Ok. I am sure that you have noticed some of the substitutes for real conversation enhancers that that have started to be accepted as valid over the last couple of years. They have really started to get on my nerves because they really just deflect questions or provide convenient excuses. That is how I have started to use them. Here are a few of my favorite (or least favorite).
- "At the end of the day, ..."
- "It is what it is."
- "We are gonna shock the world." (In response to being an underdog)