The Mad Poller What Polls at Midnight (maeincarnate) wrote,
The Mad Poller What Polls at Midnight
maeincarnate

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Attention Internet:

Use of the word "actually" is a one-way, nonstop ticket to an Internet Tone Descrepancy. No matter how genuine or actual its use may be, it sounds bitchy as all hell. Especially when it is used within the first few words of a sentence. For example:

USER A: I think the moon is made out of gouda cheese.
USER B: Actually, it's cheddar.

*or*

USER A: I think the moon is made out of gouda cheese.
USER B: I hear ya, but it's actually made out of cheddar.

Say it out loud to yourself. It's almost impossible to leave the accent off the first syllable and sound all valley girl. It works almost magically similar to opening your comment with the written "um". There are plenty of phrases and words that are suitable substitutes, so I suggest for the good of the order, we try to drop the word altogether.

Avoiding Internet Tone Descrepancies: together, we can eliminate a lot of unnecessary conflict.
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