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Old 10-01-2015, 07:15 AM
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I was at some event - and the speaker used "At this point in time . . . " about twenty times.

I started to keep count!
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:50 AM
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I use "actually" quite often... and when you try to change it's amazing just how often you catch yourself saying it
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:14 AM
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I say "well" too often. Well, sometimes I use it to buy time while I think of what I'm gonna say. Or I'll drag it out before stating my opinion that's probably opposite what's wanted. ( "Well, I think you know what the truth is, but you don't want to admit it.").

The phrase that makes me want to grind my teeth to bits is "at the end of the day." Especially when I hear it at the beginning of the day!
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:21 AM
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It is like nails scraping a blackboard (of course they are obsolete so you young'uns just imagine a horrible screech!) to hear:

'actually' - misused horribly repeatedly even on radio and TV

'reach out to' - people in business are always saying they will 'reach out to' someone but it doesn't mean they will ever touch them or speak to them or invite them to anything or give them an assignment or solicit their feedback.....I think it means 'pretend to make an effort at communication and be glad if there is no response'

'gotcha' - someone I know says this repeatedly whether or not she really has got it, or whether the person she is listening to has finished speaking...
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:39 AM
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Many years ago I had a boyfriend who made fun of how much I liked a movie, book, etc., as in "I really liked it" or "I really, really liked it" and so on. Now I find myself saying "actually" more than I should.

Words overused by others that drive me nuts - amazing (and "she did amazing"); awesome ("he did awesome"); anything that starts out with "so"; "well wishes" (where did that come from? what happened to sending someone good wishes?). I could go on and on but "actually"...I think I've said enough.
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:40 AM
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​Repeated words don't bother me as long as they are positive. I don't allow negative words in my world.
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:47 AM
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The word "perfect"
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:55 AM
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"Amazing"....used to describe every meal.
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Old 10-01-2015, 11:30 AM
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Well I don't know about anyone else, but IMHO I would much rather hear... awesome, like, fabulous, so, really, or any of the other words listed, over so many foul mouthed men AND WOMEN, young and old, we seem to encounter on a daily basis, who can't get through a sentence without using the "F" word to describe just about EVERYTHING!!!!! So, like, needless to say, I just think it's really, totally awesome when a sentence can be completed without the use of foul language. Seriously!!!!
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Originally Posted by oh munner View Post
Well I don't know about anyone else, but IMHO I would much rather hear... awesome, like, fabulous, so, really, or any of the other words listed, over so many foul mouthed men AND WOMEN, young and old, we seem to encounter on a daily basis, who can't get through a sentence without using the "F" word to describe just about EVERYTHING!!!!! So, like, needless to say, I just think it's really, totally awesome when a sentence can be completed without the use of foul language. Seriously!!!!
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On a literal basis - thoughtlessly using any names of any God or damning something bothers me a lot more than hearing the vulgar four-letter words. Most of them are temporary conditions or messy - depending on the situation.

I don't enjoy hearing the vulgarities, either - although sometimes one of them DOES describe the situation concisely!
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