Have you ever known someone that uses a word that is less than 100%? For example, I was being trained at a job when I was 18 by a woman who constantly said the word "BASICALLY." Basically is a 75% word. You basically box the chips and basically fold the flaps of the box in like this. There is definitely room for personal interpretation there.
VIRTUALLY is a 0% word. It isn't really there, it is virtually there. But I think sometimes it is used as a word that falls somewhere in the 80s. It's hard to tell. Any thoughts?
ESSENTIALLY is a 95% word. I am essentially awake. Can you hear the lack of commitment there?
POSITIVE is a 100% word, although someone can think they're positive about something and still be wrong. I know it has happened to me before.
ABOUT is a 50% word. When people use the word, they are estimating, so I'm putting it right in the middle. It could be very close to 100%, but it could also be way off.
PRETTY SURE goes two ways. It can be a 25% word if there is a lot of uncertainty that comes along with it. But it is often used with a tone of sarcasm. In this case, I think it is a 99.9% word.
What words can you add to this list? What is your favorite word percentage word?