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OK, this one is REALLY trivial, but AIBU to hate the word "bling"?

(33 Posts)
mm22bys Mon 08-Sep-08 15:02:52

Title says it all really.

Does anyone else hate this word?

(I know there are more important isses out there, I don't need reminding before I get blasted!)

MrsMattie Mon 08-Sep-08 15:03:52

I don't hate it, but it's overused.

mummy5bellies Mon 08-Sep-08 15:05:20

Doesn't really bother me either way, as long as people don't use it seriously wink

snarky Mon 08-Sep-08 15:06:14

yep, I hate it too

2beornot2be Mon 08-Sep-08 15:06:26

I don't hate it but I think people don't know what Bling is and use it in the wrong context

combustiblelemon Mon 08-Sep-08 15:14:57

I like the word- it has a lovely sound- but I'm always mildly disappointed that it isn't onomatopoeiac.

hazeyjane Mon 08-Sep-08 15:17:48

It does describe a particular thing very well, I think, but when I have used it (rarely), I realise I must seem very, very old!

The word I really hate is 'minger'

southeastastra Mon 08-Sep-08 15:19:06

i saw a girl in tesco in some of those velour jogging bottoms with 'bling' written on the arse in sequins.

combustiblelemon Mon 08-Sep-08 15:20:20

Surely, questions of taste aside, that would be really prickly to sit on.

southeastastra Mon 08-Sep-08 15:22:40

grin it would

OrmIrian Mon 08-Sep-08 15:24:53

It is onomatopoeiac isn't it combustible. Of the sound of (old fashioned) cash registers and clinking jewellery.

However I have always thought of it as describing something vaguely distasteful and I think of it as definitely a negative term, which I don't expect it really is. Shows how very old I am.

combustiblelemon Mon 08-Sep-08 15:28:46

Hm, still unconvinced. You buggered your suggestion a bit by using clinking which is satisfyingly onomatopoeiac grin I'll give you the cash register thing though.

OrmIrian Mon 08-Sep-08 15:30:09

Oh. OK. Glad the cash register suggestion has passed though.

hecate Mon 08-Sep-08 15:30:21

Yes. It's silly. It's not even a word for crying out loud!

I also hate 'resp-kkkk' (Assume it was origionally 'respect', but who knows?) and it's ugly sister "E disresp-kkkk-tdd me, talk to the hand talk to the hand" hmm
and 'Yo', and, well, most of what passes for English spoken by the under 25's these days. I am seriously considering investing in some sort of translation book or device. In all seriousness, I cannot understand a word they say.

hecate Mon 08-Sep-08 15:31:06

apols for typo blush

OrmIrian Mon 08-Sep-08 15:31:43


Yo.....yo what? Yo-yo?

Just silly.

combustiblelemon Mon 08-Sep-08 15:32:32

blush Sorry OrmIrian.

<<removes crown of tinfoil and self-appointed Queen of All Things Onomatopoeiac title>>

squilly Mon 08-Sep-08 16:43:25

Quite like bling. It has a pleasing sound to me.

Hate Jerfaken (ie fake rasta/jamaican speak from white middle class kids!).

why do they do that? Surely no-one could think it was cool? It always just reminds me of Sacha Baron Cohen.

hecate Mon 08-Sep-08 18:19:55

Oh, squilly - that does make me cringe.

I blame american rap artists for everything that is wrong with the world today. grin wink

Turniphead1 Mon 08-Sep-08 18:34:54

I hate it. But also hate the phrases "Achingly Cool" and "Fashion Maven" that are used a lot on Grazia etc. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

noonki Mon 08-Sep-08 18:36:04

ohhh I agree with you squilly that makes my toes curl

noonki Mon 08-Sep-08 18:36:29

is there another word to describe bling though?

Nbg Mon 08-Sep-08 18:38:33

Hectate, you want to try sitting through one of Westwoods shows on Radio 1!
It will have you ripping your ears off.

And yes bling is a stupid word.

deste Mon 08-Sep-08 18:38:49

LOL in a text makes me cringe but I dont mind bling. It does not bother me either way.

Bringbackmybonnietome Mon 08-Sep-08 18:40:04

Bling is a good word.

describes a particular thing for which there is no other word and has a nice sound to it.

What more do you want froma word??

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