Hey--did you know Miley Cyrus is mentoring everyone on Idol tonight?
Yep. What's she going going to do, teach them how to sing pitchy and annoy everyone?
You're doing it again.
*Flings pillow at his head*
*almost breaks picture frame*
*stomps off to write a blog post about it*
So...somehow I've started spewing out the word "seriously" 20 or 30 times a day without even realizing it. It's a noun. A verb. An adjective. An answer. A question. It's OUT. OF. CONTROL!!!!
And the worst part is: I DON'T KNOW HOW TO STOP IT!!!!
I've tried to kick dude, awesome, like, super, and all from my vocabulary for years--and it's not happening. (What? I'm a Californian--that's like, our accent. Totally.)
And now I have to add another one?
AHHH--see it's a disease!
And it's especially bad, because, yanno, I'm trying to be taken seriously as a writer (I know, I KNOW--but that was a proper usage!) and, well, it probably won't help if I sound like my vocabulary is limited to a collection of Valley Girl-esque words.
So I am begging you guys! Anyone have any tips for weeding out word abuse? Or do any of you have any words you can't help but overuse so I won't have to feel so alone in my issues? I can't be the only one, can I?