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12 words you should stop using right now

Published 8:43pm Monday, October 28, 2013

If you want a list of words to incorporate into your conversation to make you sound more intelligent, this is not the place. Frankly, I am not sure what you hope to gain by working random Internet vocabulary words into your conversations. These lists always result in conversations in which you pause for a few seconds and then say, furrowing your brow with intense concentration, “Dang, that lady makes a fine crepitation! I’d like to show her a machicolation or two, or would I?” And that which never impresses anyone quite as much as you would like. Instead, here are a few to purge from your speech immediately:12. Actually. when you mean to use “literally,” when what you really mean is “figuratively” or “not literally.”

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