Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I'm Really, Really, Really, Really, REALLY Sick of That Word

I have a new rule of thumb for Scott:

It's true, using the word "really" is an effective way to add emphasis.  HOWEVER, if you say so many "reallys" that you have to stop for a breath (let alone four breaths), you are overdoing it.

Here is a typical scenario.

Scott:  I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really...

*G tunes out for awhile and thinks about where she will get her next chocolate fix*
G, thinking to herself:  Oh maybe he's done now...
 
Scott: ...really, really...

G, thinking to herself:  I guess not.  Maybe I'll go make a sandwich.

*time passes -- a lot of time*

G, thinking to herself:  I should check in again...

Scott:  ...really, really, really, really...

G, thinking to herself:  Geez kid, spit it out already.

Scott:  ...really, really, really want a treat.

G:  Scott, you didn't eat your dinner.

Scott:  But I HATE dinner.

G:  Well, you can't have a treat unless you eat dinner.

Scott:  But I really, really, really, really..........

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And now "really" officially doesn't look like a real word to me anymore after writing it that many times.

4 comments:

Pickles and Dimes said...

Oh, man. That would be tough to listen to.


Really. :)

Lori said...

G, I laughed to tears! Forget EE, if you'd been writing for Conan he'd still have a job!
Love ya

Janssen said...

How can you make things that are so IRRITATING in real life so hilarious on a blog?

Leann said...

I can totally hear him ... "but I HATE ..." soo funny!
And I hate it when a word starts to look fake... I feel like I get dumber every a word does that.