Mudcat Café message #4005085 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132499   Message #4005085
Posted By: Backwoodsman
19-Aug-19 - 08:03 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
I put ‘actually’ and ‘basically’ in the same category - they are ‘starter-words’ intended to put the other party(ies) in a conversation on the back foot.