Banned words

Somewhere this morning, I heard a reference to "words that should be banned". I decided to make my own lists of words that I would like removed from the English language.  Now, I am a pretty calm and kind person, but have noticed that some words I hear/read make me want to scream. If you have said any of these to me, don't be offended because I assure you that I don't remember YOU saying it...I have just heard it so many times I can't stand it!

  • "Frugalista/fashionista", etc. Enough with "ista"! As much as I love Target, not a fan of this
  • "Wrap my head/brain around it". Just say "I don't understand!"
  • "Preggers". Ugggggggggggghhhh. There are whole websites dedicated to hating this word.
  • "With the economy the way it is", etc. I guess I'm just sick of hearing this one.
  • "Look..." (to begin a sentence) Politicians LOVE to use this one when answering questions.
  • "I know, right?"  You sound like an idiot. Here is confirmation.
  • "LOL" Used by many of my favorite people in the world...would we use it in person? It's just a strange one to me because its like the person is speaking in third person. I'd much rather hear this
  • "Just sayin'"  Anything that emulates the cast of Jersey Shore while actually being serious is a mistake. You "just said" it...I get it. Character-building
Let's start with those. What are your terror-inducing words?

1 comment:

Desiree said...

Mine is a phrase - I can't stand it when people say 'all the sudden.' Drives me nuts!! I also get stabby when people don't know when to use 'who' and 'whom' but I'm a grammar snob so I could go for days about grammar stuff that pisses me off. :-)

Unrelated, I saw Sideways but I don't remember what they do with the spit bucket. Then again, I'm not sure I want to know...

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