Post # 1
I hate the word retarded!
It seems like people use this word off-handedly now a days without thinking that it may be very offensive/hurtful to some people. I have worked with a lot of people with disabilities and replacing words like “stupid” “ugly” “sucks” with retarded is very hurtful for many people. It is a lot like calling something “gay” which is saying that it is “wrong or bad.” I wonder how people who have disabilities or are actually gay feel when people use these words to describe things that are negative.
Post # 3
I hate the word *moist* lol….not sure why
Post # 4
I’m guilty of overusing retarded past of the point of decency, no lie.
I hate the word facetious. Seriously. It just sounds evil and hissy.
Post # 5
I hate the word “derive”
It usually means I have to prove something mathematically, which I really hate doing
Case in point: spent the last 5 HOURS of my night proving one of four problems. Sigh. I’m fun tonight!
Post # 6
Feelin’ ya on retarded! My FI’s sister has Down Syndrome (I also hate when people call it Down’s… it’s not Down’s….It’s Down) and we’re really sensitive to that word.
I guess I’m more of a grammar nazi than anything. Like when people write “per say” instead of “per se” or something like that.
My ex-roommate called a chest of drawers a “chester drawer” and said both supposably and irregardless, neither of which are actual words.
Post # 7
Ointment… such a gross word.
By The Way I totally agree on the R word. I think it’s really problematic.
Not to be too picky, but I also hate when people accidentally type Loose for lose. Hate it!
Post # 8
i hate the word ain’t
It bothers me and is improper. yes, it is in the dictionary (but, I still don’t believe it is a word) but it is only supposed to be in the single form and most people use it for every form. Is it really easier to say than the other conjunctions? I really don’t believe so.
Post # 10
hahah, I think it’s funny that a doctor hates the word ointment! 🙂
There is one word that makes me cringe… I LOATHE it.. clusterf**k.
Seriously, I recoil from that word.
Post # 11
I hate the word “panties.” I say “skivvies.”
No clue why…
Post # 12
@ Laylabelle – we are very much the same!! I am really sensitive to how others refer to people with disabilities AND I’m a total grammer nazi. The worst is when people misuse “there” “their” and “they’re!”
I once saw a person write: “Their so retarted” on someone’s wall on facebook. Enough said.
Post # 13
It’s not actually a word, but I hate when people say “irregardless” …just say “regardless” people!
Post # 14
@laylabelle, we call that a charlie-foxtrot in miltiary terms =] It’s a little more socially appropriate to splurt out lol
Oh, I hate the word tits. I dunno why, it seems very derogatory. Just really bad slang. I much prefer boobs or breasts, haha.
Post # 15
Yes! Those bug me too!!
The Fiance can’t stand it when people make a place plural – like calling Kroger (a grocery store, if they’re not in your area) Kroger’s. Drives him batty.
Post # 16
hhhhhhAHAHAH I hate the word “moist” too…
I had an ex that was Puerto Rican so he was billingual…and he absolutely hated the word “pedestrian” – so weird!