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.
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.
Reason being (not grammatically correct...why do people use that instead of "because"?!
cunt, twat, duh, twit, totally, "Like" (when used at the start of every sentence), and booger.
any racial slang
"at the end of the day" (ok, not a single word, but it may as well be)
"That said" - makes me crazy. I had an overdose of that phrase once over a two-day business trip.
Absolutely is a word I do not like being used for a reply - to me means nothing its not a yes or a no
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!
Those are all good ones. I hate "baby bump", "amazing" and "ginormous."
Its internet stuff. You can go back to sleep.
Interesting how you and Cletus are practically twins score wise.
"Let me be clear"............and then no clarity is forthcoming
A goose walks over my grave every time I hear, "I love her/him/you to DEATH"...words mean what the mean.
it would be interesting to get more responses and then make as many sentence combinations with the words we hate..
I really hate when someone uses the word 'and' excessively in the same sentence. It's like every other word is "and".
strangely the plural is fine. I just can't hack the word for lone constituents of the genital beard
I guess one would annoy, and several - you'd just have to get used to!
I hate words that have 2 matching vowels in them... and they touch... that's just crazy.
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?
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.
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.
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.
..."it's just my opinion",,,,"this two shall pass",,, "it's Gods will."
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