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Which word would you like to strike from the English language?

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ks Mon 25-Apr-05 11:01:00

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collision Mon 25-Apr-05 11:03:07

anything Jamie Oliver says like

pukka

Or putting 'like' into every sentence like this as it makes it like really irritating like.

Tinker Mon 25-Apr-05 11:03:29

Frankly, I hate the words boobs. And when breastfeeding saying, "put baby on the boob" I'm an adult fgs, speak to me like a grown up.

ggglimpopo Mon 25-Apr-05 11:04:00

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snafu Mon 25-Apr-05 11:04:41

This had to be your thread ks, lol!

I use 'frankly' far too much and it is an awful word. 'Basically' is another meaningless filler word - and I really overuse it.

Can I have two words? My current bugbear is 'Continue on...' Aaaaaaaargh! Noooooooooo!

ks Mon 25-Apr-05 11:05:00

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Beansmum Mon 25-Apr-05 11:05:40

'moist', there's something about it that makes me shudder
also the words exercise, sleep, work done, when used by my mother. as in 'you should get more...'

DillyDally Mon 25-Apr-05 11:05:42

Literally

and innit

flashingnose Mon 25-Apr-05 11:06:15

Not one word but an expression - Twenty four seven <<screeeeeeam>>

snafu Mon 25-Apr-05 11:06:20

Oh god, yes! I automatically despise women who use 'hubby'. Pathetic word.

flashingnose Mon 25-Apr-05 11:06:42

beansmum, I was going to put moist!

tiffini Mon 25-Apr-05 11:07:04

children

franke Mon 25-Apr-05 11:10:09

flacid
gusset

basketcase Mon 25-Apr-05 11:10:16

"actually" - my 4 yr old has just started adding this to the end of every sentence and it is driving me insane.

"not" as another end of sentence word. My sister does this one all the time and it is very endearing...not!!!!

"I mean..." added in at random whenever someone can’t think of what else to say and so pops it in so they can carry on hogging conversation as a time filler while they think up some more useless dribble....

coldtea Mon 25-Apr-05 11:10:28

Afters, instead of pudding.

dressing gowned-something my mil says!

I hate it when people say when people say 'when i sit down of*a*night*time instead of at night.

When someone says would you like a packet of crisp-no i would like a packet of crisps thank you!

I sound like an outrageous snob

WigWamBam Mon 25-Apr-05 11:10:36

"Muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" when bawled at top volume every 10 seconds.

"Actually", when said with a Brummie accent and sounding like "Ackercherloooooooiiiiiiiiiiii".

snafu Mon 25-Apr-05 11:11:31

'I should of...'

No! No no no no no!

RnB Mon 25-Apr-05 11:13:08

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ks Mon 25-Apr-05 11:13:30

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fairyfly Mon 25-Apr-05 11:14:31

Wacky

Beansmum Mon 25-Apr-05 11:15:49

I wonder why so many people hate that word? I'm sure it's useful but it's HORRIBLE! was out on friday night (for the 1st time in 14 months) and a friends boyfriend kept saying 'moist gusset', disgusting!

tiffini Mon 25-Apr-05 11:15:50

American phrases

get off of me
alright already

dinosaur Mon 25-Apr-05 11:17:44

"Asylum-seeker" and "immigrant" at least in the hateful way they are used in e.g. the Daily Mail.

snafu Mon 25-Apr-05 11:17:47

'Back in the day'

Now where did that come from and what the hell does it mean? My American xh uses it and I've noticed it cropping up everywhere recently. Really annoys me.

coldtea Mon 25-Apr-05 11:19:30

Good job mil & fil aren't on the net as these are all things they say! I get really when my 4yo ds asks me for a packet of crisp or afters!

They were originally from the elephant & castle perhaps it's a London thing!

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