Reply
Highlighted
Honored Contributor
Posts: 8,043
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: WHY THE HOSTS SAY,"WHAT DID YOU PICK UP...?"

I'm guilty as charged!  I often will say, "Today I picked up........" when I've been shopping.  

New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-23-2010

Re: WHY THE HOSTS SAY,"WHAT DID YOU PICK UP...?"


@QGirl2 wrote:

The other phrase commonly used is, “ we are giving you”. They aren’t giving you anything.


IKR, "we are giving you" irriates me each time I hear it.

Honored Contributor
Posts: 16,936
Registered: ‎07-03-2013

Re: WHY THE HOSTS SAY,"WHAT DID YOU PICK UP...?"

Sounds fine to me.  

Honored Contributor
Posts: 36,171
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: WHY THE HOSTS SAY,"WHAT DID YOU PICK UP...?"

To say, "what did you pick up" sounds less crass and commercial than, "what did you buy".

New Mexico☀️Land Of Enchantment
Contributor
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎03-02-2017

Re: WHY THE HOSTS SAY,"WHAT DID YOU PICK UP...?"

They don't want to emphasize that you just spent a ton of money so they choose code words for shopping. It's no different than saying you can get this home for $10 easy pay instead of actually telling the person It will be $60 by the time you add tax and shipping. 

Honored Contributor
Posts: 10,417
Registered: ‎07-26-2014

Re: WHY THE HOSTS SAY,"WHAT DID YOU PICK UP...?"


@Jaspersmom wrote:

OR the BEST now is to buy pants in TWO lengths - petite and regular - so the length will be right depending on the height of the shoe you choose to wear.  


That's a good one!!!837514213.gif837514213.gif837514213.gif

And to think some "folks" buy  into that.....

"There's a fool born every minute."

"Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference."
Contributor
Posts: 30
Registered: ‎02-23-2014

Re: WHY THE HOSTS SAY,"WHAT DID YOU PICK UP...?"

There was one host on recently, and during the course of her item presentation, kept saying "Grab it" over and over again.  Wish I had counted the number of times she said "if you like this item, grab it now". 

Honored Contributor
Posts: 9,663
Registered: ‎01-19-2015

Re: WHY THE HOSTS SAY,"WHAT DID YOU PICK UP...?"

Also, when a color sells out, they say "Congratulations if you got that," as if you won a prize, and didn't have to pay for the item. Lol.

~~Be careful when you follow the masses. Sometimes the 'm' is silent.~~
Respected Contributor
Posts: 4,732
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: WHY THE HOSTS SAY,"WHAT DID YOU PICK UP...?"

It doesn't matter how a host says it.  Can you imagine having to talk about a boring product for 20 minutes?  They have to fill time.  People need to give themselves a break and relax about words used by hosts.

Valued Contributor
Posts: 548
Registered: ‎03-12-2010

Re: WHY THE HOSTS SAY,"WHAT DID YOU PICK UP...?"


@Kachina624 wrote:

To say, "what did you pick up" sounds less crass and commercial than, "what did you buy".


Exactly.  You nailed it!