What Words Do You HATE?

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  1. satorstyle

    satorstyle Senior member

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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I also hate "articulate"

    articulate this, articulate that. That's one word even your neighborhood retard knows, and uses constantly to look smart.


    And usually used by white people to describe nice black men. He's very articulate, isn't he?

    The future progressive tense is way overused.
     


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    And usually used by white people to describe nice black men. He's very articulate, isn't he?

    The future progressive tense is way overused.

    I've noticed this, too.
     


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    HORNS Senior member

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    Literally.

    "Kobe Bryant was literally on fire last night!"

    "Oh my gawd, I like literally took a hundred shots last night!"

    "I literally died I was so sick. "

    I usually don't mind too much when words take on different meanings, it's just the way the English language works; but "literally" is a unique word that has few synonyms. It needs to be preserved.


    My god, yes. Or using it to describe something mundane that happened - like "he literally picked that heavy desk up."
     


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    Fulcannelli Senior 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...
     


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    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    Treat
    Prize
    Discharge
    Puss
     


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    Hazad Senior 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.
     


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    Nouveau Pauvre Senior 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.
     


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    philosophe Senior 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"
     


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    Spilotro Senior 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]
     


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    MetroStyles Senior member

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    Presumably
     


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    word abbreviated for no reason - like obvi for obvious
     


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    tiecollector Senior 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.
     


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    Huntsman Senior member

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


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