Today's word is: Always
Always, a word we love to hate. We always over-use it.
Early in our marriage my husband and I made a point to eliminate certain words that can trigger unwanted reactions.
Never and Always were at the top of the list. I'm sure you've had those "You always," and "You never," kind of statements thrown at you in the course of your life. And of course when used in that context they just aren't true.
Although we can't eliminate it entirely (even the irritating always has its place) we can certainly try to cut back on its use.
So here are some alternatives. If nothing else these suggestions may spur you on to think of you own way to replace the dreaded word.
at every turn, at no time,
endless/endlessly, endure, eternal/eternally, ever, everlastingly, ever-living, evermore,
for all ages, for keeps, forever, forever and a day, forever and ever, forevermore,
go on and on,
have no end,
immortal, imperishable, in perpetuity, invariably,
never, never-dying, never-ending, never-fading, night and day,
till blue in the face, till doomsday, till hell freezes over, till the cows come home, to the crack of doom, to the end of time, to the last “syllable of recorded time” (from Macbeth)
unceasingly, undying, unfading, unfailingly,
without end, without exception
So, are you guilty of having accused someone of ALWAYS or NEVER doing something? Be honest.