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SqrachMasda
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09 May 2008, 9:25 pm

besides the word arbitrary
i can't stand the word dungarees being used for jeans

got any more :?:



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09 May 2008, 9:43 pm

Trying to remember some good examples...

It’s usually French words - “bourgeois” is one.

I also don't like the word "pretentious". People use it so often to criticize things they don't like without providing any further reason.

Also the word "practically". As in "it was so cold I practically froze to death". I admit that I use the word in that context when speaking but it annoys me to see it in writing.



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09 May 2008, 9:54 pm

No, I love all words. I hate some phrases, like "near miss"



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09 May 2008, 10:02 pm

I hate the following words:

meat
meal
moist
rich (when it applies to food, but not when it applies to money - weird, huh?)
tender (again, when it applies to food)
ointment

Actually, I hate most adjectives used to describe food. "light and fluffy" is awful, but I like the words "light" and "fluffy" in other contexts.

All those words are bad, I just hate the way they feel.



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09 May 2008, 10:02 pm

arbitrary


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09 May 2008, 10:45 pm

I dislike using the word "supper" and use the word "dinner" when at all possible.


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09 May 2008, 11:48 pm

Paradigm shift.



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09 May 2008, 11:55 pm

Expensive
Extensive
Expansive
Perspiration
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10 May 2008, 9:57 am

Words and phrases inserted as fillers ("you know," "um," "uh," "and so forth")

"I says" instead of "I said." (It would be better that the extraneous phrase be eliminated from speech altogether. It is as bad as saying, "um.")

Busy (When discussing clothing styles, as in, "That fabric is just too busy.")



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10 May 2008, 11:14 am

Momentarily.


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10 May 2008, 11:17 am

I hate it when people use 'lol' and chat speak when not on the computer



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10 May 2008, 11:19 am

supahneko wrote:
I hate it when people use 'lol' and chat speak when not on the computer


OMG, that's idiotic!


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10 May 2008, 11:36 am

drizzled. I HATE that word!



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10 May 2008, 4:35 pm

all words beginning with sl- (apart from sleep)

also, does anyone else think that the words enigma and enigmatic are really overused?In my head they should be really uncommonly used but they are just used to mean "a little bit weird".



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10 May 2008, 4:45 pm

SqrachMasda wrote:
besides the word arbitrary
i can't stand the word dungarees being used for jeans


I don't know anyone who uses the term 'dungarees' anymore. It's been out of use since the 1950s.

Words that annoy me most are of the hybridized slang variety (combining two words into a new one), like "Guesstimate" [guess and estimate]


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