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Words or Phrases You Hate, Part 2

"My dude"



"Cute"--the word evvery American women loves to use for EVERYTHING they like. So fucking childish. I've never heard women in other countries use cute so profusely.

by Anonymousreply 174Last Wednesday at 10:08 PM



by Anonymousreply 112/10/2020

"Rents" as in parents.



by Anonymousreply 212/10/2020

"if you will"

"at the end of the day"

"begs the question"

by Anonymousreply 312/10/2020

"Fam" is fucking stupid.

by Anonymousreply 412/10/2020

SUPER cute



by Anonymousreply 512/10/2020

YES, super cute is BAD. Adding "super" at the front of any word just indicates the person is stupid.

by Anonymousreply 612/10/2020


Any word that is a noun turned into an adjective by some asshole who is trying to make a simple menu item seem more "exotic"

by Anonymousreply 712/10/2020

Iconic - not every fucking thing that is slightly exceptionally is iconic.

by Anonymousreply 812/10/2020

WAP.... Eldergays, did you all have WAP's back in the day? What were they called back then?

by Anonymousreply 912/10/2020

Did anyone say “lean in” yet?

by Anonymousreply 1012/10/2020

“Bon appetit” (when said before anything other than a fancy French meal)

by Anonymousreply 1112/10/2020

Iteration. Really?

by Anonymousreply 1212/10/2020

"Drizzle" when you're talking about food makes me not want to eat anything you make, ever.

by Anonymousreply 1312/10/2020

“is bae”

by Anonymousreply 1412/10/2020

All of the above. Although I use broseph and broski to troll when someone calls me bro. Fucking Hate it.

by Anonymousreply 1512/11/2020

Cute list, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1612/11/2020

I hate the word "like", and people who can't form a sentence without using it make me want to stab them.

by Anonymousreply 1712/11/2020

Do better.

Be better.

by Anonymousreply 1812/11/2020

"___________ " be like ......

by Anonymousreply 1912/11/2020


“My guy”


by Anonymousreply 2012/11/2020


"heaven" (which someone used this morning to describe a particularly disgusting fried eggwhite sandwich)

by Anonymousreply 2112/11/2020



Some men have vaginas

Some women have penises

by Anonymousreply 2212/11/2020


by Anonymousreply 2312/11/2020

circle back around


paradigm <- especially when used incorrectly



by Anonymousreply 2412/11/2020


by Anonymousreply 2512/11/2020


I saw this in a Timotay thread. Omfg. It's my new, most-hated word.

by Anonymousreply 2612/12/2020

Exactly, when it's not exact and yes will suffice.

by Anonymousreply 2712/12/2020

"tease out" when not referring to hair.

by Anonymousreply 2812/12/2020

"Unpack" when not referring to suitcases.

by Anonymousreply 2912/12/2020

Bub for a baby.

by Anonymousreply 3012/12/2020


It seems everything is surreal these days.

by Anonymousreply 3112/12/2020

"Fresh" when referring to new episodes of television.

by Anonymousreply 3212/12/2020

"clapped back". Especially when used in yahoo news headlines.

by Anonymousreply 3312/12/2020

“Hate on”.

by Anonymousreply 3412/12/2020

"So, this happened..."

"Circle back"


by Anonymousreply 3512/12/2020

"Tell us how you really feel"--I just did you moron!

by Anonymousreply 3612/12/2020

“Ping me,” meaning, get in touch. Had a grown ass man say this to me yesterday when discussing a work project.

by Anonymousreply 3712/12/2020

at the end of the day.

by Anonymousreply 3812/12/2020




man-pussy (or any variation thereof)

by Anonymousreply 3912/12/2020

Gaslighting, which is rarely used correctly.

by Anonymousreply 4012/12/2020


by Anonymousreply 4112/12/2020

Hubby. It sounds too much like hippo. Just say your husband!

by Anonymousreply 4212/12/2020

It's just gross. I agree! R42

by Anonymousreply 4312/12/2020


by Anonymousreply 4412/12/2020

News headlines that end with "This is what happened next."

by Anonymousreply 4512/13/2020

"Hey mama"

"I am not the one"


"yap, yap, yap!" (thi is an exaggerated version of the word yup that is only used in Gary, Indiana)

by Anonymousreply 4612/13/2020

Referring to the JFK presidency as the "Camelot" years. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 4712/13/2020

R39, bussy?

by Anonymousreply 4812/13/2020


by Anonymousreply 4912/13/2020

Veggies. Fucking baby talk.

by Anonymousreply 5012/13/2020

when women call their husband "the Hubs". . So fucking cutsie poo.

by Anonymousreply 5112/13/2020

"make love". No, call it what it is, FUCKING or HAVING SEX!

by Anonymousreply 5212/13/2020

Same goes for "slept with".

by Anonymousreply 5312/13/2020

"Team". Addressing your email, "Hi Team" will not prompt me to move faster. Fuck your team, I'm busy!

by Anonymousreply 5412/13/2020

"Creepy" In reference to the most NON-creepy things! "Frosty the Snowman is "creepy"

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by Anonymousreply 5512/13/2020

“Husbear”. Translation: The husband is fat and hairy. Why don’t you just say that. FAT and HAIRY!

“Let’s throw some ideas against the wall, and see what sticks”.

“Lots to unpack here”.

“Plenty to unbox here”.

“Just doing me”.

“You do you”.

“Let’s not get into the weeds here”.

by Anonymousreply 5612/13/2020

Bathroom Restroom Washroom Powder room

It’s a fucking toilet! Why are Americans so squeamish?

by Anonymousreply 5712/13/2020

It's a shitter, R57, that's why.

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by Anonymousreply 5912/13/2020

I prefer "kicked the bucket" myself.

by Anonymousreply 6012/13/2020

[bold]"Rock star"[/bold] for, say, an office worker who did a halfway decent job on something.

[bold]"Exhausted"[/bold] for "mildly irritated or annoyed." A health care worker who puts in an 18-hour COVID shift is legitimately exhausted. You just read an opinion on Twitter you didn't like.

[bold]"Bad boys"[/bold] as a euphemism for an indeterminate number of something, commonly used by hetero douchebagss. "I'm gonna eat ALL those bad boys!"

by Anonymousreply 6112/13/2020

“North of” (a number), as in north of 50 dollars, or north of 95 degrees, or north of 70 million votes. It’s so stupid.

by Anonymousreply 6212/13/2020


Literally when used, as it usually is, figuratively,

Love on, hate on, and wanton use of superfluous prepositions generally.

by Anonymousreply 6312/13/2020

Not a word or phrase, but the overuse of 'exclamation' marks, often by females on social media or work emails / Yammer sites.

Denotes an insecurity of the poster and or sycophantic tendencies.

by Anonymousreply 6412/15/2020

Apparently it's a young person thing, r64. I don't know about the male/female breakdown, but I was introduced to it by a young (28) graduate student, who would wax exclamatory! in every email! I asked about it, and found it's considered a near requirement among those who refuse to use periods (another part of the discussion, mentioned voluminously on DL a month ago or so!)

by Anonymousreply 6512/15/2020

R65 here again! My young TA was male, I forgot to type!

by Anonymousreply 6612/15/2020

Women of all ages seem to do the congrats!!!!! pile-on on social media and Yammer.

It's now become standard that often you're obliged to join in other wise be dubbed a 'wowser'.

by Anonymousreply 6712/15/2020

"May or may not." As in, "I may or may not have just eaten half a pizza by myself," etc.

The word "may" ALREADY IMPLIES that the situation described could be either true or untrue.

Yes, I resurrected this one to get this off my chest. I just read the phrase in another DL thread.

by Anonymousreply 6801/31/2021

On work calls, I’ve noticed a trend of people (generally mid 20s to mid 30s) pronouncing the word “important” as im’PORD’INT. Bugs the fuck out of me.

by Anonymousreply 6901/31/2021

“Hate on”, as in “she’s hating on me”. Does this differ from “she hates me” in any intrinsic way? It sounds stupid, regardless.

by Anonymousreply 7001/31/2021

My guy.

by Anonymousreply 7101/31/2021

R57 pisses me off. Just call it shithole

by Anonymousreply 7201/31/2021

"For the life of me" fuckin enrages me.

by Anonymousreply 7301/31/2021

Sorry not sorry.

by Anonymousreply 7401/31/2021

To "stand up" something, when a person could easily say instead to "start" or "initiate" a thing, etc. Is this a new thing? Why does everyone run with something stupid-sounding the minute one person purposely and vapidly creates it?

by Anonymousreply 7501/31/2021

“You got this”

by Anonymousreply 7602/04/2021

" oh my sides"

Seriously, that phrase is 30 fucking years old!

by Anonymousreply 7702/04/2021

Nor Easter.

It's fucking slang for North Eastern. Now all the TV weather whores insist it's the woke way to pronounce it.

by Anonymousreply 7802/04/2021

"Fake it till you make it"

Could any phrase be more shallow and typically Boomer thing to say?

by Anonymousreply 7902/04/2021

R79 whoever gives you that "advice" couldn't care less whether you actually make it or not.

by Anonymousreply 8002/05/2021

I'm starting to hate all European languages at this point.

by Anonymousreply 8102/05/2021

In business: using "support" instead of "help", as in "thanks for supporting me."

by Anonymousreply 8202/05/2021

And what gorgeous language do you speak, R81?

by Anonymousreply 8302/05/2021

GOAT Narcissist-Apparently everyone is an expert today on detecting one.

by Anonymousreply 8402/05/2021


pron DEAD to me!

[somebody's] pussy stinks!


by Anonymousreply 8502/05/2021

"Tea" as in gossip. Just call it gossip!

by Anonymousreply 8602/05/2021

[quote] It’s a fucking toilet! Why are Americans so squeamish?

Because saying "toilet" is vulgar.

by Anonymousreply 8702/05/2021

-Weird flex, but ok. -Bruh -Brah -Bae -Turnt -yeet -fam -lit (or the accompanying 🔥) -"ish" instead of SHIT -whatevs -my BFF -Literally (over-use or in wrong context) -Derp -"what even is"... -dead-ass -there's a lot to unpack there -totes amazing -amazeballs -sorry not sorry -i can't even - #blessed -squad goals (also hash-tagable) -all the feels -methinks -parentals -cool beans -hubby -wifey -man crush -give your head a shake -firstly (during an argument) -school night -that thing when -AF -salty -low-key -insta (anything) -influencer -wheelhouse -ghosting -OTUS family (ex. POTUS, FLOTUS) -eschew -moist -optics -thought leader -cray cray -keep calm and.... -just sayin' -at the end of the day -my bad -yasssssss

by Anonymousreply 8802/05/2021

^That was supposed to copy-paste into a list. Sorry if it's cluttered. Read btwn the dashes.

by Anonymousreply 8902/05/2021

R88, that’s a very good list. I agree with all of that. Awful. Actually, EVERYTHING submitted in this thread has been exquisitely awful. People are fucking lemmings.

“Explain it to me like I’m five.”

“Make it make sense.”

So many overused trendy phrases on perpetually outraged Twitter.

by Anonymousreply 9002/05/2021

“This is a MOOD”

by Anonymousreply 9102/05/2021

"kudos" don't know why-just can't stand it

by Anonymousreply 9202/05/2021

Funny thing is, „kudos“ is actually a very old word — you’ll come across it in Agatha Christie’s literature.

by Anonymousreply 9302/06/2021

Say 👏it👏louder👏for👏the 👏people👏in👏the👏back👏

by Anonymousreply 9402/06/2021

Also, emotional labor...

by Anonymousreply 9502/06/2021

R88, I like your list but “I just can’t” with some of them (see what I did there? Lol. Hey! Get your finger off the block button, I’m kidding!)

Turnt - I like this one but only because the first time I heard it it cracked me up. It was in this context, a guy was flirting and my friend said, “oh, he lookin’ to get turnt tonight!” I just found it so funny.

-"ish" instead of SHIT - This I see in emails, especially company-owned email programs, so the censoring software doesn’t change it or block it.

Give your head a shake - Never heard this one.

school night - Never heard this one either. When would it be used?

by Anonymousreply 9602/06/2021

Emojis. Not the word, but use of, especially on DL.

by Anonymousreply 9702/06/2021

"Food Insecurity". It's HUNGRY, stop trying to make it sound better.

by Anonymousreply 9802/06/2021

Fair enough, R96. I guess I would find some funny if delivered in a witty /in-person manner rather than being vomited all over social media (which is how I came across most of these).

But I'm not just biased against the young. "Give your head a shake" is an older British expression (I believe) and pretty antiquated, it means "wake up/smarten up".

"School night" also antiquated (I'm dating myself). Used in context: "I better not have another glass of wine, it's a school night", meaning weekday. But luckily it's the weekend so cheers!

by Anonymousreply 9902/06/2021

When gay men say "girlllllllll" to each other.

by Anonymousreply 10002/06/2021

When people use the term "gross" to refer to EVERYTHING they dislike. No, not everything you dislike is gross, you twit! You're just weak!!

by Anonymousreply 10102/07/2021


“Speak on” as a substitute for “talk about”.

by Anonymousreply 10202/07/2021

"Panties"- Not because I'm a gay man, and blah, blah, blah. The sound of the word just makes me cringe.

"Turd"- Anything toilet-related also makes me cringe.

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by Anonymousreply 10502/07/2021

Worse than the women who call everything "cute" are gay men who use it either as a positive or as a qualifier, "How was the party you went to?" "It was cute. We didn't stay long."

Cute should be used only to describe young children, a little girl's birthday dress with a big bow in back, or a basket of puppies or kittens.

by Anonymousreply 10602/07/2021

Impact, when used as a verb.

by Anonymousreply 10702/08/2021

"so extra"

"is fire"

by Anonymousreply 10802/08/2021

'Reach out to' to mean 'ask'.

by Anonymousreply 10902/08/2021

"Iconic" wins this thread by a country mile.

by Anonymousreply 11002/08/2021

“Dude” can be endearing if said by an adorable teenaged boy, or a baby butch.

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by Anonymousreply 11102/08/2021

I agree, R107. And don't forget "impactful", which isn't even a word to begin with!

by Anonymousreply 11202/08/2021

sex "on a stick"

by Anonymousreply 11302/08/2021

“The steal.” Steal is not a noun, playskool fascists.

by Anonymousreply 11402/08/2021


by Anonymousreply 11502/08/2021

What's Up...I always reply the sky.

by Anonymousreply 11602/08/2021

R116 is an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 11702/08/2021

Men who call raunchy sex adorable. A kitten is adorable. Not your nasty sex!

by Anonymousreply 11802/08/2021


by Anonymousreply 11902/09/2021

"folks" and "y'all" when used by anyone other than southerners or black people.

by Anonymousreply 12002/09/2021

"cringe"--no, not everything you dislike is "cringe", you're just dumb.

by Anonymousreply 12102/09/2021


by Anonymousreply 12202/09/2021

(117) Up your ass

by Anonymousreply 12302/09/2021

Cringe used as anything other than a verb. It’s not a fucking adjective.

by Anonymousreply 12402/09/2021

"That's my name, don't wear it out!"--fuck you, childish cunt!

by Anonymousreply 12502/09/2021

"fart box"

by Anonymousreply 12602/15/2021


If you don’t know how to describe a setting, mood, object, person, opportunity, just use chill for fuck’s sake.

by Anonymousreply 12702/15/2021

"I don't know where he's at". At what, you cretin? The word you're looking for is "are".

by Anonymousreply 12802/17/2021

"Where he are," r128?

Oh, DEAR!!!

by Anonymousreply 12902/17/2021

"Legit" for "legitimate" or "legitimately."

by Anonymousreply 13002/23/2021

"Liberal commies" bleech... said only by deplorables, a word I love BTW

by Anonymousreply 13102/23/2021

Buddy; mate

by Anonymousreply 13202/23/2021

Agreed, R127, “chill” is really dumb and way overused by dipshits.

by Anonymousreply 13302/23/2021

"Queen Bey"--what is she the queen of again?!

by Anonymousreply 13402/23/2021


by Anonymousreply 13502/23/2021

Chuck Schumer

by Anonymousreply 13602/23/2021

"Body positive"

What you really mean is "too lazy to work out, too little will power not to eat junk food, and too cowardly to admit it"

by Anonymousreply 13702/24/2021

“Suppose to be”.

by Anonymousreply 13803/13/2021

Yes r138 it bothers me when I see people writing “suppose to” and “use to”.

I don’t remember the grammar rule, but it used to be drilled into me in elementary school that you are supposed to use past tense.

by Anonymousreply 13903/14/2021


by Anonymousreply 14003/14/2021

"Cliche" instead of "cliched" is a similar error, R139. "Cliche" is a noun ("That's such a cliche") -- the adjective is "cliched" ("That's so cliched"). But so many people don't know the difference and say or write "That's so cliche".

by Anonymousreply 14103/14/2021

Thank you, r141. I didn’t even realize that and now won’t make that mistake again.

I love DL!

by Anonymousreply 14203/14/2021

You're so welcome, R142! As a grammar nazi, I'm not used to being thanked -- such a pleasure to know that I've helped someone.

by Anonymousreply 14303/14/2021

"Dee Plorable" — Enough already. It was never really that funny.

by Anonymousreply 14403/15/2021

Shots in arms

by Anonymousreply 14503/15/2021


by Anonymousreply 14603/15/2021

[quote] "Dee Plorable" — Enough already. It was never really that funny.

At least she didn’t enable that awful AIDS-riddled whiny blond queen to have a career like Dee Wallace Stone or whatever her last name is these days. I was glad when they moved my show to Wednesday night.

by Anonymousreply 14703/15/2021

Phrases such as the OP’s, which exclude the use of the pronoun “that” or “which”.

I think that it’s an American thing.

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by Anonymousreply 14903/16/2021

“Lived experience”

by Anonymousreply 15003/29/2021

"step up"

by Anonymousreply 15103/29/2021


by Anonymousreply 15203/29/2021

“My truth”.

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by Anonymousreply 15403/30/2021


Two posters in the Chauvin thread mentioned a "smarmy" lawyer. "Smarmy" wasn't quite the right word as there was nothing fawning or obsequious about him, but that's a topic for another thread. As with the constant misuse of jealousy and envy, the sentiment is understood. A third poster chimed in with:

[quote]Meh, he's not swarmy.

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by Anonymousreply 15503/30/2021

I hate that one, too, r150. What other kind of experience could you have?

by Anonymousreply 15603/31/2021

"Smashing" to mean fucking.

by Anonymousreply 15704/05/2021

"Hubster" is repulsive.

"Yummy" should not be in the vocabulary of anyone over the age of ten.

"Bespoke" if not referring to men's clothing or shoes. You do not have a bespoke microwave, you stupid bitch.

"Cunt" as the British use it - a nickname for one's toddler, etc.

"Passed" is something I don't understand getting angry about. And "bathroom" is an Americanism that's been around since there were bathrooms. I think it comes from the fact that Americans wash their hands and faces more often than the Brits and aren't necessarily looking to park a dump every time they inquire after the location of such a room. When in London, I try to meet our UK friends halfway and politely ask for the way to the shitter, you cunt.

by Anonymousreply 15804/05/2021

I was just assaulted twice by "veggie" in another thread:

[quote]veggie burgers

[quote]veggie chicken sandwiches

by Anonymousreply 15904/05/2021

"I've never heard women in other countries use cute so profusely."

Haven't been to Japan then, have you, OP?


by Anonymousreply 16004/05/2021

I understand that language (especially English) is always changing. That's actually good, because it expands are ability to express ourselves.

Each generation develops slang; different cliques have their in-group slang, etc. At times, I'm irritated by some words, especially those used to divide us and create animosity and fear. But it doesn't bug me to much, otherwise.

I don't know if these were covered before, (No Link, Op!), but I don't like mispronunciations such as 'axe a question' and 'the specific ocean.' (That should be 'ask' and "Pacific Ocean"!)

by Anonymousreply 16104/05/2021

r161 But it doesn't bug me to much, otherwise."

Oh Dear, myself. "Too", not "to;" not "two;" not "To be, or not to be." Too much?

by Anonymousreply 16204/05/2021


by Anonymousreply 16304/05/2021

[quote] because it expands are ability to express ourselves.

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 16404/05/2021

Most of the changes to English language in recent years have slightly reduced our ability to express ourselves. People start using words they don’t understand, and over time those words lose their original meaning.

There’ll be two words that mean different things, and idiots will start misusing word #2 when they should be using word #1, and eventually word #1 falls out of use. Word #2 now has two meanings (one incorrect) and dictionaries eventually give up on the fight. It’s sad. The problem is illiteracy.

“Language evolves”... yeah, ‘devolves’ is more like it.

by Anonymousreply 16504/05/2021

Thanks, r164

That one is embarrassing.

by Anonymousreply 166Last Tuesday at 10:10 AM

"Rate This Ass"

by Anonymousreply 167Last Tuesday at 10:15 AM

By cracky.

by Anonymousreply 168Last Tuesday at 10:17 AM

"it is what it is", "what had happened was", "whatever," "caught feelings," baby momma/daddy, cherry not referring to dessert, smash or bone referring to sex, sword or louisville slugger for penis

by Anonymousreply 169Last Tuesday at 10:39 AM


by Anonymousreply 170Last Tuesday at 11:18 AM

I’m starting to get irritated with “vibe.”

by Anonymousreply 171Last Tuesday at 12:50 PM

“That’s not who we are”, as popularized by Cunt of the House Pelosi.

by Anonymousreply 172Last Wednesday at 9:17 PM

R155, I believe the etymology of “swarmy” is an amalgamation of “swarthy” and “smarmy” and coined by DL to describe Justin Guarini during the first season of American Idol.

by Anonymousreply 173Last Wednesday at 9:34 PM

“Off of”.

by Anonymousreply 174Last Wednesday at 10:08 PM
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