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MrsOverTheRoad Tue 18-Jul-17 13:29:49

I know it's been done to death but I need to get this out


Fuck that word. Just fuck it.

It's a stupid, self indulgent sort of word.

"Oh isn't he SCRUMPTIOUS!" angry

It's such a childish word somehow. So Mary Poppins.



FreakinDeacon Tue 18-Jul-17 13:34:55

I'm not sure if this qualifies but a woman I work with calls everyone HONEY.

It makes my teeth itch😤

FreakinDeacon Tue 18-Jul-17 13:36:15

And I agree the meal. My MIL says it. 'Shall I come round after I've had my meal?' Just say dinner!!!

I don't know why that annoys me so much!

MiddleClassProblem Tue 18-Jul-17 13:37:27


I mean, is that meant to be sexy? It sounds like kids speak but then you're watching something American and it's thrown in there.

ExpatinBah Tue 18-Jul-17 13:38:46

Absolutely cannot stand to listen to the word 'c&nt'

Aperolspritzer123 Tue 18-Jul-17 13:38:50

My primary school headmaster used to called a packed lunch a 'packed meal'. Never forgot that. Still makes me cringe for some reason and it was 28 years ago.

PookieSnackenberger Tue 18-Jul-17 13:40:09

Gusset (especially bad if combined with above)
Panties (I'm sensing a theme here!)
Issue (used in a management speak way)
ANY text speak abbreviation unless used in a sarcastic way
Uni as in 'I'm going Uni'

So many more - I'll have a think.

Ginlinessisnexttogodliness Tue 18-Jul-17 13:44:27

Belly. It makes my skin crawl.


Ginlinessisnexttogodliness Tue 18-Jul-17 13:45:05

Oh and inclusiveness / inclusivity

So fucking patronising and right on

ExpatinBah Tue 18-Jul-17 13:45:35

'Math' FFS - Its 'Maths'

MrMessy Tue 18-Jul-17 13:46:05

Scrumptious. So Mary Poppins

Isn't it more Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?

TheNaze73 Tue 18-Jul-17 13:46:34

Cherish - Ghastly word/expression.

cingolimama Tue 18-Jul-17 13:47:17


RedStripeIassie Tue 18-Jul-17 13:47:32

Hate it!! It's meant to be sexy but isn't.

EzioAuditore Tue 18-Jul-17 13:47:48

Agree with 'meal' - always makes me squirm. Also, 'tasty'.

GoldenHoops Tue 18-Jul-17 13:48:25

The c**t word. Hate that it seems normal to say it now.

HattiesBackpack Tue 18-Jul-17 13:48:56


sowhatusernameisnttaken Tue 18-Jul-17 13:49:07

Lush- especially if describing a baby

A load of sayings I hate too

BlackeyedSusan Tue 18-Jul-17 13:49:28

hubby, crimbo, holibobs, etc.

and my mother's pronuciations of words that are OK when someone else says them. She hurts my ears. (sensory issues)

KoalaDownUnder Tue 18-Jul-17 13:49:34


Rockhopper81 Tue 18-Jul-17 13:49:45

Chillax - absolutely detest it! angry

sowhatusernameisnttaken Tue 18-Jul-17 13:50:38

Pickle- as in "oh are you being a little pickle?" no, she's being f'in naughty

Rockhopper81 Tue 18-Jul-17 13:50:51

'Belly' annoys me for an irrational reason?

Humbugington Tue 18-Jul-17 13:50:59


DandySeaLioness Tue 18-Jul-17 13:51:06

moist confused

HerBigChance Tue 18-Jul-17 13:52:18

It's a vile little word that's levelled at women as soon as we have even the remotest boundaries about our bodies.

MrsOverTheRoad Tue 18-Jul-17 13:52:20

Yes to Sanpro!

WHY? Just say "tampon" or "Sanitary towel" ffs!

converseandjeans Tue 18-Jul-17 13:52:37


TroysMammy Tue 18-Jul-17 13:54:02

Tummy especially when it's adult to adult.
Peckish, you're hungry or you're not. Peckish makes you sound like a greedy fucker.

Gotanewusernamenow Tue 18-Jul-17 13:54:47

As in cookery programmes...
" mmmm that's amazing "

ManyManyShoes Tue 18-Jul-17 13:57:44

Anything in broad accent hurts my ears.

MintyChops Tue 18-Jul-17 14:01:56

Moist (gets to a few of us I see!)
Peeps (as in short for people)

Spikeyball Tue 18-Jul-17 14:02:01


Spikeyball Tue 18-Jul-17 14:03:34

Challenging when used incorrectly.

JustinOtherdad Tue 18-Jul-17 14:03:55

Myself/yourself when used improperly

ChoudeBruxelles Tue 18-Jul-17 14:06:26


Imstyledilemma Tue 18-Jul-17 14:06:52


Horrible word and a cluster of anything makes me think of horrible things.
cluster of holes
Cluster** shock
Cluster of crime

I especially hate the term cluster feeding for some reason.

PinkyPudding Tue 18-Jul-17 14:08:06

Moist 🤢

MrsHathaway Tue 18-Jul-17 14:09:22

Toppings. As in "jacket potatoes and various toppings". HATE.

deloresclaiborne Tue 18-Jul-17 14:10:23

just typing it makes me want to gag

MrsHathaway Tue 18-Jul-17 14:11:26

Yes, "meal" is usually awful.

Also "property" when what you mean is "home", "house" or "flat". "We bought our property in 2003" or "they've got a little property in Alicante".

AdaColeman Tue 18-Jul-17 14:11:53

Puter & pooter

Nom nom




It's a good job that I'm so easy going really! grin

Northernpowerhouse Tue 18-Jul-17 14:13:31

Another vote for panties. It's knickers or pants fgs!

Spikeyball Tue 18-Jul-17 14:13:34

Proud especially when followed by mummy

Gotanewusernamenow Tue 18-Jul-17 14:14:26

When you ask how someone is and they say " I'm good thanks "

Also when someone says "I'll have a coffee". Noooo..its a cup of coffee.

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Tue 18-Jul-17 14:19:00

Any deliberate bastardisation of the word 'honey'. DH used to write 'hunni' in text messages and I can't even begin to describe the irrational rage I felt!

Titties (fucking VILE that one).

HerBigChance Tue 18-Jul-17 14:20:23

Tummy especially when it's adult to adult.

Urgh, yes. Completely infantilising.

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Tue 18-Jul-17 14:21:05

Oh, and 'nakey' for 'naked'. Honestly makes me want to stab the person saying it.

KoolKoala07 Tue 18-Jul-17 14:23:01


MartinaMartini Tue 18-Jul-17 14:24:15

Hubby - I cringe just thinking about it! grin

Rockhopper81 Tue 18-Jul-17 14:25:15

Oh yes, 'guestimate' - how could I have forgotten that one?!!

AlessandroVasectomi Tue 18-Jul-17 14:26:02

Can I 'get' when asking for something in a shop or cafe. No, the assistant will get it for you. That's what he or she is there for.

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Tue 18-Jul-17 14:26:07

Hubby - I cringe just thinking about it!

Plus any other derivatives such as 'hubster', 'hublet', 'hubbles', 'husbie'... the list goes on for FAR TOO LONG!

PETRONELLAS Tue 18-Jul-17 14:26:56

My MIL uses the panties word.
I recoil in disgust.

PookieSnackenberger Tue 18-Jul-17 14:29:02

I've met my people grin

Revisited thread to add a couple more only to find they're already here;

nom nom

Just no. Stop talking. Now.

Can we have phrases too? My DH says 'laters' when leaving the house and it makes me want to kill him with a blunt object grin

MiddleClassProblem Tue 18-Jul-17 14:29:17

PETRONELLAS I'm envisioning her dressed as lil Kim

TroysMammy Tue 18-Jul-17 14:32:02

Awsome, it sounds so false.
Gob smacked. What's wrong with speechless?

BoneStripped Tue 18-Jul-17 14:34:01

Invite when they mean invitation
Sleeps, as in 'so many sleeps until x thing'

42isthemeaning Tue 18-Jul-17 14:36:34


Patriciathestripper1 Tue 18-Jul-17 14:39:28

Smeg boak

RedStripeIassie Tue 18-Jul-17 14:40:31

Yuk at smeg!! grin make you think of cheesy dicks envy

lorelairoryemily Tue 18-Jul-17 14:40:51

I hate them!!

MSLehrerin Tue 18-Jul-17 14:42:40

As others have already said:


I also hate:
Picky tea/lunch

Gives me the rage.

I am, however, a prolific user of c#nt - particularly with a qualifying adjective. 😀

sowhatusernameisnttaken Tue 18-Jul-17 14:42:58

Mama - as in "I'm a mama to two"
Relationship goals (what on earth!)

Katedotness1963 Tue 18-Jul-17 14:43:16

Nom nom...noms...nommy

PiratePanda Tue 18-Jul-17 14:44:44

Lots of management speak, especially:


FFS, can't you just say circulate?

chips4teaplease Tue 18-Jul-17 14:46:20

Discombobulate. I instantly lose respect for anyone who uses that word. A good friend was lost that way, last week.

Buddyelf Tue 18-Jul-17 14:47:20

Moist - makes me want to vomit in my mouth
When people pronounce sandwich 'samidge'
When people use learn instead of teach, as in 'I'll learn you'. I want to kill when I hear that.
When people say seen instead of saw, as in 'I seen you'
My list could go on and on ......

OneOfTheGrundys Tue 18-Jul-17 14:47:49

When people say 'yourself'/'myself' instead of 'you' or 'me'.

GallicosCats Tue 18-Jul-17 14:57:43

Succulent. (Particularly when spoken in that breathy vocal rasp that's supposed to be sensual but just makes me shudder).
Stunning. It never is. Especially not new flats made of ticky-tacky.
Train station.

ems137 Tue 18-Jul-17 14:58:24

These are all from my exH, I'm glad I barely speak to him anymore because I'd want to scream if I heard the following:

ValentiMes day
He calls our son by his initials and not his name
Laters instead of goodbye
Pacifically instead of specifically

KoalaDownUnder Tue 18-Jul-17 15:02:42

Moreish. As in, 'Ooh, those nuts are really moreish!'

Fuck. Off.

LeggyLinda Tue 18-Jul-17 15:04:16

Don't know why, but it drives me crazy.

JockTamsonsBairns Tue 18-Jul-17 15:12:04

Snack angry. Fucking awful word, but not quite as infuriating as 'small snack' angryangry.
So glad I'm well beyond toddler group stage now - I don't have to suffer all these parents "offering" angry small snacks.

'Tis no wonder I struggled to make friends there.

WaitrosePigeon Tue 18-Jul-17 15:14:14


JohnnyUtahsWetsuit Tue 18-Jul-17 15:18:25


BigSunglasses00 Tue 18-Jul-17 15:21:00


I don't know why they annoy me so much but I have a physical, cringe reaction when I hear them. Especially 'chippies' - it just sounds so... something. Makes my stomach churn.

apostropheuse Tue 18-Jul-17 15:22:21


Dowser Tue 18-Jul-17 15:23:43


As in boils my piss

It's like nails screeching down a blackboard.
It's quite unusual as I'm a very sweary person.

Dowser Tue 18-Jul-17 15:25:52

However for some very strange reason, known only to my brain which doesn't appear to be connected to my mouth

I say Piss off quite a lot!

( I haven't quite plumbed the depths of Kim woodburn yet, heaven forbid!)

KoalaDownUnder Tue 18-Jul-17 15:26:40


Makes me think of a grey-skinned shuffling person out of Eastenders with a fag hanging out the corner of their droopy mouth. Ugh.

The80sweregreat Tue 18-Jul-17 15:28:13

I hate pickle too - no they are not. They are being naughty! pickle is for cheese.
agree about 'packed meal' - packed lunch is also terrible as i used to detest having to make them for school lunches.
Thinking outside the box, such a stupid expression
Blue sky thinking is another one.
i know these are more than one word.

Salmotrutta Tue 18-Jul-17 15:28:28

Light lunch - so irritating for an unfathomable reason.
Plate up - just say serve!
Slap up meal - really dislike that

I seem to have a lot of food related ones!

The80sweregreat Tue 18-Jul-17 15:30:31

Slacks is awful. my dad calls his trousers slacks!
the more you say it , the worse it becomes

Dowser Tue 18-Jul-17 15:30:51


Normally only heard in America
Gives me the rage.

The80sweregreat Tue 18-Jul-17 15:32:53

When you say to someone ' you okay?' and they go ' yeah, you?'
i hate this so much. Iwant to hear how they are, i know i;m okay!

' can i get' instead of 'may I have?'
just sounds rude to me.

JamesSpaderMadeMeDoIt Tue 18-Jul-17 15:33:15

I'm with you on 'meal' too - shudder

witchofzog Tue 18-Jul-17 15:33:34


Just fuck off angry

JungleInTheRumble Tue 18-Jul-17 15:34:38

Obligated. Not a word.

GallicosCats Tue 18-Jul-17 15:35:13

Breezy, in its non-meteorological sense. It comes across as if they're hiding something or trying to avoid you because they dislike you for a really trivial reason like using words you hate

In a related vein, 'I'm not being funny but...' usually followed by a rude personal criticism. And 'By the way' which in teens is generally followed by some sort of unwelcome bombshell of the 'We're building a castle made of cake for tomorrow' variety.

MrsOverTheRoad Tue 18-Jul-17 15:35:35

Salmon YES to "plate up" and also "dish up"

The80sweregreat Tue 18-Jul-17 15:37:41

I'm not being funny// then they go on to have a go, gossip about someone, generally be horrible etc etc.

inlectorecumbit Tue 18-Jul-17 15:38:06

mum wink

Spikeyball Tue 18-Jul-17 15:38:07

Date night

Planesmistakenforstars Tue 18-Jul-17 15:41:45

The words 'craft' or 'artisan' preceeding anything.
Also 'aspirational.'

apostropheuse Tue 18-Jul-17 15:42:01

Play date.

Gotanewusernamenow Tue 18-Jul-17 15:43:28

Haha....great thread!

I hate " we're having a chippy tea" hmm

mrsRosaPimento Tue 18-Jul-17 15:50:48

It feels horrible in my mouth when I say it.

Winterc00kie Tue 18-Jul-17 15:54:00

"cool beans"
works like Sick used to desribe something good

AnyFarrahFowler Tue 18-Jul-17 15:57:01

MIL always says "a bite to eat" and has got FIL doing it now too - no idea why but I can't stand it! Just say lunch/dinner/tea!

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