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Absolutely, Absolutely, Absolutely, Absolutely

How many times in a row do you think you can hear that word from reporters or guests on television these days?

Recently I heard a guest on a program say it 4 times in a row. The reporter had not said anything in between. She replied absolutely with 4 different voice inflections.

Once is enough!

  • Don’t they know any other words?
  • Can’t they change it up a bit?
  • Do they have to say it more than once in response to one question?

I can understand the guest may not be experienced at being interviewed and is still trying to shake  it off.

But the reporter? The broadcast journalist who probably went to school and should know better!

There used to be a time when the reporter did their own editing if the interview was taped or at least watched while someone else did it. Doesn’t appear to be happening these days.

Do they not ever listen to themselves or watch the interview?

If these reporters are wanting to move up in the News business, they need to expand their vocabulary!

How many different words for absolutely? Here are a few.

definitely
positively
completely
thoroughly
precisely
actually
entirely

Please listen to yourself and use another word.

How about saying something as simple as “Yes”.

This is what`s bugging me today!

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  1. Barb
    January 5, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    I agree with you absolutely (pardon the pun)!
    Seriously Rosemary, I know what you mean because I too, have noticed that word popping up frequently in interviews. Must be the “in” word at the moment, do you think? But it does get beyond a joke – there are other words that could be used, and sometimes, even a simple “yes” is enough.
    A good rant for today!

    • January 5, 2011 at 3:59 PM

      Ah, but you used it in a sentence. They are saying the word all by it’s little lonesome self. That’s what bugs me. I’ve been muting the television when someone is on saying it frequently.

  2. January 5, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    Wow, I absolutely, like really truly absolutely think you have an absolutely really, really, like absolutely good point!
    😉

    • January 5, 2011 at 9:03 PM

      Thanks, I wish more would and stop using it so much. I even contacted a few of the broadcast stations here in Canada with a comment about it. I received no response. 😦

  3. January 6, 2011 at 3:42 AM

    Hi classyrose…could not agree more. Many years ago in the UK the “in” word was absolutely. We went to a “trendy” party full of plastic people and I swear every sentence ended in ABSOLUTELY. It got to the point in the end where I ceased to listen to what they were saying and was just waiting for the A word 🙂
    PS another annoying word is Awesome! Not sure where in the world you ar located but we heard this alot when we were on an American cruise going to Alaska. Are you in the USA?

    Love your blog so have subscribed
    PigletinPortugal

    • January 6, 2011 at 3:59 AM

      Thank you so much! 🙂
      I am in Toronto, Canada. Yes, awesome is overused here too. I’m loving the mute button for the television remote!

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