulders above the rest

2.6.4. Understand

2.6.4.1. I got you

2.6.4.2. I hear what you're saying

2.6.4.3. I see where you're coming from

2.6.4.4. I know what you're talking about

2.6.4.5. Read you loud and clear

2.6.5. Making sure you are understood

2.6.5.1. Do you know what I'm talking about?

2.6.5.2. Know what I mean?

2.6.5.3. Do you follow me?

2.6.5.4. Do you get it?

2.6.5.5. Do we see eye to eye on this?

2.7. Disagreeing

2.7.1. Simple

2.7.1.1. No way

2.7.1.2. Not a chance

2.7.1.3. I don't think so

2.7.2. Categorical disagreement

2.7.2.1. That's not true

2.7.2.2. You've got it all wrong

2.7.2.3. You missed the boat

2.7.2.4. You're dead wrong

2.7.3. Strong disagreement

2.7.3.1. I disagree completely

2.7.3.2. I couldn't disagree (with you) more

2.7.3.3. You're lying through your teeth

2.7.4. Disagreement with a proposition

2.7.4.1. That's out of the question / unthinkable

2.7.4.2. I'll give that all the consideration it's due

2.7.5. Rejection

2.7.5.1. I can't stand it

2.7.5.2. I don't like / care for it

2.7.5.3. It's not for me

2.7.5.4. Don't quit your day job

2.7.6. Refusal

2.7.6.1. Not a chance / likely

2.7.6.2. Absolutely not!

2.7.6.3. Dream on / Only in your dreams

2.7.6.4. Save your breath

2.7.6.5. Not in a million years

2.7.6.6. You're barking up the wrong tree

2.7.7. Smb is wrong

2.7.7.1. You don't know what you're talking about

2.7.7.2. You haven't got a leg to stand on

2.7.7.3. You're way off base

2.7.8. Facts

2.7.8.1. You've got it all wrong

2.7.8.2. You haven't got the facts (right)

2.7.8.3. Don't speak until you've got your facts straight

2.7.8.4. Don't jump to conclusions

3. Conversational Encounters