I like to use the word 'really' when another option would be to ask the question: 'Are your serious?'
I know! I am totally unique. The word-used-as-a-question is only over-used because other people wear it out. True statement; just ask my family!
Today I am in a mood to start most of my conversations with 'really? .......'. Allow me to provide some examples:
"Really? I still have goopy snot stuck in the back of my throat? It's only been like 7 days and 2 million hawky coughs and WAY too many pills to thin it out.
"Really? Why does my son have to crawl back under the covers after breakfast and make me into the mean mom be having to raise my voice and sound empty threats about Santa watching. Just get dressed, dude. It's Tuesday. School. Again."
"Really? How did I forget to grab 1/2 n 1/2 for my coffee at the store yesterday? I believe it is the reason I went there in the first place!"
"Really? I thought you got a flu shot. Sore throat, headache, no appetite, fever . . . . . . crap. You have diabetes, you can not have the flu! Ack. Crawl back under the covers. It's Tuesday. No School for you."
let's throw in
"Really? I just did the laundry!"
just for fun
"Really? What makes you think just because you have a big car, that probably costs more per month than my house payment, you can cut in front of everyone in the school drop off lane????????"
"Really? Pimples? The big kind that hurt? At 38 years old? COME ON!"
What is your 'really' today??????