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AIBU?

To hate this word ?

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whyispeppainthenightgarden · 02/10/2018 22:55

Autumnal it just fills me with rage. I’m sure the first time I heard it used was last year but just don’t like it at all. AIBU ?

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Branleuse · 02/10/2018 22:56

I really like it.

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AtrociousCircumstance · 02/10/2018 22:56

Lovely word. I can just see the shiny conkers on the ground and the russet leaves whirling around Grin

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Mymycherrypie · 02/10/2018 22:56

Yabu. Can you explain? Is it the sound or the connotation or the insta-hipness of it? What?

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whyispeppainthenightgarden · 02/10/2018 22:59

Erm I don’t even no tbh I’m clearly being irrational just really bugs me

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DramaAlpaca · 02/10/2018 23:01

YABU, it's such a satisfying word to say & has such nice associations.

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paddlingwhenIshouldbeworking · 02/10/2018 23:02

Good, I am pissed off with so many things today but not this. Autumnal can stay and I am not wholly irrational.

Sorry OP.

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whyispeppainthenightgarden · 02/10/2018 23:05

Definitely just me then. Will go a hibernate and hopefully I will start liking it

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AhhhhThatsBass · 02/10/2018 23:05

Agree with you. I wrote it earlier today and subsequently deleted it and replaced with Autumn. I felt like a nob using the word Autumnal.

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SwedishEdith · 02/10/2018 23:10

How can you have only first heard it last year?

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whyispeppainthenightgarden · 02/10/2018 23:12

swedish Because I’m sure people just used to say autumn

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AhYeahOkayThen · 02/10/2018 23:13

It's a very awkward word.

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AhYeahOkayThen · 02/10/2018 23:13

I've never heard anyone use it before either.

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confusedmummy76 · 02/10/2018 23:14

Agree op. What is wrong with simply "autumn"

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UserMillionBillion · 02/10/2018 23:14

I do know what you mean. It feels a bit clunky to say wintery or summery or springy but ''autumnal'' has some propery wordy status.

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confusedmummy76 · 02/10/2018 23:15

However, I have literally only heard it ONCE before; so I wasn't aware it was a 'thing'

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Heychickadee · 02/10/2018 23:15

Yes! I can’t explain why this gives me the rage but it does. My partner says I’m on purpose now to wind me up.

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UserMillionBillion · 02/10/2018 23:15

In fact, I"m going to stick with Autumnee, pronounced Autummmeeee

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PrincessWire · 02/10/2018 23:16

It's a word that's been around for an awfully long time and other doesn't replace the word autumn. Autumnal is to autumn as summery is to summer.

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PrincessWire · 02/10/2018 23:17

It, not other!

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paddlingwhenIshouldbeworking · 02/10/2018 23:18

I don't think it's the equivalent of saying autumn. Doesn't it mean autumny which is definitely not a word.

Eg, It's feeling very autumnal today. (autumn wouldn't fit without changing the sentence structure)

Or, Those colours are very autumnal (again autumn doesn't fit).

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30birthdayholiday · 02/10/2018 23:19

I agree with you OP, I heard it today and I just loathe the sound of it. Was thinking to myself earlier “now there’s a word I really hate!”

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NonaGrey · 02/10/2018 23:21

This is deeply odd thread.

“Autumnal” is not a new word.

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Andylion · 02/10/2018 23:23

What is wrong with simply "autumn"

Autumn is a noun and autumnal is an adjective. They can't be used interchangeably.

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Rebecca36 · 02/10/2018 23:23

I like it, it conjours up beautiful colours and scents.

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NC4Now · 02/10/2018 23:27

But why don’t the other seasons get the same treatment?

Springal
Summeral
Winteral?

Wrong. And they are far superior seasons.

I’m with you OP.

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