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DarceyBissell Mon 24-Jun-13 19:18:10

I have heard even BBC types say it, politicians even.
Every time I hear it I want to puncture my own eardrums. Ugly, crass, lazy, crude.
Also hate nouns as verbs - mothballed, torched etc.
Think I am too sensitive for this world.
Any other words/phrases make you see red?

PeanutPatty Mon 01-Jul-13 18:35:01



Osmiornica Fri 28-Jun-13 17:47:49

What the heck is omnonmon?

I don't have an issue with gobsmacked but hate vexed with a passion. My husband uses it all the time because he knows it annoys me [lighthearted] smile
So those that don't like butty - is that just the sandwich variety or is it ok as in mate in Wales.

SpecialAgentTattooedQueen Wed 26-Jun-13 22:37:16

Oh and seriously babymama/daddy/Preggo? YOU ARE OT TWELVE!!!

>Not aimed at annoying Fb statuses..<

SpecialAgentTattooedQueen Wed 26-Jun-13 22:36:17

Sneer. Snide.

Am I the only lunatic who looks at words and instantly has an image of what it means?

I find some words are ugly to say and others are ugly to look at.

kennyp Wed 26-Jun-13 19:54:33

a wine
powerhouse (as in celebrity powerhouse couple - they're two a penny in the DM)
sunday roast
fresh market vegetables
back passage
fondant fancies
mr kipling
toby anstis

PunkHedgehog Wed 26-Jun-13 17:10:30

Phthalate has to be a strong contender for ugliest word.

DarceyBissell Wed 26-Jun-13 16:51:04

I got a memo from higher up at work about some info they were planning to 'cascade' down to staff.

ChrisTheSheep Wed 26-Jun-13 13:50:34

Especially not the chip kind, Bacon!

fluckered Wed 26-Jun-13 13:38:39

moist ... used altogether is more horrific!

Feminine Wed 26-Jun-13 13:36:18


and smelly.

Quangle Wed 26-Jun-13 13:30:55


Viviennemary Wed 26-Jun-13 13:30:00

I don't mind gobsmacked as it's so descriptive. IMHO. But I hate nouns used as verbs. DD once said she had georged some meat. What on earth!! I also hate a lot of shortforms. Piccie. Yuck.

BaconandEggButty Wed 26-Jun-13 13:28:46

Prettykitty I thought this would be cunt too. But of course cunt is a fabulous word.

BaconandEggButty Wed 26-Jun-13 13:28:01

Oi there's nothing wrong with butty!
'trendy' or 'on trend' on the other hand make me want to heave!

Branleuse Wed 26-Jun-13 13:23:49

pregnant is a pretty hideous word itself, let alone preggers

plannedshock Wed 26-Jun-13 13:18:51

My friend is preggers with her bubs and she goes on holibobs-makes me want to rip my own fucking ears off!!
Also when people say owt or nowt. Haven't got owt/ doing nowt.

ChrisTheSheep Wed 26-Jun-13 13:04:44

I've never heard "holibobs" before, thank goodness, but it's now on my list along with "panties", "preggers", "bubs" and "potty" (for an adult-sized toilet, not the plastic toddler variety). As a northerner, though, I'm constitutionally incapable of being offended by butties.

This might be a two-nations-separated-by-a-common-language thing, but I also can't stand "burglarize": I mean, is the criminal in question supposed to be referred to as a burglarizer? Burglers go burgling, not burglarizing!

mountains Wed 26-Jun-13 12:52:17

Hehe... love this thread... What about meal? There was a great thread like this a while back and somebody mentioned it; I was so glad to see I wasn't the only one hating it. Makes me feel nauseous; 'going for the healthy option' does sound so depressing, doesn't it... you can feel the gloom...

"Drill down". Management speak rubbish. Used to have a manager who said this, made me want scream.

Also, "panties". Shudder.

PrettyKitty1986 Tue 25-Jun-13 23:20:18

So thought this would be Cunt.

Joiningthegang Tue 25-Jun-13 23:14:31

Yuk also goes to

Joiningthegang Tue 25-Jun-13 23:13:51

I like gobsmacked love gutted


Hate that thought showering is used instead if brainstorming
Hate "mat leave" just fucking say the word maternity

ZadokTheBeast Tue 25-Jun-13 22:53:48

Boobs. Hate, hate, HATE the word. Makes me go all eeeeewwwwww.

ChairmanWow Tue 25-Jun-13 22:23:51

Now let's try some word combinations:

Soiled, moist panty gusset.
Slimy snot rag.
Rancid cum-encrusted underpants.

To use another word I hate used in this context, enjoy!

TeamJesse Tue 25-Jun-13 21:02:58


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