Sunday, September 26, 2010

My least favorite words

Everyone has their least favorite words. My sister's least fave is "delicious," which is so effing funny because people say it ALL THE TIME and every single time, she cringes. Its awesome. Best sister revenge ever. All I have to do is say, "This is delicious" and its pay back for whatever youngest-one-injustice I was suffering.

As a side, my mom's barfs when anyone else does. Actually, she barfs when anyone pretends to be barfing. I only used that twice. I distinctly recall some carrot coming up in a planter box. Sorry Mom.

What makes me gag? Two words that I really don't want to type. I don't want to think them. I don't want to write them. OH NO!! OMG OH NO!! I DON'T WANNA....ohhh here they are..."for me" and "personally."

Achk! aheuyck blfoopflpfl ghg ghgh uhhhh OMG I did it. Now you know. Sure its not as bad as barfing on cue, but it sucks cause people say them ALL THE TIME.

That phrase and that word are totally unnecessary. I remember when I was thirteen in line at a sandwich shop and the girl in front of me said "personally" at the beginning of every other sentence. I almost died.

And "for me" is just as bad. I don't care who you were talking about before, but if you say the word "I" you don't need to put "Me" in front of it!!! Oh and I am talking about the phrase coming at the beginning of a sentence. If you say "none for me" I won't slap you.

What's your least favorite word?

I promise not to use it as revenge. *crosses fingers under desk*

I was watching a TV show and the mom character's least favorite word was "moist." The daughter said it whenever she could, of course. Can you choose the least favorite words of your characters?

Umm...I sorta...can't.


  1. My least favorite word is "absolutely." This was used constantly a few years ago on TV interviews. Absolutely, absolutely, absolutely-- everyone's affirmative response and I HATE IT. What's wrong with a simple yes?

  2. A newer version of this is "exactly." I kind of hate that one too. you'll be talking, explaining something and the person goes, "exactly" like everything you said was obvious, a waste of breath.
    Is it annoying?


  3. Oh, uh, so MANY for me . . . well, there's this phrase that I hate above all else: Know what I mean? GAW! When I lived in the midwest, the people said that after nearly every sentence! It . . . was . . . so . . . annoying. I won't go into everything else, but there's definitely a few words and phrases that I wish my own husband and son would lose (the word no being one of them, obvs). :)

  4. hahahaa the word no, that's a good one!

  5. For a while there my least favorite word was fabulous. Everyone said it. There's nothing wrong with the word ... just overkill. Moist doesn't bother me, but it's not pleasant either.

  6. Hmmm, I love the word 'delicious'. Maybe because I love food.

    I HATE the misuse (and overuse) of the word 'literally'. It make me want to do bad things, evil things, painful things to people when they say it incorrectly/constantly.

    Also, the word 'goiter' is pretty rank.

    I'm new here. *waves* Nice to meet you.

  7. I don't know if I've ever given my characters a least favorite word. Perhaps I should. One of my least favorites is "Like."

  8. I'm ashamed to admit I use most of these on a regular basis. 'Personally' and 'for me' appear daily because I often forget perspective differences, and worry they forget, too. It's a bet hedger. Delicious flaunts itself unsupervised. I use 'like' like a Valley Girl when I'm on a roll. I don't utter 'know what I mean,' but 'you know' slips out when I crave reassurance. Perhaps 'literally' is the easiest to avoid. Being a literary person, I would feel blasphemous misusing it.

  9. Hahahaa we're so silly. What is it about these words that get us? Seems like a common theme is overusage. We kill words when we say them too much. Another one: epic. If you say that everything is epic, then nothing is epic...or fabulous or literal...

  10. I almost used "literally" on my post today and thought of you and how someone out there will cringe at its use. This will probably be the case for the rest of my life. Thanks for that.


  11. One of my favorite words is crust. It uses all my favorite consonants. I am also a bread freak! If it's baked I'll eat it. Two of my least favorite words are special and unique. Special is probably overuse. Unique is often miss used and it drives me crazy. Nothing is very unique, you either are or your not. There aren't degrees of this word.

  12. @Pam you even have favorite consonants? That is impressive. I have a favorite letter -- V!