following on from moth's So, why have people started to begin sentences with thread, I noticed the 'for sure' habit spreading a few years ago on the telly, initially in drivers being interviewed - primarily in Formula 1.
Interviewer: So Alonso, tell us about the rain today - did it affect your race?
Alonso: Well for sure I had to be careful on the throttle out of the Jim Clarke bend or I could have been in the wall
Interviewer: And tell us about the near miss with Hamilton as he exited the pits - did you touch wheels?
Alonso: That was a very close thing and for sure I thought we were going to touch, but in the end I gave him space, and we both made it through ok.
Now the thing is, it's become so prevalent I'm not sure if it is acceptable, and I'm a bit odd for thinking it's out of place, or not. I'm sure when I first started hearing it it wasn't normal, and it was only the foreign drivers that spoke like that - but now they all do