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What words do you just HATE! Your replies may be featured in a new hub

  1. WaffleCheese profile image50
    WaffleCheeseposted 8 years ago

    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?

    1. Daniel Carter profile image80
      Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      "Git 'r done"

      "Have a good one."

      'scuze me, but a good WHAT?

    2. James Agbogun profile image60
      James Agbogunposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nuclear weapon.

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      Samantha Redposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Whatever is a word I hate to hear!

  2. sabrebIade profile image47
    sabrebIadeposted 8 years ago

    "Touch base"
    "On the same page"
    "Fresh original quality content"
    "Fail"
    "WTF" 
    Basically any sentence in intelligent writing that uses internet shorthand..."u" "idk" and so forth. It's fine for texting, but leave it there.

    1. WaffleCheese profile image50
      WaffleCheeseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh! And I also hate: 'Me personally,' 'a whole nother,' and 'does that make sense?'

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        rednckwmnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

      2. Lisa HW profile image80
        Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Oh.....   "a-whole-nother" is funny.   lol

        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.  lol

        1. WaffleCheese profile image50
          WaffleCheeseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          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.


          with
          for
          by
          towards
          from
          at

          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?"

          YOU WOULDN'T!

          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!

          1. Lisa HW profile image80
            Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            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."   mad  mad  )

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    Mimi09posted 8 years ago

    the words panties and moist are my 2 least favorite.  but git-r-done and Ya'll are up there too.

  4. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    super
    mega
    pimp
    BS
    testimony
    testicle
    grin
    pollute

    1. WaffleCheese profile image50
      WaffleCheeseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        because it has an 'R'and an 'L'

        1. WaffleCheese profile image50
          WaffleCheeseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          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'

        2. rebekahELLE profile image88
          rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          '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... hmm

  5. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. WaffleCheese profile image50
      WaffleCheeseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's actually pretty funny. Don't worry, she annoys me too. And I'm glad I got the reference.

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    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    I do not like the words "I can't"...there is always a way...

    1. WaffleCheese profile image50
      WaffleCheeseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Is there anything more motivating then someone telling you 'don't?'

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        mtsi1098posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        depends on what the don't is...but I hear your enthusiasm..."you can't" or "don't" are not my favorite phrases

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        taketimeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I can't translates into never will

  7. WaffleCheese profile image50
    WaffleCheeseposted 8 years ago

    A couple more from a friend of mine:

    'holler'

    when people say 'she says to me'

    'epiglottis'

    and 'squeek'

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    AFTER TODAY I DON'T LIKE THE WORD NURSE.... EVERYONE HAS BEEN SO DEMANDING.....

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      mtsi1098posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      we are not demanding here...a bit silly but not demanding smile

    2. WaffleCheese profile image50
      WaffleCheeseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Demanding? Is someone hungry and wants to nurse?



      Only a joke.

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        \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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

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          rednckwmnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          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.

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            \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            thanks a lot having a coffee now

  9. ScarletRyan1970 profile image56
    ScarletRyan1970posted 8 years ago

    Flexibility.

  10. Laura du Toit profile image87
    Laura du Toitposted 8 years ago

    "I'm Bored"

    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.

  11. Onusonus profile image80
    Onusonusposted 8 years ago

    Using the word "sick" in the descriptive sense; ie. "Oh, man that movie was so sick!" or, "her new car is sick!"
    puke...puke...puke

  12. girly_girl09 profile image80
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    literally (because some people use it incorrectly all the time)

    Example:

    "I literally died!!!"


    Really? You're still talking....

    1. rmcrayne profile image96
      rmcrayneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have a dear friend who constantly misuses "literally".  Like fingernails on a chalkboard.

  13. europewalker profile image78
    europewalkerposted 8 years ago

    "Step up to the plate"
    Team player
    Diet
    Rules
    Estimate

  14. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
    mistyhorizon2003posted 8 years ago

    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.....

    1. WaffleCheese profile image50
      WaffleCheeseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not a fan of the European 'fetching'.

      I used to have a British friend from Ipswitch who would said 'gack' for something that was gross.

  15. Cheri Schultz profile image57
    Cheri Schultzposted 8 years ago

    That is so gross!

  16. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    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!

  17. LondonGirl profile image85
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    Any jargon which is a substitute for thought, such as "step up to the plate" or "think outside the box" or "blue sky thinking".

  18. megs78 profile image59
    megs78posted 8 years ago

    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 smile

  19. Tom Cornett profile image80
    Tom Cornettposted 8 years ago

    "We're Pregnant!"  smile

  20. wavegirl22 profile image42
    wavegirl22posted 8 years ago

    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.

  21. Info Help profile image61
    Info Helpposted 8 years ago

    I cannot stand the word "whatever"

  22. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image84
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 8 years ago

    Hate.

    We should eliminate that.

  23. WaffleCheese profile image50
    WaffleCheeseposted 8 years ago

    Also:

    lubricate,
    mesh,
    porridge,
    bloody tampon juice,
    back-ne (for acne on the back)
    coccyx,
    'nucular'
    booger

  24. AEvans profile image79
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    " I can't," " I won't", " Shut Up"! smile

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    Ghost32posted 8 years ago

    Can't.
    It's the law.
    Compulsory health insurance.
    Taxes.

  26. RedSonja94 profile image62
    RedSonja94posted 8 years ago

    Um ...it just drives me crazy to hear a speaker say that word.

  27. trish1048 profile image76
    trish1048posted 8 years ago

    Prejudice

    Hate

    Having said that

    The n word

  28. Eaglekiwi profile image78
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Im not one to gossip BUT lol did you hear that girl is pregnant AGAIN...

    Did you know anything after BUT is usually Bullshit wink

  29. Eaglekiwi profile image78
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Should

    Would

    Could

    Ban them smile!

    1. Sybil Marie profile image71
      Sybil Marieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yup don't like it when people "should" on me lol

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      Ghost32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh.  Yeah.  Thanks.  Forgot those! big_smile

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image78
        Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol , I would always forget that thing I could have done ,if only someone had reminded me , they should have you know ...
          lol lol

  30. Paradise7 profile image85
    Paradise7posted 8 years ago

    Irregardless.

    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!

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image78
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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 lol

      ( p.s I know my words probably sound just as wierd to them)
      cuz the lady often says back to me ...Say what??? lol

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        rednckwmnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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."

        1. manlypoetryman profile image78
          manlypoetrymanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          "take and" and "dinnah"...now, that's funny... lol All Texans be advised!

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            rednckwmnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            WHAT THE HELL!!!! Did I JUST insult Texas, again? Man, I didnt meant to.

  31. warwickcleaners profile image60
    warwickcleanersposted 8 years ago

    'Could Care Less'
    Discharge
    Gangly

  32. Rob Dee profile image61
    Rob Deeposted 8 years ago

    "At the end of the day" is really annoying as is "I'm not trying to be critical but..."

  33. Paradise7 profile image85
    Paradise7posted 8 years ago

    Hey Rob good to see you again!

    Oops, I say "At the end of the day..." sometimes.

    Whip me with spaghetti al dente! big_smile

  34. Tom Cornett profile image80
    Tom Cornettposted 8 years ago

    One of the worst words in describing a person is the word (just).  She was just a whore.   He was just a bum.

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      PirateGirlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I was just going to say that !

  35. Sybil Marie profile image71
    Sybil Marieposted 8 years ago

    "Never" As in he/she will never be able to do that" makes me crazy!

  36. profile image43
    PirateGirlposted 8 years ago

    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 !

  37. nicomp profile image69
    nicompposted 8 years ago

    "Move forward"

  38. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    uh~

    ah~

    um~

    when people talk like this, I wonder if they can speak one full, complete sentence. yikes

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      rednckwmnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      maybe you make people nervous?  smile sucking on your lollypop like that....

  39. manlypoetryman profile image78
    manlypoetrymanposted 8 years ago

    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!"  lol Ouch...that one gets old.

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      rednckwmnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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?
      goin' ta.
      workin' hahd or hahdly workin'?(no rs allowed)

      1. manlypoetryman profile image78
        manlypoetrymanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I know...I know! But, it is great inspiration to me while writin' country style. God bless 'em...I do love the country life...(and all that goes with it!)...No matter how bad the "Queen's English" can get slaughtered sometimes...!

    2. LondonGirl profile image85
      LondonGirlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What does that mean? That he doesn't want to do it?

  40. emievil profile image80
    emievilposted 8 years ago

    "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. smile

  41. WaffleCheese profile image50
    WaffleCheeseposted 8 years ago

    How about 'hot water heater'

    Idiots! It's ALREADY HOT WATER! It needs no heating!


    It's a WATER HEATER.


    Thanks.


    Oh, and I also hate 'get on my soapbox.'

  42. jiberish profile image73
    jiberishposted 8 years ago

    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?

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image78
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol jiberish , oh you just reminded me of that too

      " Heres the thing" (what thing? ,where is the thing?) lol

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    bluetiger1520posted 8 years ago

    I hate these words:
    1). racism
    2). can't
    3). hate
    4). poor
    5). jobless

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    is that thing a ding-a-ling?

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image78
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yea lol and if ya not playing with his dinga ling ya must be playin with..... lol

  45. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I don't play with nobody's ding-a-ling but my won thank you. smile And I don't call it that, I call it a spade!

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image78
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      sorry nothing personal , was tryin to remember how the song went ...

    2. LondonGirl profile image85
      LondonGirlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      In Yorkshire, they call t'spade t'bloody shovel.....

  46. WaffleCheese profile image50
    WaffleCheeseposted 8 years ago

    OH!!!!

    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.

  47. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    "Have you heard the good news? "

    lol

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    rednckwmnposted 8 years ago

    things i hate: no offense, with all due respect, and.... i am praying for you.

    1. WaffleCheese profile image50
      WaffleCheeseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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

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        rednckwmnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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...  lol

    2. Eaglekiwi profile image78
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yea ,irritating

    3. LondonGirl profile image85
      LondonGirlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.)

  49. Rob Dee profile image61
    Rob Deeposted 8 years ago

    Don't forget the always popular " Yeah but still..."

  50. Eaglekiwi profile image78
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. WaffleCheese profile image50
      WaffleCheeseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I actually voted for John McCain, but when he said 'my friends' so much all sincerity seemed to leave. I didn't like that about him.

 
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