Wednesday, May 10, 2017

three little words--

that never solve anything but somehow absolve the user of  any extra effort:

should 

would

could

I call them weasel words.  "I should really wash that floor, but...
                                           "I could call, but what's the point?"
                                           "We would, if we could find a baby sitter, but..."

And all of them include 'but' in the job description.


2 comments:

  1. weasel words! I love it! that's the perfect way to put it. i'm stealing it :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Please do, Nova. I'm flattered. I've also banned the use of any of these within hearing distance.

      hahaha I wondered how I came by it, apparently it's not mine. Just looked it up to be sure, and there it is, "words used with the intent to mislead..."

      But feel free to steal it, and make sure I get the credit, lol.

      Delete