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.
Fat Tony wrote:
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.
Java. Just call it coffee, dammit. You don't sound exotic or worldly, you sound like a jackass. Also, all Starbucks creations: mochafrappulattespressoFUCK.
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.
(I enjoy profanities!)