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post #31 of 340
irregardless.
post #32 of 340
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
irregardless.
+100
post #33 of 340
"like"
"all"
"whatever(s)"

- She's literally like OMG! And I'm all like whatevers about it.
post #34 of 340
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
irregardless.

+10000

I also can't stand it when people misuse "however" for "but." Call me pedantic.
post #35 of 340
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
irregardless.
+1000. I cringe when I hear it.
post #36 of 340
I wonder if it's the bastard of irrespective and regardless.
post #37 of 340
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Originally Posted by Brad View Post
I wonder if it's the bastard of irrespective and regardless.
That is indeed the purported etymology...
post #38 of 340
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Originally Posted by G79 View Post
word abbreviated for no reason - like obvi for obvious

Stay far away from Australia, then, my friend ...

As for the OP, if you mean in written English, it has to be "alot" -- there is no such word!!!

I realize "going forward" is a phrase rather than a single word, but it is loathesome nonetheless.

"Orientate" also bugs me.
post #39 of 340
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irregardless.

don't "over exaggerate."
post #40 of 340
leverage
post #41 of 340
These particularly loathsome words always make me wince: utilize emote (and its variants - emoting, etc) dissimilar wellness verbalize self-esteem plump terrorist, terrorism, etc ... and many others ...
post #42 of 340
Utilize, just say use.
post #43 of 340
Nobody's mentioned anything about "curse words." I'm far from being a prude...but I do generally prefer to avoid cursing in public. Most of the time it's sooooo unnecessary. But in private...now that's a whole different story (Such as when I'm in my car). Having said that... Regardless of the situation, the one curse word which I truly find repugnant is "asshole"... I reserve its use for only very, very rare circumstances. And if it's ever directed to anyone in partcular, they've got to be some kind of serious lowlife. Dennis
post #44 of 340
"Vibrant" is a very over-used and annoying word, I think.

I was surprised to see a couple of fellows mentioning "kudos." I don't mind it at all properly used, but when people think it's a plural it sets my teeth on edge, e.g., "Soandso deserves a kudo [sic] for his performance," or, "Soandso garnered many kudos for completing this difficult task."
post #45 of 340
two words: synergy and sustainability...both are overused yet not understood by many who use them
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