It’s been a while since I’ve written a post that isn’t a book review or a tag. I’ve been having a reviewing slump lately. Which is as terrifying and as frustrating as it sounds. But I’ve been thinking about how annoying my tweeting/blogging/Goodreads-ing habits are. Especially when it comes to my overuse of GIFs and certain words and phrases that I’ve realized are extremely irritating. Needless to say, those are my primordial blogging/fangirling tools. So getting rid of those habits will be almost impossible. So without further ado, here’s my list of words and phrases I use rather devotedly as a book blogger.
- literally: i do not want to talk about this one. It’s one of my favorite words; it fills up awkward spaces in book reviews and blog posts and comments. It’s embarrassing how much I use this word. I always have to check whatever I’ve written to make sure I didn’t use it more than twice. And if I did, I would most likely replace it with a totally, when it fits.
- omg/omigahd/oh my god (usually used in all caps): I usually stick this word/phrase anywhere and everywhere I see fit.
- I can’t even/whateven (also used in all caps): I usually use this when I’m swooning over a ship.
- AHHHHHH/Ohhhhhh: I use this one when I’m relating to someone 😂 Like, “AHHHHHH I agree!” You’d know how it goes if I’d ever commented on a blog post of yours.
- friggin: I hate dropping the F-bomb. I also feel like ‘freaking’ is lame? Friggin is, like, a mashup between those two words.
- [I’m sobbing]: I’m usually not. Used to express very intense emotions.
- dammit/damn: my fangirl soul loves this word very dearly
- swooning: my insides would be basically melting at something that usually my ship/otp has done. P.S. I’d actually be at the verge of swooning.
Words worthy of mentioning, too: ship/otp/dnf/tbr/ARC
Do you use any of the word/phrases I’ve mentioned? Which ones do you use the most? Are you as obsessed with GIFs as I am? Let me know in the comments-section below!