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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Alternatives and Thankful Thursday

Alternatives is a recurring post in which I give synonyms for an over used word. Click on the tab above for a "complete" list of over used words.

Today's word is: - Get codes for Facebook, Hi5, MySpace and more
I have this strange feeling definitely has already done, but I can't find it... Parts of the list are familiar, other parts not so much. I know too, this is a long list of those dreaded "ly" words, but sometimes, when you definitely want something different, at least now you have a choice. Yes, indubitably, you have a choice.

Depending on how you use it, this list may come in handy for finding another way to say the same thing.

absolutely, about it, accurately,affirmatively, all right/alright, apparently, reprehensibly, articulately, assertively, assuredly, at all events, at any rate, authentic, axiomatically,

beneficially, beyond any doubt, by all means

categorically, certain/certainly, clearly, coherently, come hell or high water, completely, comprehensibly, conclusively, concretely, conspicuously, constructively, consummately, correctly

dead, decidedly, decisively, declaratively, denominationally, directly, discernibly, distinctly, doubtless/doubtlessly

easily, especially, even, evidently, exactly, explicitly, expressly

factual, faithfully, far and away, finally, firm, flatly, for certain, for a fact, for sure, forsooth


hands down, honestly

in all respects, inarguably, incontestably, incontrovertibly, in detail, indisputably, indubitably, in every respect, in particular, in plain English, in plain terms, in plain words, in truth, indeed, indeedy, indubitably, intelligibly, ipsissimis verbis, irrefragably, irrefutably, item by item


limpidly, literally, literatim, lucidly

manifestly, markedly, meticulously, minutely, most assuredly, most certainly

needless to say, no ifs ands or buts, no mistake (about it), nothing else but, noticeably,

objective, observably, obviously, of course, optimistically

particularly, patently, pellucidly, perceivably, perceptibly, perspicuously, precisely, perfectly, plainly, plumb, point-blank, positively, precisely, prominently, pronouncedly,

realistically, really, recognizably, right/rightly, rigidly, rigorously,

seeably, separately, simply, singly, so, specially, specifically, square/squarely, staringly, starkly, straight, steadfastly, strictly, supremely, sure/surely

to a certainty, to be specific, to be sure, to the letter, true/truly, trustingly

unambiguously, unarguably, unconcealedly, unconditionally, undeniably, understandably, undoubtedly, undeviatingly, undisguisedly, undoubtedly, unequivocally, unerringly, unmistakably, unqualifiedly, unquestionably, unrestrictedly, utterly

verbally, verbatim, verbatim et litteratim, veritably visibly,

with clarity, without doubt, without fail, without question, word by word, word for word

This is definitely not my room...

Do you have a preferred alternative?

Every Thursday, from now until I don't know when, I'm going to express my thankfulness, for at least ONE something.

I've chosen a picture of the Deep Field to remind me, and perhaps others, of how precious this tiny ball of dirt is, the one we call Earth. It is unique and rare and the chances of us finding something like it is rarer still. Even if we do find something like it, we are totally incapable to reaching it.

This is it. Let us be kind to Earth and each other. Let us be THANKFUL for what we have.

Today I'm thankful for Monarch butterflies.
Randy Son Of Robert - She Was Completely Transparent With Me (by)

These lovely creatures, eye candy for us lousy humans, are in serious decline. They could soon be going on the endangered species list.  This is something I never thought I'd see in my life-time, actually in just the past few years. It's horrifying.

Pesticides and habitat destruction are the main enemies along with drought and cold. (Hmmm climate change?)
Monarch D70 Test (1316433) Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus Purple Coneflower 3008

Butterflies UFmuseum
Today I'm thankful for Monarchs.
What are you thankful for?

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  1. Hey, and some of those alternatives don't end in LY. Bonus.
    Isn't there a town where the Monarchs as visit to breed or something?

  2. I love Monarchs but don't see them so much anymore. I agree. It's very important to be thankful for what we have. No matter what.

  3. Forsooth, I tend to use definitely a lot, but probably not as much as absolutely.

  4. Those Monarch pics are lovely! How could anyone not be grateful for the beauty of butterflies? I don't use "definitely" much, but I think certainly and absolutely are good alternatives.

  5. It's such a treat seeing butterflies. I'm going to study your list of words one more time.

  6. Loving the list this week. I use definitely quite often. The pics are wonderful and capture the very essence of the beautiful creature. I can't remember ever having seen a Monarch in real life.

  7. Great list, Bish. The Monarch Butterfly pictures are beautiful.

  8. Love the butterflies. I try to avoid the word definitely when I can, so I won't look for alternatives. But that's quite a list.

  9. Lovely post. So much to be thankful for. I will definitely ponder this.

  10. Ah the Monarchs. I just went to their protected habitat in Pacific Grove, CA. There were more there this year than last, giving rise to hope that they may be in less trouble than expected.

    I saw huge clusters of them hanging from the trees. Beautiful!


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