Ahem.. “What’s a great way to spice up my content?”, “How do I make my blogpost sound more spontaneous?”, “How to unbore my survey questions and get more responses?”
Are these questions you ask yourself? You’re not the only one. When writing a blogpost or composing surveys, the human element is often overlooked, while this is actually very easy to do.
What do I mean by that? “Hey, I just won the lottery, I am feeling very excited!” That’s one way to put it, but.. “Boo-yah! Guess who just won Willy Wonka’s golden ticket?”
One simple word, boo-yah, shows just HOW excited you are. These little meaningful words are called interjections, perfect to add a little sparkle to your content.
In fact, if we compared our “boo-yah” to some basic expressions of excitement, it looks something like this:
That’s why we created this list of the 100+ most common interjections, to spice up your content whenever and wherever you see fit.
Uhm? What are interjections?
They’re short exclamatory sentences, made to transfer an emotion, usually without grammatical meaning or correlation to other parts of the sentence.
Much rather than saying “That hurts!” shouting “Ouch!” is easier and a more effective way to show what you feel. You can also stretch them to strengthen the emotion: “Oohhhhh such a cute kitty!” or “Ewwwwww, spiders are G.R.O.S.S”.
Oh, and most of all, they make your content feel that much more interactive and personal!
Zowie, a whole list of interjections!
So many emotions and even more words to convey them! We get that, so we’ve categorized the most common interjections for you in this easy overview. Woo-hoo!
Download the entire interjection list in an easily printable version here!
A text which simply provides facts without any emotion will quickly become dull and stale. Or worse… unread! While forced interjections out of *poof* nowhere, may feel insincere and overpowering. … (That poof was awkward, wasn’t it?)
An interjection is a short, efficient way to “in(ter)ject” a human element and may help you add just that extra punch to your text.
Know an interjection that should absolutely make the list? Don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.
Ready to add more life to your content?Download all 100+ interjections for free here!
Whew! You’ve reached the end. Now go create some awesome, engaging content!