I Do It, Too
But I’m trying to be aware of it – and STOP.
I’m talking about the overuse of “just”. Is it because we want to sound “oh so nonchalant” or is it a verbal tic? Go on twitter and search “just”, then say the tweets in your head WITHOUT the “just”. They probably sound better!
Why can’t we just stop? It doesn’t make our writing better, it makes it sound worse.