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...to think this is the ugliest word in the English language?

(187 Posts)
DarceyBissell Mon 24-Jun-13 19:18:10

...gobsmacked.
I have heard even BBC types say it, politicians even.
Every time I hear it I want to puncture my own eardrums. Ugly, crass, lazy, crude.
Also hate nouns as verbs - mothballed, torched etc.
Think I am too sensitive for this world.
Any other words/phrases make you see red?

currywurst3 Mon 24-Jun-13 19:20:21

"When can I have sight of that"

Instead of...

"When can I see that"

Tee2072 Mon 24-Jun-13 19:21:58

Nope. I save my ire for trafficked children and abused people. Not for letters strung together into sayings.

snooter Mon 24-Jun-13 19:22:25

agree gobsmacked horrible
incentivised is pretty awful
Hate hearing Issues all the time - are Problems out of fashion?

WorraLiberty Mon 24-Jun-13 19:22:39

'Gusset' is the ugliest word in the English language - FACT

I dont understand how gobsmackes is crude

SanityClause Mon 24-Jun-13 19:23:24

I love the fact that, in English, any noun can be verbed. wink

pictish Mon 24-Jun-13 19:23:28

Vagina isn't the loveliest word.

MalcolmTuckersMum Mon 24-Jun-13 19:23:31

I'll see your 'gusset' worra and raise you runny, crevice and moist.

EarlyInTheMorning Mon 24-Jun-13 19:23:44

Pud for pudding
biccie for biscuit
choccy for chocolate
butty for sandwich
piccie for picture...

... you get the idea

peeriebear Mon 24-Jun-13 19:24:35

As soon as I saw your thread title I thought "whatever it is, it's not as horrid as Gobsmacked!" haha. It's just foul.

Hardhaton Mon 24-Jun-13 19:26:26

Precious - seems to be certain people's favorite word at the moment.
I am really starting to hate it

perplexedpirate Mon 24-Jun-13 19:27:00

Gobsmacked is HORRIBLE! There's a DJ who refers to sidings as 'gobsmackers'. I have to switch him off.

perplexedpirate Mon 24-Jun-13 19:27:23

Sidings???

Some songs, I meant. hmm

DarceyBissell Mon 24-Jun-13 19:28:07

Tee - am gobsmacked by your po-faced (that's another one) response.

WorraLiberty Mon 24-Jun-13 19:29:21

I'll see your 'gusset' worra and raise you runny, crevice and moist

I'm sorry, I should really have turned my web cam off blush

TheFallenMadonna Mon 24-Jun-13 19:29:31

I love gobsmacked!

I hate the word vulgar. Or rather, I rarely hear it used in a context that doesn't make me hmm

snooter Mon 24-Jun-13 19:30:11

Early - not even Chip Butty?

JRY44 Mon 24-Jun-13 19:31:20

early butty is not the shortened version of sandwich, but comes from "buttered bread" which was all us northerners could afford in the 19th Century!
I hate the phrase "ticks all the boxes" and the words membrane and mucus. Up their with moist.

MalcolmTuckersMum Mon 24-Jun-13 19:32:17

grin worra

Leak is not a nice word either. Nor is flange, appendage or canal.

travellingwilbury Mon 24-Jun-13 19:33:48

Moist is indeed a grim word .

However spongy and elbow are lovely words .

TheRealFellatio Mon 24-Jun-13 19:36:01

Early you and I should run away together. We are clearly made for one another. I have started whole threads devoted to my hatred of words like that. (although I do admit to using the phrase 'chip butty' on MN earlier today, but that is the only exception to my rule. Other than that the word butty is taboo for me.)

I get creeped out by people calling Yorkshire Puddings 'Yorkshires' and roast potatoes 'roasts' or 'roasties.' It actually makes me recoil and feel a bit ill.

And don't get me started on people who have a cuppa or make a brew. <shudders>

littlehandcuffs Mon 24-Jun-13 19:36:39

Scrotum

DarceyBissell Mon 24-Jun-13 19:38:23

...people who say 'I'm loving...'(whatever it is).
Something that's a 'must-have.'

TheFallenMadonna Mon 24-Jun-13 19:38:37

Scrotum is grim. I'd be miffed if I were male. I think female bits are more melodious.

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