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Old 10-03-2011, 06:12 PM   #41
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"Basically" drives me nuts, especially when used 5 or 6 times in as many sentences. If something is that "basic", it should be able to be condensed down to one sentence!
So basically, you're saying that the word basically is basically used too much?

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Old 10-03-2011, 06:15 PM   #42
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So basically, you're saying that the word basically is basically used too much?

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You got it. I work with well educated folks who talk just like that!
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:19 PM   #43
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I don't think they are regional but the ones I hate to hear are "you know" and "if you know what I mean". Many times they are repeated several time in a conversation.
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:41 PM   #44
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"Basically" drives me nuts, especially when used 5 or 6 times in as many sentences. If something is that "basic", it should be able to be condensed down to one sentence!
oops I know I'm guilty of this one. I think it comes from my time teaching sheet metal and also as a skydiving instructor. Sometimes you are giving a lot of information to process, so you insert a "basically" to sum up the most important thing or things to remember. If you are reading your students' faces and they look blank, you need to rephrase and condense things. Inserting a "basically" can help you continue and emphasize the overall thought you are trying to convey.
Basically I am saying that I use that word a lot.

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Old 10-03-2011, 06:51 PM   #45
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your use of "basically" as you describe it, has a purpose, pac, and therefore is a righteous use of the word.:)
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:55 PM   #46
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Cool beans.
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:59 PM   #47
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Basically, you guys are righteous!
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:11 PM   #48
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I'm having so much fun reading these posts and there are a lot that I agree with, and a few that I'm guilty of. There are even a few that I agree with and am guilty of.

Word over used by fashion/entertainment media, svelte. While standing in line at the grociers I once counted eight magazine covers that used the word.

Also, the gaming/geek(wannabe) crowd(sp?) have ruined the words elite and epic.

The one that drives me the craziest though is dude, because it slipped into my own language. I hadn't used the word since the seventh grade and cursed the two friends who used it so often that it slipped into my own speech patterns.

"Dude! I agree with..." Pause, stare, glower, "Curse you both."

They knew immediately why I was cursing them. They just laughed extremely hard and crowed victory. I still occasionally mentally curse them for that word even though I manage to edit the word out of my thoughts most of the time.

Longwindette signing out. :)
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I am having a great time reading this thread, but I am sort of afraid to add anything. You know what I mean?
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:46 PM   #50
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I mean really, how can someone in the business not know how to properly pronounce it?
Is that sort of like the guy with access to the launch codes who pronounced nuclear, NUKULAR??
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