For What It's Worth

Friday, October 11, 2013

Words I hope to never hear again

This is a bit of a random post but do you ever hear a word that makes you cringe and wish it could be banished – never to to be said again?

These following words just need to go yet I keep hearing them. OVER & OVER …

TWERK / TWERKING

First of all – what a weird word in general.

TWERK breaking point. When I saw a picture of a woman twerking on her dogs head. NO. Just NO. Make it stop.

SELFIE

It just sounds like something a toddler would say. “Hey mom! I just made a selfie!”

SELFIE breaking point. When Geraldo Rivera is publicizing his nearly naked 70 year old body on Twitter it has gone too far.

SIDE BOOB

I think The Huffington Post would dissolve into nothingness if there were no longer side boob pictures to post.

Wear a bra people. And a shirt that fits you properly. It’s really not that hard to do.

SIDE BOOB breaking point. From the first time I ever heard/saw it. What are we 12?? Ooh I see part of your boob!! 

Sluice/Sluicing/Sluiced

I HATE this word. Whenever I read it I get skeeved out. There’s really no good reason for it. It’s a perfectly fine word but ewwww.

What words/phrases annoy you?

27 comments:

  1. Boy, am I with you on the first two! To be honest, I'd never heard of "twerking" until the Miley incident, and now I see it everywhere. And, I think I was really sick of the "selfie" itself before I even knew it had a name. Nothing shows how self-centered a teenage girl can be than seeing a new picture she took of herself every couple hours on FB. (I am thinking of the daughter of a friend of mine.)

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    1. I rarely - if ever - go on FB and that's one of the reasons lol

      I'm not opposed to fun pictures but I don't really need to see down your shirt all day!

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  2. Haha, great post. I agree with all of these...and I'm very glad that I haven't seen the twerking and selfie breaking point pics that you mentioned! Very glad!

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  3. Yeah, I seriously dislike all those words. Unfortunately, as a high school teacher, I hear the first two more than I ever cared to. I think it's a regional thing but "ratchet" (meaning trashy -- it's taken the place of "ghetto") needs to go away.

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    1. I have never heard ratchet used that way. How weird. I guess every generation has their lingo....says the old person lol

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  4. Haha, I always yell sideboob when I watch the Lost girl intro, it's a joke between BF and I

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    1. I've seent hat show but I don't remember the intro.

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  5. LOL - and BTW, I did like that you inserted your "breaking point" examples.
    Let's hope that the M.C., erm, incident is forgotten soon, along with the word in question - though no word could ever equal my personal distaste for women still treating their own bodies as sexual commodities.

    Words that I don't like? The first one that comes to my mind right now is "trendy"...maybe it's because we seem to use it an awful lot here in Italy (yes, we have a tendency to replace Italian words with English ones...which is "trendy" as well, I suppose), or maybe because I hate what it stands for...

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    1. Yeah I read an article written after the new Rhianna video (she's basically wearing nothing, showering strippers with money) that women are becoming both he pimp and the prostitute.

      There's definitely a line of being empowered with your sexuality and just feeding the machine and "thinking" you're in charge.

      I dont' hear the word trend very often. I'm sure I could come up with quite a few book related ones that come into play during the BIG book releases. I feel like I'm being clobbered over the head. lol

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  6. This was a great post. I agree there are certain words that I either just don't like the sound of or ones that are overused and hyped up.

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    1. I think that's the real issue. When a word catches on you hear it ALL THE TIME. lol

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  7. What the hell sleucing? I don't know if I've ever heard that thank goodness. And twerking...just uhh no. I haven't heard side boob before but jeez haha yeah maybe its that I don't follow Huffington Post? LOL

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    1. sluicing - wash or rinse freely with a stream or shower of water.
      "she sluiced her face in cold water"

      It's weird to me that there is enough side boob to warrant a term for it lol

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  8. I'm getting rather tired of the words "yolo" and "ratchet". Those are pretty common on my campus. Also, hashtag. Out loud. When there is no tagging.

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    1. Another person who mentioned ratchet. So weird. I've never heard that one. What is yolo?

      I read a book where the characters said LOL, hashtag and all that out loud. How weird is that??

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  9. I agree with the first 2. Haven't heard the other 2 enough to bother me.

    What bothers me is any Justin Beiber song. Sorry young gals, but all his songs turn into earworms for me. ARGH! LOL

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    1. I'm so ashamed to admit that when I hear one of his songs I can't stop singing it for days. lol

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  10. I am with you on the twerking and side boob. I take self-photos because I go a lot of places alone and feel weird asking someone to snap me. However, "selfies" kind of annoys me!

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    1. It's not the pictures that bother me (well unless they're half naked in front of a mirror lol) but the word selfie. Some of these words make me feel like a 2 year old if I say them.

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  11. Geraldo looks good but that was so wrong. No half naked selfies if you're over a certain age folks.

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    1. Yeah - he's looking good but doesn't mean I need to see all the goods for myself lol

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  12. Selfie definitely! I've always hated that. It sounds gross. And that woman should be fined for Twerking on her dog's head.

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    1. It was a disturbing visual. Poor dog.

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  13. Hahaha @ side boob. I like seeing cleavages better than side boobs and if your boobs aren't up to here, then skip it. Do you have an aversion for MOIST too? LOL Love this post!

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    1. OMG MOIST! I hadn't really thought of it before but ewwww lol

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