Epic Ointment: Our Most Hated Words Come To Life
I cheated a little and did an internet search of the most hated words of the moment.
It was literally epic.
In addition to moist, which really might be better if not used in the same sentence as panties, it looks like the world is against words that are irrelevant, awesome, and cool.
Just sayin’, even though belch, fart, and scab do have to do with the human condition, most people are nervous about things that must be applied, such as douche, ointment or salve.
I know, right?
Supposedly/Supposably clothing attire is not exempt from the discussion. If you’re likely to use pumps as shoes, dress in slacks or blouses, or possibly wear a hairnet, you’d better watch out.
OMG as a word to the wise, avoid the word thong. Because if you’re referring to a shoe, call it a flip-flop, and if you’re referring to your intimate attire, you’ve got a personal problem with your crotch, fabric and crevice.
Anyways, locations are on the chopping block as well. Acrost is not a word, although across is perfectly acceptable. Rural is nixed because it’s incredibly difficult to say quickly, correctly four times fast, and the mancave, well, it needs to go, too.
Tru Dat. No matter how Sah-weet something may be, it doesn’t always require the word Blessed, and if your bestie is involved perhaps it would be better to simply mention you’re close friends.
(Just in case you didn’t tune in for yesterday’s post, today I tried to find out our most hated words and use them in a sentence. I don’t normally use crotch in a sentence. Or supposably. But sometimes you just need to take one for the team.)
Do you have any more hated words? Are you following me on Twitter @stealingfaith? How about facebook? Because you know you will have an excellent day if you have access to little bits of StealingFaith along the way. Tru Dat.
5 thoughts on “Epic Ointment: Our Most Hated Words Come To Life”
Chillax is the word I find most repugnant
My daughters constantly use the word, “awkWard”–emphasis on second syllable (like a valley girl). They have picked it up from kids at school, and use it completely out of context and in strange ways. I have often asked, “Do you even know what awkward actually means?” And I have said, “Please stop saying awkward,” dozens of times.
College students’ use of the words, “epic fail,” or simply, “fail,” required a banning of the words from my classroom. Terrible.
And then, there is the hyperbole that I hate the most: “Make me want to shoot myself in the head,” or “Makes me want to kill myself.” I’ve looked at students and told them how utterly offensive those phrases are. Yuck, yuck, yuck!
You know this question is, kinda, among the ten questions James Lipton always asks at the end of his show on Inside the actor’s studio. The questions, modeled after the Proust Questionnaire, are:
What is your favorite word?
What is your least favorite word?
What turns you on?
What turns you off?
What sound or noise do you love?
What sound or noise do you hate?
What is your favorite curse word?
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
What profession would you not like to do?
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Perhaps next in the series….
Oh, my! That one had me laughing and crying all at once. Now I can hardly see!! Thanks!! Loved it!!!
“Hubby.” Yeah, I refuse to call my man that. I feel like it’s degrading…and it makes me start rhyming in my mind: hubby…chubby…tubby…flubby…snubby… (ahem!) Anyway. That’s my vote.
Oooo! Wait, I have another one!! “Preggo/preggers”! Seriously? Is it really that difficult to say “pregnant”? It’s the same number of syllables (and it doesn’t sound like a pasta sauce)!
I also think it’s ridiculous to say “We’re pregnant!”–as if your husband is physically participating in the gestation of your child. “We’re expecting!” makes much more sense (and doesn’t cause me to awkwardly glance at your husband’s abdomen).