most overused word?

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  1. Christ Reynolds

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    since about 1996 or so, i think the most over-used word, at least by my age group (college age) is "sketchy". i admit that i used to use it when i first heard it, but EVERYONE says it now, pretty annoying. and i have another, if i include phrases. "all about" has been bugging me for a few years now. heres an example of both of them being used: "i am all about going to that nice bar in town, not that sketchy place down the street". how irritating. i wish people would just say what they mean, instead of creating strange words and phrases. i strongly dislike cliches too, but thats another post altogether, possibly when its not 4 am. i am 'all about' going to bed.

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    "Awesome"
     
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    A couple I've come to hate:

    Solution and Issue - They are used everywhere, mainly by tech companies.
     
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    Let's see. "The" is used quite a bit. So are "a" and "an". "And" is common too. Don't forget about "is". [​IMG]
    In all seriousness, "awesome" is a good one. Along those lines, "best" and "greatest" are overused.
     
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    "like"
     
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    "Basically"
     
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    In DVD reviews, the word 'reference'.
     
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    At an awards ceremony the use of the word "surreal" goes crazy. It just bugs me now.
     
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    Dan Hine (above) wins the prize! (I agree with you....along with "ya know"). [​IMG]
     
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    Extreme!
     
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    Whatever
     
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    Dude, you're gettin' a Dell!

    Sweet!
     
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    Incredible!
    Everything now is described as "incredible". English is unusually replete with precise and descriptive adjectives yet "incredible" is used for everything from eggs to nail polish. Buy a thesaurus Madison Avenue!
     
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    "Alrighty then" as used in the movie Pet Detective.

    Stop already!
     
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    The word "suck" (as in "This movie sucks!" or "That sucked!"). Also, "hack".
     
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    The one word I'm really tired of hearing: no. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm like thinking like the most like overused like word is like probably like "like."
     
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    "overused"
     
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