June 5th, 2008

*gen - tiffany

Irritating words

I've been reading a fun thread on Ravelry about words and phrases that drive you nuts, and I thought I'd make a list of my own.

1. "Lurve" -- Ugh! I don't care if everyone else uses it.

2. "Slumber" -- Makes me think of preteen girls having sleepover parties.

3. "Preggers" and "DH" -- Way too cutesy for me. (And yes, I know many people find "DH" a useful abbreviation for "dear husband".)

4. "Literally" -- I originally mentioned this the other night. Turns out that Websters now says it can be used for emphasis. Whatever the case, it's far overused.

5. "Retarded" -- Though this one appears to be deviating from the original meaning, it still bothers me.

Any annoying words that you want to add to the list? :)

P.S. Check out the medieval torture device fabulous knitting tool that my sister and parents gave me for my birthday! Collapse )