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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Eebster the Great » Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:02 am UTC

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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby lorb » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:43 am UTC

Pressed Bunson wrote:cacophony
egregious


Just out of curiosity: Why do those words annoy you? I do like them.
Please be gracious in judging my english. (I am not a native speaker/writer.)
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby zmic » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:47 am UTC

Monika wrote:
zmic wrote:piv-sex

Please stop using it.

There is nothing wrong with that. How else would you call penis-in-vagina sex?


well, let's start calling a blowjob "penis-in-mouth sex" then
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Grop » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:41 pm UTC

zmic wrote:well, let's start calling piv a "vagina-job" then


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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Pressed Bunson » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:01 pm UTC

lorb wrote:
Pressed Bunson wrote:cacophony
egregious


Just out of curiosity: Why do those words annoy you? I do like them.
Cacophony lives up to its name. I have no idea why egregious doesn't sit right with me.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby jedelmania » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:02 pm UTC

Grop wrote:
zmic wrote:well, let's start calling piv a "vagina-job" then


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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Monika » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:09 pm UTC

Pressed Bunson wrote:^ The way you just did.

So you hate abbreviations? Do you have a fetish for verbosity? ^^
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby DR6 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:43 pm UTC

Monika wrote:
zmic wrote:piv-sex

Please stop using it.

There is nothing wrong with that. How else would you call penis-in-vagina sex?

How about copulation? It sounds weird, but no weirder than penis-in-vagina sex...
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Monika » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:39 pm UTC

It's much less clear. One could argue that copulation means exactly this sex act - or not. It might not cover PIV sex that is not aimed at making babies. On the other hand it might (or might not) include other sex acts that involve inserting the penis in bodily orifices.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Pressed Bunson » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:43 pm UTC

Monika wrote:
Pressed Bunson wrote:^ The way you just did.

So you hate abbreviations? Do you have a fetish for verbosity? ^^
No, I was just answering his question. In hindsight I probably should have made that more clear.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby The Scyphozoa » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:21 pm UTC

"Frosh."

I've been applying to colleges so I've been seeing this word a lot lately. And I want to set the paper on fire every time, it just offends every aesthetic sensibility in my body.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby eSOANEM » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:19 pm UTC

That certainly is weird.

Here in the UK "fresher" seems to be the norm for new first years (once people are settled it tends to be used less frequently), freshman sounds weird to my ears and sophomore even moreso.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Eebster the Great » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:32 pm UTC

The Scyphozoa wrote:"Frosh."

I've been applying to colleges so I've been seeing this word a lot lately. And I want to set the paper on fire every time, it just offends every aesthetic sensibility in my body.

You will soon learn that this is precisely why they use that word.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby The Scyphozoa » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:25 pm UTC

To drive stakes into my brain? Okay, that's nice. :evil:
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby bouer » Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:03 am UTC

Veg. I've heard it used in two ways:
1 To act like someone in a vegetative state or coma.
2 Short form for (a) vegatable or (b) vegatables.

I dislike 1 because claiming voluntarily sitting in front of a television set for a few hours is the same as being in a coma is horrible.
I dislike 2b because it offends my sense of plurality. I don't know why I dislike 2a.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby chridd » Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:59 am UTC

bouer wrote:Veg. I've heard it used in two ways:
1 To act like someone in a vegetative state or coma.
2 Short form for (a) vegatable or (b) vegatables.

I dislike 1 because claiming voluntarily sitting in front of a television set for a few hours is the same as being in a coma is horrible.
I dislike 2b because it offends my sense of plurality. I don't know why I dislike 2a.
I don't think I've ever heard the term used to refer to comas or vegetative states, only to sitting in front of the TV and similar activities. I didn't even notice the similarity between veg/vegetate and vegetative state until just now. (Then again, I've never heard it refer to vegetables, either.)

Also, I've never seen it written down before now. It doesn't seem like it should be spelled that way (because g usually only says /dʒ/ before e, i, and y; should be vedge or something).
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Paradigm_Arsonist » Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:39 am UTC

I get annoyed by American business cliches spoken rapidly, verbosely and without structure to convey very little.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby emceng » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:18 pm UTC

I have grown to loathe the word dominate. The primary reason is that idiots can't tell the difference between a verb and an adjective. So I constantly see dominate used instead of dominant.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Znirk » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:37 pm UTC

emceng wrote:So I constantly see dominate used instead of dominant.

That must be very annoyance.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Monika » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:53 pm UTC

Znirk wrote:
emceng wrote:So I constantly see dominate used instead of dominant.

That must be very annoyance.

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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby gmalivuk » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:43 pm UTC

emceng wrote:I have grown to loathe the word dominate. The primary reason is that idiots can't tell the difference between a verb and an adjective. So I constantly see dominate used instead of dominant.
I mean, it does make some sense, given that a number of similar words can be de-verbed simply by changing the stress a bit: estimate, duplicate, graduate, advocate, and probably others that don't come to mind at the moment.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Eebster the Great » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:34 pm UTC

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emceng wrote:I have grown to loathe the word dominate. The primary reason is that idiots can't tell the difference between a verb and an adjective. So I constantly see dominate used instead of dominant.
I mean, it does make some sense, given that a number of similar words can be de-verbed simply by changing the stress a bit: estimate, duplicate, graduate, advocate, and probably others that don't come to mind at the moment.

But those are all nouns (except sometimes "duplicate," I suppose). "Dominant" is an adjective.


Personally, I get annoyed by people trying to fit second declension Latin plurals onto arbitrary words, e.g. "octopi" (instead of "octopuses" or "octopodes"), "nexi" (instead of "nexuses" or "nexus"), and even "peni" (instead of "penises" or I suppose "penes" if you want to be weird). I understand why the hypercorrection exists, but it bugs me nevertheless.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby gmalivuk » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:49 pm UTC

Eebster the Great wrote:
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emceng wrote:I have grown to loathe the word dominate. The primary reason is that idiots can't tell the difference between a verb and an adjective. So I constantly see dominate used instead of dominant.
I mean, it does make some sense, given that a number of similar words can be de-verbed simply by changing the stress a bit: estimate, duplicate, graduate, advocate, and probably others that don't come to mind at the moment.
But those are all nouns (except sometimes "duplicate," I suppose). "Dominant" is an adjective.
Okay, fine, make me actually put any work into it:
appropriate, separate, moderate, legitimate, intimate, associate, elaborate, deliberate, alternate, subordinate, articulate, aggregate, approximate, sedate, duplicate, prostrate, animate
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Eebster the Great » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:00 pm UTC

Yes, there are many such words. This is compounded by the fact that the final syllable of "dominant" is unstressed and sounds very similar to the final syllable of (for example) "appropriate."

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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Felstaff » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:36 pm UTC

I only really come in here to bitch about business-speak, but there's one that's been making the rounds since earlier this year: omnichannel, usually accompanied by the phrase "multiple touch points".

It's when businesses want their online presence to be responsive, so the user gets the same experience whether using a desktop, tablet, mobile, or other device (smartwatch??), as well as recognising that experience through traditional media, such as television or print advertising.

I hate it, irrationally, but still, I omniloathe it.

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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Monika » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:13 pm UTC

I have never heard or read omnichannel. I only ever see multichannel.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Carlington » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:02 am UTC

gmalivuk wrote:
Eebster the Great wrote:
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emceng wrote:I have grown to loathe the word dominate. The primary reason is that idiots can't tell the difference between a verb and an adjective. So I constantly see dominate used instead of dominant.
I mean, it does make some sense, given that a number of similar words can be de-verbed simply by changing the stress a bit: estimate, duplicate, graduate, advocate, and probably others that don't come to mind at the moment.
But those are all nouns (except sometimes "duplicate," I suppose). "Dominant" is an adjective.
Okay, fine, make me actually put any work into it:
... legitimate, ...

Can legitimate exist as a verb as well as an adjective? I've never encountered it in that frame. I suppose it makes sense, but I've only ever seen legitimi(s/z)e used in that context. Does it follow the same pattern for stress alternation as the other -ate words you provided?
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby gmalivuk » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:41 am UTC

Hm, perhaps you're right. The list I looked at was adjectives ending in -ate, and now that you mention legitimize I realize that's what I may have been thinking of when I included "legitimate".

(It is used as a verb in some academic contextx, according to COCA, but I don't know whether it actually has its own precise meaning there, or is simply used in place of legitimize for some reason.)

It would undoubtedly have the same stress change as the rest of them, though. It's too strong a pattern for verbed "legitimate" to hold onto the adjective pronunciation.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby steewi » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:46 am UTC

Eebster the Great wrote:Personally, I get annoyed by people trying to fit second declension Latin plurals onto arbitrary words, e.g. "octopi" (instead of "octopuses" or "octopodes"), "nexi" (instead of "nexuses" or "nexus"), and even "peni" (instead of "penises" or I suppose "penes" if you want to be weird). I understand why the hypercorrection exists, but it bugs me nevertheless.

I sometimes have the urge to adapt the Greek plurals of octopus and platypus to a more colloquial English phonology - /'okt@podi:z/ and /'plæt@podi:z/ (which also involved shifting the stress, which in Greek would be on the final syllable). They would of course be spelled octopoddies and platypoddies.

I know it'd never catch on, but the urge remains.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Monika » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:22 pm UTC

steewi wrote:octopoddies and platypoddies

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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Eebster the Great » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:15 pm UTC

Does an octo-potty seat eight toddlers at once?
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby mathmannix » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:19 pm UTC

Eebster the Great wrote:Personally, I get annoyed by people trying to fit second declension Latin plurals onto arbitrary words, e.g. "octopi" (instead of "octopuses" or "octopodes"), "nexi" (instead of "nexuses" or "nexus"), and even "peni" (instead of "penises" or I suppose "penes" if you want to be weird). I understand why the hypercorrection exists, but it bugs me nevertheless.


Ooh, that's fun, though! I watched the curator sort the octopi betwixt his two aquarii, then I rode the number 5 and number 11 bi to the National Mall - right between the Air and Space and Natural History Musei.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Eebster the Great » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:56 am UTC

Maybe the pronoun "us" should be singular and "I" should be plural.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Flumble » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:56 pm UTC

Eebster the Great wrote:Maybe the pronoun "us" should be singular and "I" should be plural.

At first I thought this would be a great idea. Then again, it'd be a male pronoun and the singular female pronoun would be a.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Eebster the Great » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:14 pm UTC

Flumble wrote:
Eebster the Great wrote:Maybe the pronoun "us" should be singular and "I" should be plural.

At first I thought this would be a great idea. Then again, it'd be a male pronoun and the singular female pronoun would be a.

It could just be second declension feminine like the Latin word "laurus."
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby krogoth » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:15 am UTC

regardlessly

Regardless is a sufficiently good adverb.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby Eebster the Great » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:42 am UTC

Irregardlessly
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby trickykungfu » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:10 am UTC

krogoth wrote:regardlessly

Regardless is a sufficiently good adverb.


Can you give an example of this usage? I'm imagining a sentence like "He regardless(ly) trampled my feelings," and I don't think 'regardless' is grammatical there.
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby teenidle » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:25 am UTC

trickykungfu wrote:
krogoth wrote:regardlessly

Regardless is a sufficiently good adverb.


Can you give an example of this usage? I'm imagining a sentence like "He regardless(ly) trampled my feelings," and I don't think 'regardless' is grammatical there.

"He trampled my feelings regardless"?
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Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Postby trickykungfu » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:10 pm UTC

teenidle wrote:
trickykungfu wrote:
krogoth wrote:regardlessly

Regardless is a sufficiently good adverb.


Can you give an example of this usage? I'm imagining a sentence like "He regardless(ly) trampled my feelings," and I don't think 'regardless' is grammatical there.

"He trampled my feelings regardless"?


Ah, you mean in situations where it would replace a word like "anyway"?
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