Because you actually could say actually in actually any sentence where you’re talking about actual facts.
Because rather than using it before anything, its actually meant to be a contrasting word (like in this sentence).
Look’s like another word that’s now being used after people have worn out “like…”, “literally…”, “totally…”, etc. No one’s actually using it properly, they just don’t know any other adverbs or adjectives that are actually much better.
Words means different things to different people. I heard about a daughter who told her dad that a twig had fallen on the family car, but that “twig” was an inch thick and left a dent.
The word “idea” is (shock-alert) more varied than that. And it can cause people real misunderstandings.
See, some people really like, “throwing around ideas”. But some people think that means coming up with new ideas, brainstorming, imagination. Other people think that means we get existing values, structures, programs and we tear them apart, assess them, dash them against the rocks.
So, one sentence, two very different emotional responses.
The manager-tools guys note this too. They point out that if you ask “does anyone have any ideas about this”, some people will make suggestions about lunch, others will make suggestions about setting a whole new direction for the organisation.
The point is, “ideas” is such a vague term that, if you’re going to use it, you need to give some control or limits or boundaries to specify what type of “ideas” you’re looking for.
Yes, actions do speak louder than words. But they have a very limited vocabulary, in fact, actions communicate very few things when it’s said and done. (Or just done for that matter.)
The best actions can do is communicate that I love you (assuming you happen to interpret my actions the way I intend them).
But actions can never communicate that Jesus loves you. Only words can communicate that.
If you’re not speaking the gospel with words, then your actions are nothing but very loud white noise.