If you’ve ever tried to sound smart by using certain phrases, bad news – you may have had the opposite effect. A 2005 study – aptly named “Consequences of Erudite Vernacular Utilized Irrespective of Necessity: Problems With Using Long Words Needlessly” – showed that when someone used overly complicated words, people’s opinion of them dropped. So what kind of words cause a negative impression? Here are a few common ones: Plethora Actually Honestly No Offense Just Sayin’ Like/Uhh Irregardless Literally,…