A Parenthetic Phrase (as It Were)

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I’ve started to include the words “as it were” when talking, far more than I should, and often for no apparent reason. By saying this when there’s no apparent metaphor I’m making some sentences vaguer and other seem like baffling innuendo. I don’t know where I’ve picked this up from (my vocabulary is easily influenced) but the phrase is already irritating me, never-mind any unfortunate people trapped nearby.

Using a swearbox asitwerebox has been suggested.

As it were, as it were.