Automagically

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(1).  A totally lame tech-sales way to describe straight-through processing … whatever that is.

 

“So, all you have to do is click ‘send’ and the email automagically is sent to the address you typed in!  Automagically!”

 

Props to Denise M. for the submission.

 

Basically

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(1).  A grossly overused filler word whose only purpose is to attempt to make a statement seem smarter than including “um”, “uh” or other unintelligible word/sound.

 

“I swear I am going to unleash a pack of rabid squirrels on the next person that says basically!”

 

(2).  An insipid word used to frame, initiate or clarify an opinion, statement, fact, or clarification.

 

“Our product will basically transform the way you engage with your customers.”  It’s a product and it’s BASIC…..gee whiz!

 

Also see: literally and actually

 

Props to Brad for the submission!

 

Literally

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(1).  The opposite of “literally”.

 

“If Bob asks that question again in this meeting, I’m going to literally blow my head off!”

 

Props to T. P. for the submission.