(Closed) Are there any words that bug the heck outta you when you hear them?

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Post # 138
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

-Succulent. As in “succulent plants,” or “that orange is positively succulent.” That word just makes me cringe.




-The phrase “I could care less.” It makes me want to bang my head against the wall each time I hear it. It’s so incorrect!


-I also can’t stand it when people feel the need to drop F-bombs between every word they say. It’s fine every once in a while, but most of the time it’s really unnecessary.

ETA: I remembered another one…how people so frequently misuse the word “literally.” For example, “I literally sh*t my pants when you dropped that plate.” No, you didn’t, you’d be a little more uncomfortable and stinky if you did!



Post # 139
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

People say the word “silo” all day long at my job

“Break down departmental silos”

“We don’t want to put up silos”

*middle finger* SILOS THIS…

Post # 140
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

In the UK there are a chain of Morrisons supermarkets. An ex Girlfriend of my dad’s used to say MorrisTons. It drove me insance! THERE’S NO T IN IT! And plus, it had Morrisons on big huge light up letters outside and she drove past several of them numerous times.


The same woman used to also say “center of attraction” instead of center of attention. I don’t know how she got through school to be honest

Post # 141
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I hate the word “HUBBY” or “HUBS” it is on par to “Wifey”.   I think gee that is a bogan thing to say.   He is your HUSBAND not your “HUBBY” Or “HUBS”.  

I also hate the term “Our BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN”.    I think everyone is beautiful but just hate seeing it written or said that way.    Especially when I go on “She’s a homewrecker.”      It’s like yeah well your husband was thinking with his dong and not you and the kids.

Post # 142
2350 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Here’s another one that bugs the crap outta me “gettin me a drink.”

I absolutely cringe when I hear someone tell a story and one of their details is “well I went into the kitchen to get me a drink” or “I went in the 7-11 to get me a drink”….ugh I can’t stand it!

Who cares if u “had a drink” or the reason u went to the kitchen, just get on with the story. It makes me feel sick to my stomach to see someone carrying around a 44oz from a fast food restaurant or gas station bec it makes me think “huh, they went in and got them a drink.” 


Post # 143
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Any variaton of “num, nummy, NOM” etc. in reference to food.


When people make up words or make words into verbs, such as conversate.


Any text speak. Also, adding eeeeeee to the end of every word. Likeeeeee!

Guac instead of guacamole.

And “ax” instead of ask. REALLY hate that one.





Post # 145
653 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Seriously the word “chunk” “chunks” OMG so disgusting. I just think of gross things coming out of bodies. 

Post # 146
394 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

These are hilarious!  It makes me feel so much better that I’m not the only one with “word issues”!

My short list:

“Baby bump” & “push present” – UGH!

“Meals”  (Don’t ask. I couldn’t tell you why it annoys me; it just does.)



@LorensAngel:   +1000 to “succulent”.   Just makes me squeamish!

Post # 147
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Panties.  Who actually uses that word besides sex offenders?  It gives me the heebie-jeebies.


Baby Dance.

Shaming.  Slut shaming, body shaming, whatever… STFU!

Post # 148
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013


@KatiePi:  Aks/ax is a dialect thing.  AND it’s actually the original “correct” form of the word…check this out: http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/12074/why-is-ask-sometimes-pronounced-aks  



@weddingmaven:  Le sigh is probably from that End of the World video that went around the Internet, like, maybe…wow ten years ago.

http://www.endofworld.net/  They say “le tired” in there, and I remember my friends and I thought it was clever…I don’t know, I connect the two!


“I seen” bothers me even though I KNOW it’s a dialect thing and I shouldn’t care.  I can’t help it!  


Post # 149
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

There are a few words and phrases that make me cringe… 

  1. Hubby 
  2. Fur baby/babies 
  3. Preggers 
  4. Babby 
  5. I could care less 
  6. In England, potato chips are called “crisps”. Some people call them “crispies”. NO


Post # 150
4426 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@peachacid:  You are right! I learned this a few years ago in a History of the English Language (hard as crap, but super interesting) class. It still grates on me even though I know this. “I seen” gets me too. My husband comes from a very small, rural town where this is the norm. He will still do it occasionally, but catches himself.

Post # 151
2540 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Mrs_Purple:  Lol, I feel your pain! FI’s grandma says “Walmart’s”… NOOOOOOO!!!

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