What Words Do You HATE?

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  1. Prince

    Prince Senior member

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    Can't stand the word 'hip'. Basically everything that is regarded as hip, I dislike, because it is usually about lame artists, fashion trends or online friend services.

    I also can't stand the word 'sassy', really annoying word.

    I fiercely dislike job advertisement words as well like 'dynamic', 'teamplayer', '9-to-5-mentality' etc.
     


  2. Liberty Ship

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  3. JayJay

    JayJay 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"


    incentivize
     


  4. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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  5. chorse123

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    literally
    historic
     


  6. nicad2000

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    Four words/phrases that I have just heard in the past five minutes in my workplace:

    "Reach out" = to contact someone

    "Audit" = when used to describe non-accounting related tasks

    "Resource" = a person

    "With regards to" as in "with regards to your order of product XYZ" = if that is correct English, it shouldn't be.

    I'm quite pissed off right now...
     


  7. Agnacious

    Agnacious Senior member

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    Specific to this forum:

    "spot on"

    starting thread titles with "so"


    Regarding this forums offenses:

    I have seen the word "amazing" attached to anything slightly above ordinary. The truly amazing gets lost in the noise of exaggeration, making the word useless.

    I used to think the overuse of the word "sublime" was an inside joke here, sadly I was wrong.

    And any thread that begins with "Recommend me a .." Makes me only want to recommend to them a book on grammar.
     


  8. ekaJ

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    I remember cringing two years ago when I overheard some lady saying "I'm green." Now people wear it on tshirts. ughhhh shut the fuck up.

    I am going to have to defend 'sustainability' for personal reasons , but I won't defend, like said, the people who overuse it and don't really know what it is.
     


  9. X-It

    X-It Senior member

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    Hate
    Wink
    Buzz
     


  10. chessplayer

    chessplayer Well-Known Member

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    Slightly off topic, but I don't like the mindless use of English words in German:

    I flight has been "calceled", I was in a "meeting", management talked about "staffing" (they ignorantly pronounce it "stuffing").

    The advertising slogan of a big perfumery chain was "Come in and find out". [​IMG] Someone made a survey and no one had a clue about what that was supposed to mean.

    Don't really understand it, German is such a rich and powerful language.
     


  11. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    Freedom.
     


  12. LesterSnodgrass

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    While we are off the topic -- I can't stand the misuse of "less" and "fewer."
     


  13. King Francis

    King Francis Senior member

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    Phrases that idiots use without knowing their component words. A common example: "For all intents and purposes" becomes "For all intensive purposes."

    ". . . going forward."

    A lot of "-ize" words. "The BFT system is a ruggedized laptop."

    The word "rights" used to mean "things I want."

    "Progressive" and "reactionary," especially when oversimplified to mean "good/enlightened" and "bad/repressive."

    "Philosophy" to mean "my way of doing things."

    "Hate" to mean "opinion with which I disagree."
     


  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Pacifically ==> Need I say more?
    fairness ==> It's usually just the opposite
    carbon footprint ==> the phrase has lost all meaning
    Achieveability ==> just say, "diminished expectations" and get it over with
     


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    Iconic. It's massively overused in the British press at the moment - I see or hear it numerous times a day.
     


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