Seriously. I also have a habit of saying " you know?" It really irks me as much as I'm sure it irks everybody else!
I don't know and I guess are probably up there. But my entire life is framed by various catchphrases I've employed. Even though I write and try to be creative, I talk in cliches more than anything.
"Idiot" I mutter it under my breath all the time while driving down the road, watching the neighbors do something stupid and even at my family (not out loud!). I yell it at politicians on TV and at the lady who chooses the wrong letter on Wheel of Fortune. I direct it at litterbugs and people who misuse handicapped spaces at the grocery store. My all purpose word for all my pet peeves...
In writing, I have to be careful or I'll use common adjectives like "great" or "beautiful" every other word. It's easy to get in a rut! This is an interesting question that's bound to make me stop and think about my vocabulary!
You are kind, Stephanie. I'm more likely to utter, "A-hole."
And right you are about unnecessary adjectives, in my case superlatives..."Thank you so much," when a simple TY will do.
This question is going to make me re-think my writing style.
Oh, yeah, Sherri...that's my other overused word! LOL
Do you also use "idiot" while playing WWF?
Haha, Linda! Maybe at myself if I miss something good!
LOL @ your driving reactions. We have a great number of, shall we say, 'mentally challenged' drivers around here..and the words I use to 'vent' tend to be unprintable...
It changes from time to time and maybe also depends on who I am talking to. I do tend to use the word 'narrative' a lot. (don't ask why!) Professionally I end up using the word 'patient' for understandable reasons.
"Like" - Seriously, like I say it all the time and it drives me crazy.
I'm afraid I'm guilty of succumbing to the current vernacular twins of, "Seriously?!" and "Really?!" When something goes slightly awry, or someone does or says something idiotic.
And every time I hear myself utter either of those words in that context, I give myself a kick in the pants and say, "Is THAT the best you can do? Get some originality, there, girl!"
It used to be 'like' (Like you know what I mean) and now it is 'Woot!'
"This is a great question! Woot!
I have to say that I use the word "idiot" too much, but there are just so many of them our there!
REALLY? No, I mean REALLY? Yep, that's the one... I try to catch myself and stop using it though. I think it's a popular one right now! Really!
I have a habit of saying "anyway. . " as a transition to a new subject or to wrap up a long phone conversation.
Great question. I would have to say "like" - I unfortunately insert it into like every sentence I say. Haven't been able to break the habit
I depends if you are a positive or negative person. If you are positive, I would think "Hey" would be it. If you are negative, I would say it would be the dreaded, but ever popular "F" word. LOL
And have you noticed that the "F" word is used more by women than men now? Growing up, you never heard a female say it. It really sounds strange when a woman uses the wird "mother" before it. Don't make sense.
If you say that often, you must be a joy to hang around!
Katherine! LOL! You are a hoot and holler!
I say the word "okay?" a lot. I will tell somone something or ask them something and then say, "okay?" I am trying to cut down but it sounds awful to me. I cringe every time I do it.
Actually,yes actually what? Actually I want to say.So you know I could do well with this actually.But can't write any hub actually on this actually.
the most used is sorry i think. i often do mistake on others and walk on their back saying a thousand sorry
My word is SO. I start a lot of sentences with that and I need to read and re-read etc. to eliminate all the unnecessary times I use it. So....therefore....LOL!
'Hello' is the overused vocabulary in my use. I receive hundreds of call a day and the first word I use even to a friend is hello.
What an interrogation Madamji ! Someone says okay ,someone says sorry ,someone says hello someone says utter ,someone says woh ,but I will certainly agree with the person who says it matters from time to time .Till I will also add to it that one needs to utter words about eating thrice a day at least and the pronouns 'I' and 'you' can not be left into the dustbin .These are only two considerable facts .There are so many a fact behind our thought which should be brought to our mind while thinking of most overused word.
i see that lotsa people have the same problem with "like" that i do! mine isn't so much in random sentences, though, as it is in telling people about conversations i've had. "i was like..." "he was like..." "she was like..." "like..."
it doesn't sound right for me to say, "i said..." "and then she said..." "then both of us said..."
in written form, i have no problem, but in conversation, the 'likes' get me every time.
Well 'Awesome' is the word I am trying to get out of the habit of using. I also tend to add 'Well' in front of a sentence. "Well I just love this" or " Well I went to the shops and got... " or "Well he came over and said..." *It must be annoying to others I'm sure
I believe the most overused word in anyones vocabulary is probably I. What, where, where, why and how are a few others.
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