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Posted By: michaelr
18-Aug-19 - 08:21 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
I was recently informed that one should not begin a statement with "Actually" because it makes one sound like a know-it-all. I was referred to an article that said "Actually is the word that you use when you're actually saying, 'You are wrong, and I am right, and you are at least a little bit of an idiot.'"

I'm inclined to call BS on that. What do you think?