Words you hate!

Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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I've seen a few different discussions on a specific word, for instance, "moist," that some people don't like, it grosses them out. Well, I have a few I find don't sound at all like what they mean/sound horrible to my ear. So, I'd like to know what word(s) each person has a visceral, negative reaction to, for whatever reason.

Here are my two least favorite words which sound, to me at least, to be anything but what they mean:

Fecund - sounds like something is decaying! As if you might hear someone say, "Watch out, you don't want to step in that fecund slime mold!"

Bucolic - sounds like a disease! "My baby was so miserable, we found out he had worse than regular colic, he had bucolic!"
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What they really mean, (from dictionary.com):

fe·cund - /'fek?nd/ - Adjective
Producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertile.
Synonyms: fertile - prolific - fruitful - productive - rich

bu·col·ic - /byo?o'kälik/ - Adjective
Of or relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life.
Noun
A pastoral poem.
Synonyms: pastoral - rural

Okay, what are YOUR picks?
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Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
"Jawn" - a slang word found mostly in my home city, Philadelphia.

As for it's meaning? ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING. Seriously, it's basically used as a replacement for almost any noun. Which means that sometimes it can be hard to tell if a user is talking about a person, place, or object. It drives me nuts!
04/19/2013
Gary Gary
To me, 'Moist' is a word I always use in reference to baking.
04/19/2013
P'Gell P'Gell
I used to be offended by certain words. I worked out my issues and no longer am bothered by things like this. I think most of the things that offend us do so by our choice.

I chose less being offended, and being offended much less frequently, it's an easier life.
04/19/2013
Mr. John Mr. John
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
I've seen a few different discussions on a specific word, for instance, "moist," that some people don't like, it grosses them out. Well, I have a few I find don't sound at all like what they mean/sound horrible to my ear. So, ... More
"Hate, "love", "best" and "favorite". I have a problem with people using these words much too loosely.
04/19/2013
snowminx snowminx
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Originally posted by P'Gell
I used to be offended by certain words. I worked out my issues and no longer am bothered by things like this. I think most of the things that offend us do so by our choice.

I chose less being offended, and being offended much less frequently, ... More
I don't think it's so much as to be offended by words but to just having words you don't like because they sound off or seem like they would have a different meaning. I don't think many people take real offence to words lol

A sexual word I don't like- vagina, it just sounds so nasty to me, I think vulva is quite pretty sounding in a way but just the way you pronounce vagina just doesn't sound like a very good thing to me. I think it's the gi in the middle that does it.
That's all I can think about right now.
04/19/2013
edeneve edeneve
I hate the word cunt. I've heard it used as a derogatory word so many times that I can't see how it could ever carry a positive meaning.
04/19/2013
Hentialover Hentialover
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
I've seen a few different discussions on a specific word, for instance, "moist," that some people don't like, it grosses them out. Well, I have a few I find don't sound at all like what they mean/sound horrible to my ear. So, ... More
Fag, that word irritates me to a ridiculous point. but hey, I think the word is offensive, and others don't, so I just ignore it.
04/19/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by snowminx
I don't think it's so much as to be offended by words but to just having words you don't like because they sound off or seem like they would have a different meaning. I don't think many people take real offence to words lol

A ... More
Thanks, snowminx, that's right, I'm not talking about taking offense at a word, I don't like the sound of the words, plus, I find it humorous that my 2 examples sound do far removed from what they mean! Likewise, I also find 'vagina' to sound somewhat harsh, due to the long "i". When I say invagination, it sounds fine to me, weird, huh? But, I welcome any words people don't like, for whatever reason, offense at them is just one reason.

@ Rin, I never heard that before, but I'm all ready annoyed with it,

@ Gary, I know, I think food or soil when I hear moist, but I just finished reading this 7 page poll, link on just the word 'moist' & all the people who can't stand the word; I was very surprised!

@ P'Gell , I agree, I don't have the time or energy to be offended by a word, however stringing them together or using them in a hateful way can offend me. Some words have no meaning except to be offensive, for example, nig**r and I accept that most people will be offended by them. Mostly, it's actions that tend to offend me. But my examples are just words that sound "wrong" for what they are representing. I ask that whatever the reason, people mention words that they have a negative reaction to, I didn't mean that to only cover words they find offensive.

@ Mr. John, the late hour & the space restraints led me to choose a less than perfect title for this discussion, but I opted not to name this discussion: "List the Word(s) to Which You Have a Visceral, Negative Reaction" I didn't think I'd get many replies to that title. So, I know my current title illustrates your point, but'hate' has been used like this for so long, I think it's here to stay, sorry.
04/20/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by edeneve
I hate the word cunt. I've heard it used as a derogatory word so many times that I can't see how it could ever carry a positive meaning.
I agree, I also don't like the way it sounds! I guess we just don't see the beauty in re-claiming the word for womankind, hmm? I may hear it & not freak out, but I will never use it or like it.

@ Hentialover, I don't like the sound of 'fag' either, so I don't use it, but, yes, it's often best to ignore it.
04/20/2013
~Minty~ ~Minty~
This is really more of a word I hate for it's meaning, but people use the word "retard" a lot casually and it really irritates me because my best friend is autistic.
Back on topic... I too dislike the word moist. It just sounds uncomfortable.
04/20/2013
RonLee RonLee
I particularly dislike the porn industry words for transgender people.
04/20/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
Mam, but how is someone going to refer to me if they don't know my name. I'd like to reinvent that word to something more pleasing to hear... I'll think of something... eventually.
04/20/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by RonLee
I particularly dislike the porn industry words for transgender people.
Oh, good call, completely agree with that!

@ ~Minty~, whatever word you hate, for whatever reason, is what I'm after, so your example is perfect! Ever notice those throwing that word around are never the mental giants they think they are?
04/20/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
Fag is the one that makes me cringe because of the hatred behind it. I also am not a fan of the words cunt and tits. Cunt because my dad used to call my mom one and I have no idea why I don't like the words tits.
04/20/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by KinkyKatieJames
Fag is the one that makes me cringe because of the hatred behind it. I also am not a fan of the words cunt and tits. Cunt because my dad used to call my mom one and I have no idea why I don't like the words tits.
KinkyKatieJames, the more you tell us about your home life growing up, the more I am amazed that you are such a nice, normal person, your stories just break my heart!
04/22/2013
kadelette kadelette
In sexy situations: moist and pussy. They just make me uncomfortable.
04/22/2013
Eugler Eugler
Of course there are all the words with offensive intention.

The word 'race' makes me cringe a lot.
Horrible word because so many horrible pictures appear in my mind.

And I hate the word 'again' if people use it when they ask me like: Where did you buy that piece again? ... New attitude again?
I really hate it.
04/23/2013
"G" "G"
cant stand the word "potty" i effing hate it
04/23/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by "G"
cant stand the word "potty" i effing hate it
I'm with you on that one!

And if I hear an adult say, "I have to use the little boy's/girl's room," (used for restroom), I will barely restrain myself from saying something rude.
04/23/2013
Noelle Noelle
I dislike the word flatulence. Just say fart and be done with it..
05/02/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by Noelle
I dislike the word flatulence. Just say fart and be done with it..
Ha ha ha. You are right, flatulence also sounds bad to my ear, but surprisingly appropriate for the what it actually means!

But speaking of words we hate, I hate 'fart'. I will never say it, just as I will never say 'pee', 'booger', or 'boobs'.
05/02/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
So, Rin, is "jawn" like the use of the word "smurf"? Point that out to everyone who uses it - they'll quickly stop, I bet.

The misuse of words bother me more than anything.
05/02/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
So, Rin, is "jawn" like the use of the word "smurf"? Point that out to everyone who uses it - they'll quickly stop, I bet.

The misuse of words bother me more than anything.
I started a discussion on that, it was part of the Hall of Misspelling Shame : What words do you see misspelled/misused the most? Not as many answers about misused words, but there are some & the entire thread is pretty funny. Maybe you could add some misused words to it?
05/02/2013
treehugger treehugger
I agree with moist! Bleh.
05/02/2013
treehugger treehugger
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Originally posted by RonLee
I particularly dislike the porn industry words for transgender people.
Absolutely agree 100%.
05/02/2013
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