As writers, we all have a natural tendency to be word nerds. That being the case, I thought you might get a particular charge out of this article published on LinkedIn. It's about "buzzwords" (and buzz phrases) -- and how the over usage of such can make us look, hmm... a bit less intellectual than we imagine ourselves to be. Guilty as charged! Some of my personal favorites are: "That said," "above my pay grade" and "zero sum game." And oh yes, "that being the case." I often use those as filler, thinking they make me look rather intelligent. Guess I was wrong.
What are your verbal crutches? Do share in the comment section. I need some new "filler."
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-- Laura Stigler
25 Buzzwords That Make Smart People Look Stupid by Dr.Travis Bradberry
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