What words, or combination of words just make you want to vomit razor blades? I'm doing a new study and your replies will be much appreciated. Perhaps even featured in an upcoming hub.
For example, the words I hate hearing are:
Regularly, rural, pop, pimple, (and the combination 'pop a pimple') puberty, arm pit, 'we need to talk,' and 'shhhhhhhhh'.
What are your thoughts? inputs?
"On the same page"
"Fresh original quality content"
Basically any sentence in intelligent writing that uses internet shorthand..."u" "idk" and so forth. It's fine for texting, but leave it there.
Oh! And I also hate: 'Me personally,' 'a whole nother,' and 'does that make sense?'
I super hate 'does that make sense?' and I say it all the time!!! every time I say it, Im thinking..somebody slap me...
I too, hate texty words, and have been guilty of writing them. Mostly becasue this is a "family site," so WTF isnt blocked and what I really want to say...could get me banned. Usally, if I write WTF...what I REALLY want to say could get me on some watched list...I dont like it though.
Oh..... "a-whole-nother" is funny.
One of mine is when people do something like "for her and I" and "with him and I". Even if someone can't remember the rules about objective pronouns used with others, the trick of removing the second-person pronoun will always make it clear whether someone should use "I" or "me".
Something else that gets me is when people say, "I was like, 'Hey, what are doing?'" or "He was like, 'Can you pick me up?'"
Also, "no brainer". That one showed up, as far as I know, in the 80's and should have been left there, along with some of the hairdos.
YES!!! PLEASE!! Use objective pronouns!
Here's a trick. Just after the preposition, try putting 'I' there. If it works, then it's fine. if not, then DON'T FRIGGIN USE IT!
I hated it when I saw my professors and superiors use it.
Here is just a few words you can memorize that use 'me' after them.... duh.
Now lets use the phrase either 'you and I' or 'you and me'
After each one of those words it should be 'you and me' because it DOES NOT MAKE SENSE TO SAY:
"with I, for I, by I, towards I from I, or at I." Then why would you say:
"with you and I, for you and I, towards you and I, or at you and I?"
To be perfectly clear. You have to say: 'With you and me, for you and me, towards you and me. and 'at you and me"
P.S. Those are not the only prepositions that use this rule!
It's as if people learn that "you and I" (as in, "...should go to the store") is right but never learned that there is a correct use for "me".
It's almost like they think always using "I" sounds "more impressive".
Oh - and another one: "myself" ("If you could make a copy and send one to myself." or "He went to the store with Fred and myself." )
the words panties and moist are my 2 least favorite. but git-r-done and Ya'll are up there too.
Welp, tantrum, I have to admit I never thought the word 'pollute' was bad until now. I kept saying it over and over, and yeah. I don't like it either.
And, although 'testicle' is a horrible word, I LOVE the word 'corpuscle' I think it's fun to say.
So does 'rural'
It's interesting that the two liquids, although close in articulation, are so annoying to say. One is more retroflective, and I'm pretty sure (although still trying to study) that it is this similarity, but complicated articulation transfer that is to blame. Pretty much a single lexical element acting as a 'tongue twister'
'r' and 'l' are both easy letters to hear and say. there are some letters or groups of letters that are harder to hear, they don't sound nice. I have this fascinating book that talks about letters and names and their influence on our lives. give me a real name and I'll tell ya a little about you!
corpuscle does sound nice...
1. I know who the accuser of the brethren is ryan!
2. I have no problems with someone who disagrees with me and we exchange our beliefs back and forth
3. I know who I am and I am not the one who is causing controversy.
4. what the heck are you talking about?!!!
I have not published any hub on any other site!!!!
so the "previously published" is crap!!!!
5. slander is a vicious thing You lie!
6. why spout so much conflict about subject matter you know little to nothing about or even care to know about against people you do not know or even care to know about? You know what? you are not even worth this argument!
I am not going to respond to it any longer!
7. I went to that myself and someone stole my hub !!!! I do not appreciate the accusation but I do appreciate you letting me know this about whoever did this!
8. Because I am a Christian? So what? Get over yourself!!!!
These Quotes From your Colleague should pretty much explain what many of us hate! You will need to ask the author if she agrees to using her Gentle Approach to dealing with such issues.
Is there anything more motivating then someone telling you 'don't?'
A couple more from a friend of mine:
when people say 'she says to me'
AFTER TODAY I DON'T LIKE THE WORD NURSE.... EVERYONE HAS BEEN SO DEMANDING.....
we are not demanding here...a bit silly but not demanding
Demanding? Is someone hungry and wants to nurse?
Only a joke.
sorry just got home from work, and i have the word nurse ringing in my ears, from work not in here, some day's the residents are just demanding all the time..... they call us nurse, even though we are carers, probably because of the uniform, do you understand now???? I EXPECT PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO READ MY MIND SORRY
Brenda, your job is quite demanding. Have some tea, listen to some classical musiac, write a poem. Stay out of the religious forum!!! Hope you feel better soon.
There are not enough hours in a day and it really riles me when people say they are bored. For heaven's sake - go watch a sunset or pick flowers or do whatever you have to but don't complain about being bored.
Bored can be good as long as I don't have to hear you complaining about it.
Using the word "sick" in the descriptive sense; ie. "Oh, man that movie was so sick!" or, "her new car is sick!"
literally (because some people use it incorrectly all the time)
"I literally died!!!"
Really? You're still talking....
Sorry, but the very American expression "Whatever!!!!", which usually means, "I have no intelligent response to make, so I am simply not going to answer you any more", Arrrrrggggghhhhhh.....
I hate it when people say "bro" instead of "brother".
One of my daughters and all of her 20-something friends all say "pur" instead of "purse", "fay" instead of "face" and "GET OUT!" meaning "no kidding". They all drive me nuts!
Any jargon which is a substitute for thought, such as "step up to the plate" or "think outside the box" or "blue sky thinking".
Now I know this may sound gross, but I've been struggling with this word all my life...POOP! I hate it. I have always hated that word, it really is disgusting. But now, I don't have to say it anymore because I live in french and the french word for POOP is a much more elegant word; 'KAKA'.
It's funny because when I go home to my english family they all look at me weird when I say something like 'and we had to stop 10 times on the way here because Dani had to do a KAKA every 5 minutes...'
I never have to say the word POOP anymore, and I'm Ok with that
I hate the words "im sorry" usually they are empty words and an easy out. . if and when someone is usually sorry for something, they show it and therefore no words are needed.
bloody tampon juice,
back-ne (for acne on the back)
Um ...it just drives me crazy to hear a speaker say that word.
Im not one to gossip BUT did you hear that girl is pregnant AGAIN...
Did you know anything after BUT is usually Bullshit
Yup don't like it when people "should" on me
That one drives me berserk! It's a double negative and means the opposite of what the speaker thinks it means. The word is "regardless". Please!
Also, when a black person in this country says, "Axe" instead of "Ask". I know this person is a perfectly fine and intelligent person, but it doesn't sound that way, pronouncing this one little word incorrectly all the time. I think the person doesn't care enough to communicate to pronounce the word properly, so why should I pay attention to what he or she is saying?
I liked reading the answers, a lot. This is a good forum!
Paradise thankyou! thankyou! thankyou!
Ive been in the states now 7 months and I still cant get that one 'axe' for ask...I want to ask my neighbors across the hall,but well Im not into making enemies lol...
Another one is leaving the 'd' sound of good ,so it becomes
Have a goo' (sounds like good) just no 'd' . its like Im waiting all day for someone to finish it
( p.s I know my words probably sound just as wierd to them)
cuz the lady often says back to me ...Say what??? lol
at irregardless..yes that is not even a real word, is it? bugs me too. kinda like ..unthaw..that bugs me. THAT MEANS FROZEN...ugh.
ask...to ax...Ive heard it and its lame, but where I live...they take the r off of everthing like, door turns into do-ah. and car turns into cah and they stick the r in other wierd places, like....soda turns into so-der. annoying.
I also hate "take and" for example..."What you need to do is, take and leave the meat out, to unthaw overnight. That way when you go to fix dinnah, it will be all ready."
"At the end of the day" is really annoying as is "I'm not trying to be critical but..."
Hey Rob good to see you again!
Oops, I say "At the end of the day..." sometimes.
Whip me with spaghetti al dente!
One of the worst words in describing a person is the word (just). She was just a whore. He was just a bum.
"Never" As in he/she will never be able to do that" makes me crazy!
I hate the saying " At the end of the day " as in like well at the end of the day we were beat by the better team.
At the end of the day I go to bed !
when people talk like this, I wonder if they can speak one full, complete sentence.
How about this one from the South...or Texas...or wherever:
"I'm fixin' ta'" (maybe this one has been said already?)
As in sentence form: "I'm fixin' ta' go fix a flat on my truck!" Ouch...that one gets old.
HA HA HA HA HA!!!! How the heck, does where I live, have so many wierd "things" in common with where you live? oh my, fixin ta...
How about, they drop the g from all ing words?
workin' hahd or hahdly workin'?(no rs allowed)
What does that mean? That he doesn't want to do it?
"Uhm, Ahm, you know...I mean..."
Sometimes I just want to say, hey spit it out man! and no, I don't know what you mean.
How about 'hot water heater'
Idiots! It's ALREADY HOT WATER! It needs no heating!
It's a WATER HEATER.
Oh, and I also hate 'get on my soapbox.'
When we came to the US, and I was learning to speak English, I hated, and still hate the word 'thing'. That thing, this thing, what is a thing? Why not call it what it is, a road, a car, a cup etc?
I hate these words:
I don't play with nobody's ding-a-ling but my won thank you. And I don't call it that, I call it a spade!
And I hate this one...
Seriously.... When people say 'well, that's YOUR opinion.'
When Simon Cowell tells you you suck, I'm sorry. But don't go telling everyone the obvious that what he said was an opinion.
Please, no one ever say 'that's your opinion.' I will murder you.
things i hate: no offense, with all due respect, and.... i am praying for you.
Well, I must agree. Even though I'm a devout Christian I never tell anyone that 'I am praying' for them. It's not something that I think should be declared anyway.
Otherwise you look like a self-righteous douche
I honestly have nothing against someone praying, In fact I am touched to find someone cares enough about me to think of me when I am not right in front of them, its the need to anounce it. I feel as though prayer is between you and god. Maybe it woud be better if peopel said.."Ive been thinking of you" instead...
also, I recently discovered I dont care for the word broad..when referring to women...
Useful one in court. When one says, "With all due respect to m'learned friend..." it's very clear you actually mean, "m'learned friend wouldn't know a law if he fell over one..." except you can't actually say the latter.
("My learned friend" is how one barrister refers to another, in court. "My friend" is for solicitors. And if it's a case on appeal, the previous judge is always, "the learned judge" even if your case is actually that the said learned judge is as thick as two short planks.)
The word 'friends' is so misused these days ,specially noticable in advertising..
So friends just call ..blah blah
I know all my friends out there ..blah blah
I want all my friends to try this blah blah
Everytime I hear that ,I know Im never buying that product ,so ya think they would come up with a new catch phrase or something.
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