Tuesday, July 28, 2009

JOIN ME?

Was having coffee (actually a "Fantasy Island" - coconut, pineapple and orange - smoothie) with my cousin, Jane, yesterday. Every time she caught herself saying "because" she stopped, turned around, and said what she was wanting to say a different word. Then she did the same thing with the word "try." Finally, she explained.

"Try, Hard and Because are 'communication allies.' They impede clarity and create excuses instead of stating 'what is.'"

I'm going to try to eliminate those words from my "diet."

Who's in?



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10 comments:

drama mama said...

I'm in

I'm including a word to my own vocabulary:
YES

(Conversely, for certain people and situations: NO)

Anonymous said...

Hmm Had to think about that for a minute there. I think I get it. That said I've just being 'trying' to convince my daughter to use the word 'because' in interviews as I'm told that this is what 'men' do which convinces the interviewer that there's a factual reason which is more convincing. Maybe I need a re-think.
Cheers

jesswilson said...

i'll TRY but it's HARD BECAUSE i use at least two of those a LOT

pixiemama said...

YES
I'm going to do a lot of tripping over myself doing it.

Ditto Drama on YES and NO. That too.

Jamie said...

Sounds like a great idea...

I don't know if I will try it because life is busy and it might be too hard.....

Sorry I had to! :)

Wanda said...

The one I am eliminating is "but."

Lola said...

me!

Amber said...

...I'll try.

;)

Deb Shucka said...

I'm all for anything that increases clarity.

Teri said...

I am in. Other words I began rebuking within the last year--"should", "should have", and "need".