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What is the most overused word in your vocabulary?

  1. Sunshine625 profile image94
    Sunshine625posted 5 years ago

    What is the most overused word in your vocabulary?

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  2. Georgie Lowery profile image95
    Georgie Loweryposted 5 years ago

    Seriously. I also have a habit of saying " you know?" It really irks me as much as I'm sure it irks everybody else!

    1. Sunshine625 profile image94
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I seriously understand about "you know" and yes it does irk many people. Myself included! smile
      My word is awesome. I really try not to use it, but it's constantly being used by me. That's not awesome. smile

  3. Alecia Murphy profile image79
    Alecia Murphyposted 5 years ago

    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.

  4. Stephanie Henkel profile image95
    Stephanie Henkelposted 5 years ago

    "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!

    1. Sally's Trove profile image82
      Sally's Troveposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Stephanie Henkel profile image95
      Stephanie Henkelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, yeah, Sherri...that's my other overused word!  LOL

    3. Sunshine625 profile image94
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Do you also use "idiot" while playing WWF? smile

    4. Stephanie Henkel profile image95
      Stephanie Henkelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Haha, Linda! Maybe at myself if I miss something good! smile

    5. Sunshine625 profile image94
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's good to know Steph! smile

    6. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
      DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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...

  5. Sally's Trove profile image82
    Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago

    "Absolutely." And I HATE when I do that.

    1. Sunshine625 profile image94
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with your comment to Steph...why, oh why go through "thank you so much" when a simple TY would do. Awesome timesaver!

  6. Docmo profile image92
    Docmoposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Sunshine625 profile image94
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I can understand patient smile

  7. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image97
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years ago

    "Like" - Seriously, like I say it all the time and it drives me crazy.

    1. Sunshine625 profile image94
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      "Like" is used often on Facebook! smile

  8. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago

    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!"

  9. ChristyWrites profile image82
    ChristyWritesposted 5 years ago

    It used to be 'like' (Like you know what I mean) and now it is 'Woot!'

    "This is a great question! Woot!

    1. Sunshine625 profile image94
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Woot is an awesome word! smile

  10. sgbrown profile image95
    sgbrownposted 5 years ago

    I have to say that I use the word "idiot" too much, but there are just so many of them our there!

  11. KathyH profile image94
    KathyHposted 5 years ago

    REALLY? No, I mean REALLY? Yep, that's the one... I try to catch myself and stop using it though. smile I think it's a popular one right now!smile Really! smile smile

    1. Sunshine625 profile image94
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Really?! For real?! Yep, I hear it often. I really do!

  12. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 5 years ago

    I have a habit of saying "anyway. . " as a transition to a new subject or to wrap up a long phone conversation.

  13. GiblinGirl profile image81
    GiblinGirlposted 5 years ago

    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 sad

  14. hotwebideas profile image73
    hotwebideasposted 5 years ago

    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

    1. Sunshine625 profile image94
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hey right back at ya! smile

    2. IDONO profile image82
      IDONOposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  15. Ky4KeithUrban profile image60
    Ky4KeithUrbanposted 5 years ago

    WOOHOO YeeHaw Hot Thud Monkey down!! Yep Say What

    1. Georgie Lowery profile image95
      Georgie Loweryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If you say that often, you must be a joy to hang around!

    2. KathyH profile image94
      KathyHposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      REALLY? (SEE? I told ya!) This is hilarious! smile

    3. Sunshine625 profile image94
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Katherine! LOL! You are a hoot and holler! smile

  16. melbelle profile image60
    melbelleposted 5 years ago

    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.

  17. Deepak Chaturvedi profile image70
    Deepak Chaturvediposted 5 years ago

    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.

  18. abithewriter profile image60
    abithewriterposted 5 years ago

    the most used is sorry i think. i often do mistake on others and walk on their back saying a thousand sorry

  19. profile image0
    Lynn S. Murphyposted 5 years ago

    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!

  20. profile image52
    OwuorSamOcholaposted 5 years ago

    '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.

  21. profile image0
    supreme upbeatposted 5 years ago

    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.

  22. hagsvilleUSA profile image60
    hagsvilleUSAposted 5 years ago

    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.

  23. Rosemay50 profile image78
    Rosemay50posted 5 years ago

    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

  24. unitify profile image78
    unitifyposted 5 years ago

    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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