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Buggar.

I had an ESFP co-worker who used to tsskk at me over my daily diatribe of cus words; who never swore herself, bar for the word, buggar.

Which I find repulsive lol.
 
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oblique or mawkish euphemisms really make me sick, for example:

"passed away" (snigger)* instead of "died"

"make love" (vomit) instead of "fuck"

there are countless others, with ones involving genitalia being particularly revolting

*i don't openly snigger when someone tells me a beloved has "passed away"
 

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Meaningless, ignorant, or socio-politically normative phrases such as:
"crisis" anything is a crisis these days
"today's news" yesterday's commentary
"heavy showers" "heavy vegetation" ugh
"social policy" "a group of young/old/French (insert another ideo-normative censor phrase here)"

Doesn't piss me off, but I don't like it.
 

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oblique or mawkish euphemisms really make me sick, for example:

"passed away" (snigger)* instead of "died"

"make love" (vomit) instead of "fuck"

there are countless others, with ones involving genitalia being particularly revolting
So it would be bad form to say, "My significant other passed away while we were making love, his dingdong square-dancing with my hoohaw while he polished my headlights?" :confused:
 

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The word "spoon" is offensive to me. (I prefer eye-scooper.)
 

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"expectations" as in "you're not meeting expectations" when said by a boss. Why can't they just say, "you need to do better" :evil:
 
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Amazing. Thank you for that.:D
i'm glad you enjoyed it, i plagiarised it from the internet but the ms paint skills required to create such a masterpiece are approximate to my own

The word "spoon" is offensive to me. (I prefer eye-scooper.)
forgive me, my social etiquette profficiency is poor; i was born with a tarnished copper eye-scooper in my mouth :(
 

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I don't like the made-up word "bromance." It is too coy, cunning, cute and twee. Makes me writhe and want to smack someone.

I have a professional distaste for the abuse of nouns. "We are restauranting this weekend." OK, fuck you.

"Foody" makes me spit. "All the foodies agree this fusion restaurant is great."

Which reminds me, what does "fusion" actually mean? I strongly dislike the word as an affectation devoid of meaning for anyone except foodies who go restauranting.
 

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'Be careful' - just something kinda screwy about being casually reminded to value your life.
 

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I guess "fusion" is about blending tastes from two different cultures together, but I don't really know what the flick that looks like in actuality. (I've seen it used in terms of Asian-American fancy restaurants, for example.) Hey, fuse this pad thai + PB&J sandwich together, eh, you fancy ladies-who-lunch/restauranters?
 

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I don't like the made-up word "bromance." It is too coy, cunning, cute and twee. Makes me writhe and want to smack someone.
Chicks use that word. Hate it.

I have a professional distaste for the abuse of nouns. "We are restauranting this weekend." OK, fuck you.

"Foody" makes me spit. "All the foodies agree this fusion restaurant is great."

Which reminds me, what does "fusion" actually mean? I strongly dislike the word as an affectation devoid of meaning for anyone except foodies who go restauranting.
Those are all great (terrible) ones. "Summering" is also horrid. Agree that "Foodie" should be stricken from the language. Who doesn't love food and have particular likes and dislikes?

"Fusion" restaurants in my experience are terrible. They either create frankenfood from classic recipes and ingredients, or they create terrible dishes from many different cuisines. Jack of all trades, master of none.
 

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I get really annoyed at words that turn extremely simple, humble jobs or simple concepts into unnecessary jargon.

"Nail technician. Color technician. Licensed mixologist."

What? You paint nails. You dye hair. You can pour alcohol into a glass. Just fucking say it! Who do you think you're kidding?! (And I'm always way more bothered that this ploy works so damned well! Arrrrrgh.)

I also hate unnecessary terms that attempt to increase the price of an item or a service. That's contextual, not a specific word, but whatever. Many argue that all language is necessarily contextual. :p
 

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Dark Matters, I will give you another, that I came across during a movie shoot long ago: "Background artist." Yeah, you're a $75 a day movie extra.

Sometimes pretentiousness can be adapted to be funny. We had full-sized cardboard cutouts of humans at that shoot, they'd be put in the background and a few extras would move among them. It created a great illusion of a seething crowd (the movie was about a prison camp). Anyway, they had to be moved around a lot as shots were set up. The call would go out to "move the flat people." One day the second director called everyone together (like, 300 people), got lifted up on a boom, and used a microphone to explain, deadpan, and with great timing, that human resources had received a complaint, we were all at fault for callousness and giving offense, and that from now on we were to refer to the cardboard cutouts as "the dimensionally challenged." He had 300 people rolling on the ground when we caught on that he was sending us up on a massive scale.
 

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Dark Matters, I will give you another, that I came across during a movie shoot long ago: "Background artist." Yeah, you're a $75 a day movie extra.

Sometimes pretentiousness can be adapted to be funny. We had full-sized cardboard cutouts of humans at that shoot, they'd be put in the background and a few extras would move among them. It created a great illusion of a seething crowd (the movie was about a prison camp). Anyway, they had to be moved around a lot as shots were set up. The call would go out to "move the flat people." One day the second director called everyone together (like, 300 people), got lifted up on a boom, and used a microphone to explain, deadpan, and with great timing, that human resources had received a complaint, we were all at fault for callousness and giving offense, and that from now on we were to refer to the cardboard cutouts as "the dimensionally challenged." He had 300 people rolling on the ground when we caught on that he was sending us up on a massive scale.
Wow- I'm truly amazed that the cardboard cutout thing worked! Some of those director guys are so good at tricking people into believing things. Now, with something like "background artist," isn't it actually way, way cooler to say you were an extra? :confused:
 
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I second Jennywocky, it's a functional and effective word.
 

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Well, it's like Rip Taylor -- used appropriately it can be a lot of fun, but may those uses be few and far between.
 

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English is not my first language. English has nothing in common with my first language. I get really angry when people use English words in a conversation just because. We have a word for that! It's not outdated, it's not weird, just use the word. I understand when people can't remember and instead use a foreign one, it happens to me. But using English words just because really pisses me off.
 
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^ Well for me it is the opposite, i'm one of those who uses words from other languages or dialects quite often. I'm totally pissed off by people who wants their language, culture and everything that somehow they feel are represented by untouchable and preserved, without movement, non changing, quarantine. Can't they see that we belong into a higher state of comunity¿? that history is just a mere compilation of distorted facts carefully selected? how does anything of that represent the existance of my inner motor, my force of will? It would be inpure if so. Can't they see that our royal blood will turn to poison if we keep using the adjective royal to describe it?
 

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^ Well for me it is the opposite, i'm one of those who uses words from other languages or dialects quite often. I'm totally pissed off by people who wants their language, culture and everything that somehow they feel are represented by untouchable and preserved, without movement, non changing, quarantine. Can't they see that we belong into a higher state of comunity¿? that history is just a mere compilation of distorted facts carefully selected? how does anything of that represent the existance of my inner motor, my force of will? It would be inpure if so. Can't they see that our royal blood will turn to poison if we keep using the adjective royal to describe it?
I can't really speak for the pure existance of your inner motor and force of will, but I can answer the first part of your question. I have absolutely nothing against language and culture growing and adapting elements (be it words, believes or something else) from others. I don't even mind people using foreign words when they think they better explain their train of thoughts (even though in that case I will find the correct translation for them, my language is very rich, so we do have it). What I do mind is substituting everyday words such as meeting, breakfast, get together, contract and so on for no reason.
 

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I hate the word "chicks."
Can I call you guys "cocks"?
 

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I hate the word "chicks."
Can I call you guys "cocks"?
Sure...it'll sound fairly slutty if you do..."I had lunch with a cock yesterday," "OMG I love that cock!" "I'm meeting this cock tonight. I can't wait!" Or how about "I really don't like it, like, when like, cocks do that, it's just so not cool. I want a cock that can treat me right." "Gee, thanks, you cocks are the greatest!" I could keep going...

In the interests of not starting a war though, I admit that I graduated from using "chicks" when I was in college. If people keep using "bromance" though, I'll have to go back to it.
 

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Sure...it'll sound fairly slutty if you do..."I had lunch with a cock yesterday," "OMG I love that cock!" "I'm meeting this cock tonight. I can't wait!" Or how about "I really don't like it, like, when like, cocks do that, it's just so not cool. I want a cock that can treat me right." "Gee, thanks, you cocks are the greatest!" I could keep going...
It definitely will liven up an otherwise boring Monday at work! :phear: (.. especially when I tell off that big fat cock at the business meeting...)
 
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I used to get peeved at a word or two, but not too much anymore. What bothers me is the pretentious way some people, INTJ’s, use language in general to try to elicit conformity.
 

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Words that I hate currently evade me. But what pisses me off is when people don't punctuate properly and it gets published. In a sandwich shop, there was a sign asking if you wanted their brand of meat or the higher quality Boar's Head version. So the sign said "WILL THAT BE BOAR'S HEAD" with no question. That changes the entire meaning of the sentence. That would mean it's a command to use your brainpower to turn the meat into Boar's Head. Will that be Boar's Head. Another time I was in a clothing store (ew) and I saw one of those shirts teenage guys use to act like white girls. It said "Everyone has a story. Wanna be part of mine". My initial thought was "As long as I get to be the antagonist". Then I noticed the missing question mark. Seriously people, just punctuate. Not that hard.
 
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'Regularly' ... Dunno why, but I can't say it.

Apart from that, general business jargon does my nut in.
They make the simplist the statements so drawn out.
Stop beating around the effing bush!
 

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Nuance(s). I don't know why I hate that word but I do. I understand it has some uses but it just irks me. And when people say things like "well, that was terrible." Or "well, have you considered this?" I mentally respond, "why are you talking to a well?" I'm tempted to use well too, but it's just a very unnecessary word. Like an um or uh used exclisively at the beginning of a sentence.
 
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All of the usernames on here that I can't pronounce or spell.
Grr.

Today I learned how to say/spell, (without checking), Hadoblado & Blarraun.
Still working on Sete%¤¥{

Not that they are incredibly difficult, but I'm sure you all know what I mean...
 

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selfie - I swear I can't go a day without hearing someone talk about selfies

literally - this word gets literally abused so much I can't stand it.

tribe - as in, "join my tribe" fuck your tribe.

man bun

awesomesauce

boss - when people say it like "What's up boss." Arghh. Or "That was BOSS"

sick - I cringe when people say "that X was sick!" or whatever. Where sick is suddenly a good thing.
 

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"If you will." Will I really? Willn't you?

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Excessive use of the word 'one'

'One' does not do this, 'one' must do that, I don't think 'one' understands 'one'.

Get a grip you're not the queen of England.
 

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Misuse of the word epic always gets to me. "LOL epic fail" gets annoying. Now that I think of it an epic fail usually isn't seen, because to be epic something has to be valiant and heroic.
 
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