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Words I Hate


Do you ever hear a word that just sends a cringing sensation through your body? I do. Here are some of my least favourite words to utter and why I dislike them so much:

Burpees - For real? How did this exercise move even obtain this name? I cannot help but picture a baby spitting up whenever I hear it. Not to mention, it makes anyone who says it momentarily sound like they are two years old. Hearing a 200+ pound male trainer say "burpees" just shouldn't be allowed.

Panties - I used to work at a lingerie store back in the day and I could not utter this word in seriousness. Undies or underwear felt more natural. Every time I say "panties" I somehow can't help but feel like a pervert.

Oxblood - It's BURGUNDY! Just because you thought of a cool new name doesn't change what it is. "Vegan Leather" can also fall into this category. (You mean Pleather?)

Genius - I have a love/hate relationship with this word. The only place I hate seeing it is on Pinterest. It seems like every 5th post is titled "genius!", even when something really isn't that "genius" at all. Seriously, just do a search for the word and you will see what I mean.  Genius is defined as "Exceptional intellectual or creative power or other natural ability." I don't think that tying a plaid shirt around your waist, or chalkboard painting anything these days can be considered genius.

Finally, this isn't a word, but more like how a statement is made. I cannot stand it when people say things like "those dishes need cleaned", or "these clothes need washed". Is that English? Those dishes need to be cleaned. These clothes need to be washed. Nothing "needs fixed"... Except that type of grammar. This grammar needs TO BE fixed. Gah!

Ok I'm done. What words do you hate?


By Dana Fox Updated at: 10:34 AM

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  1. I hate the word beef tips for some reason. Drives me mad! And the word moist! Lol

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    1. Omg my husband HAAAAATES the word moist. Which means I use it heavily.

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  2. Love the last one. I get really annoyed at some of the bad grammar and spelling I see on blogs, etc. I know I am not perfect but if you graduated from high school....you should know the difference between your and you're as well as their/there/they're. It drives me CRAZY!!

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    1. Amen to that Gina! Drives me bonkers. Is it laziness? or are people really not that educated?? Scary...

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  3. Amen to oxblood! All I see when I read that word is a poor, bleeding animal. :( Also, I hate when the word "broke" is used in place of "broken."

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  4. YES!!! It surprises me every single day how many people do not know the proper uses of YOUR/THERE, etc. If you can count to twenty you should be able to know when to use each one.

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  5. Oh, I have a few words.

    Slacks. I think this one is because my grandmother called my jeans "denim slacks" until the day she died. Just say the word "slacks" a few times in repetition. It will drive you insane.

    Moist. Panties. (I'm glad OP and PP agree.)

    Gunmetal (as a color). Um, that's just grey. Or gray. Or a silvery-gray. Gunmetal makes me shudder.

    And yes, all versions of your/you're and alot/a lot.

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  6. Haha! This is the greatest post :)

    Tarter. I absolutely cannot stand that word. It honestly sends shivers down my spine :/

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  7. I know it's not exactly an abnormal word but flannel really freaks me out... I hate it!

    xo

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  8. PANTIES! ugh hahaa I thought I was the only hater of that word. Clearly not!

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  9. I totally agree! I get overly annoyed at the misuse of your and you're. I see it on Facebook all the time. Shockingly most of the time it's a mistake made by college educated people. I hate to admit it, but I often have a snap judgement that the person is uneducated. Drives me NUTS!

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    1. I also hate it when people don't understand when to use 'its' and 'it's'. It's not rocket science people!

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  10. Haha! Burpees! I hate that one SO MUCH too!

    Megan

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  11. haha i think they thought oxblood would make people buy it. like it is something new that has been invented. "Oh are these shoes oxblood red? that's the color of fall" :s

    never really got why they started calling burgundy oxblood.

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  12. "Supposably" drives me insane. There's no "b" in the word. It's "supposedly." Also, "random" wildly overused. Nine times in 10, the word is used to mean "interesting" or "cool." But they're not synonyms.

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    1. Agreed! And 'simular' instead of similar. And I hate it when people say "He axe me a question." Really? Really. Read a book...

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  13. urgh Moist and Chunky have got to be the two worst words ever!

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    1. Ugh, I forgot about chunky. I hate that word too!

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  14. Ha ha! Funny post. I cannot stand the word "nasty" - icky word!

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  15. haha I have so many of these, I'll sound like a royal bitch if I listed them all. I also hate bad grammar, so I totally understand the "needs" thing- ugh!

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  17. Coagulate. I hate that word, especially when it's described in a food setting. Ew.

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  18. LOL! I don't hate the word panties but I only use it sparingly! I hate the word Thesaurus and Miscellaneous! I never can say them right! Oh and there and their...AHH!! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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  19. The word pus gets me, for obvious reasons - yuck!

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  20. Hahaha, so glad someone else hates the word panties. My mom literally cringes when she hears it, which made me kind of start to hate it too. I also hate when people say "totes" for totally. Ugh.

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  21. I love this post, it really made me laugh! I cannot stand the words 'juicy', 'munch' and 'tender'. I don't know why, I just can't help wanting to curl up and cringe when I hear them! xxx

    seeking--serendipity.blogspot.com

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  22. People say 'need cleaned'? I had no idea! I agree 100% on burpees, when I first saw the word I pulled a face and decided I wasn't going to do them because they sound ridiculous.

    'Flesh' has always struck me as a particularly unpleasant word. And yolk. Eurg.

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  23. Ah I thought I was the only one who hated 'oxblood'! Great colour, gross name.

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  24. I have the same problem with 'Oxblood'! Why would I want to wear anything that looked like Ox's blood anyway? Haha. I know loads of people say they hate the word 'moist' but I personally love that word!

    http://thelittlekoala.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. I hate the word "whimsical". For some reason, in 2012 almost everything was described as whimsical...

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  26. hahaha! this made me laugh really! I hate the word moist! It makes me uncomfortable! ;) xx

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  27. Yes. To all of these.

    Another word I cannot stand:

    Epic. WAY overused, and I don't think most people understand what "epic" really means.

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  28. I agree! Especially about the grammar :) xxx

    http://jeminixlife.blogspot.com

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  29. "those dishes need cleaned" ... So bizarre! I've never heard anyone say that before!!

    abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca

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    1. lol for real? I hear it ALL the time. Maybe I just pick up on it quickly. I find a ton of my American friends talk like that.... including my American fiance who I am constantly correcting.
      him: "the snow needs plowed"
      me: "needs what???"
      him: "to BE PLOWED"

      hahaha.

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  30. hahahaha wonderful post. I speak to people ALL DAY and it amazes me how unintelligent they can be sometimes.

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  31. I am with you on the burpees! I also hate when people use text talk when they are speaking to you. :/ Check out my blog! I follow back!

    littleredbowtie.blogspot.com

    xx Brooklyn xx

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  32. I hate the word clump for some reason and I hate when people use words with a different meaning than what they actually mean, like sick to mean something amazing, how the hell does the word that means vomit also mean something good in any way?
    Rosalie x
    rosaliejayne.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. I too am not a fan of the word panties.I also hate the word EPIC...there is something really lame about using it in any form.

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  34. Sneaked is a word that just sounds so inherently wrong to me, and I hate that it's real. That is a cartoon word!

    Also I agree, panties cannot be said with a straight face.

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  35. I hate a lot of words in dutch (my motherlanguage) but I haven't come across any in English. That will probably come very soon since I'm going to study English though, so I'll keep you posted haha.

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  36. Haha brilliant post! I'm so with you on Oxblood, it just sounds so much more sinister than Burgundy =S xoxo

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  37. Love the post!
    Stop by and visit my blog if you like!
    http://balearaitzart.blogspot.com.au/

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  38. Ooze. I don't like it very much. Especially when it comes to food. People use it for gooey desserts and sauces. Not very appetizing at all I am afraid :-(

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  39. Panties for SURE! Also magical, craft (crafts, crafty, crafting...), the misused phrase 'I could care less', and anyways.

    Words I love: kerfuffle, full-blown, and interrobang. Let's use these more.

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    1. And I do, however, love the British use of 'pants' for underwear.

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  40. Agreed on panties, i hate when people say it without pronouncing the 't'(panies),it really does sound perverted; especially when guys say it.

    Great post!

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  41. Oh my! We are on the same wavelength!

    I'm down in the southern US, so I hear "aks" (pronounced like ax) instead of "ask" and "I got no" instead of "I don't have any."

    My daughter went to preschool last year, and one of the assistant teachers apparently didn't speak correctly because my daughter came home after only 3 months at that school saying, "I got no more." She still says it a year later, and it grates on me every time I have to correct her.

    Bad grammar is a plague! lol

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  42. who the freak says "need cleaned"!? that would annoy the eff out of me!!!! my very worst one is when people say brought instead of bought. australians/british/new zealanders have a ridiculously hard time with this for some reason. it drives me up. the. wall. especially when i explain the difference and they argue me on it. it's like, what!?

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    1. I'm a brit and have never had a hard time with the difference between brought and bought!

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  43. I hate the words 'fart' and 'puke'. They just sound so crude. I've heard my 3-year-old stop mid-sentence and correct her own grammar. That's how I know I'm doing something right :)

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  44. i absolutely CANNOT STAND the word "moist". ughsjdkfhasdj.
    and also, i am filled with anger when people call sleeping "getting some shuteye." i have no idea why.

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  45. I was just discussing this one.....irregardless.....bothers me a bit. Some think it's just an "evolving" word for our English language....I can't buy into that. Check it out on urban dictionary, quite the controversy for some!

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  46. I am not a native english speaker and I usually have problem with the grammar, but I was learnt at my school that "TO BE" is inevitable. It is very strange to see that native english speakers don't use it. :)

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  47. I cannot stand the word bra. Oddly enough :) it just makes me cringe

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  48. Funny post! I hate 'concertina' and 'unison'. I really don't know why! it also winds me up when people use 'literally' when they definitely don't mean it: 'I've literally not taken this off since I bought it' 'I literally died'. I'm also with the comments about 'bought' and 'brought'. Where did you bring it from?!?!?!

    Ok, rant over! :)

    www.iwishicouldwink.blogspot.co.uk

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  49. Oh my goodness....this article made me laugh so much!!

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  50. Panties. Ew. Yeah, I cannot even say that out loud. I also can't handle any slang for genitals. If it doesn't start with a P or a V, I can't handle it. Just stop right now.

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  51. I was just thinking about words I'm not a fan of. Vintage and viral are the first two to come to mind. Vintage- do we have to slap that label on everything, just to up the price or get the views, when really we mean "old ass shit." :) Viral- oh boy. Who determines what is viral? I have read so many times, someone say, "my pin went viral." So and so is viral. Ugh. Plus viral is not far off from "virus" so I don't know if we want to be touting something as "viral." ;)

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  52. Hah, this is GENIUS [it's not pinterest ;)]. I think you hit on every annoying word.

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  53. Burpees! Lol i do CrossFit and our burpees are a little different then say illian michaels. YouTube them and see why ihate that word!!

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  54. Oh gosh totally agree with the word Panties. I just cringed when I typed that. Now I too feel like a perv...thanks :-)

    Becky
    beckys makeup

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  55. I am sooo with you on the "needs fixed". I would go huh? But I think panties is cute and pervy. hehe. I can't think of any words that get me but I agree with yours. Oh wait, swag. I don't mind some but if you are a white girl making a duck face...yeah NOT swag. haha.

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  56. I totally agree with you - 'Panties' is a terrible word!! It makes me cringe. I also can't stand it when people say "my bad".

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  57. Hi there! It is a really nice post idea!!! I am from Quebec so I talk french, but I hate to ear the name « Cavendish » and the word « moisture ». Cant help myself!

    Olive xox

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  58. I don't really cringe at the word "panties," but I do think it is a weird word. It's just "underwear" to me. I tease my fiance, though. "Your fly is down. I can see your man panties." I'm not a huge fan of the word "genius" either, mostly because it is overused. Much like "epic" was/is. Our expressions at every little thing being "genius" or "epic" has taken significance away from actual events and happenstance. A homemade vinegar solution to keep spiders away isn't "genius", it's "helpful" or "protective against disgusting, invasive arachnids." :) I'm not really sure what my least favorite words are (though I'm an editorial assistant, so I'm much more obsessed with how something sounds, grammar-wise). I can tell you, though, are a few of my favorite words are billowing, cerulean, and vexatious.

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  59. I can't stand it when people say "expresso." My boyfriend does it all the time and I want to strangle him. It's "espresso" everyone.

    Also, when people misuse the word "literally." Example: "OMG I literally died I was so scared!"

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  60. Hi ^^
    First I have to say that I´m really into reading youre blog. It very interesting and supercute ♥
    I hate the words " Bum" and "insolence". And the word order " Chocolate is eaten up : ("
    Sweet greet Abby ♥ :**
    one-dollar-milkshake.blogspot.com/

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  61. This is a great post! My family and I had a long conversation about how awful the word "oxblood" is. I guess I read too many fashion blogs because they hadn't heard of it before, but to me it seems to be everywhere!

    I hate the (overuse of the) word literally. No. Do not use it. You are not literally going to die if you don't see Les Mis three times in the movie theatre.

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  62. I hate when a person uses the word "delicious" to describe something they like or approve of.
    for example: "You're looking delicious today."
    ...as far as I know I have not let anybody lick my head...so....
    :/
    (I know thats weird...)

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  63. oh, and "random." When everything is considered "random" it becomes, well, not so random.

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  64. Panties is a word I absolutely hate. No one understands why. They think I'm crazy but I cant stand saying it nor even hearing it

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  65. Oh man, I have a few- panties, moist, nostril - ALL TERRIBLE. I also can't stand "could care less" vs. "couldn't care less" UGHHHHH drives me nutso!

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  66. Actually, I am pretty sure that the word 'oxblood' was used to describe the colour before someone came up with burgundy. At least that's the case where I live. It just seems to have become 'in' to use the word oxblood again.

    As for words I hate.
    Like as a fill word is the worst. It can really make my blood (or is it pee) boil when someone uses it in every single sentence.

    I have a love-hate relationship to the word Amazing. I use it all the time, but in the end, it's only because I don't (and most other people who overuse it) can't think of another.

    There's of course loads of words I hate in my mothertongue. Haha-

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  67. Totally agree with you here!

    One I hate is the word "fine". It's generally used when someone is anything but, but it just seems to foster fake caring. I wish that would would just disappear and people would feel comfortable sharing how they REALLY were doing.

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  68. when people say your instead of you are , their instead of there.
    Just any grammar mistake really, like common speak proper darn English.

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