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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

'NY Times' Writer Really, Really Hates the Overuse of the Phrase "Really?"

"I could successfully argue that the 'Really?' epidemic on scripted shows is lazy writing; why do the hard work of spinning meaningful dialogue when you can grab a cheap laugh with a single word? But I’m more concerned about the role these TV 'Reallys?' are playing in the continuing collapse of society."

- New York Times writer Neil Genzlinger singles out SNL, The Daily Show, and The League, amongst other shows, in his piece about the overuse of the phrase "Really?" in scripted television. Good thing Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler are too busy to make a "Really!?! with Seth and Amy" spin-off because it would cause this columnist's head to burst.

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  • http://twitter.com/brodie_reed Brodie Reed

    Is this even that big of a deal? I mean, really?

    • quasimoto

      yeah really

  • Pat Mongeau

    The decline of civilization is triggered by the over use of a word? Really? The word "really" signals the end of intelligent life on Earth? Really? Really, "really?" Really?

  • quasimoto

    @bda9f756dc9e921a2c6fcbde8700e6c0:disqus see, you've just proven their point.

  • quasimoto

    truth be told, i 'really" hated that word being used repeatedly by these mouth breathers.the over usage of that word has driven me to the point where i want to shove a car battery up their asses!