I have one phrase that burns me, and that phrase is “You are just so articulate.” Can someone please tell me what that means? I swear it is a back-handed compliment if I ever heard one. I, however, read this article 6 Words You Need To Eliminate From Your Professional Vocabulary and thought, oh, this may be what they mean; since these words often bug me.
- Honestly: When I hear it, I think “Were you previously lying about something?”
- Just: the words “just” sounds juvenile
- Sorry: Whenever I heard the word I hear my papa saying “Gal, never say you a sorry person, always say you apologize. “ I also think the phrase” I apologize” sounds like you’re taking more ownership of your mistakes and that you can offer a solution.
- Hopefully: Is not a word for the work place, simply make it happen
What word or phrase bugs you?