Things I Say Too Much

I have several go-to phrases…things I say when I don’t know what else to say.

Phrases that just subconsciously pop out of my mouth.

And sometimes I get annoyed at the fact that I don’t have any self- restraint. That these words own me.

Here are a handful….


You know what I mean?




I’m sorry.

I’m so full.

(Ugh. I got annoyed just typing them out.)

Your turn. What phrases do you say too much?

Or if you know me well…what other phrases do I overuse?

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  • Do you use the "seriously?" and "really?", like, in disbelief when someone does something stupid? 'Cause I do. Lol. Those would be very high on my list of things I need to stop saying.
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  • online:

    offline / in face to face conversations:
    you know what im saying?
    are you serious?
    whaaaaaat? nooooo waaaaay! (whether it's good news or bad news and yes i do exaggerate the vowel sounds just like that.)
    My recent post 5.19.10 hold.

    • you know…i've never settled on an online laugh. i feel funny doing hahaha or LOL

  • I'm sorry, Lindsey, but this post is hilarious. I know it's not meant to be but…seriously…there's humor here. You know what I mean?

    When I saw your tweet about this post I thought "Really? Seriously? Lindsey's going to reveal stuff like that in public?" The post was definitely worth popping in to see.

    Your post just filled me with joy on a day I needed it. Seriously. I'm so full right now.
    My recent post And then, the panic set in…

  • I use "seriously?," "Really?," and "I'm sorry." all the time. But I also use: "That's just awesome." and "Nice."

  • First of all Jason you had me giggling like crazy. Secondly I am so unoriginal because I say all your phrases. I do use;

    sure, sure
    GET OUT!!
    SHUT UP!! ( as in no way, no be quite)
    NO WAY!!

    I think I am a worse offender then you. My list was your list and then more. OMG!!
    My recent post Did I just think that?

  • is probably the one that annoys me the most. I don't think I say it as much as I used to. At least I hope not.

    I also say "for real?" a lot, but in my defense my husband loves to see if he can get people to believe stuff that's just ridiculous. I never know if he's joking or not so I tend to think everyone is trying to get me to believe lies. I don't want to be gullible so I always ask if they're for real.

  • I was just thinking about this the other day. You read my mind!

    I'm tired

    To name a few 🙂
    My recent post It is Finished! Sort of.

  • I think this post is great. Everyone should take the time and list their own overused phrases. It makes one much more self-aware.
    Mine are:
    sure, sure
    HELLOOOO- in the voice of Mrs. Doubtfire. Don’t judge me.
    True, very true.

    • i say "right, right, right" when I am trying to track a cumbersome conversation…

  • Crap.
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  • Ugh.. further evidence that I am not as cool as I wish I was:
    – Good call!
    – Negative
    – Jigga what?! (note– I'm really really white)

    And my favorite– HEY-OH!

  • I say "Right, right" sometimes or "Cool, cool." The double saying of words kills me. I can't stand it when I hear other people do it so I am trying to be really aware of not doing it myself. 🙂
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  • My most-used words/phrases are:

    you know
    quiet (I'm a teacher)
    how are you doing–I've been known to ask this question several times in one conversation (weird, isn't it?)
    you see

    Oh, well, we're all human, aren't we?


  • I read your list and I mine just seemed to pale in comparison, so I am going to start using the following:

    Grandma's Whisker Biscuits

    Wait.. those all seem to be describing one thing.
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    • I think you might really start a trend with "grandma's whisker biscuits" it just rolls off the tongue

  • I also say "for real?" a lot, but in my defense my husband loves to see if he can get people to believe stuff that's just ridiculous. I never know if he's joking or not so I tend to think everyone is trying to get me to believe lies. I don't want to be gullible so I always ask if they're for real.

  • Crystal

    My husband and I use this one all the time because he’s a big “storyteller” and we are always joking around, so we use this word to know that the other person is not making something up…sad, I know. And I use it alot when someone does something stupid.

    That’s cool!
    How fun!
    That’s dumb/stupid!

  • Loved this!! Isn't it funny how we now what we say all the time, but we keep saying it!! haha 🙂

    Things I always say that drives me nuts:)

    Ohhh that's cool
    You are amazing.
    Hurry up!
    We're late!
    I'm in a snacky mood.
    We've been busy…

    Ohh this was good to actually write 🙂 It reflects alot about what's going on in my heart.

    Thanks Lindsey!

  • Love this, Lindsey! I say "wow" a lot. It can be when expressing joy, disgust, surprise, amazement or any number of other things. I say "wow" a lot not because I'm not engaged in what people are saying to me, but because I find so many applicable uses for it. But it's often the tone in which I use it that makes it different. I guess I do overuse it. I need to find a new word. Um… Wow. 😉
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  • I overuse "seriously" too much also.
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  • Ali

    It is nice to know that someone else has phrases that just come out of her mouth. Mine is "fair enough." I did not realize how much I say it until a family member pointed it out to me. And now I have to work to restrain myself from saying this phrase too much.

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  • mine are…

    fer real
    I’m busy

  • Mine are:

    It's that easy.

    I sound like a real life infomercial. Ugh.

  • awesome.
    no way!
    psh. (yes, i actually say that)

    ok. i barely say words you can even find in a dictionary.

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