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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

"Chick" as in "that chick over there is hot." - totally derogatory

"Crop" as in "crop of warts." - disgusting

Profanity in general, especially when used as an adjective/adverb in front of every noun/verb - are thesauruses completely extinct?

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These sixteen words enrage me:

“The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa .”

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baypuppy.  what do you teach? 

and to answer the post question.  there are lots of words that i dont like the use of.  but when it comes to the way a word sounds i hate..
chocolate, tampon and panties

as a response to the 'thats so gay' remarks.  the other day a boy tried to strike up a friendly conversation with me by saying 'this fax machines so gay' (we were at fed ex) he then turns to me and smiles.  i have no idea what kind of face i gave to him but it had to be a mix of shock from someone being friendly and shock from someone saying something so offensive to me.  ... i just dont understand how thats a great way to start up a friendly conversation.

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as a response to the 'thats so gay' remarks.  the other day a boy tried to strike up a friendly conversation with me by saying 'this fax machines so gay' (we were at fed ex) he then turns to me and smiles.  i have no idea what kind of face i gave to him but it had to be a mix of shock from someone being friendly and shock from someone saying something so offensive to me.  ... i just dont understand how thats a great way to start up a friendly conversation.

 

lol! he probably thought you were hot or something. "so....these fax machines kinda suck" would've  been a better conversation starter than "they're gay". if it were me, i probably would of told him that i was "gay" just for shock value. (not meant in a "gaycist: as i say" way)

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I find it particularly annoying when the news media combine the first names of celebrity couples, i.e. Brangelina, TomKat, etc. It's neither original nor cute.

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I was just with my family and my son and daughter-in-law were calling my granddaughter's cut a "bobo". Okay there's another one that just drives me crazy. That or calling a wound a "booboo". I never used that term when my sons were little. I actually don't care when a child is under 2 like my granddaughter but when they still are doing it and they're school age I can't stand it. When my grade ones call it that I say "you mean your cut". It just sound so babyish. Last week a father picked up his son at lunch and commented on a cut his son had on his face, "His bobo looks a lot better, eh?" (Okay, yes, I"m Canadian, thus the "eh" but I just couldn't believe this man calling his son's cut a "bobo" to his teacher! Whew! I feel much better now.

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as a response to the 'thats so gay' remarks.  the other day a boy tried to strike up a friendly conversation with me by saying 'this fax machines so gay' (we were at fed ex) he then turns to me and smiles.  i have no idea what kind of face i gave to him but it had to be a mix of shock from someone being friendly and shock from someone saying something so offensive to me.  ... i just dont understand how thats a great way to start up a friendly conversation.

 

lol! he probably thought you were hot or something. "so....these fax machines kinda suck" would've  been a better conversation starter than "they're gay". if it were me, i probably would of told him that i was "gay" just for shock value. (not meant in a "gaycist: as i say" way)

i thought about that on the ride home. 'this fax machines gay' 'so am i'.  whenever im offended like that, i cant think, i just stop.  im speechless.  and thats the most important time to make a statement.

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"utilize".  
i don't care for the phonetics (reminds me of uterus/uvula- inside squishy stuff), but mostly i think i dislike it because it is so overdone (over-utilized?) at my work.  i recently had a bet with a friend over which one of us  could use (utilize) the word most in a meeting.  we weren't even the ones presenting, and i totaled 18 and he had 12 in the span of two hours and no one even batted an eye~ not even when i started things off by asking someone if they were "utilizing" a certain empty chair when i was looking for a seat.  
i also grit my teeth at the orientate/ irregardless slips, and the phrase "a whole nother" seems to evoke some kind of pavlovian twitch in my eye.  
typing this, i realize i clearly need a vacation.  

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twat

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gutsy.

my witty younger bro' (gotta love brothers and their confusing senses of humour!) heard the word used on an aussie sitcom in was watching, about 10 years ago, and for the next few weeks he made a point to use it in what seemed like every sentance he constructed in my presence (we lived together, so that was a LOT) and he did it loudly, in an awfully poor faux australian accent, right in my earhole. arggggghhhh.

i have no idea why he did this, or where he got the willpower to carry it on for so long. he still does it randomly now. weirdo.

whenever i hear that word i flinch.

i'm not hugely fond of 'taco' either recently. mainly because i can't help but say it with my english accent, and how i pronounce it (like a few other words) seems to make a few local canadians chuckle.  i like the word, but i hate how it sounds weird when i say it, compared to everyone around me. apparently i say it posh, or something...it sounds like 'tack-o' when i say it, and i should say it more like 'taaar-co'.. (?) which i feel makes me sound like a stoned surfer dude crossed with an upper class english snob.

oooh, and i can't help but want to cringe when people say 'acsk' instead of 'ask,' too. but i try not to, cos i'm not sure if its just bad pronounciation, or the result of a speech impediment.

... i have a few others too, but i'll save em. don't wanna look obsessive, lol.  ;)

t-aah-co  ;)

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My mom was a word lover too. She boldly used words that I now know are never used that way in the real world because people dong know what a the true meaning is.  I still use them the right way a lot.

When I was really little, like maybe five- I said "mommy whats a Fagot?" and my mom said that a faggot was a bundle of sticks or kinling used to start fires. "then why did that man just call the other man a bundle of sticks?" and she explained that that very ignorant people used to light men on fire if the thought they were homosexual. (sorry to use that word, I know some mentioned you don't like it but my mom aways explained things in a clinical-ish way) and use them to start a fire to burn "witches" at the stake. Death by burning has always been one of my biggest fears and I think thats why I find the words fag and fagot so dispicable.

In third grade I tried to explain why something wasn't working correctly "The strings being retarded by that nail, there...." My teacher admonished me in front of the whole class. I was a very shy child and horrified that an adult was displeased with something I said. "I'm sorry, I meant that the nail is slowing it down." and cried till she sent me the nurses office.

Then, in junior high I saw a weird looking duck and said "My what a queer little duck!" and my friends started calling me "racist" (I hate it when people think the word racist can be used interchangeably with prejudice.)

Sometimes educating your child on technicalities can make them have messed up social lives...(but I'm still not gonna let my kids say "poop")  :P

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I hate when it refers to lesbigays.

lesbigays? wow, you are the only other person in the world that i've seen use that term. i was very fond of it for a little bit until one of my profs was like, wtf? aww, stacey and biblarz, you lead me astray.... if i was going to take a random stab at where you picked it up, knowing you are in cali i wonder if you went to USC?

at the same time, queer is (imho) a much better term than lesbigay or any other because it isn't exclusive. to each there own though... but a lot of it depends on how it is being used.

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Horny.  And look what I found out:

Online Etymology Dictionary - Cite This Source
horny 

"lustful, sexually aroused," definitely in use 1889, perhaps attested as early as 1863; from late 18c. slang expression to have the horn, suggestive of male sexual excitement (but eventually applied to women as well); see horn.

Ugh.  No wonder I've never liked this word. 

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i teach sociology stuffs, mostly gender/sexualities/families kinds of themes.

vegheadzealia, interesting info on faggot. i'd never head of that so i googled around a bit to see if i could find more info.

http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mfaggot.html

this one is interesting and brings up the wood thing but doesn't connect the word history. it also does a fairly poor job of summarizing gay new york (fantastic and accessible book if anyone wants to read about gayness in NYC at the turn of the century). Wikipedia also does not support the stick story, interestingly enough. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_(epithet)) i was curious about it because faggot (burning sticks) is a british term but a lot of the development of homosexuality as identity, as far as i understand, developed in the US. (indeed, like gender, sexualities are handled differently in different nations. the US is one of the biggest pushers of identity style sexualities).

also, apparently faggot is a term for a kind of pork meatball. no wonder it leaves a distaste in our mouths.

but i did find this page: http://members.fortunecity.com/gaytimes/faggot.html that supports what your mom told you. however, there are a lot of problems with their "explanation" mostly in that a) they do not give a date. homosexuality wasn't even a word before perhaps the mid 1800 and even then it wasn't an everyday word-- it was medical/clinical. it wasn't until the late 1800s/early 1900s that we even start to see sexual preferences becoming linked to a "kind" of person. (prior to this, btw, sex (in europe/wester views) was generally seen as "legit" (aka reproductive, marital) vs. sodomy (anything not reproductive, marital and included sex with prostitutes, nonmarital, sex with same sex partners, sex with animals, masturbation is often in this category also).  sodomy was sodomy and i doubt they would toss "gay men" on the fire. in addition, this "being tossed in the fire" talk that would force people into the closet is complete bullshit because the closet was largely a development of WWII American.

however, if they were burning those committing sodomy (which, given the whole witch thing, wouldn't suprize me one bit) i would believe that. i'm looking for some legit webpages that actually bother to cite scholarly work (vs "this is what i think"). on that note, i will site my sources of info, or at least things that might be relevant to the above thinking: seidman "beyond the closet" and "the social construction of sexuality", foucault "history of sexuality", chauncey gny...

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twat

that is my friend liz's favorite word! she would hop around her apartment saying twat over and over.  it turned a gross word into something wonderful!  i used to not like that word much either.  as well as cunt, until i read parts of a book with that as the title.  it was a very good book i must say.

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twat

that is my friend liz's favorite word! she would hop around her apartment saying twat over and over.  it turned a gross word into something wonderful!   i used to not like that word much either.  as well as cunt, until i read parts of a book with that as the title.  it was a very good book i must say.

Twat and cunt are great!  Pussy is my favorite, though.

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twat

that is my friend liz's favorite word! she would hop around her apartment saying twat over and over.  it turned a gross word into something wonderful! 

this should ruin it for you:  my mom is an ER nurse and when they refer to someone who comes in with some unknown vaginal condition, the term they use is "twat rot"

if that doesn't get stuck in your head forever, you're a good woman.

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My ma's in healthcare, too.  I've heard that little gem already.  Still like twat, though.

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also, apparently faggot is a term for a kind of pork meatball. no wonder it leaves a distaste in our mouths.

In Wales "faggot" means only one thing: a large, oval shaped loaf made of chopped pork meat and offal (liver mostly) and onion, rolled in crumbs or wrapped in caul and either fried or baked. Definitely an acquired taste, and not one I bothered to acquire!

BTW male homosexuality was indeed a burnable offense in mideval Europe, particularly Italy. And after the whole stake routine went out of fashion, you could still be hung for it. The European countries spent a lot of time "blaming" each other for it, it was either "Greek," "French," "Italian" or whatever "love." The French used to call it "l'amour bleu," literally "blue love", where that came from I don't know because it was current long before the whole pink-for-girls blue-for-boys schtick which only came about in the late 19th and early 20th century.  Lesbianism went pretty much unacknowledged, I guess.

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Oh and while we're on the subject of slang that's been done to death...I abominate and despise the phrase "like no other"!! I have a friend who uses it for the most mundane things and seems to end every sentence with it.

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