I'm only asking for "though" as an adverb. There were already asked questions about this :

Why people says 'tho' at the end of the sentence?

Could you clarify when to use "Though" at the end of a sentence?

but I'm not convinced by the description people gave.

In fact, I sometimes hear though in situations where there is no contradiction or opposition... likes in memes or in this video :


Can you please tell me the meaning of though in such context ?

Thank you and sorry if what has been written in other questions implies an answer for my question, it's just that for now, I'm not convinced...

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    Can you transcribe the video and add it to the question?
    – Laurel
    Commented Jan 6, 2019 at 20:05
  • Well he just says "that s a cute name tho" if i m not mishearing. Commented Jan 6, 2019 at 20:18

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Sometimes, people don't go through all of the rules they would if they were writing when they speak aloud, especially in a situation where they're probably nervous like the one you gave. For those who didn't click on the video, it's one about speed dating 10 guys. Here's a short transcript of the part in question, the whole thing happens in 10 seconds.

Man: Uhm... Hi?
Woman: Hello! Uhm... (both laugh) What's your name?
M: I'm Miguel, what's yours?
W: I'm Alexa, nice to meet you.
M: Nice to meet you. That's a really cute name, though.

Here, keep in mind that the people are a little nervous, even awkward. In spoken (but not in written) English, though is used not only to contradict another idea but also sometimes just to add an idea. It could also be used as a filler word (like uh or uhm) to help the conversation along. Just don't dwell on it too much, as it sounds perfectly natural and less awkward if you don't use the though. It is by no means necessary.

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