18/01/17 Crutch Words

Crutch Words

Did you know there’s a name for words that we repeat often?
Words we always use even though they add no meaning or value to a sentence are called crutch words.

For example, in the sentence “Then I was like, OMG, then like, he went there, and like…” it is pretty obvious that “like” is the crutch word. “Actually,” “honestly,” and “basically” are also commonly used as crutch words.

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