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Words that give you the ick

Veg or Veggies - for some reason this makes my skin crawl.

Moreish - oh do fuck off.

Hun - nuff said.

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by Anonymousreply 4October 9, 2023 3:05 PM

The Grands

by Anonymousreply 5October 9, 2023 3:07 PM

Veggies (another vote)



Absolutely, when used in place of “yes.”

Drops, as in “Their new album drops next week.”





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by Anonymousreply 8October 9, 2023 3:13 PM

R4 - kiddos is appalling and all over community FB groups

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by Anonymousreply 11October 9, 2023 3:21 PM

nuff said

by Anonymousreply 12October 9, 2023 3:22 PM


by Anonymousreply 13October 9, 2023 3:25 PM

Do phrases count? If so, I hate the lazy, uninformative “All the feels” and “I was feeling some sort of way.”

by Anonymousreply 14October 9, 2023 3:26 PM

Awesome has been absolutely been beaten to death

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by Anonymousreply 16October 9, 2023 3:27 PM

Cool beans

by Anonymousreply 17October 9, 2023 3:27 PM

Hubby (used by women on social media)

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by Anonymousreply 20October 9, 2023 3:30 PM

Hope this includes phrases. Some things that set off my inner militant grammar nerd:

Gratuitous use of the phrase "at the end of the day" When all the rain forests in the world have been burned down or cleared for "development", oxygen will be rationed. You will be among the first to be terminated for needlessly padding of your speech.

"passed" for "passed away"

"axed" for "asked"

ungrammatical double negatives

example: "I didn't steal no car"

grammatical usage (I hope): "I neither borrowed nor stole a car"

by Anonymousreply 21October 9, 2023 3:32 PM

Micro, as in microwave.

by Anonymousreply 22October 9, 2023 3:33 PM

Fur baby.

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by Anonymousreply 24October 9, 2023 3:33 PM

“Fresh produce”

by Anonymousreply 25October 9, 2023 3:34 PM

Press gaggle


Infanta when used for a royal, see also Bonnie Prince

Buried when pronounced as "buh-ried" instead of "beh-ried"

by Anonymousreply 26October 9, 2023 3:35 PM

When people post "This" in response to a thread comment instead of simply hitting the "like" button.

by Anonymousreply 27October 9, 2023 3:36 PM


by Anonymousreply 28October 9, 2023 3:37 PM

[quote] "passed" for "passed away"

Passed away for died.

[quote]”Lord Grantham wasn’t taken, he died.”

by Anonymousreply 29October 9, 2023 3:38 PM

Ice tea

Ice coffee

by Anonymousreply 30October 9, 2023 3:40 PM

Oh, and stain glass

by Anonymousreply 31October 9, 2023 3:40 PM

Lmao - it seems rude and passive aggressive

by Anonymousreply 32October 9, 2023 3:43 PM

LOL, and its descendant LOLOLOLOLOL

by Anonymousreply 33October 9, 2023 3:47 PM

"Dead to me" for "Passed away"

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by Anonymousreply 35October 9, 2023 3:53 PM

[Quote]Infanta when used for a royal

Uh, that's the actual title in Spain for those who are royal but not heirs to the throne.

by Anonymousreply 36October 9, 2023 3:55 PM

another vote for "ick"

by Anonymousreply 37October 9, 2023 4:00 PM

Sesh for session

by Anonymousreply 38October 9, 2023 4:02 PM

Meet cute.

by Anonymousreply 39October 9, 2023 4:18 PM

"It's so cringe" bugs me. "I cringe when I hear 'it's so cringe'" is fine.

"Whenever she tells her 'meet cute' I want to vomit" is fine.

"Words that give you the ick" is as insipid as the rest of them.

by Anonymousreply 40October 9, 2023 4:25 PM

“Tons” for a lot of something.

This usage gives me the willies and makes me think less of the person who says it.

by Anonymousreply 41October 9, 2023 4:36 PM

It's giving





Self care




Starters (instead of appetizers)

En suite bath

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"work smarter not harder" = ok, great. Tell me how? WHAT DO YOU MEAN, just say what you mean!

"reach out" instead of contact, call, email, etc. Reach out with what, the ghost hands my computer has?

The royal "WE" used by a boss/superior. "WE" need to do _____. " Oh really? Who is WE? is WE getting tasked with this, meaning ME? Just say that. I hate this inclusive WE when they mean YOU. It's not fooling anyone.

by Anonymousreply 45October 9, 2023 4:50 PM

Since "kiddos" has been mentioned numerous times already I'll use another word used the same way - "littles"

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by Anonymousreply 49October 9, 2023 5:13 PM

[quote] Starters (instead of appetizers)

R42, got me, it’s the opposite.

I find the word “appetizers” very down-market. It’s something one would hear at TGI Friday’s or Pizzeria Uno and I have an intense dislike of the word. It’s too physiological.

I far prefer hors d’oeuvres (at home and not at the table but with drinks) or starters or first course (in a restaurant).

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by Anonymousreply 51October 9, 2023 5:18 PM


[R42], FOR me, it’s the opposite.

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by Anonymousreply 53October 9, 2023 5:24 PM

My truth.

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by Anonymousreply 55October 9, 2023 5:26 PM

The worst thing is the waitstaff at Legal Seafood:

[quote] Hi, my name is Chad and I’ll be taking care of you today. Have you been with us before? Can I bring some apps for the table? Maybe some fried calamari and a round of Coronas?

That makes me want to walk out.

My response,

[quote] No thank you, Chad. That sounds awful.

by Anonymousreply 56October 9, 2023 5:28 PM

Drip Giving [me] Doggo/Kiddo/etc [It's] Fire F*

But only when used within Facebook posts by people that are old enough to still be using red hot and ace, teens outwith of Facebook are allowed some of these.

*Not a word, but if you haven't worked out how to click on the ellipses and turn on post notifications in that dumb down UI yet then you don't deserve computers. Yes, I realise I've somehow made this a FB hate post, so sue me, and then add that phrase to the list above.

by Anonymousreply 57October 9, 2023 5:28 PM

Yes R55! A word that signifies that they can run out of omelette mix (do not enquire with the front of house staff if they know what an egg is) and there's someone that once walked past a catering college running something called the "Turbo Grill".

by Anonymousreply 58October 9, 2023 5:31 PM

Chicky nuggies, and basically any variation that comes from that trend (tendies, hungies, etc)

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by Anonymousreply 60October 9, 2023 5:38 PM

People who say “Mickey D’s” should be executed.

by Anonymousreply 61October 9, 2023 5:40 PM


The term "appetizers" appears to have been coined nearly simultaneously in England and America in the 1860s, mainly to provide a global counterpart for the French “hors d'oeuvre.” A stylish supper in the 1890s may include both appetizers and hors d'oeuvres.

by Anonymousreply 62October 9, 2023 5:45 PM

Thank you, R62.

What you say is interesting, but it doesn’t cause me to loathe the word any less.

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by Anonymousreply 64October 9, 2023 5:59 PM

Yet another vote for kiddos and littles. Also dislike “niblings” for nieces and nephews.

by Anonymousreply 65October 9, 2023 6:06 PM

The OP’s first name.

by Anonymousreply 66October 9, 2023 6:09 PM

R61 why? That’s dumb.

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by Anonymousreply 69October 9, 2023 6:13 PM

baby daddy & baby mama

So pukeworthy.

by Anonymousreply 70October 9, 2023 6:14 PM

[quote] LGBTQIA+

r69 You win the thread! Sorry, I want nothing to do with asexuals or half the freaks in that neverending acronym.

This is why many of us advocate the single word QUEER. It's none of your business who I fuck.

And no, queer does not mean "non-binary" or we're not men. It just means NOT heteronormative.

by Anonymousreply 71October 9, 2023 6:18 PM

No worries 😉

by Anonymousreply 72October 9, 2023 6:20 PM

R65 - I dislike "niblings" even more than "kiddos" and "littles" put together.

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by Anonymousreply 74October 9, 2023 6:23 PM

R71 I agree with you except that I hate the word queer. It reminds me of a freak. Let’s just stick to gay and lesbian or LGB, and kick the rest to the curb.

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by Anonymousreply 76October 9, 2023 6:43 PM

When grown men type "the ick". 🫢🤢🤮

by Anonymousreply 77October 9, 2023 6:48 PM

[quote] Hubby (used by women on social media)

r18 It's even worse when used by gay guys.

by Anonymousreply 78October 9, 2023 7:49 PM

[quote] When grown men type "the ick". 🫢🤢🤮


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by Anonymousreply 81October 9, 2023 8:01 PM

I have to agree with most of these, because most are examples of unthinking language use, people saying dumb things everyone else says because they're popular. If you're going to make up words, be more creative and entertaining by making up your own words.

And, as my contribution, "moreso." It's not a word. The word is "more." "So" is an adverb. It modifies adjectives and other adverbs, and if you're intending to say that something is "more so" than something else, it has to be clear what that the "something else" is.

"I like my niblings but my kiddos even moreso." WTAF would that mean? What's "so" referring to?

Bonus contribution: "gift" as a verb instead of "give." This is absolutely stupid and everywhere. I'd like to know the linguistic operation by which this happened.

by Anonymousreply 82October 9, 2023 8:03 PM

OK, that didn't make sense. "If you're going to use made-up words, be more creative and entertaining by making up your own, not parroting some stupid people on the internet" is what I should have said.

by Anonymousreply 83October 9, 2023 8:04 PM

You all a bunch of pretentious cunts or the disagreeable types nobody likes. Who da fuck cares if someone says Mickey Ds or moreso.

by Anonymousreply 84October 9, 2023 8:08 PM

[quote]"I like my niblings but my kiddos even moreso." WTAF would that mean? What's "so" referring to?

When I started reading the objection, I thought r82 was going to rant about it being concatenated into a single word, not that he was objecting to it completely.

"More so strictly means that to a greater degree, and so recalls an adjective or adverb used earlier. For example, in the sentence, “Gina is studious, and Eleanor is more so,” so recalls the adjective studious, and so is a crucial element of the sentence while more is not. We could change more to less or equally, for instance, and the sentence would still make sense. So because more and so function separately, changing more so to moreso in cases like this is difficult to justify."

by Anonymousreply 85October 9, 2023 8:11 PM

[quote]“Tons” for a lot of something. This usage gives me the willies and makes me think less of the person who says it.

I have tons of contempt for you. R41.

by Anonymousreply 86October 9, 2023 8:28 PM

Love “concatenated,” r85.

by Anonymousreply 87October 9, 2023 8:29 PM

People who use "anathema" and "ouster". Show offs.

Speak plain English.

by Anonymousreply 88October 9, 2023 8:30 PM

There’s nothing wrong with the word anathema.

by Anonymousreply 89October 9, 2023 8:37 PM

R88, make yourself more, not less.

by Anonymousreply 90October 9, 2023 8:42 PM

Riiiight, R89 and R90. Why say "She really despised racism." when you can be a pretentious twat and say "Racial hatred was anathema to her.".

by Anonymousreply 91October 9, 2023 8:48 PM

One person’s pretense is another one’s vernacular.

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by Anonymousreply 93October 9, 2023 8:57 PM

R92 you are such a loveable cunt. That is actually a quite clever retort.

by Anonymousreply 94October 9, 2023 9:02 PM

r86: You are not stoop-shouldered from totin' around your brains.

by Anonymousreply 95October 9, 2023 9:06 PM

Thank you, R94.

by Anonymousreply 96October 9, 2023 9:10 PM

I do not approve of calling an invitation an “invite.”

by Anonymousreply 97October 9, 2023 9:11 PM

The only word that slightly irritates me is African-American. I am black. I have no ties to Africa. It doesn’t really offend me though and I know older Americans view it as more respectable.

by Anonymousreply 98October 9, 2023 9:16 PM

Let Klaus tell you about “the Ick”.

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by Anonymousreply 99October 9, 2023 9:20 PM

And some people prefer the word “brown” rather than “black.”

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by Anonymousreply 101October 9, 2023 9:37 PM

[quote]One person’s pretense is another one’s vernacular.

Greg, "anathema" is not vernacular for anyone. When's the last time you used it? It's not used in conversational English. People would roll their eyes if you used it in a conversation. It's fine if you're writing a scholarly paper.

by Anonymousreply 102October 9, 2023 9:39 PM


The correct word is "yuck", you annoying young whippersnappers.

by Anonymousreply 103October 9, 2023 9:43 PM

“ Attacking the Constitution and all it stands for is anathema to the soul of our nation, and should be universally condemned.”

—Andrew Bates

White House Deputy Press Secretary and Senior Communications Adviser for Strategic Response

by Anonymousreply 104October 9, 2023 9:59 PM

Greg, it's fine to use "anathema" when you're the White House Deputy Press Secretary and you're making some official, formal statement and you want most listeners to look up the meaning of the word. After all, you have to show you're university educated and know big words.

Where I live, they use "ouster" and "anathema" on radio and TV newscasts from time to time and I find it annoying. Maybe it's just me.

by Anonymousreply 105October 9, 2023 10:10 PM

If one searches this site for “anathema” one will discover that the word is used plenty, at least by the DL cognoscenti.

by Anonymousreply 106October 9, 2023 10:11 PM

Cognoscenti is another icky, show-offy word.

Yes, Greg. I know DL is riddled with pretentious queens.

by Anonymousreply 107October 9, 2023 10:14 PM

Or maybe in a lot of those cases, the OP has copied a news article which uses "anathema".

by Anonymousreply 108October 9, 2023 10:17 PM

True, R108.

Thank you for vouchsafing that possibility.

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by Anonymousreply 110October 9, 2023 10:22 PM

R97 Greg, I think "invite" used instead of "invitation" become popular after the e-vite process happened.

We sent e-vites, got e-vites. It was great. No stamps. Then everyone started saying "invite" instead of invitation.

by Anonymousreply 111October 9, 2023 10:24 PM

Thank you, R111. You may be only partially correct.

‘Bishop Cranmer . . . gives him an earnest invite to England.’ From ‘The Alliance of Divine Offices’ by Hamon l’Estrange (1659).

The OED has this subsequent citation dated 1778 from Fanny Burney: ‘Everybody bowed and accepted the invite but me . . . for I have no notion of snapping at invites from the Great.’

I still don’t like it.

by Anonymousreply 112October 9, 2023 10:31 PM

Y'all seem to think that you could eat a Roget's and crap out better word choices; this thread is starting to read like the work of underfucked iconoclasts.

by Anonymousreply 113October 9, 2023 10:35 PM


by Anonymousreply 114October 9, 2023 10:36 PM

Sweetie as a term of endearment.

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by Anonymousreply 116October 9, 2023 10:39 PM

[quote] Buried when pronounced as "buh-ried" instead of "beh-ried"

Huh? Saying "beh-ried" (like the word "berry") sounds dumber, IMO. Reminds me of "liberry" for "library."

by Anonymousreply 117October 9, 2023 10:47 PM

[quote] Chicky nuggies, and basically any variation that comes from that trend (tendies, hungies, etc)

This must be a Australian or New Zealander thing. I've never heard these horrible terms, before.

by Anonymousreply 118October 9, 2023 10:51 PM

[quote] People who use "anathema" and "ouster". Show offs.

Huh? Ouster is a useful word.

by Anonymousreply 119October 9, 2023 10:52 PM

I agree, R119.

by Anonymousreply 120October 9, 2023 10:53 PM

[quote] … is another icky, show-offy word.

How were your SAT scores?

by Anonymousreply 121October 9, 2023 10:55 PM

I consider both "anathema" and "cognoscenti" part of normal, everyday speech. I was describing a particular woman who was "in the know" last night, and I got to type "cognoscenta."

by Anonymousreply 122October 9, 2023 10:56 PM

I agree wholeheartedly, R122.

by Anonymousreply 123October 9, 2023 10:59 PM

I also like "incognito" and "incommunicado."

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by Anonymousreply 125October 9, 2023 11:12 PM

Along with the word "MOIST" listed up thread, another that irks me is "CREVICES".


by Anonymousreply 126October 9, 2023 11:41 PM

R76- I NEVER liked the word HOMOSEXUAL.

by Anonymousreply 127October 9, 2023 11:44 PM

The word ick and anyone who uses it.

by Anonymousreply 128October 9, 2023 11:45 PM

all this kvetch and squee emerges unscathed?

by Anonymousreply 129October 9, 2023 11:46 PM

[quote]I consider both "anathema" and "cognoscenti" part of normal, everyday speech.

Oh my sides. What kind of a pretentious crowd do you hang out with? You must be completely unaware of how others see you.

Instead of "ouster", you can say something like "The leader was forced to resign by his own party."

Greg, I don't think we have SAT's in Canada. If we do, I'm 59 years old so I don't remember the scores. I did well in school.

Let me guess, you people who use "ouster" and "anathema" also use the original Dutch pronunciation of "Van Gogh" and always look for the most pretentious and obscure spelling and pronunciation of a word. Thought so. Certain people do like to put on airs.

by Anonymousreply 130October 9, 2023 11:46 PM

[quote]How were your SAT scores?

I looked it up. There is no Canadian equivalent to the SAT's.

by Anonymousreply 131October 9, 2023 11:50 PM

r130, "anathema" and "cognoscenti" seem pretentious to you? Poor you.

I can't think of the last time I used "ouster," but I don't perceive it as a particularly precious palabra.

I have no idea how to pronounce "Van Gogh" besides "van-GO." Perhaps you're the pretentious one.

by Anonymousreply 132October 9, 2023 11:56 PM

R132, I refuse to discuss this issue any further. I won the debate. I mopped the floor with all of you and you're all very jealous. The end.

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by Anonymousreply 135October 10, 2023 12:15 AM

Ghetto speak

I am going to school for English currently. Its a tiktok thing to add currently at the of a sentence.

I’m taking out the trash goes ghetto and becomes What I’m a go ahead and do is take out da trash.

by Anonymousreply 136October 10, 2023 12:30 AM

"queer" - "mindful" (not the concept; the word out of the mouth of those who most regularly use it, along with the rest of HR speak) - "core competence" - and of course the classic: "moist". I'm on the fence about "mussy". Thank you for "moreish", OP. I'll add it to my list.

by Anonymousreply 137October 10, 2023 1:06 AM

R117 Anal retentive.

by Anonymousreply 138October 10, 2023 1:19 AM




Gentle with myself

Bits and bobs





by Anonymousreply 139October 10, 2023 1:35 AM

Lynda Carter’s lips are very moist and very wet

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by Anonymousreply 140October 10, 2023 1:57 AM

If someone uses "fancy," "panties," or "blessed," it's so distracting and off-putting to me that I don't hear any of the rest of what they say.

by Anonymousreply 141October 10, 2023 1:59 AM

Calling boobs “the girls”

by Anonymousreply 142October 10, 2023 2:17 AM

[quote]The worst thing is the waitstaff at Legal Seafood:


by Anonymousreply 143October 10, 2023 2:29 AM

Fetus (don’t like the sound of the word)

Socialist (constantly misused)

What say you? (pretentious)

by Anonymousreply 144October 10, 2023 2:41 AM

Their are no words that really bother but more so expressions unlike most posted here. Like for example this fuck on Jeopardy just said, “My wife and I found out we were pregnant.” I hate this. You are or any man is never pregnant. It’s so pretentious and fake new age equality. I fkin hate it.

by Anonymousreply 145October 10, 2023 2:41 AM

Indeed (Used as an affirmation).

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by Anonymousreply 147October 10, 2023 2:44 AM

Meemaw and Peepaw.

So southern trailer trash.

by Anonymousreply 148October 10, 2023 2:46 AM

R85, your quote explained exactly what I meant. And yes, I meant both the improperly conjoined words AND the use of "more so" in situations where there is no referent for "so" and "more" is the proper word.

by Anonymousreply 149October 10, 2023 2:47 AM

fkin. If you want to say fuckin', say fuckin'. Or fucking, for that matter.

by Anonymousreply 150October 10, 2023 2:49 AM

R150 I’ll say whatever I fkin want.

by Anonymousreply 151October 10, 2023 2:50 AM


Newer slang like saying "Where you at?" instead of "Where are you?" Unforgivable.

by Anonymousreply 152October 10, 2023 2:51 AM

Saying "sick" when you mean "really good". This HAS to stop NOW.

by Anonymousreply 153October 10, 2023 2:53 AM

r75 Yes, "queer" has been co-opted by the trans and nonbinary types.

But I remember it from college and the 90's, and Queer Nation, when it became the hip alternative to gay.

"Gay" kinda gives me the ick. Sorry, I don't traipse around with a silly smile on my face. We need a stronger word for us than the insipid "gay".

by Anonymousreply 154October 10, 2023 2:57 AM

R153 It’s a slang you dumb cunt.

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by Anonymousreply 156October 10, 2023 3:02 AM

Adding 'Mr." or "Miss" or "Mrs." to first names as opposed to last names is highly annoying (if not exactly eeek). I correct everyone that says it, usually humorlessly. Is it a poor thing? Who started it?

by Anonymousreply 157October 10, 2023 3:07 AM

R157 Black people do this in the workplace especially middle aged or older black women. It annoys me too and I’m black. It’s some like slavery house negro shit.

by Anonymousreply 158October 10, 2023 3:13 AM

[quote] Indeed (Used as an affirmation).

I like "indeed."

by Anonymousreply 159October 10, 2023 3:20 AM

[quote]R153 It’s a slang you dumb cunt.

Yes, and certain slang words annoy me. What's your point?

In OP's example, "veg" and "moreish" aren't standard English words.

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by Anonymousreply 161October 10, 2023 3:45 AM

R159 Pretentious.

by Anonymousreply 162October 10, 2023 3:46 AM

F/f for R162.

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by Anonymousreply 164October 10, 2023 4:06 AM

R163 Indeed.

by Anonymousreply 165October 10, 2023 4:07 AM

r157 Whatever you say, Miss Thaaang.

by Anonymousreply 166October 10, 2023 4:44 AM


Every single influencer uses it to sell their stupid products.

by Anonymousreply 167October 10, 2023 5:49 AM

Influencer. As if.

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by Anonymousreply 169October 10, 2023 4:30 PM

Gap Playlists

by Anonymousreply 170October 10, 2023 4:31 PM

R122 did you invent this variation of cognoscenti, "cognoscenta"?

by Anonymousreply 171October 10, 2023 4:38 PM

Man, there sure are some uppity bitches in this thread!

by Anonymousreply 172October 10, 2023 4:40 PM

r171, "cognoscenti" is plural and masculine. "Cognoscento" would be its singular masculine, and "cognoscenta" would be the singular feminine.

by Anonymousreply 173October 10, 2023 4:43 PM

[quote] Man, there sure are some uppity bitches in this thread!

Don't be difficult.

by Anonymousreply 174October 10, 2023 4:44 PM


by Anonymousreply 175October 10, 2023 4:51 PM

[quote] I like "indeed."

r155 What about "yes indeedy"?

by Anonymousreply 176October 10, 2023 5:46 PM


by Anonymousreply 177October 10, 2023 11:04 PM

"Anyhoo." OH MAN, I can't stand that.

by Anonymousreply 178October 10, 2023 11:24 PM


Any woman who uses that term to describe her children or the children of others is always a very messy, overbearing and obnoxious person.

by Anonymousreply 179October 10, 2023 11:28 PM

You’re preoccupied r141

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by Anonymousreply 181October 10, 2023 11:43 PM

R157, it's just a peculiar southern thing, like "fixing" as a synonym for getting ready (E.g., "Are you fixing to ride that bike?") White southern women call each other Miss Whatever all the time.

by Anonymousreply 182October 10, 2023 11:52 PM

I get a special zing of hate in my tits when I hear young people using "because" without a preposition or connecting clause--e.g.:

"Because hard!"

"Because sad!"

"I skipped the game because sick."

Pretty soon, they will all be flapping their hands to communicate.

by Anonymousreply 183October 10, 2023 11:57 PM


He's so MACHO! 😂

by Anonymousreply 184October 11, 2023 10:23 AM

Yeah, OP: when people say “veg” instead of vegetables, my hackles are raised - I don’t know why it bothers me so much but it’s big in the UK. Of course, they often use nicknames for humans, too: Macca for McCartney, Gazza for Paul Gascoigne, e.g.

Just say the word as is.

by Anonymousreply 185October 11, 2023 11:04 AM


I laughed, imagining a bunch of 20-somethings walking around, flapping their hands.

by Anonymousreply 186October 11, 2023 11:05 AM

Wet food

by Anonymousreply 187October 11, 2023 1:06 PM

More food related words:

Quaff and quaffing - leave this for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s restaurant review column

Foodie - the word is only acceptable amongst children thrilled about baking their first successful cake that didn’t come out of a packet, or excited their parents let them order something not on the kids menu.

Vegetarians who refer to themselves as Veggies

Mixologist - you’re a bartender, ok?

by Anonymousreply 188October 24, 2023 12:54 PM


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by Anonymousreply 190October 24, 2023 1:14 PM

"Lowkey" has to be the most overused word on the internet right now. I hate it.

Using "littles" for young children is egregious.

by Anonymousreply 191October 24, 2023 2:53 PM

I hate how someone always responds (usually on Reddit) “this is the answer” when they agree on something, such as the best pizza in town.

by Anonymousreply 192October 24, 2023 2:57 PM

The terms "brekkie" and "lippy" make my skin crawl. Not sure why adults have to infantalize the words breakfast and lipstick.

Not words but too many emojis are childish and makes me think the person is vacuous and dumb and usually an immature female. A once in awhile smile/laugh face is okay but when a sentence is peppered with them it just makes them look brainless.

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by Anonymousreply 194October 24, 2023 3:14 PM

"love language"

by Anonymousreply 195October 24, 2023 3:17 PM

Yum and yummy

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by Anonymousreply 200October 24, 2023 4:26 PM

[quote] "Lowkey" has to be the most overused word on the internet right now. I hate it.

It’s especially funny when young people with English as a second language communicate primarily in social media parlance. Kudos to them for being able to communicate so well, but I can imagine the word salad their essays are littered with:



That’s it. That’s the tweet

Sir this is a Wendy’s



Touch grass




by Anonymousreply 201October 24, 2023 10:46 PM

R188 I’m a proud foodie, cunt.

by Anonymousreply 202October 24, 2023 10:51 PM

And I bet you just love Rachael Ray and The Pioneer Woman!

by Anonymousreply 203October 25, 2023 7:04 AM

Cali instead of California. It's so lame when I hear people say that.

It usually goes like this "Im from New Jersey, the pizza here sucks, the people are so fake, nothing here is as good as NY, I'v lived here almost 4 years now, I am basically a Cali Native"

by Anonymousreply 204October 25, 2023 1:02 PM

'za instead of pizza

by Anonymousreply 205October 25, 2023 2:00 PM

"Sir this is a Wendy's." is hilarious, R201. First time I've heard it.

by Anonymousreply 206October 25, 2023 2:01 PM

R204 I’m flying east for Thanksgiving and then will be returning back home to Cali. Problem cunt?

by Anonymousreply 207October 25, 2023 7:48 PM

Adults referring to their adult younger sibling as their 'little sister' (or brother).

by Anonymousreply 208October 25, 2023 7:54 PM

Say hello your your bridge and tunnel family while you are back there r207. Let us know when you get to the Jersey Turnpike.

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by Anonymousreply 210October 25, 2023 7:59 PM

[quote] Adults referring to their adult younger sibling as their 'little sister' (or brother).

r208 What if your siblings are short?

by Anonymousreply 211October 25, 2023 8:05 PM

Nasties - no nasties in this juice/detergent/etc! It’s a meaningless and infantile concept.

by Anonymousreply 212October 26, 2023 7:07 PM

Beautiful- I had a new nurse say it constantly. Every response I stated, lab results, absolutely irritating. How can everything be beautiful. It was annoying.

by Anonymousreply 213October 26, 2023 7:17 PM

“Kiddos”, especially when Cindy Adams says it.

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by Anonymousreply 215October 26, 2023 7:21 PM

R215 you would love my pussy.

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by Anonymousreply 217October 27, 2023 3:34 AM

R216 ‘s pussy is like durian.

by Anonymousreply 218October 27, 2023 10:29 AM

Squee anyone? It's onomatopoeia in a very ick way!

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by Anonymousreply 220November 2, 2023 8:24 AM

Bussy, mussy….just NO.

by Anonymousreply 221November 2, 2023 9:36 AM

"Tits" when used about a man's chest.

by Anonymousreply 222November 2, 2023 9:48 AM


Grazing table.


by Anonymousreply 223November 2, 2023 11:56 AM


My truth.

by Anonymousreply 224November 2, 2023 11:57 AM

R207, I wipe my ass with tea cakes.

Problem, cunt?

by Anonymousreply 225November 2, 2023 12:03 PM

R222, I’m proud of my tits.

Problem cunt?

by Anonymousreply 226November 2, 2023 12:06 PM

"Are you coming with?"

by Anonymousreply 227November 2, 2023 12:08 PM

“I’d be down” as in “I’d be down to talk if you’d be down for that.” This is the way white suburban Zillenials speak.

by Anonymousreply 228November 2, 2023 12:27 PM

Pregnant person

Pregnant persons

by Anonymousreply 229November 2, 2023 12:28 PM

[quote]Vegetarians who refer to themselves as Veggies

r188, I recently met a woman from the UK who does this. It's far ickier to me than referring to vegetables as veggies, which is odious enough

by Anonymousreply 230November 2, 2023 12:31 PM

Lesbian (I'm sorry to all my Sapphic friends but it just the ugliest word)

by Anonymousreply 231November 2, 2023 12:36 PM

It seems like there are an awful lot of British words that are both childish and gross in a way completely apart from their meaning, like "snog." "Bog Roll." "Bubble & squeak." I can't explain it, they strike me as both infantile and dirty

by Anonymousreply 232November 2, 2023 12:36 PM

^ And let's not forget "spotted dick" and "chip butty."

by Anonymousreply 233November 2, 2023 12:53 PM

Absolutely (but the very concept of "chip butty" grosses me out)

by Anonymousreply 234November 2, 2023 12:54 PM

Anything having to do with "spilling tea."

by Anonymousreply 235November 2, 2023 1:08 PM

Another vote for "y'all." Unless it's the way you grew up speaking. I just got a work e-mail (inter-office) and someone used "y'all" ("checking to see if y'all are interested").

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by Anonymousreply 238November 2, 2023 11:27 PM

R226, not if you're female. Men don't have have tits.

by Anonymousreply 239November 2, 2023 11:46 PM

Nibble or nibbling. Unless you’re a mouse or a rat. It’s something you do “nibble biscotti” while cradling your mug.

by Anonymousreply 240November 3, 2023 12:28 AM

“The ick.”

by Anonymousreply 241November 3, 2023 12:42 AM

[quote]R226, not if you're female. Men don't have have tits.

The old man on the beach in "Jaws" had tits.

Relax, R226. Whatever happened to being campy and feminizing everything? Of course, if you used tits for a man's chest in mainstream society, you'd get funny looks.

If a young guy is really skinny and flat as a board, then he doesn't have tits.

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by Anonymousreply 244November 3, 2023 3:15 AM

Especially when they say “off-ten” and “lie-berry”.

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by Anonymousreply 246November 3, 2023 3:38 AM

R239, if the man in the middle of this photo doesn't have tits, then no one does.

In my post at R242, I meant "Relax, R239....."

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by Anonymousreply 251November 13, 2023 1:48 PM

I NEVER liked the phrase

I HOOKED UP with him for

I had sex with him. It's almost as bed as saying- I went to bed with him.

by Anonymousreply 252November 13, 2023 2:42 PM


Best practices

Value Added


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by Anonymousreply 255November 13, 2023 6:24 PM

"Go touch grass."

by Anonymousreply 256November 19, 2023 11:27 PM

"My truth."


"That's it. That's the tweet."

"Unpack" (unless it's a fucking suitcase).

"Do better."

"So I did a thing."

by Anonymousreply 257November 20, 2023 1:03 AM

oh.... and "Following guest!" at the checkout line.

by Anonymousreply 258November 20, 2023 1:12 AM

Chest Feeding

by Anonymousreply 259November 20, 2023 1:27 AM

Last week I learned what a mussy is lol

by Anonymousreply 260November 20, 2023 1:30 AM

[quote]R6: Absolutely, when used in place of “yes.”

From the end credits of 'Tim and Eric: Awesome Show, Great Job!':

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by Anonymousreply 261November 20, 2023 1:31 AM

[quote] "Unpack" (unless it's a fucking suitcase).

"Unpack" is actually an old law school word. "We're going to unpack this case."

"On point" is also an old law school term. "This case is on point," i.e., analogous.

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by Anonymousreply 263November 20, 2023 2:45 AM

Do (mis)pronunciations count? Have I mentioned this before? (Who cares? I'm fresh from a drunken lunch):

"FentanOL" instead of "Fentanyl."

That's a Y, not an O, newscaster betches. Not sure why this subtle irritant grates so much, but it does. Especially since it's uttered at least 800 times a day.

by Anonymousreply 264November 21, 2023 7:04 PM

I want to throat punch any adult that uses the word YUMMY.

by Anonymousreply 265November 21, 2023 7:41 PM

“Me likey” makes my skin crawl. It sounds super creepy.

by Anonymousreply 266November 21, 2023 7:54 PM

Yeah, fentanOL has become the official way to pronoune fentanyl. All the fentanyl addicts on Soft White Underbelly call it fentanOL. I think the host, Mark, does pronounce it correctly.

Sounds like “alcohOL” or “DemerOL,” I guess.

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by Anonymousreply 268November 21, 2023 9:00 PM

Could that be a result of accents?

I am Australian and Fentanyl and Fentanol would sound almost identical when uttered by much of the population here. If most of them probably didn’t refer to it Fento already, most likely.

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by Anonymousreply 270November 23, 2023 3:15 AM

R269, no, in American English, the pronunciations are different. It’s like “ill’” vs. “all.”

by Anonymousreply 271November 23, 2023 4:42 AM

"I got the receipts."

by Anonymousreply 272November 29, 2023 9:54 PM

"Banger," as in "It's a banger," when describing a song or, today, a book. It's supposed to be a compliment.

by Anonymousreply 273January 8, 2024 4:58 PM

Some names just are nails on chalkboard to me. For women, e.g.: "Sam"; "Annie"; "Susie".

by Anonymousreply 274January 8, 2024 5:10 PM



Girl math


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by Anonymousreply 276January 9, 2024 12:41 AM

fart / kudos / tour de force

by Anonymousreply 277January 9, 2024 6:23 AM

« the ick »

by Anonymousreply 278January 9, 2024 6:25 AM

“Clean”. As in “clean” food, makeup, beauty products.

by Anonymousreply 279January 15, 2024 12:35 AM

"Toe beans" for the pads on cat feet.

by Anonymousreply 280January 15, 2024 1:35 AM

"Cali" for California.

by Anonymousreply 281January 15, 2024 1:45 AM

[quote] “Clean”. As in “clean” food, makeup, beauty products.

Indeed a phrase for anti-intellectual, anti-science bimbos who are trying to sell you something. See J. Alba and Goop.

Ditto “no nasties” and “don’t eat anything you can’t pronounce”.

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by Anonymousreply 283March 13, 2024 2:07 PM


instead of the proper

Side dishes

by Anonymousreply 284March 13, 2024 2:11 PM

"Nom nom" to imitate smacking lips because something is delicious. "Gimme some cake nom nom." Icky.

by Anonymousreply 285March 13, 2024 4:20 PM


I hate when people say that. It makes no sense.

by Anonymousreply 286March 13, 2024 4:23 PM

Thicc is ick

by Anonymousreply 287March 13, 2024 4:43 PM

Prolly, Dunno-how fucking lazy are you that you can't type out the correct words or phrases?

Brekkie. Is this a white trash British or Australian term?

by Anonymousreply 288March 13, 2024 5:27 PM

r288 Words like "prolly" "gonna" and "dunno" are more for harmonious flow and slangy effect than abbreviation.

by Anonymousreply 289March 13, 2024 6:26 PM

My fish got Ick, key word was: quarantine

by Anonymousreply 290March 15, 2024 6:21 AM

[quote] Brekkie. Is this a white trash British or Australian term?

Brekkie is an Australianisation for sure. If we can shorten a noun we will. Not white trash, that’s more an American thing. The equivalent sub-culture to trash is bogans, but nicknames and abbreviations are national pastime. As a country we are casual to the point of borishness and over-familiarity.

by Anonymousreply 291March 15, 2024 7:26 AM

Women who reference their “gut”. Tummy is far more soothing a word and lady-like.

by Anonymousreply 292March 15, 2024 11:10 AM

Fraus who post mediocre recipes on FB, and refer to potatoes as pots.

by Anonymousreply 293March 15, 2024 11:20 AM

[quote]Women who reference their “gut”. Tummy is far more soothing a word and lady-like.

"Tummy" gives me the ick.

by Anonymousreply 294March 15, 2024 1:29 PM

People who use concatenated also use copacetic. They should be sentenced to death.

by Anonymousreply 295March 15, 2024 1:46 PM

Growing for expanding. You grow a plant you expand a business.

by Anonymousreply 296March 15, 2024 1:47 PM

My journey. Fuck your journey unless you cross the Pacific in Kon Tiki.

by Anonymousreply 297March 15, 2024 1:52 PM

Starting a sentence with "So".

by Anonymousreply 298March 15, 2024 2:31 PM

R297 ... and look like Thor Heyerdahl.

by Anonymousreply 299March 16, 2024 10:04 AM

"Reach out" = Very Dumb

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by Anonymousreply 301March 16, 2024 10:14 AM

Potty. Adults calling a toilet a potty.

by Anonymousreply 302March 19, 2024 3:25 PM

Her Royal Highness

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by Anonymousreply 304March 19, 2024 3:38 PM

Momma's Mussy

by Anonymousreply 305March 22, 2024 3:32 AM
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