does anyone else have a list of words they absolutley hate?

United States
April 30, 2007 5:14pm CST
you'll think im nuts, but i'll share anyway. i have a list of words that i absolutely hate and when said, i cringe. i don't know why they bug me, they just do. If i hear them i get all annoyed and want to yell at a person to change the word immediately lol. ill give u my list, and if anyone out there is as weird as me, i want your list too :P spatula, blog ( and blog is like evey other word spoken on mylot.), bowl ( because im SURE i have heard people say it like "bull") lox, musk, squall( come on, SQUALL?!), supper( MAJOR cringing), beefcake, and putrid. k thats it i think. ( except for a few im sure ill get in trouble for lol) if no one responds with a list of their own im gonna feel like a total loon. lol
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17 responses
• Philippines
1 May 07
i can't think of normal words...but there are some slang that people use that just makes me want to hit 'em when they say it. as if it makes them cool or something. here they are: mah - why not just say "my"? i mean, it's easier to type since it has only 2 letters ayt - who invented this? ayt? eew. i just cringed. fo' - huh? i don't get why it's so hard to reach for the R boo - like in my boo. it's just...weird. hey, boo. it's just weird. and that's supposed to be an affectionate word or something. gal - i just prefer the word girl. it's awkward. try saying it. can't think of other words now, but i'll post some more if i remember them.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
1 May 07
Hey Rockerwitch, Guilty as charged (she admits with head hung low). I am very fond of using the word gal. Girl implies youth to me. Female is just too scientific. Woman implies narry more than a rib taken from Adam. And, Lady must be earned, in my humble opinion. So, if I don't know enough about a human female to accurately assign description, then gal has always felt like a safe, non-offensive catch-all term. Now that I know that use of the term equates to fingernails on a chalkboard for some, I might find it helpful to reconsider use of this term. However, I will add that it does roll off the tongue quite nicely for me. Maybe it's a western thing.
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@min7403 (43)
• United States
30 Apr 07
You are not alone! But there is only one word that I can't stand to hear and that is idear.......come on.....there is no "r" in the word idea!!!!!
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• United States
30 Apr 07
HAHA! i just added that to my list! thats very, um, larry the cable guy lol.
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@smints8985 (1594)
• United States
30 Apr 07
List of words I don't really have, not that particular I guess. But I hate hearing people swear, like the hardcore swearing? With the stressing of the bad word, cussing out loud and yeah when they do it over and over again, like saying it consecutively that makes me cringe.
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• United States
30 Apr 07
i happen to have a mouth like a trucker lol but on mylot i have to be nice:) well some profanities do bother me a bit,( not for the obvious reason, just for the way the word sounds) but id never say someone couldn't say them. :)
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
1 May 07
Good morning Rhapsody1851, I wouldn't classify my reaction as hate, but I will admit that the use of the word 'irregardless' is somewhat annoying to me. My reaction to the use of the non-word 'irregardless' pales in comparison to the true aversion I have to the use of text messaging in an otherwise functional language environment. Texting does not represent colloquialism, nomenclature, or even dialect ... it is simply rushed laziness that I suspect is contributing to the 'dumbing down' of society as a whole. Whew!!! OK, I've 'outed' myself. Yup, I am prejudice against the use of texting. Should I sign up for re-hab now?
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
1 May 07
Hello Hmmmmm, Well, I say let's have a little fun. We can 'sick' the "Meriam-Webster" semanticists on the "Oxford" semanticists and let 'em duke it out over whether irregardless' is, in fact, a word. What d'ya say? We can pull up some lawn chairs and pop some corn while we watch them unravel over this humorously redundant adverb. And, when they're done, we can commit ourselves to re-hab together to overcome our texting insensitivities. So, what are we allowed to bring to verbiage rehabiliation?
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
1 May 07
Hmmmmm, Sounds good! I hope the weather holds out for the match-up. I'd hate to see you get rained on in your uniform. If you bring the vodka, I'll bring the tonic & ice, or Vermouth & olives, if you prefer. So, do you think I'll get kicked out of rehab if I bring my own dictionary?
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@breepeace (3022)
• Canada
1 May 07
According to Random House's Unabridged Dictionary: Irregardless is considered nonstandard because of the two negative elements ir- and -less. It was probably formed on the analogy of such words as irrespective, irrelevant, and irreparable. Those who use it, including on occasion educated speakers, may do so from a desire to add emphasis. Irregardless first appeared in the early 20th century and was perhaps popularized by its use in a comic radio program of the 1930s.
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@rx4life (1931)
• United States
1 May 07
Alright I think I've pulled it together...so here are a few of my "unfavorites"... Puce...I mean really...would you ever describe something as being the color puce? Do you even know what color it is, since Crayola even opted it out of their 64 color combo? Tepid...okay...c r e e p y....tepid...bleechhh Skosh...I'm a smidge person..so can't abide skosh Pliant...yeeeeshh...just say supple Bourgeois....it's just too bourgeois and lastly...Chasm....it's like a bad cough production..So there you go...a peek into my mental status!!!!
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• United States
1 May 07
OH OH MY GOD! i cant believe i forgot supple! one of my most HATED words! and Puce, i just learned that the other day actually, i had never heard it before, and hope i never do again. that was an excellent list! but what is skosh?
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@rx4life (1931)
• United States
1 May 07
Skosh is like smidge... meaning a little bit...a tiny bit...but tepid is still my all time "ish" word!! And as I am typing this I just thought of paltry...yet another one!
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@dlhnola (70)
• United States
1 May 07
I thought my family was the only one with this issue- We each have words that we hate to hear and NEVER speak. My list is very long and I especially loathe abbreviations; most hated one? When someone says they live on (whatever) AVE. The word is AVENUE! I hate that sweatshirts are called "hoodies" now.... I also don't like mispronunciations but that's another subject....
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• United States
1 May 07
oh, you should start a discussion about mispronunciations then! id respond to that with a huge list. i thought hoodies were different from sweatshirts, because hoodies have hoods. am i wrong? and i thought sweatshirts were not hoodies because those are the ones without hoods. i wonder how many times ive made this mistake haha
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@rx4life (1931)
• United States
1 May 07
Okay I 'm usually more respectful but I can't quit laughing over your presentation of some of your most disdained words...I can follow you with some..but others are just too funny...don't hate me ..I have to point out the funny ones...go ahead close your eyes if you must....but squall? and supper?...LOL..I must not be sensitive enough...I get no inner gag reflex from either of these!! You are not weird...you are hilarious...you've made my day...this is the best discussion I've ever read...and now I am totally blank on what my words are to list!!! I'm actually still laughing...Let's see if I can pull myself together and come up with a few....if not ...I'll get back to you...:)
• United States
1 May 07
hahah! so glad i could entertain you! maybe its just what i associate with those words. when i hear the word "supper" i think hillybilly cookin up roadkill or something. ya know," come en git it! supper time boys!!" and squall, well i think that just speaks for itself. lol say it out loud and you'll see. OH i have another one even! "squwak"! ok i cant spell it but sound it out, you'll see. like when someone says a chicken is "sqwuaking"? horrible sound. (the word, not the chicken). k i have rambled forever, thanks for the response and i look forward to a few words of yours!
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1 May 07
The words I dont like the most are swear words and words that are used in predudice towards someone whether it be thier colour, religion or disability Lynn-Marie
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@II2aTee (2559)
• United States
1 May 07
The word "pamphlet" needs to be stricken from the english language. Bagel isnt really a problem for me, but *some* people like to obsess over its pronounciation. Its weird. What do you think of the word issues? Thats the first word that comes to mind when I think of you.
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@II2aTee (2559)
• United States
1 May 07
Just to clarify, Rhapsody and I share a very special friendship. It all started when she stole my -spatula- and then wrote about it in her -blog-. She loves to -blog- all the time. Shes a regular -blogger-. So anyways, I was mixing up some -supper- and she came over to me and said "Oh wow, those -Beefcakes- look very -supple-. It's too bad I think they taste -putrid- and smell like -musk-." "Well," I replied "Maybe you would like some -lox-? I'll just whip some up for you in this -bowl- here. Will you hand me that -spatula- please?" At which point she took the -spatula- and ran off into the horizon like a -squall- of -putrid- -bagels-. After she had left, I noticed she left a -puddle- of -blog- all over my kitchen floor. See, I told you she loves to -blog-. The end.
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• United States
1 May 07
oh my god, you make me laugh. Id say all the things i'd normally say to you, but we are here on mylot so ill play nice lol. Perhaps i'll explain to all of them about Ben& Jerry's? hahaha no, im not that evil. have a nice day:)
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• United States
1 May 07
Rhapsody1851 Good discussion...really good. I don't like most of the words from Baston or of the south. idear-mentioned earlier RAINCH=WRENCH ya'll- you all whalebarra-wheel barrow latninbuug-lightening bug\firefly fatigue-don't know why it drives me nuts-it just does. I'm sure there are more, but I'm pooped thinking of them.
• United States
1 May 07
hi Carly, thank you:) i wanted to say to you that i also cringe when i hear things with that kind of accent. y'all is one of the worst for me. If i had listed all of these along with my others however, id have taken a whole page lol
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@Stiletto (4582)
1 May 07
I don't really hate words (so yes I do think you are a bit of a loon LOL) but jargon tends to annoy me. Stuff like - best practice / bring to the table / actionable / deliverable / drill down / enabler / leverage / monetize. All incredibly irritating and hugely over-used.
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• United States
1 May 07
hah, i KNEW i was nuts! But see? you DO have a list, kinda, i can say you are close to as nuts as me! along with the rest of you lol. kidding. ( yes, I'd say your words count, and belong in this list. lol)
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@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
30 Apr 07
I don`t like it when new expressions pop up for not so good old words disguising the misery. A word I dislike is senior residence for old folk`s home. Do they really reside there? That is what comes to my mind then.
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• United States
30 Apr 07
you prefer old folks home over senior residence? i would have thought the opposite actually. old folks home seems so depressing lol. senior residence i think just sounds more professional, and maybe a little more politically correct? someone might think "old folks home" to be offensive im sure. so many complainers out there.
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@legbamel (179)
• United States
1 May 07
My least favorite word is moist. Let's consider what it means...damp? soggy? clammy? Yeah, that's a word I want to associate with my food. "Mmm, try this soggy, rich chocolate cake I made." As an added bonus, you have to make such a "blech" mouth movement to say it. I can't go down the cake mix aisle at the grocery store, but I am pretty successful in avioding it.
• Canada
1 May 07
I dislike all Racist words and the word Hate
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@hkdgkurt (147)
• China
1 May 07
You know ,English isn't my first language.so i really have a list of words for longgggggg word.usually i dislike to remeber those "long" words.it makes me got a headache.lol..such as."refrigerator".why not make it shorter????Maybe God knows why? hehehehe...
@PsychoDude (2013)
• Netherlands
1 May 07
I tend to ignore it as much as possible, although sometimes some people can come up with too many words to even list which are annoying to see. But I must say, spatula ain't on that list :P.
@kaka135 (14235)
• Malaysia
30 Apr 07
Well, I don't think I have a list of words that I really hate. I just don't like people talking bad words, but I still don't hate them, I mean the words. I guess the words don't really annoy me, but the people who are using the words do. How they speak the words, and their intention of speaking the words do annoy others.