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    Do you find that you or someone near you overuses words? I do at times.....and my wife will point it out to me......

    But lately, words that I see overused are:

    Amazing - this is used to describe something that really isn't amazing, but 'pretty good'. Like the corn dogs on Main Street are really good, but they aren't 'amazing' as I heard someone say once.

    Awesome - to really be in awe is almost to be speechless or your mouth hanging open in AWE......

    Can you think of any other words that get overused in 'descripton of'???

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    Dude!

    It seems that everyone uses that one these days, no matter what your age or gender.


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    • #3
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      Phenomenal- A lot of my friends use this word to describe restaurants and stuff but it's too powerful of a word to describe them...
      <3 Chloe

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      • #4
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        Originally posted by QuietViolet View Post
        Phenomenal- A lot of my friends use this word to describe restaurants and stuff but it's too powerful of a word to describe them...
        Agreed. Phenomenal would be if they fed you and massaged your neck and shoulders as you ate - and then if they picked up the tab...THAT would be phenomenal. :lol:

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        • #5
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          I find myself using the same word repeatedly within posts and from post to post.

          I've tried to refrain from saying "I'm sorry" because it's a phrase that some people appreciate but some hate. So, instead, I say "I feel bad about the situation" or "I'm sad for you".

          There's only so many ways I can say those things and it often looks repetitious.

          And I can't stand it when I inadvertently start each paragraph with the same word. :lol:
          "But every night, when it gets dark
          and the stars come out,
          I'll look up on her behalf.
          I'll look up in the sky and think of you."





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          • #6
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            Like
            Growing older is manditory
            Growing up is however, optional

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by OogieBoogie View Post
              Like
              OH! Like, what are you saying? (gotcha)

              My mother-in-law uses LIKE often. She's only 12 years older than I am.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Disneyland Daddy View Post
                OH! Like, what are you saying? (gotcha)

                My mother-in-law uses LIKE often. She's only 12 years older than I am.
                Exactly. I was beind someone in like today at Subway and every other word out of her mouth was 'like'. It got very annoying.
                Growing older is manditory
                Growing up is however, optional

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by OogieBoogie View Post
                  Exactly. I was beind someone in like today at Subway and every other word out of her mouth was 'like'. It got very annoying.
                  I bet if you had challenged her not to use the word LIKE in every part of speech, she wouldn't be able to talk. It's like when my Grandpa held my Grandma's hands down when she was talking once and she got frustrated and couldn't speek.

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                  • #10
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                    cool... hubby uses it all the time.. drives me batty

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by Disneyland Daddy View Post
                      I bet if you had challenged her not to use the word LIKE in every part of speech, she wouldn't be able to talk. It's like when my Grandpa held my Grandma's hands down when she was talking once and she got frustrated and couldn't speek.
                      In this neighborhood, doing something like that will get you shot. lol.
                      Growing older is manditory
                      Growing up is however, optional

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by kelly View Post
                        cool... hubby uses it all the time.. drives me batty
                        Sweet.
                        Growing older is manditory
                        Growing up is however, optional

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                        • #13
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                          Another overused word or phrase is "I'm all..." when conveying a past conversation to a third party. What they should say is "So I said..." and instead they say "And I'm all..."

                          You know what I mean???

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                          • #14
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                            I say actually and like soo many times it drives everyone I know batty...batty-er I should say.
                            "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." -Henry David Thoreau

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                            • #15
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                              I say "You know what I mean" way tooo much... I always think people aren't paying attention when I talk so I say that after so they acknowledge what I have said...
                              <3 Chloe

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                                I hate hearing the phrase "the perfect storm"
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                                • #17
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                                  Originally posted by Nancywitt View Post
                                  Dude!

                                  It seems that everyone uses that one these days, no matter what your age or gender.
                                  Guilty. I say it SO much. All the time, but it doesn't bother anyone because i guess they've grown used to it.

                                  Bionic Village Babe of the RCMC
                                  "Wisdom is knowing what you don't know" - Socrates

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                                  • #18
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                                    Basically

                                    I'm not saying I never use it, but there are people who definatly overuse it, especially when they're getting all philisophical.

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                                    • #19
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                                      Literally

                                      People will say something like "my blood literally turned to ice". Now if you fell off the Titanic and barely survived this might be close to the truth. The fact is your blood figuratively turned to ice.

                                      Chad

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                                      • #20
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                                        Originally posted by aashee View Post
                                        Literally

                                        People will say something like "my blood literally turned to ice". Now if you fell off the Titanic and barely survived this might be close to the truth. The fact is your blood figuratively turned to ice.

                                        Chad
                                        Yes. I forgot that one. I hear the most ridiculous statements made with the word literally all the time. Or they just use it in sentences where it's not necessary. Example - " I literally hear people using this kind of sentence all the time."

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