Don’t take this the wrong way, but you’re probably being dishonest. According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, common phrases we say every day are being used to deceive others.

To be perfectly honest, experts say phrases such as “I hear you” and “I’m just saying” obscure the point you’re really trying to make.

For your convenience, Greg Gutfeld shared his take today on Shepard Smith Reporting. He called it therapy-talk, but thinks it should be outlawed. “They aren’t lies. […] What they are is for cowards to tell you the truth without actually saying the truth.”

So if you use these “verbal tee-ups,” we just want you to know, you’re being passive aggressive.