Which words or phrases do you most overuse ?
"Like I said ..." and "Do you know what I mean?"
I say "exactly" all the time to express agreement. Get made fun of for it.
I also say "random" to refer to people who are not particularly germaine to my conversation -- ie. "some random asked me if I was going to the party." I like it, but some older people don't know what I'm talking about.
The two words that I have been trying to expunge from my vocab since the sixth grade, but they still slip out occassionally, are "gay" and "retarded" as pejorative adjectives. I'm a totally sensitive person and KNOW that those words are completely offensive. But I'm around so many young students who use them routinely that I still find them slipping out -- often at embarrassing moments, as when I'm hanging out with my gay guys friends!
PS. also "um," "you know," and "like"
So and Freakin
On the internet - bump.
"hella" -> I've been working to drop this since HS :shame:
I say "sort of" a lot.
Especially in business- I'm aware of it and am trying to tone it down:
"The fabric is in soft of a melon color with sort of a smooth silky quality to it..."
"Seriously" and "Wow" --usually in the same sentence
(Did she seriously say that? Wow.)
Clearly and actually are my overused words.
my phrase is : I know, right.
I always say we'll see. I use that word quite often.
That's mine too! I also use: Oh my god/goodness and I don't care. I also curse under my breath a lot. It's a bad habit and I am always trying to break it.