• A Queen's Reign,  Blog

    Word I Hate: Influencer

    A popularized word I absolutely hate was the topic of conversation today between a friend and I just had to talk about it here. Influencer. UGGGHHHH! I HATE THAT WORD. Not too long ago, I told a different friend I hated the word and she said, “Well, you better get over it because it’s not going anywhere!” I groaned, rolled my eyes and prayed to the gods of the crazy town people who insist on using it to describe themselves. During today’s conversation my friend said something SO ON POINT that explained exactly how I feel about the word and I had to share it with you because it’s brilliant.…

  • me, my and I
    Blog,  Words

    Misuse of Me, My and I

    This is a difficult one for me because I want to start heaving with the misuse of me, my and I. Mostly because … ohhh, give me a minute now … okay I think I’ve composed myself … whoops, nope not quite … okay. It’s because of this verbal hate crime: people who say or write “I’s” Okay, I started a full body shudder just typing that tragedy. Now, hopefully, all of you are as confused as I am about why anyone would SAY this let alone WRITE IT, so let’s talk. I’m more forgiving about verbal grammatical mistakes because I know sometimes when we get talking (and in my case,…

  • Blog,  Words

    Stop using the word “literally”

    I’m not sure why people are obsessed with using the word literally. Maybe it’s because we’ve become a society of dramatics like me, so they feel the need to make sure people they the are being serious. This word is grossly overused and it needs to stop. Now. The correct definition of “literally” is to describe something in a literal sense and without exaggeration. But many people often use the word to do the opposite—add emphasis or describe something in a way that can’t possibly be true. • “I literally died of embarrassment.” • “I’m literally insane with jealousy over her shoes.” • “The puppy was so cute I literally…

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    When to Use “Over”

    A word I frequently see misused is the word “over.” You may be reading this and thinking “this chick has flipped out.” I hope once you see the video you feel like you learned something even if it is just how nutso I am about word usage. 🙂