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words that you hate

everybody has a word that they dislike....what is yours?

Mine is supreme. supreme i don't know why but i hate it with a burning passion...haha

"Lifestyle" is a word that makes my toes curl up wherever I hear it. Especially the words "lifestyle choice" used together. And "infrastructure" in the mouths of politicians. Followed by a "photo op"! If you *mean* "opportunity to look good to the crawling masses" say so!  ;D

And "orientate." AAAAAAAAAARGH! The verb is "to orient", the noun is "orientation." The lounger is oriented toward the sun, not orientated! Trouble is the word has been misused so long the correct form sounds wrong!! I failed a journalism exam because of "orientate" which is how I know. It was also one of Dr. Stock's pet hates!

I won't even go into my hatred of the "f word" that so many comedians overuse, thinking it makes things funnier. (????) If you took that word away from George Carlin, now, he couldn't even talk. Yet I have his first-ever album and he didn't use it once, and was much funnier.

As to meaning, my two pet hated words are "arrogance" and "hypocrisy." And I doubt I need to explain that.  ;)

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there are some words that really make me shiver when I hear them... Phlegm, puss, scab. Those words automatically give me the heebie jeebies(sorry if this is someones hated word, I LOVE the word heebie jeebies!!!)

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Nazi = dutch (and german ?)  word for "Nation" so if you go to these countries you'll hear the word alot in news broadcasts etc.

That I did not know.  I was referring to someone who is mildly displeased with someone else and the offending person becomes "such a Nazi."  That drives me crazy.  I listened to a pre-recorded lecture series about linguistics.  The instructor explained that some words have a very intense meaning, and through overuse the meaning becomes muted.  I think the example was "awesome."  Awesome used to mean something really, well, awesome - and now it's used in everyday speech.  I think it was that lecture series where I picked the work up again, because I use it a lot now.  I would put Nazi in that muted through overuse category.

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Oh my gosh! I'm a word freak and there are some I just hate. I hate a lot of words but here are the toppers. Other than the first one they are in no particular order....some of them I hate to type.

1: "Panties" I don't know why this word makes me think of a child molester every time.

omg! i'm not the only one! Everytime i hear someone call underwear panties or underpants i cringe. when i say panties i always say it in this Rachel Ray/manly/upstate new york accent. i don't know why but some words you have to say in a really weird voice......

i also hate when people use racial slurs. it's very offensive to me and i don't particularly like to hear it. there is this chinese kid i go to school with and everybody always calls him a "ch***". i also hate the whole mexican "borderhoppers" thing and the "homo-sesssuals" thing.

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Oh my gosh! I'm a word freak and there are some I just hate. I hate a lot of words but here are the toppers. Other than the first one they are in no particular order....some of them I hate to type.

1: "Panties" I don't know why this word makes me think of a child molester every time.

omg! i'm not the only one! Everytime i hear someone call underwear panties or underpants i cringe. when i say panties i always say it in this Rachel Ray/manly/upstate new york accent. i don't know why but some words you have to say in a really weird voice......

Especially cutesy women who talk in a baby voice anyway (like my brother's girlfriend) and pronounce it "pannies"--as in, "Have you got clean pannies on, baby?"

And people who pronounce "nuclear" as "nuke-you-lure." Even news readers!! LOOK at the word, people! It's "nu-clear". How hard is that? Ok, it doesn't surprise me when Georgie Porgie says it, but then nothing he says surprises me any more!!

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Here I go:  I hate the word "pro-life".  "Pro-life"-rs all too often ONLY care about the life of the fetus, not the life of the woman, or the life of the child.  A true pro-lifer values an individual's rights.

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I hate the way "baby" is used sometimes, like in advertising.  Like this:

"Our new lotion pampers baby's skin."  That really bugs me, for some reason.  Maybe it's trying too hard to be cute.  The kid's name is NOT baby.  It should say "your baby" or "your child", not just "baby." 

As mentioned above, I hate "ain't" and I really hate double negatives.  I think it's much, much worse if you know better and talk that way anyways.

Also, I hate when people say they "screwed" someone, or "nailed" someone.  Male or female.  Although you usually hear guys say that about women.  It makes it sound like the other person is just lying there. 

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i can't stand double negatives or when people use ignorant wrong. where i live everyone pronounces it as ig-nernt and uses it as "rude" not as the proper meaning which is not knowing or being stupid. i also hate when people say vegan wrong. everyone thinks that they are called vay-guhns not vegans.

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I hate the way "baby" is used sometimes, like in advertising.  Like this:

"Our new lotion pampers baby's skin."   That really bugs me, for some reason.  Maybe it's trying too hard to be cute.  The kid's name is NOT baby.  It should say "your baby" or "your child", not just "baby." 

As mentioned above, I hate "ain't" and I really hate double negatives.  I think it's much, much worse if you know better and talk that way anyways.

Also, I hate when people say they "screwed" someone, or "nailed" someone.  Male or female.  Although you usually hear guys say that about women.  It makes it sound like the other person is just lying there.   

Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

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Another one:

"human nature"--what exactly *is* this? Usually it's used to justify some awful behavior. People can justify way too many things using this categorization. I guess "feminine" and "masculine" drive me crazy, too. Not the words themselves, just their meanings. They are totally culturally defined, but people place them under the "human nature" category...I guess that's my Women's Studies minor coming out...

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i only get annoyed with words that are over-used or just plain insulting. i hate fag and faggot. my dad says fag all the time (not in an insulting way but it still bugs me). i hate dyke.

i most especially hate c*nt. it makes me so angry when people say it

i hate the term "on the rag"

and i hate the word "gigged" if that IS even a word. my boss says it all the time "if we don't clean this up we're gonna get gigged for it, we're gonna get gigged for not having that done correctly, we'll get giigged for this, gigged for that". there are moments where i am thinking "if she says gigged one more time i just might slap her" it just sounds dumb

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I guess "feminine" and "masculine" drive me crazy, too. Not the words themselves, just their meanings. They are totally culturally defined, but people place them under the "human nature" category...I guess that's my Women's Studies minor coming out...

lol, i totally know that. try teaching sociology of gender to a messa kids who honestly believe that who they are--their masculinity and femininity-- are "inborn" and have nothing to do whatsoever with their culture.  :-X i wanted to bash my head into a wall.

it does remind me of a funny posts one of my students put up on the class message boards. some kid made the "ever since time began..." argument about how men and women have always been different, etc etc yaddy yadda and he as like "well, actually i traveled back in time to check out your claim and turns out you're wrong!"

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i only get annoyed with words that are over-used or just plain insulting. i hate fag and faggot. my dad says fag all the time (not in an insulting way but it still bugs me). i hate dyke.

how can one use fag and have it not be insulting? (unless you're british-- i think cigs are called fags there?)

some of these "gay words" don't bother me so much, but a lot of it depends on the context--really important. for example, i can call myself a dyke all i want. it has a certain meaning within "my community." however, if some f**khead little shit calls me one, it is a whole different story.

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all of the immature guys in my grade call everyone "fags". the whole high school "thats gay" thing is so annoying. since i'm basically a non-conformist i wear whatever i want to wear regardless of what anyone else thinks. this asshole preppy kid (excuse my language si'l vous plait ) told me that "i look gay". i turned around and responded "how does one look "gay" and he said your weird and walked away.

i also hate the word ointment. everytime i hear it it makes me laugh. it just sounds so weird...............

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"Nigger"  Don't like it.  Totally inappropriate.  There is no place for this word whatsoever.  There are probably many more but this one bothers me more than any of them. 

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i totally forgot about dumb phrases........"cream of the crop", "you reap what you sew", "that was the straw that broke the camels back", and i also don't like hwen people call pants "slacks"....

probably like my 4th post but i just completely hate these lol.

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Queer.

I hate when it refers to lesbigays. I hate when it refers to something being weird or different. I hate that song by Garbage that uses it as the title and the hook in the chorus

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I have a ton of words that I hate. Most of them involve usage. Using it's for its and their for they're....it just bothers me to no end.

I'm on board with all of you that are commenting on the racial/sexual slurs. I hate them. I'm in high school (sigh...) and I hear "That's sooo GAY!" "Only a fag would do that" "That's retarded!" on a daily basis. I don't know why gay is a synonym for stupid. Maybe it's because of the intolerance. But my gay friends use it as a slur as well. It baffles me.

Maybe the above just bothers me because I'm such an artsy-go-hug-a-tree-and-adopt-a-cow type of person.

I love when I see on teen message boards "That's so retarted" with a t. It's like "What? To tart again? One pastry wasn't enough so I went back to the kitchen and retarted." Yeah. I think like that sometimes.

Also, I abhor the word concur. I just hate it. It's been used in many commercials that try to make ten-year-old sound intelligent. The kids in my classes use it to sound smarter. They think that concur is such a remarkably mature word. Plus the sound of it bothers me too.

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Caitee,
Thanks for a good topic to post about.  Very interesting!  Everyone has words they hate, some more than others!  Interesting to see everyones response!  WTG!

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aww, thank you firegammon! i always like to learn interesting things about people.

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