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To HATE made up new words

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mommymooo Thu 17-Jan-19 11:20:18

For example the first choice holiday advice go MAHOOSIVE with the family VAYCAYS. BIG KAHOONAHS ON THE BEACH.
oh my god it makes my skin just crawl. Arrgghhh

permanentlyexhaustedpigeon Fri 18-Jan-19 12:18:58

The latest management speak bollocks (manspollox?) - "THINKING" as a noun.

"We're going to apply some THINKING to that"
"We need to flip their THINKING around"
"We've been able to really get under the skin of their THINKING"..

- all, to my mind, meaning "nobody has done a bloody thing and we don't intend to either". And isn't the noun supposed to be Thought, anyway?

I find the 'craycray' and 'vaycay' business too Valley Girl for my liking, but since I spent a chunk of the 90s in a litany of barely-comprehensible Mancunian slang, I don't feel I can throw stones...

delboysskinandblister Fri 18-Jan-19 12:22:50

passed (as in died) passed suggests they walked straight by you into another dimension

just say 'died'

DarkDarkNight Fri 18-Jan-19 12:29:41

Someone beat me to Holibobs, I can’t bear it.

Preggers or preggo for pregnant. I don’t like up-the-duff but my ultimate hate is up-duffed. It’s ugly and awkward.

Not a made up word as such but I hate on Instagram or Facebook where people use the phrase my little/littlest loves: ‘lovely walk with my littlest loves today’ envy turns my stomach.

AlrightBabby Fri 18-Jan-19 13:22:07

t's my bastarding choice to invent words which suit me. Bastarding is a favourite of mine. Look at this bastarding weather. It's bastarding cold. Bastarding kids. I'm bastarding furious. Ahh. Bastarding.

I like swineing for the same reason grin

AlrightBabby Fri 18-Jan-19 13:23:06

Argh!!! Why does my bold never work on the phone app?!

Breakawaygirl Fri 18-Jan-19 13:34:35

I just hate any weird that becomes overused and forms part of the zeitgeist. Privilege is a fine word, but it's overuse drives me insane. There was a time when everyone I knew said 'literally.' 'Woke' is another modern buzzword. I really just hate when everyone uses the same word or uses it in the wrong context.

Breakawaygirl Fri 18-Jan-19 13:34:58

* word, damn autocorrect.

DontCallMeCharlotte Fri 18-Jan-19 14:18:03

On the subject of "literally", I remember one of my sixth form tutors (back in the early 80s) begging us not to litter our A'Level exam answers with "basically" grin

snowybird1 Fri 18-Jan-19 16:18:27

'Chillax' sad

SushiMonster Fri 18-Jan-19 16:19:44

Famalam needs to seriously fuck off.

Also "famjam" as in "having such a nice christmas FamJam" ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

hackmum Fri 18-Jan-19 16:24:11

permanently - "thinking" can be a noun. It's a gerund, which is a word that's formed from a verb but acts as a noun. So you could refer to "the eating of the cake" or "the singing of the hymn" or "the fighting of the cats". You get the gist.

In the examples you cite, "We need to flip their THINKING around" seems fine, but "We're going to apply some THINKING to that" would probably work better if it was "thought".

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