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It's like not your problem

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OPINION: Inevitably, when you say anything on air, someone's going to hate your voice.

Normally it's you who hates it, because to your own ears your voice always sounds like one of those cheap leather sofas that makes farting rubbery sounds every time someone moves on it.

But often it'll be some other disgruntled caller, who for me is always called Rod, who phones in to tell you that you sound stupid. I've been accused of everything from vocal fry to making up fake accents to not sounding Kiwi enough to be a broadcaster.

But the biggest one I get, over and over again, is that I say "like" too much.

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I'm really not alone in feeling this. I'm fairly certain that anyone under 30, and especially women under 30, who statistically use these "filler" words more than men, have been accused of saying "like" too much. That, and phrasing every statement as a question, you know?

Ever since this first happened to me a few years ago........

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