Doesn't this cute baby look like she could be saying "really?" Assuming she could talk of course.
I had the realization today that I say "really" way too much. It is like one of those statements that you just can't keep yourself from saying. Before you know it, the word is tumbling out of your mouth.
The comment I am responding to doesn't even have to be something I am questioning to cause me to say "really." Like today my co-worker Holly said to me "Your hair is getting long." [Which I love to hear because I am trying to grow out my hair and it is painful] Guess what my response was, yep, "really?" Like I don't know that my hair is getting longer. I am growing it out for heavens sake! It better be getting longer!
Before I commit to decrease my abuse of this word I want to point out that "really" is an incredibly useful word . With just a change in your voice it can have a whole new meaning. For instance it can be used all of the following ways:
Really! = "you think so"
Really?? = appalled
Anywho... "really" is my filler word. I use it when I don't know what else to say but that is ending now. I am going to try and keep my use of this great word to a minimum. I can't make any promises though.
What is your filler word?