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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby MotorToad » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:24 pm UTC

Velifer wrote:"Quality." A perfectly good word, at once sonorous and stinging in the mouth of an older British woman taking tea in the garden discussing the shortcomings of her daughter's in-laws.

But then it gets into corporate-speak, and turns into a tangible substance, a commodity that can--no MUST be purchased and added to every product! I keep thinking of construction workers backing up a truckload and dumping it in the windows. Perhaps we could put it in cans and give out free samples with every purchase. Crappy widget? Pour on some Qualitytm!
Yeah, sorry, but it is a noun, as pointed out. It's just not a commodity the way it's bandied about in business. If you really want to get tired of the word read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig. Actually, you should really read the book no matter, it's good, but I think it might be a misunderstanding (maybe even intentionally) of this book that brought the Quality that management types try to spread on their toast.
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I think this might stem (ouch) from our using "grow" as a first-person verb through our childhood. My parents didn't grow me, I grew to be this tall. Trees grow, business grows, I can grow flowers outside of my little window sill, but it doesn't sound right to me if it's inanimate to say you grew it. I can't see any reason it's wrong, I just don't like it.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Irrational » Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:20 pm UTC

I can't stand the way the word "synecdoche" looks and sounds.

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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby greeniguana00 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:30 am UTC

gruckiii wrote:I hate words that are pronunciations of acronyms.
Normally we don't pronounce acronyms except when they correspond to a real word. Instead we spell out the letters. Computer Scientists did not get the memo.

ex.
SQL is not a pronounceable real word. It stands for Structured Query Language. Somehow this is supposed to be pronounced as if it were spelled "Sequel".
In technical circles, I get corrected for spelling out the letters for this acronym - which is deemed wrong. Even worse in a technical interview, miss-pronouncing something can easily lead to a no-hire as you get no credit for your experience with the technology you mis-pronounced :p. We are such snobs.

I hate abbreviations, with pronunciations that differ from the word they abbreviate. That is not normal right? Actually wait! You are just supposed to pronounce the full word it abbreviates! Again computer scientists, you have failed my sense of proper grammar.
char This stands for character. I hear people pronounce this as char as in charbroiled or charred embers. Shouldn't it at least be pronounced like the beginning of the word it represents? when we use int's for integers we pronounce it the same....


I know what you are talking about. Have you ever heard someone pronounce the acronym GUI as "Gooey"? Come on!
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Ian Ex Machina » Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:35 am UTC

According to Loose Women; the terribly boring daytime tv show in the UK, (Housemate was watching, I was picking faults and criticising by the way) the younger generation here are now using slag that is so awful it makes me wince.

"That's so CRINGE" - Seriously say embarrassing, saying that just makes you look weird (Later that day a sister of a housemate came round and actually used it in conversation. :s)

"I'm so Demot." - Why shorten it to something that sounds like a bird's name.

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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby vqcg » Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:34 am UTC

I hate the word gobble. Sounds like a turkey.
And it ESPECIALLY should never be used in any way relating to oral sex.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Ian Ex Machina » Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:22 pm UTC

vqcg wrote:I hate the word gobble. Sounds like a turkey.
And it ESPECIALLY should never be used in any way relating to oral sex.


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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby DarkLordofSquirrels » Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:56 pm UTC

I hate the word playwright. I hate how it's spelled. Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's from wrought not writer, I don't care. It's too damn close, and silent gh's universally suck anyway.

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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Puck » Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:09 pm UTC

Many scholars have said we out to get rid of the silent gh, and no one has brout up any real drawbacks when weiing the consequences, but so far it's all for nout. It's hi time someone fout for what they know is rit - but until then, we mit just have to go throu life wasting letters.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Takran » Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:31 pm UTC

Puck wrote:Many scholars have said we out to get rid of the silent gh, and no one has brout up any real drawbacks when weiing the consequences, but so far it's all for nout. It's hi time someone fout for what they know is rit - but until then, we mit just have to go throu life wasting letters.


Registered just to say you're my hero.

Also, glutton. Hate. It fits the meaning, but I hate it.

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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby goofy » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:05 pm UTC

Puck wrote:Many scholars have said we out to get rid of the silent gh, and no one has brout up any real drawbacks when weiing the consequences, but so far it's all for nout. It's hi time someone fout for what they know is rit - but until then, we mit just have to go throu life wasting letters.


I don't think any scholars have suggested it, but it has been done with some words like nite and thru, and it will probably be done with more in the future. Like any spelling convention, we can get used to it in time.

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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Sir Anonymous » Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:40 am UTC

I despise it when people use wherefore to mean where. It means why. Therefore does not mean there, so why should wherefore mean where? I know it has where in it, but by that logic barbarians would be two bars and humanitarians would be odd creations of human and tar.

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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Shakes » Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:56 pm UTC

First of all, Puck, that was awesome. :)

I hate self help words:
-Empower
-Potential (as in "not using your potential" not potential energy)
-Self Esteem. This is not all it's cracked up to be. Just think about it. Sociopaths have very high self esteem.
The above words are nothing more than marketing buzz words that are supposed to make people feel good about themselves.

Improper pluralizations:
-persons - It's people. We learned this as children. Come on
-People who pluralize all words that end in -us or -is like cacti is to cactus (for instance, peni for penis, as opposed to penises. (I had a friend who used to say this a lot.)

Improper Pronuciations
-Aks for ask. As in "Can I aks you a question?" What irks me about this is that this mispronuciation is used primarily by native English speakers. Plus, ask is not really a hard word to pronounce. What gives?
-Negociate for Negotiate. They do this all the time on the BBC world news. It's a "shee" sound, not a "see" sound.

When they say "That certain part of the male body" in the damn Extenze commercial. Just say Penis! This is not a bad word, it's the name of the organ. Grow up!

and the big one: Per Se. This is mostly because people who frequently use this word usually cannot define it if asked to. (def: in of, or unto itself. intrinsically.)
Most users of this term come off sounding really pretentious.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Sir Anonymous » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:15 pm UTC

Shakes wrote:-People who pluralize all words that end in -us or -is like cacti is to cactus (for instance, peni for penis, as opposed to penises. (I had a friend who used to say this a lot.)


I remember have quite the time discussing with my friends whether it was Jesuses or Jesi. It was so much fun being young.

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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby kellsbells » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:32 pm UTC

Sir Anonymous wrote:
Shakes wrote:-People who pluralize all words that end in -us or -is like cacti is to cactus (for instance, peni for penis, as opposed to penises. (I had a friend who used to say this a lot.)


I remember have quite the time discussing with my friends whether it was Jesuses or Jesi. It was so much fun being young.

I did this too, with the car brand Lexus. We were undecided if you could have Lexuses or Lexii.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Shakes » Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:06 pm UTC

of penises and peni...

On a side note, even if you take away all sexual connotations from them, the words penis and vagina are pretty goofy sounding. Seriously, a penis could just as easily be a word for some platypus type creature ("Oh look honey, a penis just came out of its burrough and is lobbing its way over there to tunnel its way under that bush! How cute!" *) as it is for "that certain part of the male body..." (Oh crap, now they've got me saying it too! Nooooo....!)

* Any and all double entendres are fully intended

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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby greeniguana00 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:20 pm UTC

Shakes wrote:("Oh look honey, a penis just came out of its burrough and is lobbing its way over there to tunnel its way under that bush! How cute!" *)

* Any and all double entendres are fully intended


Ha, that's the most blatantly sexual double entendre I've ever seen. After all, you actually use the word "penis" to describe it. I guess you should really call it a triple entendre.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Shakes » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:29 pm UTC

That is kinda inside-out huh? i thinks i brokes the english. oh no.

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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby JET73L » Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:08 am UTC

Shakes wrote:Improper pluralizations:
-persons - It's people. We learned this as children. Come on
-People who pluralize all words that end in -us or -is like cacti is to cactus (for instance, peni for penis, as opposed to penises.
improper pluralization in general tick me off. See Alumnuses. Alumni (siongular). ANd the ever-popular, "Let's Welcom our alumnis back on their ten-year reunion!"

Improper Pronuciations
Axe for Ask annoys me, too. I gave up on that one years ago.
-Negociate for Negotiate. They do this all the time on the BBC world news. It's a "shee" sound, not a "see" sound. hate when people do this, and they do it constantly where I live. Probvably a result of herd mentality.

the damn Extenze commercial.Either get a permit to say penis outright in the commercial, or quit being so f3456 blatant about it.


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and humanitarians would be odd creations of human and tar.[/quote]
Or cannibals, if it follows the same lines as vegetarian.

Basically, I hate any word that is taken from one language, pluralized or gramatically altered for another, and then used in a sentence for a third language, unless it specifically went through that process in the first place to get to the language in which the person is speaking. People just mess up linguistics. ALL THE TIME.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Isabel » Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:16 pm UTC

I hate "basically" it is just a way of allowing the speaker to think about what they need to say. "Parallax", I hate because it has to many a's in. And "fondle" makes me shudder.

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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Ian Ex Machina » Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:23 am UTC

Butt and anything that is a variation.
It just strikes me as childish and almost that it's trying to hard to not sound like 'but'.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby maura » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:43 am UTC

"Service", as in "We service our customers with a smile."

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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby gibberishtwist » Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:24 am UTC

I hate "like." That word has become punctuation for half the population and it drives me up the wall: "Like, when do you, like, wanna [another word I hate] go out for, like, dinner?" I know people who talk like this, and it makes me want to smash faces. I've been trying to wean myself off of it, but it keeps sneaking into my sentences, along with "ummm."

Also, someone mentioned superfluous; I actually like that word (Though I used to pronounce it "SUPER-floo-us," too), but I always found it funny that the word itself is a little superfluous.

99.9% of internet slang. I use "brb" and that's about it. I will never be able to comprehend why people find it so hard to type out actual words and NOT look like a total cockhole. Playing Warcraft has exposed me to just about every bastardization of the language possible, whether by language barriers or plain stupidity.

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moocow wrote:I am not sure why, but I hate the word "girl". The "i" in girl is just the most horridly pronounced vowel in the English Language. And I don't know what other word to use in its place!

Female, lady, woman, chick, gal, sally, lass, sheila.


Dame, broad, bird, chica, etc. Just adding on =)

Edit: I haven't encountered it outside of Boston, but a lot of people here call cigarettes "Squares," which I've never understood and completely loathe.
Saying "Blaze" or "Blazing" instead of just "Smoking weed." I mean really, blazing? Come on.
Another one already mentioned was "sammy" for sandwiches. I mainly dislike this because it's made a lot of people think it's ok to call ME Sammy. I am not a Sammy, dammit. If this goes any further and people start saying, "I'm just made a sam," I'm going to have to start issuing beatings. You cannot make me.
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One word I cannot stand to use is "pussy" when it's used in place of vagina. For some reason referring to "my pussy" just makes me feel like a jackass porn-star-reject or something. Pussy as an adjective is fine, I have no problem saying, "Man, that guy is a total pussy" or "Why did you puss out?" but as far as a sexual term it makes me shudder. This is one of the words that needs and in-between replacement (Mentioned earlier for dick and wiener =)); Vagina is a little too matter-of-fact for me, and pussy....well, yea. I usually say "cunt" but many people have a negative reaction to it. What else is there to say? Cooch? Cooter? I'm sticking with vaheena, because it makes me laugh.

I love this thread, by the way. Excuse my profanities, I get a little excited when in the company of people who enjoy words as much as I do.

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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby goofy » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:18 pm UTC

Shakes wrote:-Aks for ask. As in "Can I aks you a question?" What irks me about this is that this mispronuciation is used primarily by native English speakers. Plus, ask is not really a hard word to pronounce. What gives?


What gives is that both aks and aks were common variants up until the 17th century. They entered English in the 8th century - that's 900 years during which aks was unobjectionable. Some researchers say that aks is the earlier form. The aks form survives in some parts of England and many parts of the US.

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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby semoss50 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:17 am UTC

Fard is a really weird word that means makeup, or to apply makeup to the face. The first thing I think of when I hear that word is a fart, not cosmetics. I also don't like the word makeup. Also, "weird", even though I use it a lot. I always accidentally type "werid"...
I just don't really like English that much in general.

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Postby Quixotess » Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:46 am UTC

@gibberishtwist: Suggestions for vagina: Vajayjay? I kind of like that one. It's playful without being demeaning. I've seen some erotica that refers to "her sex" or "her slit." Cheesy in some contexts but again, not demeaning. If you wanted to kind of parody men, you could refer to "little [your name]" As in, "Little Marie needs some attention."
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Re: Annoying words

Postby seladore » Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:41 am UTC

kerohazel wrote:I'd just like to add that I think "cellar door" is the ugliest phrase in the English language.


Hey! Not cool.

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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby gibberishtwist » Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:05 am UTC

Quixotess wrote:@gibberishtwist: Suggestions for vagina: Vajayjay? I kind of like that one. It's playful without being demeaning. I've seen some erotica that refers to "her sex" or "her slit." Cheesy in some contexts but again, not demeaning. If you wanted to kind of parody men, you could refer to "little [your name]" As in, "Little Marie needs some attention."


Vajayjay sounds a little too childish for me. I've been trying to think of a name for mine for years now, and nothing good has come to mind yet. Oddly enough, a couple weeks ago at a bar, a girl announced that she was naming her vagina after me. I was very proud.
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Postby zaqwithaq » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:42 pm UTC

automatically

wouldn't be a problem, in fact I don't even appreciate the language enough to care that much but my 1 friend that I see misuses it constantly!

"wow i automatically won that game"
"no Eoin you won that game quickly or easily NOT AUTOMATICALLY!"

and another one of my friend uses lol rofl and stfu in real life...though I've started to pick up this habit and it bother's me every time I use them....
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby gibberishtwist » Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:04 am UTC

Adding priss, primp, pamper, and beautify.

I think most of my hate stems from recent fiber commercials (?), but still.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby spiffo » Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:50 pm UTC

queue. who the hell thought the quadripthong was a good idea? (so what if other languages have them) so obviouly queuer and queued fall into the same line.

and is it queuing? or queueing? if its the latter then I'm quitting english, that'd be ridiculous.

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Postby Takran » Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:52 pm UTC

spiffo wrote:and is it queuing? or queueing? if its the latter then I'm quitting english, that'd be ridiculous.


It is the former, as the board's automatic spelling correction tells you as soon as you type the latter into the editor.

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Postby zahlman » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:00 pm UTC

spiffo wrote:queue. who the hell thought the quadripthong was a good idea?


A quadripthong would be four vowel sounds blended together, not four letters normally interpreted as vowels in a row.

(so what if other languages have them) so obviouly queuer and queued fall into the same line.


I see what you did there.

and is it queuing? or queueing? if its the latter then I'm quitting english, that'd be ridiculous.


The latter; sorry.
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Postby spiffo » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:55 pm UTC

yeah I know its not a REAL quadripthong like say sequoia, but its still gross looking...

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Postby Lee_ky » Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:01 pm UTC

Solemn, or Latter

Simple
words, yet very effective.

I hate the word Rare though

It makes me strain my mouth to properly pronounce it -_-
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby gibberishtwist » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:04 am UTC

Unceremoniously. I don't think I've ever heard it spoken so I have no idea how to pronounce it. Unceremoh-nee-us-lee?! Unceremohn-uss-lee?! AHHHHH
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Platypodes » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:17 am UTC

My peeve of the day: yummy, unless you're a small child or offering food to a small child, and especially if you're applying it to a human being.

First, yummy when used literally: please, offer me some good food, some delicious food, some food that doesn't sound as if it doesn't involve mommy putting my bib on me, holding up a spoon, and telling to open wide because here comes the choo-choo.

But, worse still... Why on earth would you say you met a "yummy" guy yesterday? What does this even mean? Are you really saying you think he'd taste good? Do you want to suck his cock? Because if so, there's got to be a better way to say it... Unless you mean you want to suck his cock while wearing a bib and opening wide because here comes the choo-choo-weewee. And if that's what you mean, I really don't want to know.

gibberishtwist wrote: I'm sticking with vaheena, because it makes me laugh.

I never heard that one before--I love it!
Quixotess wrote:@gibberishtwist: Suggestions for vagina: Vajayjay? I kind of like that one. It's playful without being demeaning. I've seen some erotica that refers to "her sex" or "her slit." Cheesy in some contexts but again, not demeaning.

I rather like vajayjay too. Her sex and her slit aren't bad in writing, but I can't imagine using them in conversation...

I recently met a woman who favors the word yoni--a bit hard to get used to just because of its foreign-ness, but it's an awfully nice word, really. It's short, not ugly-sounding, and implies beauty and sacredness rather than filth.
Quixotess wrote:If you wanted to kind of parody men, you could refer to "little [your name]" As in, "Little Marie needs some attention."

Have you really met men who refer to their penises as "little [his name]"? Like, you're in bed with Fred, and he asks you to touch Little Fred? I think I'd find that kind of odd... But, hey, I'm prepared to accept that it may have sounded right in context.

gibberishtwist wrote:Unceremoniously. I don't think I've ever heard it spoken so I have no idea how to pronounce it. Unceremoh-nee-us-lee?! Unceremohn-uss-lee?! AHHHHH

Have you heard ceremonious pronounced? If so, just add an un and a ly... which does make for a friggin' long word, yes.

And, in case you haven't... Sarah-MOE-nee-us.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby enk » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:30 pm UTC

jlintern wrote:I dislike the word "fora" to refer to forums. You don't see those people going around talking about "stadia" or "auditoria" too, do you?


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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Quixotess » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:33 pm UTC

A phrase that I hate:

Nirvana is "one of the more" famous bands to come from the Seattle area.

Could there be a weaker way to phrase it? Either say "one of the most" or "fairly well-known" or SOMETHING, but for God's sake enough with the faint praise. Grarr.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby gibberishtwist » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:43 am UTC

Also adding chipper and cheery to my list of hated words. "Cheery" to me always sounded like a Midwesterner saying "cherry."

Platypodes wrote:I recently met a woman who favors the word yoni--a bit hard to get used to just because of its foreign-ness, but it's an awfully nice word, really. It's short, not ugly-sounding, and implies beauty and sacredness rather than filth.

I actually just recently discovered yoni (Reading about yoga a lot lately), and while I like the word it never seems to fit whatever context it's in. Maybe it's because it reminds me of "yogi," heh.

gibberishtwist wrote:Unceremoniously. I don't think I've ever heard it spoken so I have no idea how to pronounce it. Unceremoh-nee-us-lee?! Unceremohn-uss-lee?! AHHHHH

Have you heard ceremonious pronounced? If so, just add an un and a ly... which does make for a friggin' long word, yes.

And, in case you haven't... Sarah-MOE-nee-us.[/quote]
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby SnApple » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:10 am UTC

"Slather". I hate it.
Just sounds so much more disgusting than any other word you could ever use.
And also "tootsie" when it's used in place of "foot".


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