I gave a short brief at work about business writing and one thing I did highlight was the need to do away with useless business jargons and buzz words.
And I obviously need to practice that myself as I notice that I use the word “basically” a lot.
I know that whenever I wanted to explain something or whenever I’m in a discussion, I will say that word all the time, every time.
I don’t know when I got infected by it but I find that it’s a favourite of many. You hear it wherever you go and with most people whom you speak to.
And I can’t seem to stop it from coming out of my mouth.
When I am speaking and as I think to speak, I’d soon say “basi-”... and I would have no choice but to complete the word and get on with my speech, though my thoughts will be interrupted with some self-chiding going on.
The trick now is to stop my brain from producing that now dreaded and useless word.
But how? The brain thinks what it wants to think.