Something I do, say and hear a lot..
I like to use ".." a lot.. see. I'm ok with periods and commas.. but the double period just seems so much more appropriate.. and then I don't have to talk/chat/type in complete sentences. I think I type the way I talk, and I just don't talk with commas..
I find shortening words to be very efficient and hilarious.
Me: I just won the lottery! (For real, like last year.)
You: Oh my gosh, that is amazing!
What you should have said: Oh em gee, that's AMAZE!
Try it. You'll be a big hit.
(I hear.. I crab about this one a lot to my mom and boyfriend)
If you do this, stop doing it. If you know someone who does this, I don't know what you should tell them.
You: Who is hosting the potluck next Wednesday?
You: I thought so, but I wanted to make sure.
Did you really think that??? It's ok to not know something..
This brings me to one of my life lessons.. Some time during my adolescence, my soccer coach asked me why I did something on the soccer field.. My response was, something like, "I thought.. I wanted.. I just.. uhhhhhh.." and my coach said, "Just say 'I don't know'" so I said, "I don't know." (I'm very coachable.) Instantly, he lightened up, and explained to me what I should have done.. He gave me a totally appropriate shoulder squeeze, and said, "Excuses are for losers.. get back out there." Well, at 12-14 years old, I was NOT going to be a loser.