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What words irritate you?

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Zoopidoo Mon 21-May-18 17:48:34

The word 'amazing' irritates me so much. Everything is 'amazing.' I see it all the time on here. I don't know why it irritates me. What words irritate other people?

WorraLiberty Mon 21-May-18 17:50:16


Everyone's 'super excited' or 'super hungry'.

OdileDeCaray Mon 21-May-18 17:54:33

Literally. Overused and often used inappropriately.

Lush. Used by the Welsh to describe anything from their evening meal to someone's wedding dress.

Norks. Stupid word used on Mumsnet.

Naice. Idiot speak.

DMCWelshCakes Mon 21-May-18 17:54:40

To "onboard".

It's not a bloody word!

vampirethriller Mon 21-May-18 17:56:46


lovesugarfreejelly63 Mon 21-May-18 17:57:46


DailyMailFail101 Mon 21-May-18 18:01:56

Guys as in ‘hey guys’,

HildaZelda Mon 21-May-18 18:03:27

Legend. Everyone's a 'legend' these days, or as some people spell it, 'ledgend'.

Also, not words, but phrases. I hate 'pop of colour' and 'cheap as chips', and don't even get me stated on the whole have/of debate!

OdileDeCaray Mon 21-May-18 18:36:01

Cheeky when used in conjunction with the word Nando's.

AndhowcouldIeverrefuse Mon 21-May-18 18:38:36

Can't decide which is worse

iklboo Mon 21-May-18 18:39:26

Alot (I know it's not a word but that's kind of my point)

cycledad Mon 21-May-18 18:41:43

My pet hate is more a phrase- " just saying "

ALongHardWinter Mon 21-May-18 18:45:36

'Well then'. It's such a passive/aggressive phrase.

recklessruby Tue 22-May-18 11:01:11

So many!
Nom noms
It seems like everyone is regressing to baby talk

ArmySal Tue 22-May-18 11:19:06


Mountainsoutofmolehills Tue 22-May-18 11:21:58

toxic. detox. awesome. amazing. Hun, lush, freeking..... Debt, fat.

purpleweasel Thu 24-May-18 11:24:26

You know this kind of question is a giant can of worms don't you...

Recently noticed a lot of "available instore or online". Could have sworn in store used to be two words

recklessruby Thu 24-May-18 11:37:54

Yes. Grammer mistakes.
Potatoe's for sale.
Tomatoe's half price.
Both in local shop

ArmySal Thu 24-May-18 11:39:58

Good 'un reckless wink

AjasLipstick Thu 24-May-18 11:53:12

Yummy, yum.

"That looks yummy!"

Unless you're 4, do fuck off.

AjasLipstick Thu 24-May-18 11:54:32

Oh and HENCE.

Seen on here, used wrongly when people want to appear that they know what they're talking about.

"I DID phone the school, hence why the receptionist sent me a letter."


Xiaoxiong Thu 24-May-18 11:57:30

"As fuck" especially when abbreviated to AF. Creepy AF. Annoying AF.

I quite like MN-specific lingo like fanjo and norks and never using words like hun or babe. I think it's because I only see it on MN.

Ones that thankfully have died away recently are "amazeballs", "as all get-out", and "with the fire/heat/fury of a thousand suns".

CeciledeVolanges Thu 24-May-18 12:08:15

"Thereby" used inappropriately
"Yourself/yourselves" used inappropriately
Kids (sorry, I realise I am about a century behind on this)
"Plate" when you mean "dish" (in a restaurant)
"Bubbly" - if someone calls me "bubbly" after I die I will bloody well die again out of rage.

teenagefanclub Thu 24-May-18 12:09:29

'The rage' annoyed people now have the rage
Amazing and awesome
Babes and hun
Nom nom is just hideous
Unnecessary apostrophes in dates ie 70's
Saw this in a store the other day Nike 70's as an official Nike sign, having gone through the design, proofing and printing process. Should actually be '70s

Strippervicar Thu 24-May-18 12:11:33

"Nom" or "Nom nom" usually captioned alongside a vile looking plate of food.

Fluid, DH used to say, "I need some fluid" instead of "I'd like a drink." Arrrgh.

All the BAE bollocks too. Especially if they are over 30.

"Adulting" Usually with some sort of meme about not wanting to grow up. FFS, yes. You are an adult deal with it.

There are more. But, I suppose people can say what they want. Even if it does make my ears bleed.

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