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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

"No" means "absolutely not"

Never trust anyone who says, "absolutely!".

But if, like me, you're a basically trustworthy person who occasionally slips into such corporate babble and you want to change your ways, what are the alternatives?

Here at Grumpy Lingo, we're glad you asked.

Well, there's "Indeed". No, that's too Dr Smith from Lost in Space.

"Affirmative"?. Too robot from Lost in Space.

"Certainly"?. Too Stan Laurel.

"Yeah, verily"? Too biblical.

What about "yes"? Yes, I think "yes" will do nicely.

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