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Those Five Words That Make You Sound… Stupid?

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Do you ever worry about sounding “stupid” when your speaking? Well, apparently if your using these five words in your vocabulary you do sound dumb. According to a website called FirstToKnow, you should cut these five words out of your vocab because “they make you sound stupid.” I was a bit surprised to see the list because I did not think these words were so bad.

1.) Actually. Apparently this word is used to add an extra “punch” to a thought or sentence. It is only suppose to be used to represent something that is present or exists in reality.
2.) Basically. Just like “Actually,” it is used to add extra “punch” to a sentence. It should only be used to simplify something complicated.
3.) Honestly. I use this one a lot. I know people like to say “honestly” when they are expressing how they really feel about something, but it actually means everything we said up to that point was dishonest or fabricated.
4.) Like. Ok, I agree with this one. It is often over-used and can be a bit aggravating. This word goes hand in hand with “um” and “uh” way too much. Let’s especially cut this one out!
5.) Literally. This word only applies to something that is 100% true and not exaggerated. What we should be saying in place of “literally” is “figuratively.” I can’t see myself saying “figuratively”… If you want to see how annoying Literally can be, watch this:

So, there you have it, folks. I honestly.. woops can’t say that… I will have to pay extra close attention to my words if I want to cut these out of my vocabulary. If a couple slip, I think we will be ok.

 

 

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