Finch's thread reminded me of something that happened last night. DH and I went to the park for a lantern-lit hike around the gorge and grist mill. The woman who was our tour guide used the word "actually" a MILLION times. You couldn't hear anything else she was saying. All you heard was "actually". So the group returns to the grist mill and go inside. Her son ( or at least we think he's her son ) is the mill manager. HE uses the word "actually" MORE than she does!!! It was maddening. My DH was about to crack up. "And the metal pipe <b>actually</b> comes down here and <b>actually</b> turns the stones so they can <b>actually</b> grind the wheat and corn, <b>actually.</b> or "The mill was <b>actually</b>built in the 1700's and <b>actually</b> was closed for a long time"...it just went on and on. I'd say this was worse than people who use "like" too much. ARRRRRGH!