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To think that there are some words that should be obliterated from the English language?

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peggotty Wed 12-Oct-11 10:38:19

Like 'snicker' for example, it makes me think of spotty American teens, or even worse, the bloody Twilight books where they were snickering all over the effing place. Whoever heard of a snickering vampire fgs?!

peggotty Wed 12-Oct-11 10:42:07

Oh crap, my outrage appears to have created 2 threads!!! Ignore other one. (and possibly this one as well as the case may be!!)

TheTenantOfWildfellHall Wed 12-Oct-11 11:11:20

YANBU. Vampires brood. They don't snicker. How can they seduce if they're snickering?

Besides, it's a stupid word.

SooticaTheWitchesCat Wed 12-Oct-11 11:16:46

Vampires would never snicker! I actually don't remember reading they snickered in Twighlight but it is very wrong wink

ZombiesAtYourCervix Wed 12-Oct-11 11:18:17


aldiwhore Wed 12-Oct-11 11:20:38

Flannel. I hate it.

Twilight vampires don't just 'snicker' they are sparkly too!! (I read the books and am ashamed as I enjoyed them but sparkly WTF?) Anyway, bit of a tangent, a FB friend had as her status once "In my day vampires sucked blood not cock" which kinda sums up my own feelings for the modern day vampire.

ZombiesAtYourCervix Wed 12-Oct-11 11:23:54

<<rolls eyes>>

notso Wed 12-Oct-11 11:41:43

Snickeringconfused I have never heard it
Does it mean they are scoffing Snickers? if so I am caking at the moment!

Deflatedballoonbelly Wed 12-Oct-11 11:43:08

Frickin, Twunt, arse biscuit and twonk.

PestoCoffinisto Wed 12-Oct-11 11:44:14



Miggsie Wed 12-Oct-11 11:45:55

Any noun that someone stuck "ize" on the end to make it a verb.

Top of this hate list is:


Vomit emoticon.

limitedperiodonly Wed 12-Oct-11 11:48:54

Lippy (for lipstick, lippy as in fond of backchat is fine)

Feisty, sassy or any other words used solely to describe and diminish women.

Footie. No one who says it genuinely follows football.

SjuperWereWolef Wed 12-Oct-11 11:50:19

i have mini snickers right here and am now eating them thanks to this thread. you should all be ashamed of yourselves

<scoffs mini snickers>

<glares at thread>

i despise the word throb. blush

TheBride Wed 12-Oct-11 11:55:28

Isn't snicker just American for snigger?

LiviaAugusta Wed 12-Oct-11 11:57:55

Hubby, it's awful and cringeworthy. Funky, just a personal pet hate but I'd be happy to never hear anything described as 'funky' again.

Ooopsadaisy Wed 12-Oct-11 11:59:47


It just revolts me.

notso Wed 12-Oct-11 12:03:22

I remember when it was Marathoning.

SillyOldHector Wed 12-Oct-11 12:03:23

Panties. Yuck!

PestoCoffinisto Wed 12-Oct-11 12:04:22

Ooh ooh Miggsie I heard

incentivise on the television yesterday shock

surely that's made up?

what's wrong with the good old fashioned motivate ???

Ooopsadaisy Wed 12-Oct-11 12:05:16


I just dropped my biscuit in my tea when I thought of it.

(The word - not my gusset - iyswim).

schroeder Wed 12-Oct-11 12:07:09

Oh dear I used both snicker and gobsmacked just yesterday. blush

Personally I would vote for Nag (for a horse is fine).

It drives me crazy, it's just a way of putting down (usually a woman) for having to repeatedly ask someone to do something that they should have done the first time.

TheBride Wed 12-Oct-11 12:07:48

See, when used at the beginning of a sentence as short for "Do you see?"

schroeder Wed 12-Oct-11 12:08:52

Snicker grin

GetOrfMo1Land Wed 12-Oct-11 12:09:52

They 'chuckled' in Twilight. Fucking chuckling Vampires.

SjuperWereWolef Wed 12-Oct-11 12:20:13

gusset is one of my favourite words just now due to my granny pant obsession <late pg, nothing else is comfy> and a friends suggestion i 'gok my gussets' grin

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