It looks like the top 10 most annoying phrases for 2010 are going to hamper my conversations – so sorry if I have, or will annoy you with…
#4: To tell you the truth
#3: You know what I mean?
And to top the list at #1: Whatever
Dr. Phill says I must find a good habit to replace the bad.
Instead of saying ‘actually’ I’ll now try to say ‘certainly’, but I’ll do it with an air of snobbiness to accentuate it.
Instead of ‘to tell you the truth I will now say ‘No! Honestly’ but with an English accent reminiscent of that old show…”No Honestly”.
‘You know what I mean?’ will most likely be turned to ‘Am I talkin’ too slow for ya?’ with a western drawl, I’ll need to watch “Master of Disguise” to perfect it.
Hmmm…‘like’ I think ‘all’ should do it in most cases.
Ok, ‘whatever’, how about ‘suchlike’ with a pronounced enunciation on the ‘k’ (Snape-ishly)
Good now that I have that taken care of I can get back to life!