How often do you use the following words?
Actually / literally / basically / honestly / like / obviously
STOP! These words can make you sound pretentious.
Guilty as charged. I use them to give me time to think, or to emphasize a statement. My pet hate is “like” and the over-use and over-abuse of it. Like seriously?!
Read more on why these words should be avoided at all costs: http://www.dictionary.com/slideshows/umwords?param=slideshow-email¶m=email&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Slideshow%207/11&utm_content=A&utm_term=slideshow-snapshot#actually