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Discussion on: The 4-letter-word word that makes my blood boil

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alt (Guna)

Good post.

I have noticed that I have used this word to belittle what I do/my thoughts. I almost used it while re-tweeting and suggesting a heuristic based on the insights in post and comments.

It's interesting how the usage and intention of the word was changed.

From this:

just
adjective
1.
based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair.
"a just and democratic society"
synonyms: fair, fair-minded, equitable, even-handed, impartial, unbiased, objective, neutral, disinterested, unprejudiced, open-minded, non-partisan, non-discriminatory, anti-discrimination; More
adverb
1.
exactly.
"that's just what I need"
synonyms: exactly, precisely, absolutely, completely, totally, entirely, perfectly, utterly, wholly, thoroughly, altogether, in every way, in every respect, in all respects, quite; More
2.
very recently; in the immediate past.
"I've just seen the local paper"
synonyms: a moment ago, a second ago, a short time ago, very recently, not long ago, lately, only now
"I just saw him"

To shrugging things, thought and even people around as "That's just somebody..."
Now that I think I've used it also when I tried to explain why I did the thing that went sour - "I just thought that this will be helpful" In blame/shame strong culture this most likely would sound as poor excuse. In healthy environment it could sound more like insecure answer.

(:

I will be more conscious on this one. (:
Now I do wonder how often and with which meaning I use this word.