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Verbal Tic / Music

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  • Cheech and Chong, man. They constantly use the word "Man" wherever it makes sense, man. Sometimes twice consecutively, man.
  • James Taylor likes to throw in "baby" to pad out some empty space on a track, baby.
  • Pitbull says "dale" no less than 15 times in any song he's in.
    • Dale dale!
    • WHOOOOOOOWEE! He says this before just about every verse he sings.
  • Snoop Dogg's famous '-izzle' consonant-mangling.
  • James Hetfield of Metallica has a verbal tic that often shows up when he finishes a line-aaaaaaahhh. This verbal tic is so prominent, it shows up written into the lyrics on karaoke machines.
    • He also has a thing for singing YEAH.
  • Blondie tends to insert French (or French-sounding nonsense) lyrics into most tracks. They even did this with their gender-flip cover of Denise.
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  • Insane Clown Posse are always fidn' to use the word "fidn'."
  • Would Frankie Valli have gotten anywhere without his trademark "Ay-yay-yay!"?
  • Bon Scott always ...paused dramatically before delivering the closing line of an AC/DC song.
  • Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 tends to say "BLEH!", "So!", or "Shuh!" before a guitar solo, depending on the album. ("BLEH!" on 'Half Hour of Power,' "So!" on 'Does This Look Infected,' and "Shuh!" on '13 Voices.')
  • Mark E. Smith of The Fall had a habit of adding "-uh" to lines.


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