Words you Hate the Most

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  1. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    What words do you hate to hear or read the most?
    There are certain words that people hate to hear. I'll answer this after some responses.

    1. MickeySr profile image82
      MickeySrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not at all sure why, but as long as I can remember (and I'm nearing 60) I've always hating using 'pet peeve' . . . and I don't know of an appropriately informative alternative - it just seems to suggest one keeps and cultivates all these insignificant little annoyances that they delight to be bothered by, or something . . . am I reading too much into it?

      As far as so-called 'bad words' - I don't think there is such a thing, in reality . . . only in the hearer's ear, or heart. I just don't at all agree that it's an evidence of a limited vocabulary or demonstrates an insufficient mind to use 'bad words' . . . sometimes, often, the word that most accurately expresses the point being made is on someone's list of 'bad words'. The badness of 'bad words' is not in the order of the letters strung together or in the phonetic sound they make, etc - their badness rests in offense. If someone is offended by the use of  certain word I will not distress them, and will not use it - but if I'm with folks who recognize there are no 'bad words', only evil intent and ugly actions, then no word I use is 'bad', like on the cosmos' or God's list of 'bad words' . . . God's 'bad' list is about offense, not syllables.

    2. Rhonda_M profile image85
      Rhonda_Mposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Reason being (not grammatically correct...why do people use that instead of "because"?!

  2. peeples profile image93
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    cunt, twat, duh, twit, totally, "Like" (when used at the start of every sentence), and booger.

  3. Beth100 profile image71
    Beth100posted 5 years ago

    hate

    any racial slang

    "at the end of the day"  (ok, not a single word, but it may as well be)

  4. Hannahh3 profile image59
    Hannahh3posted 5 years ago

    Whatever, really annoys me!

  5. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image96
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years ago

    "That said" - makes me crazy.  I had an overdose of that phrase once over a two-day business trip.

    1. bBerean profile image59
      bBereanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Or the more dismissive version; "be that as it may..."

  6. MartinKennyDesign profile image59
    MartinKennyDesignposted 5 years ago

    Absolutely is a word I do not like being used for a reply - to me means nothing its not a yes or a no

  7. Anti-Valentine profile image94
    Anti-Valentineposted 5 years ago

    Addicting.

  8. bizarrett81 profile image66
    bizarrett81posted 5 years ago

    swag

    1. R Creighton G profile image62
      R Creighton Gposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      "Antidisestablishmentarianism".  SO overused.  Oh, and "so".

  9. Louise Lately profile image66
    Louise Latelyposted 5 years ago

    I detest over used business speak or jargon such as : 'moving forward', 'from the get go', 'blue sky thinking', 'touch base', 'in future', 'ideaing' (*shudder*), 'all hands on deck' - argh!

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image96
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yes - let's think out of the box and be proactive with our bandwidth. We might get on board with the new paradigm.

  10. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    Those are all good ones. I hate "baby bump", "amazing"  and "ginormous." hmm

  11. MomsTreasureChest profile image90
    MomsTreasureChestposted 5 years ago

    I don't like the words bloated and groin!

    1. R Creighton G profile image62
      R Creighton Gposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Especially in the same sentence.

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        Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        haha

        1. Cletus Jones profile image60
          Cletus Jonesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

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          1. Soul Man Dancer profile image58
            Soul Man Dancerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Its internet stuff. You can go back to sleep.

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              Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Interesting how you and Cletus are practically twins score wise.

              1. Soul Man Dancer profile image58
                Soul Man Dancerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                I will under do him!

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                  Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  You have a gift like no other. (twss)

                  1. Cletus Jones profile image60
                    Cletus Jonesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

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  12. profile image0
    Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago

    "Let me be clear"............and then no clarity is forthcoming

  13. LillyGrillzit profile image78
    LillyGrillzitposted 5 years ago

    A goose walks over my grave every time I hear, "I love her/him/you to DEATH"...words mean what the mean.

  14. Beth100 profile image71
    Beth100posted 5 years ago

    "whatever" is another annoying one....

  15. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 5 years ago

    I'd have to say, racist slurs tongue

  16. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    it would be interesting to get more responses and then make as many sentence combinations with the words we hate..lol

  17. Cardisa profile image90
    Cardisaposted 5 years ago

    I really hate when someone uses the word 'and' excessively in the same sentence. It's like every other word is "and".

  18. tom_caton profile image81
    tom_catonposted 5 years ago

    pube

    strangely the plural is fine. I just can't hack the word for lone constituents of the genital beard

    1. Cletus Jones profile image60
      Cletus Jonesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

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      1. tom_caton profile image81
        tom_catonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I guess one would annoy, and several - you'd just have to get used to!

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          Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Men are filthy and I hate that word as well... I mean I really, really hate it!

          1. R Creighton G profile image62
            R Creighton Gposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            What word?  "Men"?  Daaaamn!

  19. Lauren Amy Smith profile image58
    Lauren Amy Smithposted 5 years ago

    I literally hate the word literally.

  20. Zelkiiro profile image95
    Zelkiiroposted 5 years ago

    I can't stand "large." That's a belch, not a word.

  21. profile image0
    Beth37posted 5 years ago

    I hate words that have 2 matching vowels in them... and they touch... that's just crazy.

  22. ComfortB profile image86
    ComfortBposted 5 years ago

    I hate when people say, "you know what I mean", when I have no clue as to what they're getting at. You know what I mean? smile

  23. sammieham0317 profile image59
    sammieham0317posted 5 years ago

    I have hated a lot of the same things a lot of others have hated on here.. but one of the saying I hate the most is "I know how you feel..." No. No you don't, not even in the same exact situation as me would someone know how I feel. Even though I have three siblings, when our mom died 3 years ago, we didn't know how each other felt. We could relate. But we couldn't tell each other exactly how we felt.

  24. Sonya-Artis profile image61
    Sonya-Artisposted 5 years ago

    I agree with a LOT of the post here, and if I missed it, please excuse me but I really don't like 'I'm just saying' or 'you know what I mean' and the person speaking to you hasn't said anything...at all.

  25. PurvisBobbi44 profile image82
    PurvisBobbi44posted 5 years ago

    In business meetings I found these words at the top of my “Exasperation Meter”:

    Team effort---we all need to pitch in---bring your “Happy Face” to work---stay positive---I’m counting on you---no vacations in June (unless you are a brown-nosier) ---my door is always open (just don’t come in)---I am open to any suggestion (just don’t make them).

    My list is endless for the waste of time these meetings were---
    and any and all information we needed to know could be sent by email.

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      Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      haha, that sounds like hell.

  26. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago

    hate and selfish

  27. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    ..."it's just my opinion",,,,"this two shall pass",,, "it's Gods will."

 
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