In reading a couple of recent threads, I keep seeing a few words that just make me cringe. It's not just here, either - I hear it often out and about in the world. In fact, there is one in particular that I really, really despise and wish would leave our vernacular: douche. For some inexplicable reason, it's become a commonplace way to describe people and/or actions. Using that word, or any variation of it, as anything other than its original meaning really puts me off. Maybe I'm too sensitive.

What other words that are currently being used make you cringe or annoy the hell out of you?
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What-not

Not sure if it's one word or two, but it's still annoying.

At some point in this thread, I challenge someone to create a coherent post incorporating all of these mentioned words. Smile
i never understood people using 'bla bla bla' in the middle of a conversation

ie. "she droned on about something" it's like bla bla bla
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
Copacetic - Thankfully it has mostly fallen out of use as the generation that used it begin to die off.


imma bringing it back!
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
What-not

Not sure if it's one word or two, but it's still annoying.

At some point in this thread, I challenge someone to create a coherent post incorporating all of these mentioned words. Smile


Douchy dudes are commonplace in the Northeast. The vernacular may be copacetic to the locals, but all I hear is blah, blah, blah and what-not.

You know what I mean?
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Originally posted by snipes:
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
What-not

Not sure if it's one word or two, but it's still annoying.

At some point in this thread, I challenge someone to create a coherent post incorporating all of these mentioned words. Smile


Douchy dudes are commonplace in the Northeast. The vernacular may be copacetic to the locals, but all I hear is blah, blah, blah and what-not.

You know what I mean?


Totally.
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Originally posted by snipes:
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
What-not

Not sure if it's one word or two, but it's still annoying.

At some point in this thread, I challenge someone to create a coherent post incorporating all of these mentioned words. Smile


Douchy dudes are commonplace in the Northeast. The vernacular may be copacetic to the locals, but all I hear is blah, blah, blah and what-not.

You know what I mean?

LOL Bravo Snipes!
thats not acceptable.


Too often people use it to describe a behavior that is not tolerable rather than the result isn't acceptable and you'll need to try again (like an answer on homework). My typical response is 'well it just happened so you better start accepting that it happened'
"Like" - Unless it's used for comparison or you enjoy something, take it out of your sentence.

"Literally" - i.e., "That book literally blew my mind." Did it really? Unless it actually happened, don't use the word.
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Originally posted by futronic:
"Like" - Unless it's used for comparison or you enjoy something, take it out of your sentence.

"Literally" - i.e., "That book literally blew my mind." Did it really? Unless it actually happened, don't use the word.


Great minds
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Originally posted by futronic:
"Like" - Unless it's used for comparison or you enjoy something, take it out of your sentence.

"Literally" - i.e., "That book literally blew my mind." Did it really? Unless it actually happened, don't use the word.


"Goes" in place of "said".

"So she goes, 'it was like, so funny, I literally couldn't stop laughing.'"
"I don't know if I'm comfortable with..." as a way of disagreeing or complaining.

Perhaps that's only heard here in California and at Welsley, however.

Hope that doesn't sound like I'm literally a douche.

I also thing "B**ch Slap" is a douche term.
Americans who have abandoned "while" in favor of "whilst".

Commonwealth Anglophones, this complaint doesn't apply to you.
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by futronic:
"Like" - Unless it's used for comparison or you enjoy something, take it out of your sentence.

"Literally" - i.e., "That book literally blew my mind." Did it really? Unless it actually happened, don't use the word.


"Goes" in place of "said".

"So she goes, 'it was like, so funny, I literally couldn't stop laughing.'"


I'm like, "yeah", and she's all, "no".
This is hilarious so far. Except for the cringe-inducing, "Douches." Jerks! Razz

I also (phrase this time) don't like the, "I gotta be honest with you..." or "If I'm being honest..." Is this the exception for you? You're most often not honest? Honestly! Mad
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Originally posted by futronic:
"Literally" - i.e., "That book literally blew my mind." Did it really? Unless it actually happened, don't use the word.


This.

Also, can't stand the term "bling" -- seems so materialistic and wealth-braggardly.

Also, I cannot stand not-words:

nother. "That is a whole nother issue."
funner/funnest "This ride is funner than that one... This is the funnest ride at the park."
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
My bad.

Posted as an apology for overusing 'just sayin'? Or posted to nominate 'my bad' as another candidate for the linguistic scrap heap?
"moving forward"
I want to grind my teeth whenever I hear people say that term. Never knew why, but it has been bothering more for sometime, and has been so viral in the past 2 years.
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Originally posted by VinT:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
My bad.

Posted as an apology for overusing 'just sayin'? Or posted to nominate 'my bad' as another candidate for the linguistic scrap heap?


Talking about my favourite Michael Jackson record. But I really should have posted it in the "12 Albums of Influence" thread. Sorry. My bad. Oops, I did it again. (Which isn't on my 12 Albums of Influence.)
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Originally posted by The Cabernet of Doctor Caligari:
I listen to ESPN on Sirius and have come to hate the preface, "Listen..."

I'm sick of "Look..." as well.


In sports, I can't stand when announcers say 'he's out with a knee..' Instead of 'knee injury'. And they all say it.

Sorry if this belongs under Phrases...

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