discursively speaking, rudy runs in the front

Has anyone else noticed a spike in the use of the reality is…, both in place of constructions like “In fact” or “actually,” AND in less syntactically or thematically appropriate places? It sticks in my craw largely because I first encountered it as a verbal tick of old Rudy’s.


3 Responses to “discursively speaking, rudy runs in the front”

  1. Dave3544 Says:

    Does this irk you more than “When you think about it…”?

  2. kyle Says:

    I get kind of annoyed with “at the end of the day…”

  3. david Says:

    The absolute worst is “It is what it is,” when people don’t feel like actually explaining something.

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