Ten Words I Hope To Never Use

Words-Have-Power“Basically,” is the beginning of her sentence to tell me what my many years of education cannot fully fathom.

“Awesome,” is when the sun hits the earth.  Every other use is forbidden.

“So unique,” is impossible to say since unique is uniquely unique.

“To be honest with you,” begins a sentence that suggests I need to review all the stories you’ve previously told me.

“I wasn’t there but I heard that,” I wasn’t there either so we’re even now in both of us not knowing what happened so let’s forget the whole thing.

“Your sermon on the ‘end time’ was…,” my sermon had nothing to do with the “end time” and I never even used those two words in it.

“It was like,” similes and analogies are not your strength when searching for a simple noun.

“You know,” if I knew I would not be listening to you now.

“Actually,” unless we’re talking about science fiction, I suspect most of what you’re saying to me “actually” happened.

“It’s not rocket science,” when did that become the most profound and educated profession?

“At the end of the day,” I will happily not be listening nor standing in front of you.

“Never,” Actually, I know the number 10 is in my title but you never say never and basically and honestly don’t say ten when you have more.

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About Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

A Roman Catholic priest since 1980 and a member of the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians). www.Salvatorians.com. He is associate pastor of partnering parishes, Christ King and St. Bernard parishes in Wauwatosa, WI.
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