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What completely inoffensive words can't you stand for no good reason?

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AintNobodyHereButUsChickens Sun 10-May-20 13:48:32

I cannot stand it when people say spuds instead of potatoes. No idea why, I just hate it!
Will the spuds be ready soon?
Just pick some spuds up while you're at the shop.
The spuds need peeling.
Etc etc 🤮 Awful!

GoodbyeToCare Sun 10-May-20 13:52:32

Even typing this makes me shudder but almost all words ending in -elly. For some reason the word jelly doesn't bother me though.

ginandgingers92 Sun 10-May-20 13:59:43

'Funky' and 'trendy' make me dry heave.

HerBigChance Sun 10-May-20 14:02:07

'Tummy' instead of stomach when used by adults, usually when discussing health issues on TV. It's twee and tedious, dumbing down.

ThatsWhatHeroesDo Sun 10-May-20 14:02:49

I hate it with a passion when people say bog for toilet. All the threads about bog roll when people were stockpiling made me clench my jaw so hard it practically seized shut.

YetAnotherSpartacus Sun 10-May-20 14:03:20


tectonicplates Sun 10-May-20 14:03:59

I hate the word smash when used in a political context, like smash capitalism, smash the patriarchy etc. It makes me cringe as most people don't really use the word much otherwise.

ActuallyItsEugene Sun 10-May-20 14:06:12

Chocs. Especially 'posh chocs' - surely no one says that aloud in real life.
Toms instead of tomatoes too.

Tummy, when the speaker is over 5.

Hubby/hubs and bubs/bubba.

Knittedfairies Sun 10-May-20 14:07:10

I don't mind the word 'wow' or 'just' individually, but the combination of 'just wow' is horrible.

BettyUnderswoob Sun 10-May-20 14:08:19

I can’t think of any off the top of my head... I’m just here to play MN bingo.
“Moist” “meal” and “gusset“ should all be along shortly!

fluckityfluckfluck Sun 10-May-20 14:08:49


BettyUnderswoob Sun 10-May-20 14:09:28


SpeedofaSloth Sun 10-May-20 14:09:45

"Picky tea" annoys me, but mainly because that isn't what we call it in our house.

MayFayner Sun 10-May-20 14:10:01

And panties betty smile

Herpesfreesince03 Sun 10-May-20 14:10:11


beelzeboob Sun 10-May-20 14:10:57


dellacucina Sun 10-May-20 14:11:18

This thread is full of great ones!

I came here to say hubby. I also DESPISE cuppa.

SallyWD Sun 10-May-20 14:11:26

When people say Crimble (Christmas), bubba, bib, hubby

MayFayner Sun 10-May-20 14:11:28

Oh I have a real one actually. “Slacks” for trousers. He had a lovely pair of brown slacks on. Ugh

Iwalkinmyclothing Sun 10-May-20 14:11:31


I hate it so much and there is no good reason at all. I just hate it.

Also, I am fine with saying "I am so pissed off" or "I don't give a shit", but it makes me cringe when the words are used to describe urination or defecation. Which is really stupid, I know.

buffalopuff Sun 10-May-20 14:11:59

I agree with quite a few of these. Also, and this one's a bit odd, the word 'Traybake' is really grating on me at the moment. People on my local Facebook group have gone absolutely mad for 'traybakes' and 'old school cake' during the lockdown and I can't stand it! Maybe I've just seen it too much?!

NotKeenOnSwede Sun 10-May-20 14:12:56

Delicious. Especially when someone emphasises on every single syllable. It's a fucking disgusting word. Vile.

Gin4thewin Sun 10-May-20 14:12:57

'Scalp' in shampoo adverts make me die inside i hate it, or when adults say poorly

GreyGardens88 Sun 10-May-20 14:13:38


HappyDinosaur Sun 10-May-20 14:14:17

'Naice', I just can't stand it.

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