Words that annoy me for some reason

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05 Jan 2012, 8:17 am

I hate hearing ramp, as in 'we're going to ramp this up.' The correct word is amp, as in increasing the amperage.



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05 Jan 2012, 2:25 pm

I definitely have a huge list, and I can't remember them all right now.

The word that bothers me most this week is 'moist'. It's an icky word, it makes my mouth form strange shapes in order to pronounce it properly, and it's even weird to do in sign language.



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05 Jan 2012, 2:48 pm

You ever seen this? One of the main characters hates the word moist too :D.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk20WWY15uc[/youtube]



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05 Jan 2012, 2:53 pm

The word "pus" is just icky.


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05 Jan 2012, 3:04 pm

Basically

Literally

Improvement works

Not fit for purpose

Yo

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05 Jan 2012, 9:34 pm

timewaster wrote:
You ever seen this? One of the main characters hates the word moist too :D.


No, I haven't seen that before. When I hear a word I really don't like, I cringe like the girl in the video did, too. Anyone else have a physical reaction to words they don't like?



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05 Jan 2012, 9:46 pm

dude


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05 Jan 2012, 10:58 pm

Being called sweetie and honey by people that I just met.
Technical jargon being thrown around when it doesn't make any sense.
Some of text shorthand stuff annoys me for some reason



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05 Jan 2012, 11:14 pm

sluice wrote:
Being called sweetie and honey by people that I just met.
Technical jargon being thrown around when it doesn't make any sense.
Some of text shorthand stuff annoys me for some reason


it's par the protocol hunny


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05 Jan 2012, 11:35 pm

valerieclaires wrote:
I definitely have a huge list, and I can't remember them all right now.

The word that bothers me most this week is 'moist'. It's an icky word, it makes my mouth form strange shapes in order to pronounce it properly, and it's even weird to do in sign language.

the word moist makes me want to vomit.

also

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06 Jan 2012, 8:00 pm

there are a lot of "normal" words i dislike to read/hear in german. quite a few in english.
most belittlements make me angry and it feels strange, because i can't explain that anger.



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07 Jan 2012, 10:21 am

melvin-z wrote:
I hate hearing ramp, as in 'we're going to ramp this up.' The correct word is amp, as in increasing the amperage.

To be rampant is to stand up. If you see a lion on a shield and it is standing up ready to fight it is called rampant. Rampage is similar and ramp can generally be used as a verb. Linky: ramp. Linky: rampant.


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07 Jan 2012, 10:26 am

"Veggies"

You almost never see them being called "vegetables" any more, even on restaurant menus...



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07 Jan 2012, 10:31 am

i can't even bring myself to type it



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07 Jan 2012, 10:51 am

the word "invalid" irritates me :?
so does almost all internet memes


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07 Jan 2012, 1:55 pm

''Munchkin'' seems to make me cringe. I don't know why.


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