Ed Driscoll

You Know, He's Actually Right

Jeff Jarvis writes that “Actually is the new ‘y’know’“:

The most overused and unnecessary word on broadcast is “actually.” Start counting how many times it is used by TV people and you’ll hate me for driving you nuts.

While I’m kvetching, why do TV people introduce a panel of three people and then say, “Mr. Jones, let me start with you.” Just start with him: ask your question. Why this need to warn Mr. Jones?

I actually find myself actually using the word far too often myself. As I’m actually doing right now…