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(11 Posts)
prism Tue 25-Sep-12 13:39:23

Is it my imagination or does the whole world now think that no sentence is complete without this word?

Especially politicians, in whose case very little is ever clear.

WilsonFrickett Tue 25-Sep-12 19:17:13

It's the 'to be honest' of our times. And as 'to be honest' never denotes honesty, 'clearly' never denotes clarity. Clearly.

somebloke123 Wed 26-Sep-12 11:23:21

I remember Peter Mandelson being asked a question once in an interview (I can't remember what) and he started his reply with, "Since I am no longer in office I can give you an honest answer".

ByTheWay1 Wed 26-Sep-12 11:29:57

At least we seem to have moved on a bit from "at this moment in time" ....argghhhhhhh.

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 26-Sep-12 11:36:01

Going forward, let's hope people stop using it.

<shoots self>

JessieMcJessie Tue 30-Oct-12 19:05:16

I find that a lot of people are also over- using "obviously" for things that are not at all obvious, makes me feel like a fool even though they are using it as mindless punctuation.

EvilTwins Tue 30-Oct-12 19:06:36

"Obviously" and "literally" annoy me just as much.

seeker Tue 30-Oct-12 19:08:08

My dd uses "Clearly" as a put down. It is incredibly effective!

MirandaGoshawk Thu 01-Nov-12 16:53:04

'Obviously' seems to be compulsory in all interviews with all footballers after a match. We have great fun counting them.
<<don't get out much>>

vintageviolets Thu 01-Nov-12 16:56:47

It was "super epic, clearly"

Arggggghhhhh

Nancy66 Sun 04-Nov-12 19:17:04

David Cameron uses 'let me be clear' all the time which is a bit daft because it's usually followed by a load of waffly bollocks.

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