When I started writing my blog posts, I really had no idea how to write or what to write about – I just knew I needed to write, really.
So me not being a writer I just started writing. Along the way, I have had typos, you know the ones; no misspelled words because ‘Spellcheck’ or ‘Proofread Writing’ catches those for me. But the grammar typos, such as using ‘to’ instead of ‘too’ or after one of my posts I published I used the word ‘medal’ instead of ‘metal’, you get the idea. Not a good student in school and not wanting to learn about grammar and sentence structure, I just write the way I talk. And I am okay with that, I feel my blog is telling a story of me not just with the stories themselves, but the way I write them, including the typos – which do drive me crazy when I see them after publish… but let’s move on.
I wrote a past post and used the word ‘really’ and questioned myself if I needed to use the word ‘really’ in my sentence. I jotted down my question and moved on. I decided to investigate what the word ‘really’ meant and am I using it correctly in my sentences.
merriam-webster.com has this definition –
1 a : in reality : actually <things as they really are> <there was nothing peculiar about her doing this, really — Peter Taylor>
b : truly, unquestionably —used as an intensifier <a really beautiful day>
c : very 2 <look really close> <he runs really fast>
2 —used to emphasize an assertion <you really should read Yeats> <really, you’re being ridiculous>
urbandictionary.com has this definition –
A statement of disbelief in a sarcastic manner. It`s like “seriously” but more obnoxious.
In response to a question that just shouldn’t be asked.<Slight Pause> Then said while cocking your head to the side a bit.
This word ‘really’ is really used quite a bit in journalism – News Highlights Please – (taken from today’s headlines)
Okay, I really think the word ‘really’, is most likely really overused and I really think my use of the word ‘really’ is really used correctly. I really feel better now. Really? Really!