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‘For your age’: Avoid these everyday phrases to seem smarter

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“That’s really unique.”

Doc Thompson and the guys looked at a list of phrases you shouldn’t say if you want to appear smarter on Thursday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson.”

The “8 things smart people never say” include “you look tired” and “you lost weight,” both of which are overly personal and critical, making you less appealing to the other person. Another important one to avoid is adding “for your age” to the compliment “you look great.” Qualifying the compliment with “for your age” can actually be insulting.

An ungrammatical but common phrase to avoid is saying something is “really unique.” Because the word “unique” already means “one of a kind,” it can’t be further qualified with “really.” Something is either unique, or it’s not.

While he admitted that sometimes he barely has a filter, Doc thought he should get extra credit for all of the things he already doesn’t say. “The Morning Blaze” audience contributed their own phrases under the hashtag #SmartPeopleDontSay.

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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