Tuesday, November 16, 2010

QOTD: Words We Hate




I hate these words. I don't know why, I just do.

slacks
eatery
fixin's
signage (just say SIGNS, butthole)
trousers
semen
ointment
seepage
crux
closure (unless referring to a fastener)
hootenanny

Let's hear yours. I know you have some.

On second thought,
hootenanny isn't so bad.

62 comments:

  1. blouse
    slacks
    creamy, creme
    toppings
    moist
    juicy
    wholesome
    calling a piece of pizza a slice, as in 'cheese slice'

    I'm sure there are more, or I'll have more by the time I get done reading everyone else's list.

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  2. You forgot vis-à-vis. ;)

    In addition to your slacks and trousers, I'd add britches and dungarees. (Pants or jeans I'm OK with.)

    Also:
    pus
    phlegm
    davenport instead of couch
    pocketbook instead of purse or handbag

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  3. Also, pronouncing ketchup as cats-up instead of ketch-up as the lord intended. (No, I don't know which lord.)

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  4. Clot
    Scab
    Semen and all the other words for it.
    Moisten
    Spore

    Now I'll be thinking about words I hate all day. Yuck.

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  5. So I guess man-gravy is out of the question? Baby batter?

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  6. Panties
    goodies
    munchies

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  7. talk, as in:
    "We need to talk."
    "you never talk to me."
    "I want you to hold me and talk to me."
    and
    "Why won't you talk about it?"

    Y'all hate some of my favorite words...
    juicy, moist and panties? How the heck can you hate on them?

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  8. T-Ro, what about "talk dirty to me?"

    Words I hate:
    Cunt
    Labyia
    Menstruation
    Areola

    It's entirely possible I have body issues.

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  9. Daisy, I had to laugh at "purse or handbag instead of pocketbook." If I didn't know you were from the midwest, that certainly sealed it! :)
    My very proper grandmother taught me that a southern woman carries a pocketbook -- not a purse or a handbag! I also say "sofa" instead of "couch." (I don't know what the hell a davenport is.) On occasion, I still refer to the refrigerator as the "icebox."

    I don't like to hear people use expressions in conversation that are supposed to be written. As per, i.e., re, e.g., vis-a-vis, just to name a few.

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  10. Moist
    Podunk
    Diva
    Whatever
    Baby Daddy
    Anything expressed in text speak...
    Va-jay-jay
    Breeches
    Slacks
    Munchkin
    Stuff
    Thingie

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  11. Fart (I cringed just typing that)
    Moist
    Egg
    Boil
    Booger
    Milk
    Veggies (instead of vegetables)

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  12. slacks
    trousers
    blouse
    panties

    I wear PANTS, JEANS or SHIRTS and UNDERWEAR - not that other shit. Funny how these words seem to be universally despised.

    sputum
    smegma (a word that sounds as gross as what it is)
    phlegm
    fecal
    pimple (just call it a ZIT)
    pop (as in "soda pop" - a regional annoyance)
    rectum
    calling a pizza a "pie". Pie is for dessert, fools.

    Hmm...those are the main offenders off the top of my head. I don't like "semen", either - I usually refer to it as "spunk" or "spoo". "Baby batter" always made me laugh, probably because that's 'xactly what it is.

    I hate the word "moist" as well.

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  13. Bra and all its variations. The word, not the device. The device is a necessary evil.

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  14. Smama,
    "Talk dirty to me" is the exception.
    Feel free to use the word in this context when conversing with me.

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  15. Veggies (HAAAAAAAAAAAATE. Hate.)
    Moist
    Hubby or wifey
    Vagina (could they have chosen a harsher, weirder sounding word for it? gah!)
    Blowjob (seriously, WHO THE FUCK CAME UP WITH THAT?)
    I hate when people write Xmas. *Face-palm*

    P.S. I don't get the "panties" hate that inevitable comes up in this conversation. It's a dirty word, but in a good way.

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  16. Furkids. They are pets...no substitute children.

    Over The Shoulder Boulder Holder. I like bras (especially on the floor), this is just waay too long.

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  17. Panties doesn't bother me, but then, I don't have to wear them. Lots of words for underwear are annoying: britches/breeches, skivvies, knickers, undershorts, briefs. Drawers I like because it's funny.

    Milk?!

    Veggies = awful. Anything -ies, really. Munchies, besties, Westies, eateries, skivvies, etc.

    I try to avoid the C word but will use it when applicable if I get steamed enough, which is more rare than you might think.

    Vagina makes me laugh because it's such a horrid word. If I had one it might bother me more. Not that penis, scrotum and testicles are much better.

    Not a big fan of the R word but sometimes it makes me laugh when used a certain way.

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  18. Munchies, britches, and condiments are horrible words.

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  19. Orientate. Use orient. Adding a syllable doesn't make you smarter, asshole.

    So most of you would cringe if I came into a room and shouted "Who's got a Moist Vagina in her panties?"

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  20. Oh, oh, oh, how about baby bump and va-jay-jay?

    Cary, I had never heard man-gravy, thank god I had finished swallowing (Oh good lord, I can't believe I just wrote that) my drink....

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  21. Nattering, yammering and Belly! Ahhhh!!!

    There's a few more but I avoid them so often I can't remember. But belly really drives me nuts. I hate it so much. I never heard nattering and yammering before until my step dad started using those words to describe whenever my mom and I have a conversation.

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  22. For some reason, I can't stand the word spooning.

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  23. Some of these are so surprising!

    Mine:

    Snuck
    Pussy
    Pianist
    Penal
    Cunnilingus
    Cunt

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  24. Baby daddy (or baby mama)
    uvula
    expectorate
    axed (as opposed to asked)
    joshing
    paradigm
    Any and all euphamisms for "mission statement" which really amount to "solid paragraph of bullshit we hang on the wall to avoid buying another motiviational poster"

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  25. T-Ro, you crack me up!

    I LOVE the word cunt, mostly because it irritates other women.

    I hate when people use texting slang while speaking:

    LOL
    OMG
    whatev
    ...

    I also hate stupid people who use words that don't exist. It's REGARDLESS. Not IRREGARDLESS. Certainly not DISIRREGARDLESS!!!

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  26. yeah, I gotta agree with 'trousers'. reminds of of the too-tight-polyester-pants someone like tom jones might wear. could never understand why women would throw their underwear at him.

    I'd also add:
    smegma
    douche
    and any 'baby talk' words.

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  27. I hate panties - it sounds silly, mocking somehow.

    I don't like pastor - please, reverend, minister etc - no, I have no idea why

    When I lived in the UK, I hated the way they made a lot of verbs passive, the worst was when people asked if you "took exercise". It's the most active verb in the world, people - you just exercise! If you "take" it, well, no wonder you look so flipping awful.

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  28. Panties, Joe. They throw their panties at Tom Jones.

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  29. Conversate reminds me of orientate. WTF. Just say orient!

    Also bugs the crap out of me when Stu Lantz, Lakers announcer I usually love, says "heighth." Or when Mario Batali, usually incredibly eloquent, says "alls." UGH.

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  30. Thank God it is no longer being used to death: "Synergy" (aka: Bullshit)

    "...as well" when the broadcaster means "also"...

    "Moist"...ugh. You are right on, Lefty!!!!

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  31. Ah! To go with "axe" instead of "ask", I must add "mines". I teach in an urban school district, and if I ask a kid whose book he's holding, he will most likely answer, "This is mines." It drives me NUTS.

    As for panties, I don't hate the word. It's just stupid. The only people who use that word are the men who think that women walk around topless in the locker room. Stupid men.

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  32. DON'T RUIN THAT FOR ME, REGAN!!! They do walk around topless!!! They do, they do, they DOOOO!!! Also the inexplicable slumber party naked pillow-fights.

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  33. Great. Another dream shattered. Thanks, Regan.

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  34. I'm annoyed when people (usually my sister in law) use the phrase "not so much." As in "I like pizza for dinner, but Joe, not so much." They say it with a clipped snooty manner and use it EVERY OTHER SENTENCE. I even heard the TV news guy say it the other day. Totally annoying.

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  35. Ugh, I remember when that phrase was new. I think I was 19. Totally annoying is right.

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  36. I realized I hated the word "refreshing" when I was about 4 years old, and I still hate it.

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  37. I also hate the words "mucilage" and "pasta."

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  38. Never will understand women's hatred of the word "moist".

    Although personally I hate the word "socket", but that's mainly because of the time when I was four I stuck a fork in an light socket.

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  39. panties
    pantyhose (or as JCP calls it - pantihose...GAH!)
    moist
    fresh
    snack
    slacks
    delicious
    toes
    toe jam
    toenail
    oily

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  40. Moist
    slacks
    panties
    freshen
    the way my mother pronounces sandwich: "sandwidge"
    gusset
    nook
    taint
    ballsack - just say balls or sack

    and for the record, I am ALWAYS topless in the locker room.

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  41. Clinical terms for body parts or functions: Labia, scrotum, mucus, urine, flatulence.
    Words that are too obscure when a simple word would do fine: Synergy, Deliverables, onboarding...

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  42. Oooh I forgot crotch. HATE that word!!! Always conjures an image of something hairy and stinky.

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  43. zany
    wacky
    mishmash
    horrific
    youngster
    preternatural
    fecund

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  44. Fecund. Heh heh.

    Jody - hell to the yes! Now, about that stinky crotch of yours...

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  45. She said

    pie hole
    ooze (yikes!)
    ditto on crotch
    ditto, come to think of it
    Va-jay-jay (NO improvement over the original)
    baby talk

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  46. I have a million words that piss me off, but the very first one that came to mind is when people pronounce the "L" in salmon. I have a degree in home economics, I know how to say it....I hate it when idiots,(and my husband when he wants to get on my nerves) always pronounce it SAL-mon, really emphasising the "L" which is supposed to be silent!!!

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  47. So many, but these came immediately to mind:

    Nads (instead of testicles) – wait, testicles is kind of gruesome too.

    Plethora (go back under your rock Ivy Leager)


    Plausible (a GOP favorite)

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  48. orientate
    conversate
    dainty
    seen (though that's more a usage thing than the word itself...)
    my bad

    Every time I see the word 'vagina' I can only see Phil Hartman as Charlton Heston saying it.

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  49. I hate conversate. I cringe when I hear it. I also hate
    irregardless
    twat
    titties



    However I love slacks and dungarees, just because my mom uses them.

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  50. Cary said...

    I love twat and titties.


    We all know, we got the Christmas cards from last year to prove it.

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  51. Cam - shhhh! Not everyone gets cards.

    McFly - I like whilst but use it mostly for neo-ironic effect.

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  52. burbs
    the can
    nookie
    chillaxin
    buddy
    cooties

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  53. Whatsamatter with a little nookie in the can while you're chillaxin', buddy? You must be from the burbs.

    Sorry.

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