Are there any words you just hate to see or hear?

Trysexual Trysexual
I don't mean bad/curse words (though if thats your reply, that's ok too). I just mean words that get under your skin, because you don't like the sound of them or the spelling etc. Maybe because you have some bad association with them?
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Trysexual Trysexual
I read the word "Guffaw" in a movie review the other day and remember that I just hate the sound and appearance of that word for some odd reason. There are just certain words I don't like and never use personally.
05/09/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Not that I can think of - most of my peeves are people misusing/misspelling words.

I did have a creative writing classmate that absolutely hated the word "disgorge" and went on a rant when I used it (before knowing her peeve) in one chapter of the novel I was working on. Wow. That was insane.
05/09/2013
bog bog
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Originally posted by Trysexual
I don't mean bad/curse words (though if thats your reply, that's ok too). I just mean words that get under your skin, because you don't like the sound of them or the spelling etc. Maybe because you have some bad association with them?
I told someone recently that most women loathe the word "moist," and he argued that I was stereotyping.

Later in the week, over dinner, his mother and sister brought up the word "moist" and discussed how much they hated the word. They said it was just the grossest word in the English language.

He emailed me to apologize.

What is it about that word that women react so strongly to it?
05/09/2013
Gary Gary
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Not that I can think of - most of my peeves are people misusing/misspelling words.

I did have a creative writing classmate that absolutely hated the word "disgorge" and went on a rant when I used it (before knowing her peeve) in one ... More
There is a band I like called Disgorge. Other than that... its definitely not a word that comes up very often in my circle.
05/09/2013
Gary Gary
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Originally posted by bog
I told someone recently that most women loathe the word "moist," and he argued that I was stereotyping.

Later in the week, over dinner, his mother and sister brought up the word "moist" and discussed how much they hated the ... More
There was a thread about that one not that long ago. I think it was 50/50. Everyone either hated that word, or associated it with baking.
05/09/2013
Hentialover Hentialover
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Originally posted by Trysexual
I don't mean bad/curse words (though if thats your reply, that's ok too). I just mean words that get under your skin, because you don't like the sound of them or the spelling etc. Maybe because you have some bad association with them?
"Mhhhh" and "ahhh" Drive me nuts, but only when I know it's because the person isn't listening to me. or just doesn't care. My ex used both those words regularly, and it drove me completely up the wall. Since then, i can't help but get irritated when someone uses those words, even if it's just in response.
05/09/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by Gary
There was a thread about that one not that long ago. I think it was 50/50. Everyone either hated that word, or associated it with baking.
Yeah I linked to it in my discussion about yucky words. I chose fecund & bucolic! BTW, here's the link to my thread, no ill intent intended, I like Trysexual, so don't think I'm being rude, okay? Words You Hate
05/09/2013
Mrs.Hellzapoppin Mrs.Hellzapoppin
Yeah some words really bother me. I have wicked issues with sounds, that is think is closely related to misophonia. Like, the words supper, parlor and bureau.
05/09/2013
Sammi Sammi
Vajayjay is one that drives me nuts.
05/09/2013
Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
"Hubby." Really? You can't just say, "husband"? It's the same amount of syllables.

"Waggles." All I picture is Groucho Marx's eyebrows.

I know there are more, but I can't think of them*. It's more.. when I hear them, I know that they grate on me, but the rest of the time, I just block them from my mind. Those two are the worst, though.


*There's one I can think of, but it's a mispronunciation of a word. "Wah-lah," "waa-laa," "walla," etc. The word is, "voilà." Why can't people understand that?
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