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Words that you hate

Postby Olhado_ » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:44 pm

Alea told me I should post more, so I heard about how the word "moist" tends to be hated by people on the Internet. There is even a Facebook group called "I hate the word moist" (and no I am not a member). I just think it is funny that there are people out there who really want this word removed.

So, what are your opinions of "moist"? Are there any words in the English language that you just wish would be removed from the dictionary?
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Postby ender1 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:54 pm

Alea told me I should post more
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:42 pm

Never listen to Alea.
Good advice that should be strictly followed and enforced.

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As for moist, I like it. It's a good quality.


The one word that I don't like, that comes to mind right away, is not entirely appropriate for this thread. Starts with a p, ends with a y, and is 5 letters long. It always seemed a little too strong for my tastes. Still, I don't think it shouldn't be a word, I just think it should be used with discretion.
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Postby zeroguy » Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:00 pm

fricative
suck
portobello
minestrone
hamper (the noun, not the verb)

I'm fine with moist.
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Postby Jayelle » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:25 am

Moist has changed for me since Dr. Horrible.

I hate slacks and panties.
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Postby Jeesh_girl15 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:46 am

Starts with "home" ends with "work." Any guesses? I still have a book report to finish before school starts in a week....
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Postby lyons24000 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:12 am

Americans don't really use it but I hate the word "Knickers".
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Postby Wind Swept » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:14 am

Nonplussed. It has two completely unrelated usages. This lead to years of confusion on my part, as I heard and used it "improperly" for quite a long while before finally being corrected. I'll allow the Apple Dictionary to explain more:
USAGE In standard use, nonplussed means ‘surprised and confused’: : the hostility of the new neighbor’s refusal left Mrs. Walker nonplussed. In North American English, a new use has developed in recent years, meaning ‘unperturbed’—more or less the opposite of its traditional meaning: : hoping to disguise his confusion, he tried to appear nonplussed . This new use probably arose on the assumption that non- was the normal negative prefix and must therefore have a negative meaning. Although the use is common, it is not yet considered standard. The preferred spelling is nonplussed.
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Postby chromesthesia » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:17 am

Lesion, panties, and cluster are all gross words.

And the m word that has gg in the middle and t at the end.
I hate that word.
It makes me ITCH.

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Postby Mich » Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:07 pm

Nonplussed. It has two completely unrelated usages. This lead to years of confusion on my part, as I heard and used it "improperly" for quite a long while before finally being corrected. I'll allow the Apple Dictionary to explain more:
USAGE In standard use, nonplussed means ‘surprised and confused’: : the hostility of the new neighbor’s refusal left Mrs. Walker nonplussed. In North American English, a new use has developed in recent years, meaning ‘unperturbed’—more or less the opposite of its traditional meaning: : hoping to disguise his confusion, he tried to appear nonplussed . This new use probably arose on the assumption that non- was the normal negative prefix and must therefore have a negative meaning. Although the use is common, it is not yet considered standard. The preferred spelling is nonplussed.
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On that note, I dislike how I'm seeing "superfluous" misused all the time, now. I tried to get a picture off of the back of Turn Coat, the latest Dresden File book, where a review claims the series is superfluous, but my camera flash kept messing it up, and I can't turn off the flash because the screen is busted because I took it to a single music gig with a bunch of drunk people...

Anyway. Superfluous. And the phrase "fingernails on a chalkboard," which I hate because it makes me think of the sound.
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Postby CezeN » Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:12 pm

Never listen to Alea.
The one word that I don't like, that comes to mind right away, is not entirely appropriate for this thread. Starts with a p, ends with a y, and is 5 letters long. It always seemed a little too strong for my tastes. Still, I don't think it shouldn't be a word, I just think it should be used with discretion.
I honestly can't think of what word you're talking about...
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Postby Jeesh_girl15 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:56 pm

Neither could I.
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:58 pm

To be fair, superfluous meant overflowing/extravagant for a very long time. My bet is that they probably meant superlative, though.
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Postby Luet » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:51 pm

The one word that I don't like, that comes to mind right away, is not entirely appropriate for this thread. Starts with a p, ends with a y, and is 5 letters long. It always seemed a little too strong for my tastes. Still, I don't think it shouldn't be a word, I just think it should be used with discretion.
I honestly can't think of what word you're talking about...
I'm not sure if you are joking but since J_g said it too, it is another name for a cat...and also a slang for the female genitalia.

I was surprised to find out recently that my 25 yo brother (who was homeschooled for HS) didn't know what the word meant. I asked him after hearing another 19yo homeschooler use the word in company that you wouldn't normally use it in front of. I found out he didn't know what it meant either. He thought the only meaning was wussy/wimpy men. Ah, innocence.
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Postby zeroguy » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:04 pm

Nonplussed.
Agreed. I kinda just skip over it whenever I see it; I don't even bother trying to figure what the person meant. Also:

teetotaler (which I believe I've mentioned before)
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Postby mr_thebrain » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:34 pm

i think that the only word i hate is the word annoying. it bugs me. seriously.
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Postby Peterlover14 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:09 am

The word Puss makes me shudder. I can't even say it.
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Postby Mich » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:51 pm

Like... as in "Puss in Boots"? Or as in "that vile puss [sic] seeped from the wound like sap from a newly cut tree"?
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Postby starlooker » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:56 pm

Billable.

Productivity.

Also, I'm sure I've mentioned this sometime before in my history at pweb, I really hate it when people use "dialogue" as a verb. There was actually a rating on the evaluation forms in grad school that had one item on it that went something like, "Dialogueing clearly with other professionals without use of jargon." I think I was the only one who was really amused by that.
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Postby Satya » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:00 pm

I hate the word "electrocute" and all forms of it. Electrocution, electrocuted, etc.

I think I have a mild synesthesia when it comes to this word. It gives me a strange, coppery, metallic, bitter taste whenever I say it or think it. There's only a few words that do this for me, and 'electrocute' is the worst.

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Postby Peterlover14 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:10 pm

Puss as in the gross stuff that comes out of wound. UGH! Now I'm thinking about it.

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Postby Young Val » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:16 pm

Like... as in "Puss in Boots"? Or as in "that vile puss [sic] seeped from the wound like sap from a newly cut tree"?

This reminds me one of the very few puns I enjoy:

"Bad grammar makes me [sic]."



As for words I hate, they include panties, turgid, and congealed (yes, mostly in the past tense).
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Postby human. » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:28 pm

I hate panties, too! There's just something about the word that makes me feel sick.

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Postby Peterlover14 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:24 am

Intercourse. :?
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Postby Graff^ » Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:26 pm

Since everytime someone says this word the whole class bursts out laughing.

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Postby Peterlover14 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:20 pm

Everytime? Gods. Middle school is so annoying. :roll:
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Postby Graff^ » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:28 pm

Well since k-12 is all in one school High School won't be that much better. :?
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