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  1. #1
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    words that make you grit your teeth

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    So as not to hijack Zen's "epic" thread... What other words make you grit your teeth?

    I have a list:

    Dude - enough already with "dude". When some twit calls me dude I look down toward my "parts" and say, "Nope, I've got indoor plumbing, no dude here".

    Awesome - "Awesome" is the sunrise over the ocean. It's something transcendent, not your new shirt.

    Conquering a mountain - K2 and Everest are still there, despite the number of people who summit. The mountain is not "conquered". I don't think the mountain really cares. feh

    Anyone else?

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    Irregardless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maillotpois View Post
    Irregardless.
    that's what i was going to say! a senior engineer uses this often in conversations. Or should I say monologues. And he's kind of exalted and haughty...and has seniority... and then he spits out that word and my eyes cross.
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    Nucular.
    Sarah

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    acrosst.

    Please, dear husband, DON'T say it anymore. It's not cute. It is ignorant.

    Karen

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    Boobies. They are BREASTS people, grow up!

    Prego, preggers, knocked up. It is PREGNANT people, again-GROW UP.

    *****, that is just an ugly word. ESPECIALLY when it is referred to female body parts, or any OTHER word that refers in a crude way to female parts. Again men(in this case usually) GROW UP!

    Whew, thanks for letting me get that of my chest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maillotpois View Post
    Nucular.
    Axed (for "asked").
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    Not a spoken word, but when I see: "Your invited" or "your the one for the job", I grit my teeth big time.
    Claudia

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    Quote Originally Posted by maillotpois View Post
    Irregardless.
    Quote Originally Posted by mimitabby View Post
    that's what i was going to say! a senior engineer uses this often in conversations. Or should I say monologues. And he's kind of exalted and haughty...and has seniority... and then he spits out that word and my eyes cross.
    I think "disirregardless" is even more glorious.
    "My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved;I have been given much and I have given something in return...Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and an adventure." O. Sacks

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    "pitcher" for picture

    "mute" for "moot" as in "moot point" -- the point is not unable to speak!

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    Part of my job is managing a few rental properties and there's a mom and daughter that call me 'honey' every time they call. Really irritating. Use my NAME, for crying out loud! My hubby doesn't even call me that (he uses sweetie, instead)!
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    I overheard a conversation where one man said to another, "I got tired of all her agonisms."

    I hate the misuse of "there", "their" and "they're"
    I can do five more miles.

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    then there's the F word... can't they think up anything else?
    Mimi Team TE BIANCHISTA
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    supposebly.

    What's your guys' opinion on x? (just a what's your opinion will suffice)

    I seen (instead of saw) them.

    And messing up your/you're, they're/their/there and too/to.

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    grrls.

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