What Words Do You HATE?

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  1. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    irregardless.
     


  2. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    irregardless.
    +100
     


  3. Jenaimarr

    Jenaimarr Senior member

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

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


  4. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    irregardless.

    +10000

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


  5. JayJay

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


  6. Brad

    Brad Senior member

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


  7. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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


  8. eg1

    eg1 Senior 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.
     


  9. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    irregardless.

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


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  11. linux_pro

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    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 ...
     


  12. Reggs

    Reggs Senior member

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    Utilize, just say use.
     


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    Osprey Guy Senior member

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    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
     


  14. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    "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."
     


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    two words: synergy and sustainability...both are overused yet not understood by many who use them
     


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