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What Words Do You HATE?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by athletics, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Fulcannelli

    Fulcannelli Well-Known Member

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    haw, when my gf says it

    as in

    "your haw has texted you again"
    "was that your haw on the phone"
    "you smell of that haws' perfume"

    i could go on...
     
  2. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Well-Known Member

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    Treat
    Prize
    Discharge
    Puss
     
  3. Hazad

    Hazad Well-Known Member

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    Though I wouldn't consider myself a grammar nazi, I hate when people mix up good and well.

    FWIW, my gf hates the word panties.
     
  4. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a problem with puss and discharge individually, but when they come together - it's bad news.
     
  5. philosophe

    philosophe Well-Known Member

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    Not to be a jerk about, but do you mean "pus"?

    Words I especially dislike:

    Reach out to--as in contact or direct
    incentivize
    mission, especially in the phrase "mission statement"
     
  6. Spilotro

    Spilotro Well-Known Member

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    In the American South...

    'Do what' instead of 'what' when asking for someone to repeat what they said.


    I must confess, that I do this. [​IMG]
     
  7. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Well-Known Member

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    word abbreviated for no reason - like obvi for obvious
     
  9. tiecollector

    tiecollector Well-Known Member

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    diverse
    rich (as in richly diverse)
    provenance is a good one, it sounds way too pretentious
    partner when used to refer to a husband or wife, etc.
     
  10. Huntsman

    Huntsman Well-Known Member

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    "artist" to anyone that does not paint.
    That's pretty ridiculous.
    Paradigm Silo Visioning Dynamic
    I feel your pain.
     
  11. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Well-Known Member

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  12. Huntsman

    Huntsman Well-Known Member

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    irregardless.
    +100
     
  13. Jenaimarr

    Jenaimarr Well-Known Member

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    "like"
    "all"
    "whatever(s)"

    - She's literally like OMG! And I'm all like whatevers about it.
     
  14. philosophe

    philosophe Well-Known Member

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    irregardless.

    +10000

    I also can't stand it when people misuse "however" for "but." Call me pedantic.
     
  15. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    irregardless.
    +1000. I cringe when I hear it.
     
  16. Brad

    Brad Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if it's the bastard of irrespective and regardless.
     
  17. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if it's the bastard of irrespective and regardless.
    That is indeed the purported etymology...
     
  18. eg1

    eg1 Well-Known Member

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    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!!! [​IMG]

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

    "Orientate" also bugs me.
     
  19. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Well-Known Member

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    irregardless.

    don't "over exaggerate." [​IMG]
     
  20. dtmt

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