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

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

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


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


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.

PicnicPie Mon 24-Jun-13 19:39:32


"Hmmm they're so moreish"

Hate it.

Primadonnagirl Mon 24-Jun-13 19:39:39

Mince. In both senses of the word

I'm loving (grin) the thought of melodious vaginas!

Lovecat Mon 24-Jun-13 19:41:28

Panties and Belly.

Makes me go funny even typing them <bleeee!>

DarceyBissell Mon 24-Jun-13 19:42:43

Saying vagina when referring to labia and the other bits.

snooter Mon 24-Jun-13 19:44:24

Urgh MOIST - agree JRY - like damp knickers
Minge is pretty bad too

Favourites include Buttock, Pillock & Flounce

froubylou Mon 24-Jun-13 19:44:52


All horrible.

Fanny is ace though and massively underused.

pinkandpurplesparkle Mon 24-Jun-13 19:45:57

"sup" and "cuppa" ... really hate these words

Particularly hate it when my cousin says "I've supped my cuppa and now I'm going to ....". Gah! Cannot cope with supping cuppas. Can't. Won't. Makes me all tetchy and seriously cross. <know I need to get out more>

sleepyhead Mon 24-Jun-13 19:46:02


Luckily this mainly appears in the Lakeland catalogue (where all "roasts" are made thus via the use of a Remotska), so is fairly easy to avoid.

DarceyBissell Mon 24-Jun-13 19:47:40

I had an Aunt Fanny and she was well-used.

TheFallenMadonna Mon 24-Jun-13 19:48:28

But succulent and moist are such perfect words for what they describe.

And how could mucus be called anything else. I love them.

mrsjay Mon 24-Jun-13 19:48:30

Mucus and sputum are URG words

Madlizzy Mon 24-Jun-13 19:49:07

I was gobsmacked to hear that having a chip butty with my brew whilst planning the roasties and Yorkshires for our Sunday dinner was considered vulgar.

JRY44 Mon 24-Jun-13 19:50:17

I also hate it when people use their instead of there .... Oops that was me!!

missgrainger Mon 24-Jun-13 19:50:23

'Tasked with' = 'Asked to do' Enrages me every time - may lash out and lose my job if they carry on

FamiliesShareGerms Mon 24-Jun-13 19:50:56

Scurf is a new one to me that makes me wretch.

yy to moist, mucus etc. Not onomatopoeic as such, but evoke some kind of similar literal feeling

Hate panties, scab, faecal, cum

Gobsmacked - I'm fine with that smile

TheFallenMadonna Mon 24-Jun-13 19:51:47

Sputum too. It's a perfect.word!

My phone wants to autocorrect both mucus and sputum to doughnuts. Dough is another great word BTW...

travellingwilbury Mon 24-Jun-13 19:51:53

The worst is piece

But only when used by some knobber ( good word by the way ) when they are talking about a bloody shirt or a vase or some rubbish .

Optimist1 Mon 24-Jun-13 19:54:33

'Sparse', 'pus', 'phlegm' <shudder, shudder, shudder>

peeriebear Mon 24-Jun-13 19:58:49

Ugh to succulent. Sumptuous is dreadful too.

pollywollydoodle Mon 24-Jun-13 19:59:16

buttock pillock &flounce would be good names in that rowan atkinson sketch where he reads out the boys names in school...grin

KnittedWaffle Mon 24-Jun-13 20:01:45

Gusset and panties are both words that make me feel a bit queasy.

<contemplates therapy for issues, erm I mean problems grin >

littlehandcuffs Mon 24-Jun-13 20:02:10

M*nge or Seepage

ShatnersBassoon Mon 24-Jun-13 20:03:59

Eggy is worse than any other word.

pollywollydoodle Mon 24-Jun-13 20:06:39

carking it isn't pleasant
cunt/minge/scrote/hole/arse biscuit are crude but have their place
lady bits/outsourcing/bubba/hubster are just wrong and have no legitimate use imo

partial to merkin thoughsmile

Primadonnagirl Mon 24-Jun-13 20:08:04

My friend calls pyjamas "piggies"as in "can't wait to get into my piggies " and it makes me want to smash her in the face,lovely as she is.

littlehandcuffs Mon 24-Jun-13 20:08:50

As in the lyrics of "Penny Lane" a fish and fingered pie : )

MalcolmTuckersMum Mon 24-Jun-13 20:09:27

What's a m*nge?

I've never seen a word spelled with a * before - how modern! What does it mean?

ShatnersBassoon Mon 24-Jun-13 20:11:43

Mange, it's a skin disease in animals. It's pretty upsetting to some people I guess.

ParadiseChick Mon 24-Jun-13 20:14:34

Baw bag

Jidget Mon 24-Jun-13 20:15:59

Handkerchief sounds disgusting to me.

And I'm sorry, but I always cringe when I see the poster wankerchief on here. I'm sure you're lovely but your name makes me boak, sorry.

OnTheNingNangNong Mon 24-Jun-13 20:17:11

Panties is a horrid word. It makes me shudder.

everlong Mon 24-Jun-13 20:20:24

Portion. That's the worst.

I don't like 'scanty' because it makes me think of the description 'scanty discharge'.

But my all time least favourite word is 'besoin' in French. The combination of those phonemes just makes me want to gag.

Cherriesarelovely Mon 24-Jun-13 20:24:56

Anything twee like ....popped instead of put, veggies instead of vegetables. Also the phrases "of an eveni g" and "just the one".

KnittedC Mon 24-Jun-13 20:31:04

So many awful words have been mentioned, but the one word I literally cannot bring myself to say is 'snot'. Gah, that makes me feel bad even to type it.

digerd Mon 24-Jun-13 20:42:49

Gobsmacked just means shocked beyond words or stunned. How about flabbergasted, then? I think the former is more descriptive.

loveliesbleeding1 Mon 24-Jun-13 20:45:35

Sourced ..as in "such and such sourced this sofa from ikea" makes me feel bleugh


ColinButterfly Mon 24-Jun-13 20:47:39

I think the only rational hatred I have is for a word that isn't actually a word but seems to be written on Facebook and such....


PeanutPatty Mon 24-Jun-13 20:48:08


We have The Inbetweeners to thank for that wee gem confused

maddening Mon 24-Jun-13 20:48:13

Titties sad

portraitoftheartist Mon 24-Jun-13 20:48:46


ChairmanWow Mon 24-Jun-13 20:51:46

'On trend' makes me feel so, so stabby. Anyone who says this is a vacuous cunt.

Also 'can I get...?' instead of 'can I have...?'. I hate hearing people order food or drinks in this way. No, you can't get it - that would involve you physically going into the kitchen and bringing it back. I know this makes me a pedant but it's grammatically incorrect, goddammit.

DarceyBissell Mon 24-Jun-13 20:51:54

Not sure why but the word 'darling' makes my toes curl.

HoppinMad Mon 24-Jun-13 20:52:44

'Puke' is an awful word though I use it occasionally when I forget how much I hate it

Nowt wrong with a lovely cuppa or a nice butty shock lucky you dont live uuupp nooorth then!

Stabby. Gah. Boak. Nethuns. Oh wait.... [Hmm]

MyBoysAreFab Mon 24-Jun-13 20:54:17

lovelies I agree can't stand when people "source" things.

Also hate panties, and when people call cling film "cling"

GinGirl Mon 24-Jun-13 20:59:16

Moist, thought it was the worst word ever until I met Moist Von Lipwig - who I actually have a slight crush on...

DarceyBissell Mon 24-Jun-13 21:00:05

Chairman - being a pedant, grammar-wise, is a good thing.
We have our own corner on MN.

ChairmanWow Mon 24-Jun-13 21:17:45

Oh good darcy. Can I take a seat?

I suspect this thread will draw me back again and again. Other pet hates: 'product' for anything beauty related (I mean, anything can be a product. Dog food is a product but you don't smear it in your shitting hair do you?); and 'vintage' as in 'I love buying vintage'. Vintage what? We used to call it second hand in my day. Get over yourself!

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Mon 24-Jun-13 21:18:32

I enjoy gobsmacked and gutted when they are used to mean shocked/stunned and - well - I can't even find a way to describe the way gutted feels as it's such a perfect descriptor in itself.

Can't abide titties or panties as words, though. Eeeeew.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Mon 24-Jun-13 21:21:24

I also hate 'I'm good' in response to 'How are you?'

DarceyBissell Mon 24-Jun-13 21:24:42

It's the 'gob' part that jars with me. Also calling a woman 'gobby'. Yeuk.

JRY44 Mon 24-Jun-13 21:25:38

I also hate " off of" as in he's off of the TV

SpecialAgentTattooedQueen Mon 24-Jun-13 21:26:10

Mummy milk. And you all got in before me but moist. And the word smug looks smug. >irrational<

ZumbaZara Mon 24-Jun-13 21:26:40

Multilingual OH mangles his languages and comes up with some very ugly hybrids - podulate being one describing the act of using an i-pod!

WorraLiberty Mon 24-Jun-13 21:36:13

'Frock' - that's another one.

"What a lovely frock"

Oh do frock off...

Ravenglass Mon 24-Jun-13 21:42:37

"The wow factor" - I absolutely hate that expression! It is used far too frequently and I HATE it - it gives me the rage!

tigerdriverII Mon 24-Jun-13 21:43:34

'Parenting' for bringing up children.

TeamJesse Mon 24-Jun-13 21:45:26

Gut rot. My friends used to say this when I was a teenager and even then it made my skin crawl. I have the same reaction to it as you do to gobsmacked - it's so CRASS.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 24-Jun-13 21:45:35

Moist is the worst. <gavel>

LalyRawr Mon 24-Jun-13 21:46:49

Any adult using the word 'yummy' makes me cringe.

Anyone at all using 'scrummy' is BU.

Also hate the word 'snack'. Don't know why though.

sandyballs Mon 24-Jun-13 21:49:11

Genitalia. DH uses this word and it makes me rage.

TeamJesse Mon 24-Jun-13 21:50:18

Words that I just violently dislike, without them necessarily being ugly or crass are:

gifted (as in "she was gifted a large box of chocolates")
nom nom nom
'tis and 'twas, methinks, etc.
superb and stunning - just sound so Alan Partridge to me

TeamJesse Mon 24-Jun-13 21:50:37

Oh yes, and "having a kip"

sandyballs Mon 24-Jun-13 21:50:52

Proper. DD likes to pop this into almost every bloody sentence lately.
"I was proper cross"
"I was proper late"

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Mon 24-Jun-13 21:51:23

How are you with pudenda Sandy grin

TeamJesse Mon 24-Jun-13 21:52:05

And boak. And "I just threw up in my mouth".
And "naughty" to describe eating a cake or a biscuit.

TeamJesse Mon 24-Jun-13 21:52:27

God, I could be here all night. I'm such a miserable old fart.

DramaAlpaca Mon 24-Jun-13 21:52:32

Chunk/chunks. Makes me feel ill.

Mixxy Mon 24-Jun-13 22:08:29

Another vote for 'snack'. And my husband uses it all thetime in a really whiney way. "I just need a snack" (he is American). A smack more like.

FamiliesShareGerms Mon 24-Jun-13 22:12:23

"boak" makes me, well, boak...

"stabby" makes me, well, stabby"...

learnasyougo Mon 24-Jun-13 22:13:10

Vulva is pretty awful. Penis, on the other hand, is quite a nice word.

ChairmanWow Mon 24-Jun-13 22:40:25

'Comfort zone' is another one. Oh, and any wacky speak, like 'totes amazeballs' or 'holibobs'. Seriously love, you sound like a cock.

I'm afraid I'm guilty of using 'stabby' (see upthread) but I can totally see why it would irritate.

JamEyelid Mon 24-Jun-13 22:47:27


HintofBream Mon 24-Jun-13 22:49:38

Hiya, y'alrigh(t)?


wilkos Mon 24-Jun-13 22:49:56

"I'd like to "pick your brains" about that" GAH!!! angry

SirRaymondClench Mon 24-Jun-13 22:50:02

'panties' creeps me out every time <shudders>

Ezza1 Mon 24-Jun-13 22:53:26

"Having a cheeky pint/glass of wine" makes me squirm.

Actually, 'squirm' is not very nice.

For some reason the word 'succinct' irritates me.

selsigfach Mon 24-Jun-13 22:53:46

I had a massive crush on someone recently (bad wife) and all manner of naughty thoughts were going through my mind when I saw him... and then he described some meal as "om nom nom".

"Used" makes me feel a bit ill.

And anyone who says "off of" needs shooting.

EarthtoMajorTom Mon 24-Jun-13 22:56:09

"She's a young lady now" (of teenage girl). Yeauch.

And "gutted". People say they're gutted and I just see a fish on a slab being prepared for cooking.

mignonette Mon 24-Jun-13 22:57:48

Oh I hate it OP...Got to be right up there.

wilkos Mon 24-Jun-13 22:58:55

Also fashion speak "oh so" as in "this dress is oh so chic for lazy days in the sunshine!"

FFS, it's so bloody unoriginal!!!

WorraLiberty Mon 24-Jun-13 23:43:53

'Dude'...when used by anyone over the age of 18

I just picture them with a back to front baseball cap...trying to look cool and failing miserably.

valiumredhead Mon 24-Jun-13 23:49:56

Darcey-I hate T to break it to you but no one out side MN cares, even doctorswink

valiumredhead Mon 24-Jun-13 23:50:11

Oh random Tconfused

Dawndonna Mon 24-Jun-13 23:55:59

Anyone had crepuscular yet? I shuddered typing it, it's not even offensive,
I just hate it!

MamaChubbyLegs Tue 25-Jun-13 00:05:58

Minge sad

blueshoes Tue 25-Jun-13 00:13:33


Devour - ever since Tony Blair wrote of Cherie in his autobiography:

"That night she cradled me in her arms and soothed me; told me what I needed to be told; strengthened me. On that night of 12 May 1994, I needed that love Cherie gave me, selfishly. I devoured it to give me strength. I was an animal following my instinct."

OneLaundryBaskettoRuleThemAll Tue 25-Jun-13 00:13:40

Belly, for tummy.
Nom nom, which fecker started that.
Source. Please fall off the planet.

seasalt Tue 25-Jun-13 00:23:36

"go-to" as used by beauty bloggers, etc. "this is my go-to eyeliner". Go to fuck grin

MamaChubbyLegs Tue 25-Jun-13 00:28:55

Breasts. But only how DP says it. He rolls the 'r' and hisses the 's' at the end.

Brrrrrrreastsssss sad

I try to teach him 'boob' and 'tit', but he thinks my horror is funny hmm

ClartyCarol Tue 25-Jun-13 00:36:23

Dear God whatever possessed Tony Blair to overshare in such a manner? Was that the night Leo was conceived or something?

Mixxy Tue 25-Jun-13 00:44:34

Haha seasalt I hate when beauty experts say 'go to' as well. No actually, this is my ONLY mascara.

WorraLiberty Tue 25-Jun-13 00:48:20

Belly, for tummy

So if you went to a Turkish restaurant, should they advertise 'Tummy dancers' on the entertainment list? grin

Wuldric Tue 25-Jun-13 01:36:57

applause for sanity

shufflehopstep Tue 25-Jun-13 01:58:56


I love frock. I say it all the time.

Most of my most hated sayings are business bollocks cliches. And anyone who describes things you do at work as sexy, ("I''ll send you the info, you just put it onto some slides and make it look sexy...") should be shot.

TheRealFellatio Tue 25-Jun-13 03:53:26

Baccy, fags, cigs, or ciggies all make me want to hurl. But even worse than that is snout. Eeeewwwww. <shudders> And I hate to hear people say 'puffing on a cig' or 'give us a drag'. I am very squeamish about smoking as it is, but when people use such revolting little pet words for it it makes me hate them.

I also hate Champagne being called bubbly or shampoo.

I agree about portion and snack and yummy, there is something so horribly smug and twee about them. I cannot STAND the phrase 'choose the healthy option' either.

And that. As in 'are you looking for that perfect gift for that special person?'

McGeeDiNozzo Tue 25-Jun-13 04:26:16

People who say "speak to" instead of "talk about" - FUCK OFF


'wacky baccy'





froubylou Tue 25-Jun-13 06:43:41




YDdraigGoch Tue 25-Jun-13 06:50:27

Panties and titties.
Both make me think of porn magazines.

quesadilla Tue 25-Jun-13 08:10:03

Sorry but I am more irritated by the people who get in such a state about trivial violations of language rules than by the original offences, to be honest. Languages gets changed and corrupted by life and exposure to different types of people. Deal with it.

blueshoes Tue 25-Jun-13 08:24:08


Samu2 Tue 25-Jun-13 08:55:40

Preggers/ preggie
Brecky for breakfast
Nom nom nom

ChairmanWow Tue 25-Jun-13 09:39:54

The thread is about words people find unpleasant quesadilla. Prophylactic isn't a language violation, for example.

It's a light-hearted thread innit. Somewhere for a bit of a vent and a laugh.

SirRaymondClench Tue 25-Jun-13 10:28:27

Blueshoes I am scrubbing myself in bleach after reading that Tony Blair quote!

rosepettel Tue 25-Jun-13 10:34:49

bad smells that i hate the smell of

Mehrida Tue 25-Jun-13 10:47:35

At work I constantly hear 'We need to have a conversation around that.' Aargh why can't we just talk about it?

And don't get me started on wow factor. Eurgh. Simon Cowell, Phil and Kirstie have a lot to answer for.

I hate it when my friends say/facebook/text
om nom nom
My wuvvly dawta (that one REALLY irks me)

It makes me want to scream but they are my friends and I feel all judgy.

Or at work
Thinking outside the box
blue-sky thinking
make it look sexy (what? you really want me to present something that looks like porn to the client?)
Can you action this (scream)

But moist is the most disgusting word in the English language.

GroupieGirl Tue 25-Jun-13 11:41:49

I think all the words that make me cringe have been mentioned already...but it's grown adults using them in long combinations that really gives me The Rage:

"Sooooo excited to be off on my hollibobs wiv my gawguss mateeees!! Fankyou!!" Ugh.

But I do like parsnip

Oh yes... fankoo. That makes me want to cry.

LadyRabbit Tue 25-Jun-13 12:19:16

'Get in!' (Hate that expression with a passion)
'Really/very/totally' unique - a thing is either unique or it isn't. Stop with all the qualifying it people.
My husband hates the word 'eggy' (I'm not keen either) but I use it regularly now because his reaction is consistently priceless. He looks physically ill the moment he hears the word.

LadyRabbit Tue 25-Jun-13 12:20:58

Oh and did I mention 'babe'? I once - forgive me, it was just the once - went on netmums and it's all the rage there.
No adult should call another adult babe, make or female. HORRID WORD.

valiumredhead Tue 25-Jun-13 12:22:07

My dad calls me and my sister babe, it's left over from when we were little. I love it personallysmile

LadyRabbit Tue 25-Jun-13 12:25:12

valiumredhead I feel really mean now. blush

ouryve Tue 25-Jun-13 12:28:44

I love gobsmacked. It's one of those words that enjoyable to say - like dingleberries.

Amazing grates on me, lately. Mostly because it's overused by gushing blue eyebrowed twenty-somethings who failed to learn any other superlatives (another fine word) at school.

quesadilla Tue 25-Jun-13 12:45:14

ChairmanWow I know but a fair bit of it is also basically pedantry. Getting in a tizz about Gobsmacked for example. Sorry, I know some language violations are irritating but you see a level of neurosis about it sometimes which makes me think people have far too much time on their hands.

valiumredhead Tue 25-Jun-13 12:48:26

Lady-don't be daft! I find these threads fascinating as it shows how words can mean such different things to different people. Actually tbh if anyone else but dad called me babe if think they were bonkersgrin

SeeBoobies Tue 25-Jun-13 12:58:08

Agree with lots of these - have hated gobsmacked for years. And all the usual suspects - hun, hubby, bubba. Hate hate hate cuppa, biccie and pics for pictures. Also I give you.....foodstuffs.

TotesAmazeGoats Tue 25-Jun-13 13:04:40

This thread has made me realise how much I hate the word panties.

Sheath is awful.
Pork, I hate. Even worse when I heard the term "pork sword" the other day, I nearly fainted.

I love the word ricochet. I can say it over and over.

DarceyBissell Tue 25-Jun-13 13:38:27

quesadilla - if you think all this is a waste of time why waste your own time making killjoy comments?

SaskiaRembrandtVampireHunter Tue 25-Jun-13 13:55:44

Agree about panties and sheath, they just sound obscene. Also pouch, that actually makes me feel ill.

Jubelteen Tue 25-Jun-13 13:58:36

Ugly words...

MamaChubbyLegs Tue 25-Jun-13 14:01:34

I hate 'pork sword' too. Yuck.

'Spam truncheon', on the other hand... grin

Oh, and my particular facebook nemesis: 'LOLZ'. 'LOLZ' after every sentence.

'I love my cat, LOLZ' 'Got my hair cut, LOLZ'

gotthemoononastick Tue 25-Jun-13 14:02:58

bicycle shops that describe secondhand bikes as 'soiled'.

BatmanLovesAllan Tue 25-Jun-13 14:05:54

I hate most of these words. I therefore conclude I am an intolerant wotsit
👣 just testing

MamaChubbyLegs Tue 25-Jun-13 14:09:08


Ewwww! All I can think of is skidmarks sad

PoshPaula Tue 25-Jun-13 14:11:50

Has anyone mentioned 'snog'?

Awful. Awful. Awful.

valiumredhead Tue 25-Jun-13 14:12:29

Snog is a great wordgrin

PoshPaula Tue 25-Jun-13 14:14:03

No, No and No - 'Snog' is a horrible word.

As is 'Stink' when in the context of to 'stink (somewhere) out'.

PoshPaula Tue 25-Jun-13 14:14:37

'Flap' can be upsetting as well.

LadyRabbit Tue 25-Jun-13 16:01:55

I love all of you. For the first time in my life I no longer feel alone. I can come right out and say, loud and proud, yes I too am a word Nazi and it has been two hours, three minutes and fourteen seconds since I last judges someone for saying 'in actual fact it's really unique'.

LadyRabbit Tue 25-Jun-13 16:02:44

*judgEd bloody autocorrect. Makes one look ever so foolish when one is trying to be a word snob.

persimmon Tue 25-Jun-13 16:05:10

I hate "it's quite unique".

Flange and pupate give me the fear.

Branleuse Tue 25-Jun-13 16:19:38



DarceyBissell Tue 25-Jun-13 18:16:21

So many hates..so little time. Anyway, people who say ab-so-looot-ly all long and drawn-out.
People why can't finish a sentence without saying 'you know' after every third word. Worst offenders seem to be on Radio 4 interviews.

loveliesbleeding1 Tue 25-Jun-13 18:31:54

Just remembered keep your eyes peeled ..just gross

TeamJesse Tue 25-Jun-13 21:02:58


ChairmanWow Tue 25-Jun-13 22:23:51

Now let's try some word combinations:

Soiled, moist panty gusset.
Slimy snot rag.
Rancid cum-encrusted underpants.

To use another word I hate used in this context, enjoy!

ZadokTheBeast Tue 25-Jun-13 22:53:48

Boobs. Hate, hate, HATE the word. Makes me go all eeeeewwwwww.

Joiningthegang Tue 25-Jun-13 23:13:51

I like gobsmacked love gutted


Hate that thought showering is used instead if brainstorming
Hate "mat leave" just fucking say the word maternity

Joiningthegang Tue 25-Jun-13 23:14:31

Yuk also goes to

PrettyKitty1986 Tue 25-Jun-13 23:20:18

So thought this would be Cunt.

"Drill down". Management speak rubbish. Used to have a manager who said this, made me want scream.

Also, "panties". Shudder.

mountains Wed 26-Jun-13 12:52:17

Hehe... love this thread... What about meal? There was a great thread like this a while back and somebody mentioned it; I was so glad to see I wasn't the only one hating it. Makes me feel nauseous; 'going for the healthy option' does sound so depressing, doesn't it... you can feel the gloom...

ChrisTheSheep Wed 26-Jun-13 13:04:44

I've never heard "holibobs" before, thank goodness, but it's now on my list along with "panties", "preggers", "bubs" and "potty" (for an adult-sized toilet, not the plastic toddler variety). As a northerner, though, I'm constitutionally incapable of being offended by butties.

This might be a two-nations-separated-by-a-common-language thing, but I also can't stand "burglarize": I mean, is the criminal in question supposed to be referred to as a burglarizer? Burglers go burgling, not burglarizing!

plannedshock Wed 26-Jun-13 13:18:51

My friend is preggers with her bubs and she goes on holibobs-makes me want to rip my own fucking ears off!!
Also when people say owt or nowt. Haven't got owt/ doing nowt.

Branleuse Wed 26-Jun-13 13:23:49

pregnant is a pretty hideous word itself, let alone preggers

BaconandEggButty Wed 26-Jun-13 13:28:01

Oi there's nothing wrong with butty!
'trendy' or 'on trend' on the other hand make me want to heave!

BaconandEggButty Wed 26-Jun-13 13:28:46

Prettykitty I thought this would be cunt too. But of course cunt is a fabulous word.

Viviennemary Wed 26-Jun-13 13:30:00

I don't mind gobsmacked as it's so descriptive. IMHO. But I hate nouns used as verbs. DD once said she had georged some meat. What on earth!! I also hate a lot of shortforms. Piccie. Yuck.

Quangle Wed 26-Jun-13 13:30:55


Feminine Wed 26-Jun-13 13:36:18


and smelly.

fluckered Wed 26-Jun-13 13:38:39

moist ... used altogether is more horrific!

ChrisTheSheep Wed 26-Jun-13 13:50:34

Especially not the chip kind, Bacon!

DarceyBissell Wed 26-Jun-13 16:51:04

I got a memo from higher up at work about some info they were planning to 'cascade' down to staff.

PunkHedgehog Wed 26-Jun-13 17:10:30

Phthalate has to be a strong contender for ugliest word.

kennyp Wed 26-Jun-13 19:54:33

a wine
powerhouse (as in celebrity powerhouse couple - they're two a penny in the DM)
sunday roast
fresh market vegetables
back passage
fondant fancies
mr kipling
toby anstis

SpecialAgentTattooedQueen Wed 26-Jun-13 22:36:17

Sneer. Snide.

Am I the only lunatic who looks at words and instantly has an image of what it means?

I find some words are ugly to say and others are ugly to look at.

SpecialAgentTattooedQueen Wed 26-Jun-13 22:37:16

Oh and seriously babymama/daddy/Preggo? YOU ARE OT TWELVE!!!

>Not aimed at annoying Fb statuses..<

Osmiornica Fri 28-Jun-13 17:47:49

What the heck is omnonmon?

I don't have an issue with gobsmacked but hate vexed with a passion. My husband uses it all the time because he knows it annoys me [lighthearted] smile
So those that don't like butty - is that just the sandwich variety or is it ok as in mate in Wales.

PeanutPatty Mon 01-Jul-13 18:35:01



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