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Title: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: retrorussell on February 07, 2013, 06:59:50 PM
Hey folks!
Thanks to BTM's topic of words you like to say/hear, I got an idea for a new topic: how about the flip side?  Words you don't like because they're hard to say, or sound stupid, or whatever.

A few I'm not crazy about:
"forlorn".  It just sounds so stupid and obsolete to me.
"filibuster" is pretty stupid and outdated too.
"pulchritudinous" sounds really dumb.

What have you guys got?


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: Bushma on February 07, 2013, 09:08:33 PM
Almost every kind of "Corp-Speak"

Challenges - Because there are no problems my @ss
Issues - see Challenges
Deltas - why can't you just say "changes" or "losses"
Action Item - Do you mean a verb or are you saying you're actually going to work?

Just some of the ones I hear daily and cause me to want to punch the speaker in the face.



Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: Mr. DS on February 07, 2013, 09:29:11 PM
Pampered...f'n hate it.  Sends a chill up my spine when someone uses it.
Goodies...lame thing to call good snacks.
"Did"...only in a setting of someone saying "I got my nails/hair did today..."


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: lester1/2jr on February 07, 2013, 09:38:36 PM
guillotine = french type pronounciation  gee a teen
When they talk about gold on CNBC they sometimes say Goldilocks which is stupid


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: Mofo Rising on February 08, 2013, 02:35:26 AM
Hate to say this, retrorussell, but I like all the words you used as an example.

Number one on my list of hated words is "shammy". (That's right, I put the period outside the quotation marks, and one day the world will agree with me.)

I just hate the word from the very sound of it. It's just a collection of weak-by-themselves vocal sounds packed into one uber-unpleasant word. If I had to describe the word itself, I would call it "flabby", a word it structurally has a lot in common with.

I'm not altogether sure why it strikes me so wrong, but that doesn't stop me from hating it.


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: Jack on February 08, 2013, 07:25:13 AM
Diva - instantly makes me think self-worshiping narcissist.  Apparently that's a compliment these days.
Bling.  I've always hated that word, it's synonymous with gaudy and in poor taste.  I thought it died out but egads, it seems to be making a minor comeback.


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: El Misfit on February 08, 2013, 09:25:54 AM
I hate the word 'Gangsta' now, as it implies, to me at least, corporate whore. Lil' Wayne, Kanye West, the list goes on.

Diva - instantly makes me think self-worshiping narcissist.  Apparently that's a compliment these days.
Bling.  I've always hated that word, it's synonymous with gaudy and in poor taste.  I thought it died out but egads, it seems to be making a minor comeback.

You sir, deserves a medal. Great explanation of some words I hate! :cheers:



Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: Rev. Powell on February 08, 2013, 10:04:56 AM
I've said it before and I'll say it again: "awesome."  If you're using the same word to describe a Photoshopped picture of Yoda spouting a catchphrase, and the experience of seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time, that word has become meaningless.

Actually, I think "awesome" is so overused that you cannot call something that legitimately inspires awe "awesome" without sounding flippant. If someone described the experience of looking into their newborn child's eyes as "awesome," I'd suspect they're not serious enough about parenting.

Also, if my nephew calls me "dude" one more time I'm strangling him, blood relation be damned.

"Meme" (a once-great word that can no longer be used in its original sense).

Pretty much all slang, until the point when it becomes forgotten and uncool and can be reclaimed by thinking people.


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: ChaosTheory on February 08, 2013, 12:58:00 PM
Oh, pipe down, I say "awesome" all the time (I was a child in the 80s, just be glad I don't use "radical")


I have always hated the word "panties."  It's just so stupid and cutesy and pervy all at once.

I also hate the phrase "think outside the box" - it's just more corporate BS; the worst thing is it's also a complete lie.  There's nothing corporate heads value less than original thinking.


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: tracy on February 08, 2013, 02:30:29 PM
I hate "baby bump".....I find it insensitive and just plain disrespectful. The lady is having a child,not a pimple!


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: retrorussell on February 08, 2013, 02:52:32 PM
I hate words that people make up for no particularly good reason, that rip off other words.
"Pwned" is stupid.
And I hate when people change the "s" at the end of a word to "z" (like, "boyz").  Utterly dumb.
Yeah, I hate "bling" too.


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: El Misfit on February 08, 2013, 06:04:25 PM
Snapback- It's called a Trucker hat FFS!, also, the name can imply you snapped someone's neck backwards.

YOLO- An Abbriviation to You Only Live Once, it's a motto that young stupid kids use before doing something that harms, even kills them. Example, 'I'm drunk and going 100+ on the streets. #YOLO' I know of about the Darwins Awards, however, these kids seem to have lost a few brain cells and having them in the awards seem to kill the amusement of the strangest deaths of the year awards.

Swag- Basically, anyone who saids this, I want to punch them, as it implies that they are richer than me, and all of that gloating makes me want to rip them in half.


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: lester1/2jr on February 08, 2013, 11:37:25 PM
most of them


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: Mofo Rising on February 09, 2013, 02:28:28 AM
I've said it before and I'll say it again: "awesome."  If you're using the same word to describe a Photoshopped picture of Yoda spouting a catchphrase, and the experience of seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time, that word has become meaningless.


Best part of a not-so-good movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI6QuxaZ_xo


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: alandhopewell on February 12, 2013, 03:46:19 PM
     Pretty much ALL P-C terms, , because they're generally propagated by people who only care about feeling superior to other people, or who like having professional victim status.


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: retrorussell on February 12, 2013, 06:54:46 PM
In the context of "Wow!", the word "snap".
Or butchering a regular word so that it ends in "izzy".  Like "in the hizzy".  Ugh.


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: Ash on February 12, 2013, 11:55:57 PM
FML  short for "F**k my Life"

I hate it when people use this.  It mostly happens on Facebook and I usually remove them from my news feed if it's used more than once.  What a negative thing to say.


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: LilCerberus on February 17, 2013, 01:32:04 AM
I'm beginning to get sick of "Alternative" when applied to music. It's become a way too blanketed term.................


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: Newt on February 17, 2013, 08:40:58 AM
Impact as a verb.   :hatred: :hatred: :hatred:
Issue as it is presently used.

Pretty much all slang, until the point when it becomes forgotten and uncool and can be reclaimed by thinking people.


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: El Misfit on February 17, 2013, 01:43:08 PM
Pretty much all slang, until the point when it becomes forgotten and uncool and can be reclaimed by thinking people.

You Legit about this bruh? :wink:


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: Umaril Has Returned on February 17, 2013, 03:41:29 PM
In the context of "Wow!", the word "snap".
Or butchering a regular word so that it ends in "izzy".  Like "in the hizzy".  Ugh.

Funny thing, my nickname was "Snap" when I was little. I have no idea why my dad called me that but that was back before he turned out to be an alcoholic loser who decided to leave my mom and I for his own definition of a greener pasture.....


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: LilCerberus on February 18, 2013, 10:26:10 PM
Triumph.
It used to make me think 'motorcycle', but now it just makes me think of an uncouth, unfunny hand puppet, and a deliberately inane Lou Reed Song.


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: Living_Dead_Girl on February 19, 2013, 06:22:55 AM
Swag... Not the word itself just the stupid heads who over use it by going, "who needs condoms when you got swag" STOP GIVING SPIDER MAN CANCER!!!


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: ChaosTheory on February 20, 2013, 02:42:22 PM
Swag... Not the word itself just the stupid heads who over use it by going, "who needs condoms when you got swag" STOP GIVING SPIDER MAN CANCER!!!

So got swag = probably got herpes.  Allright then.


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: Chainsawmidget on February 20, 2013, 10:54:02 PM
Fail is one of those words the internet has made me hate, especially if somebody is saying something is "full of fail" or "you fail at (blank)." 

Frankly, I'm a very anti-memme/internet slang person anyway.  I gave one of my co-workers a lecture when she said "L-O-L" outloud once. 





Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: ER on February 21, 2013, 05:42:01 PM
Saliva.


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: ChaosTheory on February 22, 2013, 03:20:46 PM
Saliva.

Also: phlegm


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: Ash on February 26, 2013, 12:26:55 PM
Solution

This word has fallen into the world of corporate speak.  "We have the perfect staffing solution for your needs". 
Some companies even use it in their names.  "Joe Blow Staffing Solutions".

Whenever I hear the word "solution" I always think of the chemical use: "a homogeneous mixture composed of only one phase." 


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: A.J. Bauer on March 03, 2013, 09:30:04 AM
I don't know about words but I hate when somebody says "that" twice in a sentence and it actually counts as proper grammar.

From Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Study in Scarlet"

"Excuse my rudeness. You broke the thread of my thoughts; but perhaps it is as well. So you actually were not able to see that that man was a sergeant of Marines?"


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: lester1/2jr on March 03, 2013, 11:11:22 AM
people who say "gob smacked" should be face punched.


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: Living_Dead_Girl on March 05, 2013, 01:33:10 AM
Swag and Yolo... Even though those are not real words just noises teenagers make these days...


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: alandhopewell on March 12, 2013, 01:07:57 PM
     Words and phrases that make someone sound brain-dead, 4-X, "I like-ded that", or "You dint-int!"

     If my child used such language I would inform them, IN FRONT OF THEIR FRIENDS, that, regardless of what tongue-lazy slop other people allowed to tumble from their mouths, we (our family) spoke Standard English.


Title: Re: Words you aren't fond of! (besides swearing)
Post by: Ash on March 14, 2013, 11:59:12 AM
Webinar

Agh!  It's an awful, awful word and should be immediately removed from the English language.
Anyone who uses it should be publicly flogged.