A list of words that people need to 'basically' stop using

Presenter Eusebius McKaiser asked listeners to reflect on words, pronunciations and phrases that have become overkill in the South African lexicon.

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Below are some of the words callers and Twitter users had to contribute:

  • narrative
  • curate
  • agency
  • disingenuous
  • artisanal
  • apparently
  • rhetoric
  • cognisant
  • fundamentally
  • condemn
  • cool
  • so
  • self-correct
  • divisive
  • harass
  • deadly
  • seasoned

Also read: 14 job titles that callers can't take seriously

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