What's another word for "actually" that I can use in everyday conversation? I get savagely yelled at at work because my boss's pet peeve is that word
instead of saying
>Actually, black isn't a color
which tends to be a bit... snooty? kinda 'mightier than thou' try
>well, i read that
>well, i heard that
>well, according to XX or YY
so isntead of saying
>actually, your mom is a whore
>well, i heard that your mother slept with half the office
>What's another word for "actually" that I can use in everyday conversation?
In fact it's
In truth it's
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>my boss's pet peeve is that word
That's actually understandable. Actually "actually" is one of those words that people actually tend to use far too much. They actually end up in a situation where they're actually saying "actually" in every sentence.I actually don't mid it to much but some people actually get really upset by it, actually.
>I disagree and do declare
maybe his pet peeve is actually people trying to sound smarter than other people using extra and unnecessary words (aka superfluous).
check it out--same meaning:
maybe his pet peeve is people trying to sound smarter than other people using extra and unnecessary words (aka superfluous).
Your boss is an overanalyzing cunt. Unfortunately, he's also your boss.
Just try to not say "actually." If you can't do this, then try a different filler word, but no filler word is better.
Are you looking for synonyms for the word "actually?"
>Contrary to your shit opinion...
Are you looking for a new verbal place-holder?
>Like, are you looking for, like, one of these?
>To make a long story short
Yeah, it's a tough habit to kick. Everybody's got at least one that they default to in regular conversation. I bet your scummy boss has a few of his own that he's not too proud of.
Usually you can avoid doing that by taking a second to think about the words you want to use before you say them out loud. This sounds like it'd make you seem pretty retarded in a regular conversation, but if you nod your head to show that you're listening and maybe throw in an "mhm" or something, then it'll be completely natural. Even if you don't want to make that a regular habit with everybody, you could try it when your boss is around
>maybe his pet peeve is people trying to sound smarter than other people using extra and unnecessary words (aka superfluous).
Well of course! What manager likes feeling less smart than their employees?
Actually OP, your boss is just a dick...especially if he or she is going to judge your performance based on this.
The reason your boss probably hates that word is because you use it often when, in fact, it is seldom needed. i.e."Actually, the quarterly reports showed that profits increased" could just be, "the quarterly reports showed an increase in profits." We see in this example that "actually" is often just used to make it obvious that the previous speaker is wrong and comes off as tactless and abrasive.
I also get yelled at for saying things like "he's in a call" instead of "he's ON a call", and for "staring" when he's talking to me. So fuck off, I'm not being a smartass at work.