Recently I've been trying to modify the way that I use the word "just"
when I'm at work. Merriam Webster offers a few
definitions of the
word; the one I'm interested in is the one that means "only",
"simply", and to a lesser extent "exactly". I've been working on a new
project that involves integrating a number of systems, and as I began
rolling pieces out I received a lot a questions in the form of
"Couldn't you just ...?" These annoyed me at first, but as I thought
about it I realized I often asked questions in the same way, so I
began to examine the word and the way I use it.