Oh, I’m sorry, did you say something about how I talk?

Kevin Hellriegel's Blog of Worthless Advice

I’ve been having problems with certain “words” in my life. I’m making the effort to eliminate the following words and phrases:

Basically

Actually

Technically

….And something

… And stuff

I think…

I’ll try….

Let’s get into the meat of the situation, we all have phrases that we say that begin to drive us crazy. My least favorite is my habit of saying “and something”.

For example:

“The battery is very large and something.” Of course the battery is “and something”. I feel like a dork every time I say it. Please, help me stop the use of the “and something”.

And like Yoda says I shouldn’t “try”, I should “do” it.

Instead of me saying “I’ll try to mow the lawn.”

No, instead “I will now the lawn.” (Unless it is raining….who wants to mow the lawn in the rain?).

In an effort to be specific, I’m switching to:

I…

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