Monday, August 11, 2014

Useless, actually

The word "actually" is so overused. The truth is that it rarely adds anything to a sentence -- except an extra word. But people stick it into their sentences anyway. It seems they can't help themselves.
"The fire department is searching for the actual cause of the fire." 
How is that different from saying they're searching for the cause of the fire?

What is the solution? Actually, I don't know.