Meaningless phrases people use every day
At the end of the day, you’ve got to start at the beginning. We, as human beings, happen to be addicted to the fillers below. But widespread use doesn’t make these turkeys fly.
Sometimes people just don’t think about what they’re saying. That’s especially true for those phrases that are so common and have burrowed so deeply into the lexicon that they just fall out of your mouth or course through your typing fingers with no cooperation from your brain. But if your brain did get in on the action, it might discover that those phrases—often filler words meant to imbue your prose with rhetorical flair—really don’t mean much. So what’ read more...
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