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Words You Hate
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Words You Hate

kismet -- Monday, June 02, 2003 -- 08:55:52 PM

You know they're out there, words that make you need a cool cloth to your head when someone says them aloud. Words that can ruin enjoyment of a decent novel.

Share your (moist, creamy) instruments of torture here.

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Eustacia -- Monday, June 02, 2003 -- 09:38:56 PM -- 28 of 1814
Krusticus Rex

VanPear, I really just don't like those words. I don't dislike their meanings, but phonetically they conjure up all sort of unpleasant textures. 'Baffle' sounds fibrous and tough like a mat of hair, and 'Cornucopia' is too much like 'corpulent'. I won't get started on 'squab'.

I probably need counseling for this, don't I?

Phil -- Monday, June 02, 2003 -- 09:44:47 PM -- 29 of 1814

I'm pretty sure Strunk and White urge us to eschew "irregardless".

My mother hated "shutup".

Nay -- Monday, June 02, 2003 -- 09:46:26 PM -- 30 of 1814
Why? Fuck you, that's why.

Roar and mercury. I don't know why, but both of these words are really hard for me to pronounce properly. So I hate them.

Brigit M -- Monday, June 02, 2003 -- 10:00:49 PM -- 31 of 1814

I think most mothers hate "shut up," Phil. I hate it now that I'm a mother, too. I knew one mother who told her children it was a nastier word than "fuck."

palmist -- Monday, June 02, 2003 -- 10:02:14 PM -- 32 of 1814

My mom came from the anti-shutup tribe too. I personally don't much like buttocks.

j. ross -- Monday, June 02, 2003 -- 10:02:36 PM -- 33 of 1814

Shut up. Do not!

Brigit M -- Monday, June 02, 2003 -- 10:03:12 PM -- 34 of 1814

There's no really good word or phrase for that part of the body- one that works in all contexts, that is. I tend to fall back on "rear end." My mother said "heinie," which I hated.

Reggae Junkie -- Monday, June 02, 2003 -- 10:07:57 PM -- 35 of 1814

Some of the words I hate are really phrases, but some are just words.:

Big toe
Navel
Armpit
Lunch meat
insert
bra strap

Nicola O. -- Monday, June 02, 2003 -- 10:08:33 PM -- 36 of 1814
my blog: http://alphaheroes.blogspot.com

I try to use "bottom." We also succomb to the crude and use "butt" pretty regularly.

Harri P. -- Monday, June 02, 2003 -- 10:09:30 PM -- 37 of 1814
such a fucking bitch about taupe and borders and fireplace mantles that aren't just so

Boob. Panties. Swimsuit.

Biscuit -- Monday, June 02, 2003 -- 10:11:53 PM -- 38 of 1814
LITTLE PINK SOCK / LITTLE PINK SOCK

I kinda like "boob" when it refers to someone who is an idiot.

Hate "retard".

Harri P. -- Monday, June 02, 2003 -- 10:13:53 PM -- 39 of 1814
such a fucking bitch about taupe and borders and fireplace mantles that aren't just so

I like boob when it refers to idiot. I cannot fucking stand it when people use it to refer to breasts. I'm not sure whether it annoys me more when women or men use it. Women should know better; men just sound crude and revolting to me. I also hate when women refer to their breasts as "the girls." Yuck.

"Swimsuit" to me just sounds really tightassed. Possibly because I grew up saying "bathing suit."

Brigit M -- Monday, June 02, 2003 -- 10:14:58 PM -- 40 of 1814

Hate "retard".

Which leads me to a pet hate: "gay" used generically to mean laughable or stupid. Every few weeks I hear this from someone in his 30s or more. Unbelievable.

Alystra -- Monday, June 02, 2003 -- 10:16:32 PM -- 41 of 1814
A minute passed. After a moment, another minute passed. I waited a minute while a minute passed quickly past. And then, a minute which seemed to last an hour but was only a minute... passed.

The "word" I hate the most is "a lot", written as one word. For some reason, seeing it spelled that way just makes me seethe. Sometimes I actually resort to holding my hand up so it covers that non-word, to allow me to read the rest of the paragraph in which it appears.

Biscuit -- Monday, June 02, 2003 -- 10:19:12 PM -- 42 of 1814
LITTLE PINK SOCK / LITTLE PINK SOCK

Alystra, I was thinking of that one, too.

tikibar -- Monday, June 02, 2003 -- 10:30:33 PM -- 43 of 1814

What is wrong with me? I LIKE panties and certainly wear them, not underwear. I hate, hate G-String.

Susanne -- Monday, June 02, 2003 -- 10:31:03 PM -- 44 of 1814
Susanne

I hate like nine kinds of hell when the word "come", as used to describe either an orgasm or its resulting goo, is misspelled as a 3-letter word I won't even type out.

Yes!! And boob. And titties (not tits). Vulva.

tikibar -- Monday, June 02, 2003 -- 10:31:07 PM -- 45 of 1814

oh yes, and COMFY instead of comfortable, and FIXIN'S.

Susanne -- Monday, June 02, 2003 -- 10:32:37 PM -- 46 of 1814
Susanne

Hubby.

Biscuit -- Monday, June 02, 2003 -- 10:34:42 PM -- 47 of 1814
LITTLE PINK SOCK / LITTLE PINK SOCK

Yes, hubby. Hate hubby.

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