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    Overused words in English

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by theassassin, Sep 11, 2008.

    Overused Words

    Basically, post words that you think are overused, whether in speaking or writing. I'll start:

    Good
    Very
    Awesome
     
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    Chick
    Radical
    Dude
    Man
    Oh
    What (way overused. Stop asking questions!)
     
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    I dunno
     
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    Basically.

    It was used in the OP here. I know I certainly overuse it. Certainly, too. And very, much, quite, apparently, obviously--words like that, I know I overuse them. Doesn't bother me too much. I'd much rather they just do away with "bling" and "hip."

    Look at that, I used "much" twice right there. Oh well.
     
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    Guilty. But there is only one word I cringe every time I hear it: Literally. I think it is by far the most misused word. In fact, I happen to have an article where the "assistant superintendent of the Mountain Grove School District" says this:

    ! Here is the article (a little depressing really, it's about a school eliminating it's gifted students program).
     
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    "No. Not tonight." Hear em all the time...hate those words!
     
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    I am a top offender. In my biggest youtube video that has like 87,000+ views I say dude over 50 times in the 4 1/2 minute video. It's a tad embarrassing that I sound like an idiot in my top video. :p

    Any expletive word
    Your mom goes to college
     
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    One of the worse overused words ever:

    Huh!
     
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    :D Poor NaCl - Try asking in the day next time.

    All the words already mentioned plus around here from people you barely know: Sugar, Babe, Hon, Sweetie, etc.

    And of course if you're southern you must say the following immediately before or after you talk bad about somebody - "Bless his heart" or "Bless her heart."
     
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    Definitely!
     
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    Not a word, but a phrase: " Would you like ketchup with that?"

    Substitute with "hot sauce" if you're going for Chinese.

    An overused word, going to agree with Valiance, expletives, especially the one that starts with " F ". :/
     
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    seriously?
    hey/eh
    s'up
    just kidding
     
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    F word
    B word
    S word
    MF
    AH
    Damn
    Ass
    Hell

    Very overused.
     
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    Oh my god
    no way
    shut up
    totally
    oh no she didn't!
     
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    I am a severe 'awesome' offender.

    Also, I'm not a fan of gratuitous cussin'.
     
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    I have to say I cuss, along with with everyone that I know. xD
    But not like a sailor or anything -- unless I stub my toe or something. Then it all just spews out in a slur of one long word lol.
    I'm an 'awesome' offender also. But not really often.
     
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    I am a dude, awesome, sweet, cool, man, and a WHOOOOT offender XD. I'm also rather fond of stupid, idiotic, illogical, and nubs/noobs.

    I have no regrets...
     
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    a phrase - I don't know
     
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    I am rather bad for over using the word, 'though' it's really bad.

    I don't notice overused words much, more overused phrases like:

    Ah yeah right
    Yeah nah aye (I'm so bad for this one as I started it but after hearing many misuse this phrase and say it a billion times a conversation, I hardly ever use it. It is such a versatile phrase though... hehe!)
    That's great
    So I said
    So I did
    On a mission
    So we did
    It's just not cricket
    I'm so trowled...
     
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    I've never heard those before. Ever.:rolleyes:
     
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    Niether have I, but that's probably because they are English (as in the country England) sayings.
     
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    Torana is from Australia actually.
     

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