Erin (amoulixes) wrote in linguaphiles,
Erin
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"You're going to want to..."

Tell me about the phrase "You're going to want to (yer gonna wanna, as I say)." I noticed it came out of my mouth today and thought about other times I've heard it. I seem to use it when directing someone, giving advice, or making a suggestion. For example, today I said "Yer gonna wanna make a left up here" as giving directions on the road. It's a mouthful compared to saying "take a left," "left up here," "turn left," etc.

Is it some strange polite way to tell someone what to do (as not to sound too demanding)? Who else uses this?

From Florida, 23.
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