“Basically” is the new “Literally”

So I’ve been working on this show for a couple months. Rumor has, it’s doing well. I caught it the other night and it is very weird how intimately I know these people and how I know the full hour or six version of any three minute scene. But one thing I wanted to pass on that I’ve learned besides the difference between Pret-A-Porte and Haute Couture (the former you buy in a store, the latter makes you ask “someone made a dress out of a motorcycle? who would wear that?”). The one thing I’ve learned is that “basically” is the new “literally.”

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So I’ve been working on this show for a couple months. Rumor has, it’s doing well. I caught it the other night and it is very weird how intimately I know these people and how I know the full hour-or-six version of any three minute scene. But one thing I wanted to pass on that I’ve learned besides the difference between Pret-A-Porte and Haute Couture (the former you buy in a store, the latter makes you ask “someone made a dress out of a motorcycle? who would wear that?”). The one thing I’ve learned is that “basically” is the new “literally.” In the 90’s people overused the word “literally” generally applying it poorly. I am literally writing this, then again, how would you be reading it, had I done it “figuratively” (a word I’d like to overuse). But now when I hear these kids talk I hear overuse of “basically.” They were always basically doing something. And I like this because it’s never used poorly. Everything is pretty basic. I need get no more complex than to tell you I’ve basically blogged this. Or that this is basically the point I had to make. So I’m basically going to get back to work. No wait, I feel like surfing the internet, so maybe I’m going to figuratively get back to work.

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