I’ve seen before but am officially copying for my own work. This is aimed at code comments, but the author suggests setting the following words as “errors” in your syntax highlighter: Obviously Basically Simply Of Course Clearly Just Everyone knows However So, Easy Using these words in an explainer context is now banned from all of my writing.

Interesting topic. This is something I have never considered but makes perfect sense. Many a time have I tried to stumble my way through something outside my comfort zone and the guides have used these words. My blog has a few how to guides and I’m now motivated to re-write these to make them easier to follow.

I would encourage others to do the same, and make guides more approachable.