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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

Jenniferhughes, you are so cool!  And that is the best use of the word "pannies" ever!

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I don't really care for the word "pampers." It's just wierd, like "pamper me!" Why? Also, I dunno if the youth of today use this anywhere else, but here where I live in Illinois, the kids at my high school and especially junior high, they used the word "treated" if someone gets insulted, i.e.:
Person 1: "Your momma is so fat...."
Person on the side: "Oooohh, treated!"
AHHH, I hate it! And my sister likes to say it a lot. She also likes to say, "cause I'm cool like that," and "chillax." What is that? You either chill or relax, not both.
I like the word "bloody" for some reason. ha
Also, when I hear a word too much over and over, it starts to get annoying.

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Wow no one seems to like the word "panties"!  And neither do I!  Thank you to whoever mentioned "slacks" as I can not stand that word!  I think of old man pants...  And I am all for referring to body parts using their anatomically correct name, but I just don't like the sound of "vulva".  I always think of when that girl with Turrets yelled it out in Deuce Bigelow. 

OH. This annoys me.  And I am pretty sure I am even guilty of this from time to time, but when people follow up every sentence with "ya know?" it drives me mad.  Especially when you start paying attention to it, people us it a LOT.... ya know?  ;)

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OH. This annoys me.  And I am pretty sure I am even guilty of this from time to time, but when people follow up every sentence with "ya know?" it drives me mad.  Especially when you start paying attention to it, people us it a LOT.... ya know?   ;)

Yes.  Can't you just have a thought of your own without worrying about how I'm going to interpret it?!  That said, I know I do this from time to time.

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the north american use of the word 'panties' confuses me a bit.... i'm from the UK, and i'm used to it only being used for very little girls (approx under 6 years old) underwear. i'm used to any other females tending towards wearing knickers. i can't bring myself to use the word panties for knickers over here in canada... it just makes me cringe too much. i'm waaaay too old for panties thankyouverymuch.  :P

i struggle with the whole 'pants' thing too though- in the UK pants are the male version of knickers, and people wear their trousers over their pants. needless to say the whole pants thing causes much confusion during discussions with my canadian bloke (who incidently, at the tender age of 40-something, and a height of over 6 feet, really wants some of those shoes with wheels  ::) .... i can imagine what a nightmare he'd be in grocery stores with those on ).

i'm curious- how do americans feel about the use of the word knickers?

i also hate 'go potty' eg: 'i gotta go potty' too. firstly, every time a grown woman says it, i automatically get a mental picture of them sat on a training toilet, and think " what? she doesn't know how to use a grown-up toilet yet???" :o , secondly, it makes the speaker sound about 4, so i get the urge to ask them if they need me to go with them to help them with their buttons/zip, and thirdly,  i'm used to 'going potty' meaning the same as 'going loopy' (loosing your marbles, etc).

and just to confirm:

-faggots- you can buy 'em liberally doused with gravy in the chippy (fish and chip shop) in my english home town.

-fags- i smoked way too many fags when i was in college.

-dykes- i sat on a few as a child (they are walls in scotland). i don't like the common use of the word, but i like the image of strength and resiliance that it conjures in my mind.

its all very confusing when you're foriegn :D

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I 'm just one American, of course, but I love "knickers."  I use it when I'm feeling cheeky. 
I like the idea of a 40-ish, tall adult wearing those roller sneakers!  Especially if he or she is using them to get in the way of rude, arrogant teeny-boppers.
Potty.  Yes.  If you are older than 5, and you are not addressing a person under 5, you have no business using that word.

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Haha!  Yes.  Tinkle is added. 

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I hate the word panties!  It make me blush every time I hear it. Probably my most dis-liked word!

Although I do love the word twat  When I moved to Ontario, I thought it was a French Canadian Quebec word.  Not that I use it often but it certainly does not offend me.

Hate the word c*nt but there are some people it seems appropriate for so can't say I hate it.  I have used it!

I have a friend if you say the word wh*re to her, she will clearly take you out!

I also call all my friends girls and guys.  I rarely say women or men.  Not sure why but I will say...I met a girl...although she could be 50!

I hate the word ain't but I use it!  Tongue in cheek!  I know I am using it and use it on purpose!

Bad grammar are usually the words that offend me but I have friends that are all nationalities and what you are raised on and taught are the words you speak.

Yet, I will never handle the word panties.  I would rather go panty free than say  I am wearing panties!

I actually do not like any of the underwear terms!  I find then all embarrassing.

That is my story and I am sticking to it!

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HCJ: "Knickers" in the States are what you would call "plusfours"--golfing pants that reach to the knee, "plus four" inches and are fastened at the knee with a tab and buckle. The "four" creates a blouson effect. They were known as "knickerbockers" in the 20's and it became shortened to "knickers." So many a US golfer who went to Scotland and decided to buy new "knickers" in the golfing shops has heard the icy, embarrassed reply, "Knickers are ladies' underclothes!!"
(BTW: writing "embarassed" always makes me think of how you feel if you're caught bare-*ssed---yup, embarassed is the word for it!"

I laugh at the new British youth-word for anything bad or boring or stupid, "it's complete pants". As in underwear. And anything that is really, really bad is "a pile of pants". This can be elaborated at will. My favourite is "it's a pile of pink, frilly pants."

Does anyone despise women who ask to go to "the little girls' room"?  UGH!! I have heard an elderly British lady ask to use "the smallest room" and I automatically knew what she meant. In our house the bathroom IS tiny, you can sit on the facility and wash your hands at the basin without actually leaning forward...and you could roll off it splash into the tub. You could--though of course why would you want to?

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You know.... (LOL, I say that a lot...)
why should we hate the word panties? Were we made to feel that "panties" were bad, dirty.... not to be shown?
"Don't show your panties"
I know the word just sounds juvenile to us... but what is so bad about it?? Have we been conditioned to make our female undergarments unspeakable?

After living in the UK, I find it annoying when Americans used the word "bloody" liberally. It's not cute. It's serious cuss-age... you know?

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Does anyone else get coupons in the mail from Victoria's Secret for a free panty? We get them here, and for some reason, they're always sent to my dad.  ???

I don't really mind when people end their sentences with "You know?". It beats the alternative of people ending their complete sentence with a question mark? Because that makes it look completely wrong.

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OH. This annoys me.  And I am pretty sure I am even guilty of this from time to time, but when people follow up every sentence with "ya know?" it drives me mad.  Especially when you start paying attention to it, people us it a LOT.... ya know?   ;)

Yes.  Can't you just have a thought of your own without worrying about how I'm going to interpret it?!  That said, I know I do this from time to time.

I have a friend who ends almost every sentence with, "and stuff." Funny, but aggravating after a while. ;)

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Instead of "you know?" among British children, particularly boys, the verbal tic seems to be "right" said with a falling intonation. "So I was going along the street, right, and I met this fellow, right, and he told me, right, that the exam was on Monday--right?" Irritating. Almost as bad as a minor group of people I knew at one time who called you by your name every two seconds in conversation! I got the impression after awhile they weren't sure who I was, or perhaps that I wasn't paying attention??

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i'm guilty of saying "you know" a lot but mostly i just say it because i'm at work and we're busy and i'm trying to see if the other person is paying attention or is up to speed on what i'm saying because sometimes they even ask "wait now repeat that last part"

and i know this is annoying to some, it's even annoying to me, and i do it! if i have no real ending to a sentence in conversation i say "so..."  like when someone asks me if i'm going back to school, it's like "well, i'm not really sure what i want to do yet, so... *shrug*"

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You know.... (LOL, I say that a lot...)
why should we hate the word panties? Were we made to feel that "panties" were bad, dirty.... not to be shown?
"Don't show your panties"
I know the word just sounds juvenile to us... but what is so bad about it?? Have we been conditioned to make our female undergarments unspeakable?

To me, it sounds very condescending and infantilizing.  I also think of "panty raid."  Urgh.  I dunno.  I don't think of my underwear as unspeakable... right now, I have on a pair with blue stripes, bikini-style, I guess?  I'll talk about underwear all day, it doesn't bother me.  But panties, eh.

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Well if I offended anybody by saying that she (terrible with keeping track of original posters names) needed to put her big girl p*nt**s on and deal with the wasp, I'm sorry.  I saw the expression on a Big Dog t-shirt and thought it sounded kind of grrl-powerish.  Sexual stereotypes are weird.  If you tell a guy to be a man, you mean act like a competent adult.  For a woman, there's not really a comparable colloquial expression that means stopping acting like a small child and act like a competent adult and that's non-offensive to everyone.  I guess to somebody being expected to be a competent adult is offensive.  They should be allowed to stay children forever in Never-Neverland with Peter Pan.  (But is his peanut butter vegan?)

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Don't know about the vegan-ness, but it does have salmonella!

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And, I was never offended, by the wasp comment.

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I don't care for the word "panties" and I call mine "knickers" or "smalls."  Gather your "smalls" girls!  Mom is doing a white load! 

We are Americans...their children's mum is just an anglophile.  Drink my tea with lemon and sugar, unless I can get hold of PGTips in which case it is "milk" and sugar.  I call them beetROOT not beets and I have started called eggplant aubergine instead because it is well, AUBERGINE in color.  Calling a zucchini a corrigette (spelling?) doesn't come quite as naturally.  I taught my kids that Jello pudding is custard, that pudding is a steamed cake like affair that is served with creamy sauce and that trifle is anything, but a trifle and actually sickeningly filling.

You should have seen the look I got when we first moved here and I said I could use a good shag and a fag...

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Was it  :o this one?!

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