"Oh, we went up to that place uptown, you know?"
"You know, that place with the trees and the river and stuff, you know?"
"I really, actually don't know."
"Well you should..."
Other man slits this mans fuckin throat.
2. Substitution for something that cannot be thought of at the present moment.
3. Question, literally meaning either
i. "Are you still listening?"
or ii. "Do you think you understand?" (informal)
- What, suck me off?
2. - So I decided to give her that thing.
- What thing?
- The thing, you know.
3. - She didn't like the thing, so she dumped me. You know?
2. When used right before a giggle or titter: Something that is to embarassing or "icky" to bring up directly in conversation.
3. When used by a criminal or psychotic: You understand and have knowings of the insane/ socially unacceptable/ depravedly criminal/ inhumane/ abasedly amoral things I have done. Now I must kill you.
2. Then he showed me his... you know *giggle*.
3. You KNOW! *Lunges at you with a knife*
2. Conversation starter
3. To point out something that your conversation partner doesn't know, but should.
This phrase is way overused in Minnesota. Also, it's never taken literally.
2. "You know, this place smells retched."
3. "I have my doctorate in something, you know."
Guy: "You know."
Teacher: "Billy, think about this. 3x + 4 = 7. What is 'x'?"
Billy: "You know."