12 July 2010

Words

So I thought I'd throw out a topic that came up with my nieces last week. This particular group ranged in age from 15 to 20. We talked about how certain words were not pleasant to say or hear.

There is a story behind mine. About 10 years ago, my Dad had cataract surgery. The nurse was telling my Mom and I about the drops my Dad needed and the frequency to keep his eye "MOIST" (yep, that's my word!). I shuddered, looked at my Mom and said how I loathed that word. She repeated it about 10 times just to annoy me!

So, that's my word (as well as about 3 of my nieces' word as well, and they admitted to it before I said it was mine!). So, what's your word (and let's keep it clean!)

10 comments:

Nancy said...

Mostly...those kinds of words for me have to do with body parts or bodily functions. For example...I can't stand "up-chuck", "puke", or even "vomit".
Then, of course, this is another word that just makes my skin crawl when I hear it (I can't repeat this word here), thankfully, no one that I associate with uses this word....so I don't have to hear it!

Clare LoCoco said...

ewwwwwww. that was a fun convo

Frizzy and Bird said...

That's funny! Isn't it crazy the words and things that bother each of us. Makes you wonder why?

Allison said...

I hate the word moist too!

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Gramma 2 Many said...

fricken. I absolutely loath that word. In my way of thinking, one may as well use the "word."

Sarah Oldham said...

Above all considerations, for me it's the use of G-d D----. I absolutely detest its use. Period. That is not to say I haven't used it, but when I do I kick myself for hours and REPENT. I'm usually stressed out and/or tired when I let it rip. Immediately remorse follows. How dare I? How dare anyone?

Oh, and the word "dork". It's meaning is not what you think. I don't call anyone this nor myself it. Look it up and see why.

Jennifer J. said...

Hi, Therese. I cannot think of any word that has this effect on me. However, my husband hates the word "pus".

Colleen said...

My word is "Relax!" Because it was yelled at me by a nurse during transition in my second labor. Oh, I could have punched her!! And now, if anyone tells me to relax, they better watch out :)

Sydney said...

My word is ROBUST. I hate this. My manager uses this all the time. The research I do is not robust. It is good, solid research. The plan I wrote is not robust. It is intelligent and well thought out.
I literaly want to punch someone when I hear this word.

Whew. I feel better now! :-)