Thursday, April 9, 2009

I say what I mean...sort of

I am a grandiose speaker. I know it. I can admit it. I like words, and I use a lot of them. One of the things that I always notice about everyone, even myself, is when people overuse a word or phrase. As soon as I notice it, it becomes like a giant red flag that waves in my face every time the person says it. This is especially annoying with my own overused words and phrases, as I know I am doing it, but I CANNOT STOP.

In an attempt at self-evaluation (and because I couldn't think of anything else to blog about) here is a list of words and phrases I overuse, along with examples of my overuse.

1. Literally (There were literally 500 people in Target today.)
2. Seriously (I am seriously going to give Ethan away if he pours shampoo on the carpet again.)
3. Are you kidding me? (Ethan poured shampoo on the carpet again? Are you KIDDING me?)
4. Like (I voted for Kris like 90 times last night.)
5. {Superlative adjective} {noun} EVER. (This is the best cake EVER. That is the worst song EVER.)

6. Ridiculous (That pasta is ridiculous, it's so good.) Thanks, Michelle, for reminding me!

Have I missed any? Most of you know me pretty well. Go ahead, tell me what I say. I can take the heat! Seriously!

(Yes, I know I just used seriously there. It was an attempt at irony...never mind.)


Melanie said...

I remember for a while you were prone to "issues". As in, "I don't do heights...I have issues." (just an example...I don't think you're scared of heights!) Do you still use that one?

Anonymous said...

Are u kidding me? You literally just described my whole vocabulary! It is like you were talking about me. Seriously! That is the funniest thing ever!---Renee'

Alice said...

I wish I was around you more to know if you used any other words too often.

I use "actually" WAY too much!
You covered most of my daily vocab. I use "seriously" for everything (ie. You mean it? What an idiot! You can't mean it! Come on! I can't believe it! Again! Really?!! Hurry up!!! Get out of the way!! OMG!!) You name it and I use SERIOUSLY and/or REALLY for it! Love to know that I am not the only one that does this.

Lindsey said...

Are you kidding me? Those are like literally the only things that I ever hear you say. Seriously!

I am starting to use "Seriously, no really, seriously?!" a lot. :)

Anonymous said...

You forgot "ridiculous". I love it when you say it though....especially with descriptions of food!!!By the way, I forgot to get one of those ridiculously good cookies before I left yesterday!!!

Anonymous said...

I do NOT want to know what mine are!!! But, I am sure you could tell me.