…is a dangerous word.
I’m thinking of eliminating it from my vocabulary.
Chances are, whatever you are about to say isn’t obvious to the whole world.
It’s probably not even obvious to the people around you.
I’m currently reading Comparing Political Regimes by Alan Siaroff for my research. I quite like his writing, and as far as political books go, it’s easy to read.
But he’s overusing “obviously.” I find myself wanting to scream, “Maybe it’s not so obvious to some of us! Maybe we’re just trying make sense of politics, we’re way in over our heads, and it’s not that obvious to us!”