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Words that make me think less of the people who use them




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"based out of" instead of "based in"

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"We need to talk about ..."

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"Best" to sign off an email

by Anonymousreply 702/21/2021

Kiddos/husbear/mama bear/any combination thereof.

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"on line" instead of "in line"


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Old lady

Low-class str8s seem to often use this word, as in:

"My old lady bakes great brownies" referring to their wife/girlfriend.

Am I right about this?

by Anonymousreply 1302/21/2021

"Y'all" if it's an affectation

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by Anonymousreply 1502/21/2021

r13, it's low class but I kind of find it charming when hets refer to their partner as old man/old lady. The ones I've met who do so seem to actually be in love.

by Anonymousreply 1602/21/2021

Buddy, pal, kiddo,

Mate, lad...

by Anonymousreply 1702/21/2021

Kiddo? An old fashioned word hardly used except by oldsters

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“My pronouns are ...”

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Soup hoity toity.

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Between you and I

Ex cetera

by Anonymousreply 2202/21/2021

"literally shaking"

by Anonymousreply 2302/21/2021

Thank you, r22. I have often thought I was the only person who cringed when he heard "orientate."

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I have never met a self-confessed DLer in real life

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The "n" word

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Pronouncing the "L" in: folks, yolk

Adding a nonexistent "L" in: both. WTH is "bolth"?

by Anonymousreply 3002/21/2021

The list from R22 and any racist, homophobic, etc. based language. I also find the phrase “standing on line” as opposed to “standing in line” irritating as hell. Cutesy phrases like R28 gave, contrived, top-down terms like” Latinx,” and dumbed down, wannabe terms like “my bad.” Hackneyed phrases like “thoughts and prayers,” and of course all the invented, pronoun bullshit. I do find regional accents attractive and unique regional expressions fun. People who use multisyllabic words to impress others should be tortured.

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'white supremacy' *eye roll*

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Platform Brand Raise my profile

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to parent


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Dope. (meaning "great" I guess)

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by Anonymousreply 3702/21/2021

uses “impact” as a verb = majored in Communications

by Anonymousreply 3802/21/2021

R27 Do you mean the n-word or 'the n-word' ie. the actual word or the euphemism?

by Anonymousreply 3902/21/2021

[quote] contrived, top-down terms like” Latinx,”

This, as well as:


Mute (as in “it’s a mute point.” Wrong!)


by Anonymousreply 4002/21/2021

Like most people who grew up in New York, I only heard people say "stand on line." I always thought "in line" was some affectation or British-ism.

It was not until I was older that I found out "on line" is a regionalism.

Like when people from California put the article "the" before the number of an interstate. I know I should not judge people who say "I was driving on the 310," but I do. It is just what they heard growing up...but it sounds stupid to me.

I guess I cannot complain when I get judged for saying "on line."

by Anonymousreply 4102/21/2021

R41, I don’t know why you would think an article wouldn’t be appropriate for the freeway designation.

Have you ever said “I was driving on Belt Pkwy,” or “I was driving LIE,” or “BQE,” without ‘the’?

by Anonymousreply 4202/21/2021

R42, on the East Coast, we do not use articles with numbered interstates. We say, "I was driving up 95, and then got on to 78 because it was faster."

I once drove with someone who moved here and they said "the 95." I assumed they were some hick hillbilly who came from some region without interstates.

by Anonymousreply 4302/21/2021

Oh, I see what you mean, r43.

If you wanted to call the LIE Rte. 495, you wouldn’t say “I was driving the 495.”

I see it now.

by Anonymousreply 4402/21/2021

[quote] Thank you, [R22]. I have often thought I was the only person who cringed when he heard "orientate."

It’s what the British say. It’s not grammatical English but it’s achieved widespread usage over there.

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In respect to my work managers, when they start emails with, “Hi Team” and micromanage by sending emails with the subject line, “Friendly Reminder” to nag us about something due in five days.

by Anonymousreply 4702/21/2021

[quote] Uni

That's Canadian slang. You think less of Canadians?

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"Utilize." Then I know I'm listening to a jargon fan.

"Democrat Party."

by Anonymousreply 4902/21/2021

This is just a British thing, but I hate it when people say 'haitch' instead of 'aitch' when they are referring to the letter H.

by Anonymousreply 5002/21/2021

R43, And you were headed to THE Lehigh Valley, not to Lehigh Valley! That missing article maddens me, and even the Tourist Authority deletes it!

by Anonymousreply 5102/21/2021

R50, Maybe it's a Greatest Generation school thing, as my mother, born in 1924, used to say "haitch" for the letter.

by Anonymousreply 5202/21/2021

"Heigh-TH" instead of "height" with the hard T. Where the fuck does that come from? Sounds so stupid.

Also hate "mute point." Ugh!

by Anonymousreply 5302/21/2021

Also don't like "MAR-scapone" instead of "MAS-carpone" (the cheese). Especially in cooking videos.

Bobby Flay used to say "chipol-tay" instead of "chipot-lay" (chipotle chiles).

by Anonymousreply 5402/21/2021

R53 ... did you mean misspelling moot?

by Anonymousreply 5502/21/2021

R55, not just misspelling, but mispronouncing it as well. I guess it's the correct pronunciation if you *intend* to say "mute point."

by Anonymousreply 5602/21/2021

Nu cu lar.

Don't give them the codes!

by Anonymousreply 5702/21/2021

[quote]Kiddo? An old fashioned word hardly used except by oldsters

Actually this is what parents of school-age children say nowadays and it's awful, as in "I have all three kiddos home today because of the snow."

by Anonymousreply 5802/21/2021

"big boned"

by Anonymousreply 5902/21/2021

Right, r58. They are the ones who own Doggos.

by Anonymousreply 6002/21/2021

R52 Where are you and your mother from? Are you American?

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Worse than kiddos: "littles." HATE. "I got some paints for my littles."

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Where did Fido come from when referring to dogs?

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Veg and/or veggies.

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^ Ugh! "Veggies" is cringe city.

Also "content".

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R61, Pennsylvania, USA!

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R63, Probably from "fidelity."

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[quote] Also don't like "MAR-scapone" instead of "MAS-carpone" (the cheese). Especially in cooking videos. Bobby Flay used to say "chipol-tay" instead of "chipot-lay" (chipotle chiles).

Speaking of Food Network people who mispronounce Spanish-language terms: holl-uh-PEEN-yo. I can't stand that--and there are several of them who pronounce it that way.

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Cistitties, cistitties, cistitties!

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R51, a lot of geographic locations do not take articles. Lehigh Valley, Long Island, Lake Erie, Wind Gap do not take articles while other do.

Long ago, a friends asked me why one musical is called A Chorus Line, but 42nd Street has no article and The Boy from Oz takes an entirely different article. When you are dealing with proper nouns, there is no consistency about the articles used or whether they are used at all.

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The "N" word.

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Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island

The Bronx.

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Excape (for “escape”)

Liberry (for”library”)

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My old boss always said, "Cool beans", which I hated.

My brother says "supposably" instead of "supposedly".

by Anonymousreply 7802/21/2021

Oh fuckin A yes, r77.

I forgot that one.

by Anonymousreply 7902/21/2021

Misuse of reflexive pronouns

by Anonymousreply 8002/21/2021

Why don't you give us an example, R80?

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R76 just watched that [italic]Simpsons[/italic] episode with Rodney Dangerfield in it.

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"Expresso" for "espresso."

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Inclusivity , universe (in relation to anything but outer space),

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r83 I think that refers to a really quick espresso.

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BICEP instead of the correct word BICEPS

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Ally used in a groveling apology letter.

by Anonymousreply 8802/21/2021

Any time a woman refers to her partner as her hubby or bae or boo or DH I immediately assume she is a bimbo with the IQ of sawdust.

by Anonymousreply 8902/21/2021


"I'm not for sure." Yes, this is something I see all the time.

by Anonymousreply 9002/21/2021

“In the weeds”

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Blood "splatter" instead of "spatter." Yes, I've heard people in law enforcement say it.

by Anonymousreply 9202/21/2021

R73, I live in the center of THE Lehigh Valley, so don't try to tell me anything about that particular nomenclature!

Wind Gap is the name of a town. Nobody puts an article in front of a town's name. DUH!

Anyway, I wasn't discussing articles in general. Have a seat.

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I was born and raised there, R93. And it pains me to say, you are right.

I usually hear it said as an adjective, which of course has no article.

Maybe I was thinking of that?

In any case, I was wrong and I apologize. And next time I visit my sisters, they will laugh at the big college professor who cannot even get the name of his home region right.

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I immediately dismiss them as trash, and desperate for attention.

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Any Racial Slurs

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‘Animals’ instead of ‘pets’.

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"Project manager". It means you have no discernable skills or talents, you're just *that* person that keeps flooding everyone else's calendars with unnecessary meetings. Congratulations on knowing how to use Microsoft Outlook and Powerpoint.

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I’m a professor and about four years ago adopted “folks” and “y’all” to be gender neutral with groups. I’d never used them for 50 years prior.

by Anonymousreply 10102/21/2021

Nah, R120. There are certifications for high-level project and program managers and a good one makes about 150k in big tech.

I run a design team of 28 and rely on them heavily to keep the different arms of the business moving together toward a product launch.

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Essential oils

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Adults who squeal "Oh my God!" like six-year-old girls. Adults who write "OMG" in their emails or text messages should be shot.

People who speak country vernacular or Ebonics in professional settings, in some misguided notion of "keeping it real".

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“Cis”, “terf “ or any of that trans bullshit

by Anonymousreply 10502/21/2021

The redundant use of “like” in, like, every sentence I, like, say

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“Hope this helps” generally is annoying but is particularly galling when used to mean “I don’t care if this is useful to you or not but I’m done.”

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Journey when it's not a journey

But I digress

Often pronounced with a t. I so hate this.

And yes kiddo is now used by young adults with children.

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[quote]"Expresso" for "espresso."

r83 I never really learned the spelling as a child, until I read a transcript of one of the Columbine shooter's online journal (I don't think blogs existed per se) and he ranted about that exact thing, idiots writing "expresso" for "espresso". Well I learnt it quick smart.

Found it! Eric Harris wrote:

[quote]"You know what I hate? Star Wars fans: get a friggin life, you boring geeks. You know what I hate? People who mispronounce words, like 'acrost,' and 'pacific' for 'specific,' and 'expresso' instead of 'espresso.' You know what I hate? People who drive slow in the fast lane, God these people do not know how to drive. You know what I hate? The WB network!!!! Oh Jesus, Mary Mother of God Almighty, I hate that channel with all my heart and soul."

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Incredibly... If it's not the equivalent of buying a mint-condition Ferrari for $5,000 or watching space aliens land on Earth, it ain't incredible.

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“Out of pocket” to mean “won’t be at the meeting.”

by Anonymousreply 11502/22/2021

R115, is it used to refer to a person who will not be at the meeting?

I have never heard this use before.

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President Trump

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Pronouncing cavalry as “cow-vuh-ree” makes me want to jam pencils into my ears. Cavalry is the term for an elite, well-armed, and highly mobile military force. It is pronounced “kavv-ul-ree.”

This is not to be confused with the always capitalized word Calvary. This word refers to nailing messiahs to trees. So unless the military battle you are describing was dramatically turned by the physical arrival of a man on a cross, the word you are looking for is cavalry.

by Anonymousreply 11902/22/2021

"Verse" instead of "versus." Ugh. And it's becoming commonplace.

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R51 Never thought to vacation in Bethlehem PA.

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When anyone compares anything to "performance art", I know I am dealing with an uneducated moron.

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"Organic" when not describing produce or gardening etc.


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R109 - my grandfather to his last day claimed he invented the word "copacetic". He was a newspaper man and said that he had a bet with another employee to make up a word and put it in the newspaper. So that was his word. This would have been in the '20s. The dictionary says it is of "unknown early 20th century origin", so who knows?

by Anonymousreply 12602/22/2021

R126 Copacetic (with many variant spellings) is probably better known for competing theories of its origin than for any record of unconscious everyday use in American English. The first written occurrence of the word thus far detected (as copasetic) is in A Man for the Ages (New York, 1919), a novel about the young Abraham Lincoln in rural Illinois by the journalist and fiction writer Irving Bacheller (1859-1950), born in northern New York state.

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R112 So, logically, you object to "fabulous" when it doesn't describe a fable, legend, or story? You are unhappy when "fantastic" is used without referring to a fantasy?

by Anonymousreply 12802/22/2021

R128, I think you lost him when you used the word "logically" to describe something other than a syllogism.

by Anonymousreply 12902/22/2021

"breed that hole! breed that hole!"

by Anonymousreply 13002/22/2021

"Breed" in any gay context. It makes no sense.

by Anonymousreply 13102/22/2021

Mangina, mancunt, boypussy or any of the awful expressions idiot some bottoms use when begging to be fucked. Instant boner killer.

by Anonymousreply 13202/22/2021

Keeping with the copacetic theme, if you mispronounce it as copastetic, I’m judging you.

by Anonymousreply 13302/22/2021

"puzzle through"

by Anonymousreply 13402/22/2021

Notoriety and unctuous. Both words are more complex than how they are currently used. Notoriety is now used just to me "fame." Unctuous is supposed to have a negative connotation (oily, sleazy); now, it's just used for "oily."

by Anonymousreply 13502/22/2021

[quote]“Out of pocket” to mean “won’t be at the meeting.”

Another winner: "off-site." As in, "[random VP] is off-site this afternoon." Translation: He's on the 12th green.

by Anonymousreply 13602/22/2021

Any word that's not a word. Example: conversate.

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“Thanks in advance”

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"We need to have a conversation..."

"it's time to have a conversation about...."

by Anonymousreply 13902/22/2021

"Kartrashians." I'm not a fan, but it sound stupid to say their name like that.

by Anonymousreply 14002/22/2021

Repug also sounds kind of dumb, IMO.

by Anonymousreply 14102/22/2021

R141 It was already said upthread... but when a Republican say "Democrat Party"... it pisses me off. I read a couple years ago that this was a calculated diss developed by some Koch-funded rightwing think tank.. always say Democrat as an adjective, never say Democratic....

by Anonymousreply 14202/22/2021

I understand "out of pocket" to mean unreachable.

by Anonymousreply 14302/22/2021

“Well smell her!” “Well smell you!”

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