(Closed) the word makes me itchy…

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 17
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Sugar bee

It always bothers me when my mom (in particular, other people too but for some reason her especially) uses the word “fussy” to mean picky or particular. I’m fine with the word itself, and when it’s used to refer to, say, a crying baby or toddler. But I guess it irritates me that the same word can mean “particular, choosy,” because I think it implies that being particular or choosy is akin to acting like a crying baby or toddler – and I don’t think that’s fair!

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Post # 18
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Sugar bee

@troublesmom:  Re. fiance(e), it always makes me a tiny bit crazy when people don’t observe the difference between “fiance” (masculine) and “fiancee” (feminine). It’s because I’m a language teacher and thus a word nerd … and I get that English doesn’t have the same gender system, etc., but it still applies!

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I hate the word “drawers” too.. it sounds like I’m not even saying it correctly..!  On a more random note, the name “Aurora” (from Sleeping Beauty) makes me inadequate too – I can’t pronounce that right either haha.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@MrsStrawberry24:  I second this.

Also, apples.  If someone even talks about apples in front of me I get chills.  Yuck.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@sarahbabs:  HAHA I have a friend who hates the word “moist” too. And “tub”.

I hate “wifey” and “hubby”. “Tits”.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Meatloaf……ugg.

Monkey Bread….shudder.

(both foods that I hate, make me gag, and hate hearing the words)

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have the same thing about ‘fiance’ as well.  I think it’s a little bit about it being a french word.  

Post # 25
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

To me certain peoples pronunciations bother me, not so much the actually words.

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