Thursday, February 19, 2009

Words I Hate

We all have words we dislike to hear, right?
Words we don't use, words we avoid using because they sound bad, have bad connotations, or just feel weird coming out of your mouth.

Like some people hate Moist! Now, I don't have a problem with that but boy do I have a few words that just send me over the edge. Typically, when I tell people these words, they start to use them (unconsciously or obnoxiously) ALL. THE. TIME.

But I am going to suck it up and tell you these words and the reason I hate them, because it is good to let you know that I have quirks. However, I was/am hesitant to share these words because you might like them or know some one who likes them. Please know that I come by my neurosis honestly (ahem, mom) and do not expect you to share in them. I completely understand if you feel the need to hate me after this post, sorry.

THE WORDS I HATE:
Panty (ugh, I hated just typing it): I hate this word because it sounds skeezy to me. I always thought it sounded pedophilic. My family always used Unders or Undies (it is good for addressing the underwear of both girls and boys). My mom did not do this intentionally for her hatred of the word, she just was being economical with her vocab. So, I cringe at any Victoria Secret ad. I hate the Semi-Annual Bra and P--ty sale. I groan at Lingerie showers, just like the one I had to throw last week. I am not kidding when every single person there said the P-word 8 times in 3 minutes. I almost said something...I really did. But Ms. Manners, aka. my mom, in my head pulled me through.

Lessee:You hear this word at the end of any car commercial and I absolutely hate it. IT IS NOT A REAL WORD! We can argue till the cows come home, but I know I am right about this one. You can employ someone, and they are your employee. But you can not less someone to make them your LESSEE!!!

Classy:Now this is going to cause me to lose some friends here, but I really hate the word Classy. And I have a case for it, I swear.

Case No. 23153
The Roaming Southerner v. The Word, Classy

excerpt from opening statement from TRS: Growing up, my mother would always encourage us to use a different word for classy saying, "If you have to use the word classy, it isn't." She would tell me to use sophisticated, elegant, classic, stylish to describe things. Classy, she argued, is misused to its own detriment. And I agree. Classy is used mostly for sarcastic humor and many times when people use classy to describe something it is a joke and that thing is epitome of unsophistication and inelegance. Or they have no taste and the thing they are describing would be considered trashy by 98% of the non-trailer park world.

Admit it, how many times have you heard someone in Lucite heels and a fanny pack exclaiming, "OH, that gold lame jumpsuit is KLAaSee!" Maybe it is just me, but I hear it all the time.

You can call me a snob or wrong or the devil's spawn for my hatred of the word classy...I understand. But it irks me to no end, because I always want to say:
Do you really think the white prom tux with tails is classy or are you being sarcastic? Because whichever way you go will determine our friendship.

What words do you hate...what words make your skin crawl? I'm I the only crazy out there?

11 comments:

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

yeah, I think you meant "klassy". You know, as in "That Pam Anderson-she sure is klassy!"

Curtis said...

I just learned recently that my wife HATES when people make the "cat fight" or "woman getting catty" noise. I have no idea how to spell it but I'm sure you know what I'm talking about it. I'm not even allowed to make the noise to tease here becuase, well, I think I am scared of her.

the Preppy Princess said...

We are so with you on these MIss TRS, especially the first one! Eww...... cringe!
tp

Anonymous said...

I admit to using the p-word... think it's a geographical thing. In South Florida, it was the most common way to describe it - no one said underwear, that just sounded weird. But all of my friends north of Orlando can't stand it.

Maybe it's because in Fort Lauderdale we're all sketchy wannabe VS models at heart.

I personally CANNOT STAND the use of dumb acronyms - lol, lmao, jk, etc. Especially when people use them in real-life conversations, not just from behind their keyboards. Doesn't anyone else hear nails on a chalkboard when someone says that out loud?

Love, Cita

the ben show said...

You are channeling one of my fave HIMYM eps with your "moist" quote... I hate the word poop but I am also right with you on that first p word you listed... shudder

Kate said...

I hate the word panty (or panties). Ew.

zandor said...

Panty/Panties is my least favorite word. I also hate when people say irregardless.

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

No you're not crazy, or if you are, we both are. My word that I hate is womb. I don't know why, it just makes me cringe.

The Mrs. said...

hubs hates panties so i thought it would be funny to call dash-1's underwear panties just to annoy him. Ooooh it was wonderful.

*jimaie.marie* said...

LOL! One of my best friends also hates the word "classy" and I use it around her all the time to annoy her, it's fun. ;)

i LOVE that you ---'d out the word Panty, love it. I'm dying of laughter over here, haaaha!!

um i hate the word "moist" as well too, its just...gross.

Krystyn said...

Oh, this isn't including some very tasteless bad words, right?

I hate the word "got" but often there is no replacement...received? Maybe, but sometimes it doesn't fit!