What one word do you use frequently that you rather you didn't?

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  1. Docmo profile image90
    Docmoposted 12 years ago

    What one word do you use frequently that you rather you didn't?

    I realise we all develop verbal 'tics' and tend to use some words which we rather we didn't - not necessarily a swear word but any habitual frequent usage.what is yours?


  2. Merlin Fraser profile image60
    Merlin Fraserposted 12 years ago

    Not sure I have one but I can list a few that drive me mad when used as every other word.

    Like you know, she was like....

    Using too many 'Very's' is annoying... especially when someone explains that something is very unique !  Or applying it as 'it was very, very ...'

    Awsome, Cosmic, Wicked, Know wot I mean Man ?  Also feature high on the list.

  3. sangre profile image94
    sangreposted 12 years ago

    Dude and Cool, I try to stop myself using them but i keep forgetting. ;-)

    I know a person, who keeps saying "what was I going to say" and it can come up 5 times in one conversation. It's more annoying when you notice someone else doing it.

  4. Miss Paula profile image39
    Miss Paulaposted 12 years ago

    Freak in  I use it a lot  or dam it  I guess i just don't have one.

  5. Scozzo_Scotty profile image60
    Scozzo_Scottyposted 11 years ago


    Thats all i have to offer.... smile

  6. shellyakins profile image67
    shellyakinsposted 11 years ago

    but.  I use it at the end of sentences and people often wait for the rest of the sentence.  There's really nothing else.  For some reason I just tack it on there.

  7. MazioCreate profile image66
    MazioCreateposted 11 years ago

    "Hey!"  When teaching in north Queensland twenty odd years ago, I picked up the vernacular of that region, where they end sentences with "Hey".  It is more of a question than an exclamation and I've reduced its usage since, but cannot remove it altogether.

  8. Brett.Tesol profile image52
    Brett.Tesolposted 11 years ago

    OK! It drives me mad, as I keep saying it when I'm teaching ... I've started to catch myself now, but it still slips out sometimes.

  9. profile image57
    packfanposted 11 years ago

    I have had a habit of swearing a lot.  I have tried not to but especially when surprised or extremely upset I tend to slip up more.  Other than that I have done pretty well.

  10. MichelleA2011 profile image60
    MichelleA2011posted 11 years ago

    I use the word ridiculous a lot, especially when talking about something I don't agree with.

  11. nybride710 profile image60
    nybride710posted 11 years ago

    That.  I use it too often in my writing, and most of the time it's just an extra word.

  12. Kaddam profile image61
    Kaddamposted 11 years ago

    definitely the f word because I use alotta phrases and words that are connected with it.

  13. YadiraE profile image82
    YadiraEposted 11 years ago

    I use the word definitely ALOT! I hate it. I don't know why I use it too much!

  14. glenn wallace profile image69
    glenn wallaceposted 11 years ago

    To my eternal shame, I've been caught on tape using the 'filler phrase' "anywhosits" I think three times in the course of a two-hour college radio show. Needless to say, I wasn't the hard rocking rebel DJ that I imagined myself to be.

  15. luvmygirlz profile image67
    luvmygirlzposted 11 years ago

    I drive myself crazy when I catch myself saying the word crapola! I guess it's better than say the S word.

  16. Exotic_Kitten profile image39
    Exotic_Kittenposted 11 years ago

    The word I say often is the F word even though I Try not to, it just comes out anyways, but I've done better than I have in the past about sayin the word but its just as bad lol

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    AlienWednesdayposted 11 years ago

    I say, twat, but only in my head. But far to much to describe people.

  18. Kitty Grey profile image62
    Kitty Greyposted 11 years ago

    I'm afflicted with a variety of California slang and West Coast filler talk: "kickin' it", "fool", "dank", "legit", "bomb". It can be quite annoying given that my speech sounds fairly intelligent otherwise!

  19. cat on a soapbox profile image97
    cat on a soapboxposted 11 years ago

    When I am speaking, I tend to use the word "anyway . . ' as a transition.

  20. calpol25 profile image60
    calpol25posted 11 years ago

    I seem to always be using the term Oh My God... It is really annoying after a while...

  21. tobey100 profile image59
    tobey100posted 11 years ago

    The word 'that'.  It's used so many times when it is in fact unnecessary.  For example, in a simple sentence:

    I want you to know that I'm sick.   

    Why not just...

    I want you to know I'm sick.

    I have to work on it constantly otherwise I'd have 'thats' all over the place and I wouldn't want that.

  22. profile image0
    Daniella Lopezposted 11 years ago

    To my great shame I use the word "like" as if I were a Valley Girl. It drives me insane how much I use it! "This guy, he was like ugly, and like this guy was like hot." It's really rather embarrassing because my grammar is much better than that!


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