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  • Today's video is on words Americans overuse. I haven't seen these words yet, but

  • apparently it's gonna be a series of words that we, as Americans, I'm American, um

  • we over-use. We use too often. So let's start.

  • Uh, oh, the first word is "definitely." "Definitely" is definitely a word that Americans overuse.

  • We use it to, ah, put emphasis at the end of a phrase, to put emphasis at the end of a sentence, as in,

  • "Oh, that party last week was so great. Yeah, definitely!" or to agree

  • with somebody like that.

  • Oh, god! "Literally." Uh... Just in the last few days I've seen the word "literally" so

  • many times on the internet and used it in just such stupid ways. The word "literally"

  • means "actually" or "truly something." "This is literally the best hamburger I have ever

  • eaten!" So, "literally," meaning "truly" or "actually," would mean that, in that person's

  • entire life, that is the best hamburger they've ever eaten.

  • However, it gets misused a lot in sentences like, "George Bush was literally supporting

  • the war in Iraq," or something like that. Taking a phrase like that literally would

  • have to mean that, you know, the president, the former president would be, you know, physically

  • supporting a war with his body.

  • Onward. Onward. "Hilarious." "Hilarious" is the next word. I like to use the word "hilarious"

  • when something is actually funny. Um.. "hilarious" of course means "something that is really

  • funny, super funny" It's a step above funny.. maybe two step, three steps. I don't know.

  • However, people like to use this word in place of laughter. So, for example, friends are

  • talkinginstead of just laughing, the friend will say, "That's hilarious." Well if it's

  • so hilarious, just laugh.

  • Oh, this must be the last one because this is the worst one. This word is "like." Um,

  • I've probably said it several times already today. For that for the purposes of this video,

  • the word "like" is used as a filler word, so it's the same as something such as "um"

  • or "uh" or "hmm," for example. We use "like," um, as a filler word when we're trying to

  • think about something. It's not uncommon to hear the word repeated like three, four, five

  • times in a row when someone is thinking. They'll say, "Oh, you know that party that I went

  • to like, like ah.. like uh... like uh... do you know who was there?" It just invades your

  • speech sometimes when you're trying to think of something and no other filler words come

  • out but the word "like" does.

  • Ah, this wasn't the last word. There is another one. "Seriously." "Seriously" is used.. oh,

  • it's good for anytime you receive bad news. Well, not from your boss. It's a really casual

  • word. But if you hear something, um, like your friend lost their job, and you can sympathize

  • with them or maybe empathize with them by saying "Seriously? Oh, that's too bad." or

  • "Oh, tell me, like, all your problems." Oh my god, I just used "like." Oh.. God. Oh,

  • I hate myself. Is that the end? It's the end.

  • Alright, I hope you enjoyed learning about a few, um, words that Americans overuse. I'm

  • sure that there are more words that Americans overuse, but perhaps you'll find those out

  • on your own. Thanks very much for watching and we'll see you again next time.

  • Bye, bye.

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