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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.



GhostsToMonsoon Tue 25-Jul-17 15:49:31

Lots of grammar errors annoy me. Recently saw except used instead of accept, as in 'this machine does not except the new pound coin.'

Furbaby for a pet.

My parents always used to say titty/tittyfeeding (my dad still does). I really hate it! Makes me think of Benny Hill Carry On.

I think 'leading' is overused too. I was watching a programme recently and just about everyone was one of the world's leading experts.

guiltybystander Tue 25-Jul-17 15:56:40

When bossy kids are called leaders. Haha! No way. They are just stroppy, bossy little bugs.
When fat women are called real women. Why? The slim ones are automated robots?

GallicosCats Tue 25-Jul-17 18:20:51

Lemur it's better than floccinaucinihilipilification. Which is entirely lifted from Latin and means 'the act of valuing something as worthless.' grin

Aeroflotgirl Tue 25-Jul-17 18:26:14

What's that airy fairy word used to describe wilful and challenging children.

GhostsToMonsoon Tue 25-Jul-17 18:37:16

Spirited children?

NameChangeFamousFolk Tue 25-Jul-17 19:02:19

The hashtag thing is so irritating. "Homemade chicken curry" #spicy #foodie #feedingthefamily #realfood #homegrown #loveit #nocrapformykids #utterfuckingtwat

And so on. 99.9999999% of social media is people showing off about something fucking boring.

Aeroflotgirl Tue 25-Jul-17 19:11:18

Oh god thanks Ghosts that's the word. Little pickle is another one, me and little pickle are going to the farm today, aghgh. Nom noms is another one. Spag bol, and another one that my friend used to describe a curry: Ring stinger shock

RoboticSealpup Tue 25-Jul-17 19:11:50

Clitoris. Hate that word. Clit is even worse. I can't bring myself to say it, ever.

missjoanie Tue 25-Jul-17 19:15:05

'Passed' as a euphemism for died. 'Passed away' I can just about stand but 'passed'? Ugh.

NameChangeFamousFolk Tue 25-Jul-17 19:17:40

yy to spag bol. It's just ugly to say and hear.

nina2b Tue 25-Jul-17 19:22:17

Going forward
Our young people

Aeroflotgirl Tue 25-Jul-17 19:24:56

Oh yes: reaching out! moving forward.

MrsHathaway Tue 25-Jul-17 19:52:58

Clitoris. Hate that word. Clit is even worse. I can't bring myself to say it, ever.

I agree that's it's an awful word ... but I've never encountered an alternative or euphemism that wasn't even more toe-curling.

Lulukat Tue 25-Jul-17 20:32:01

Darlin , Hunni etc learn to spell
Yummy if an adult says it
Me saying my own name
I actually have loads!

Jessiecat27 Wed 26-Jul-17 17:29:00

Lush - makes me want to headbutt the person saying it!!!

Want2beme Tue 22-Aug-17 18:10:49

Just came across one I remember I don't like - BANGS for fringe. Where does it come from?

Banter is so overused. Hope it moves on very soon.

sadmonkey1 Tue 22-Aug-17 20:32:48


LadyWithLapdog Tue 22-Aug-17 20:36:52


Just adding this one as a placeholder so I can then read the thread at leisure and cringe to my heart's content.

Cringe is another one. It's 'cringy', folks.

Andrewofgg Tue 22-Aug-17 20:39:14

Free spirit = spoilt brat

Happydoingitjusttheonce Tue 22-Aug-17 21:13:54

Spread (instead of buffet)
Super (instead of very)

SabineUndine Tue 22-Aug-17 21:25:35

'Ignorant' as used by people who are so ignorant that they don't know it really means 'uninformed' or 'uneducated' and think it means 'stupid'.

'Entitled' used by people to mean 'this person is not entitled to this in my opinion but they act as though they are', 'arrogant' or 'presumptuous'.

'Refute' used instead of 'deny'. Refute means 'disprove'.

Coy words: rooster for cock, tidbit for titbit, panties for knickers.

Happydoingitjusttheonce Tue 22-Aug-17 21:26:50

Just tapped the "I'm on" pin and saw my last post compressed as MuffCiggyFlaps!! That has tickled me grin

SabineUndine Tue 22-Aug-17 21:28:05


ForagingForFaerieGold Tue 22-Aug-17 22:25:27

Normalcy (since when is this a word?)
Feature wall
Can I? ( when you mean MAY I?)
Boo (as in a loved one)
Soz (sorry)

Basically Americanisms and made up nonsense (these catergories are not mutually exclusive)

Oh, and like like like like like like. Arrrrgh

Andrewofgg Tue 22-Aug-17 22:51:20

Gotten was the older English form; it is in the AV and Shakespeare.

Normalcy appears to have been made popular by Warren G Harding, the most pig-ignorant twat ever elected President before Trump.

Alicecooperslovechild Tue 22-Aug-17 23:04:31

Text speak (LOL etc)
Funbags (they're breasts, boobs, tits if you must but not funbags)
C*nt (can't bring myself to say it or write it)
All management speak - we can have a conversation, we don't need to 'touch base', I'm never going to voluntarily 'throw something at the wall and see if it sticks'
Moist, gusset, squelch, discharge
Guilty pleasure
Ducks (as a form of address)

myusernamewastaken Tue 22-Aug-17 23:11:17

Luggage and Hun

PingaPenguin Tue 22-Aug-17 23:27:31


As in, I'm having a cheeky glass of wine/cheeky takeaway.

elisa2502 Tue 22-Aug-17 23:39:04


notsobeachready Tue 22-Aug-17 23:51:05


When someone describes the way a meat is cooked as "melt in the mouth"

I had a form tutor who always used to say "have some eats" when referring to having lunch.

I know it all follows a theme... once your bed gets stuck in a train of thought and all that... I can't concentrate from cringing so much!!

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