What words/phrases make you cringe?

United States
February 7, 2007 3:27pm CST
One of my top pet peeves is "reference" as a verb meaning "refer to": "That episode of Will & Grace referenced Ally McBeal."
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• United States
7 Feb 07
I can't stand the word "pamper" as in "I'm going to take a bubble bath to pamper myself." It just reminds me of diapers. Also, the slang that people say, "That's how I roll." That drives me nuts too.
• Italy
9 Feb 07
i gave you a negative...that's how i roll! haha
@charlazio (215)
• Italy
9 Feb 07
hmm, good thread. here are a few. When someone says "same difference" also when i hear "irregardless" it drives me insane. there are a thousand more but i try not to get to annoyed by these mistakes.
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
8 Feb 07
There are two that I hear a lot where I am currently living. I am originally from further south than where I currently live, so it isn't a 'southern' thing. I imagine it is just something odd about this area. The first is the incorrect use of 'seen' for 'saw.' Instead of saying 'I saw that terrible accident yesterday" the people here say, "I seen that terrible accident yesterday." I have lived here almost 13 years and I'm still not used to it! The second is use of the word 'bath' for 'bathe.' Instead of saying, "I am going to bathe the baby" the folks here say, "I'm going to bath the baby." I'm sure I say things that they find equally as odd, as every small area of the country has different dialects.
• United States
8 Feb 07
OOOOOH the big one that annoys me more than anything is "and what not". What the heck is that about? It really irks me when people use it when giving class presentations. That's not proper public speaking!