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  1. #21
    Just sayin...
    Can vs may.

  2. #22
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    Washington, DC area
    Quote Originally Posted by moonpie23 View Post
    word i HATE: irregardless


    word i like a lot: mellifluous



    word i hate: try



    word i like: do
    "irregardless" - a nice restaurant in Raleigh...

    -jk

  3. #23
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    On my first date with my eventual wife we were talking about music or movies or TV or something I can't quite recall, and she used the word "genre" easily and appropriately. She hooked me right then and there.

    I despise "irregardless." It makes me cringe.
    Rich
    "Failure is Not a Destination"
    Coach K on the Dan Patrick Show, December 22, 2016

  4. #24
    I have a list of words I like somewhere but I'm having trouble locating it at the moment.

    That said, I think my favorite word might be one in Portuguese, saudade. I'm not sure how to precisely explain it without having a conversation, but the Wikipedia article does a decent job. It's a sort of melancholic, nostalgic longing for something that is irrevocably gone. The object of longing could be something physical, like a person, or something more abstract, like a perspective once held while naive to other matters.

    As for words I hate, it's rarely the word itself but rather a person's misuse of the word that provokes my frustration. The most egregious examples, IMO, tend to come about through the adoption of words or phrases as thought-terminating cliché by political/social movements. As words lose nuance or come to mean their opposites, language becomes a tool for obfuscation and incitement rather than communication and careful reasoning. I'd give examples, but I try to avoid attracting the ire of the mods.

  5. #25
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    Word I dislike: disorientated

    Words I could go either way on: cleave, nonplussed, inflammable, weathered

    Word I like: catawampus

  6. #26
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    I've grown to dislike the word "vet" as used in political discourse. We used to call that investigating someone's background. Don't really remember when vet became popular to use, fairly recently I think, but it just irritates me.
    Tom Mac

  7. #27
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    Atlanta, GA
    I haaaaate the “word” webinar.

  8. #28
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    Forest Hills, NY
    Hate: Awesome and amazing. Especially when used by adults.

  9. #29
    Not a "word," but I find "YMMV" at the end of posts annoying. Of course outcomes aren't always 100% consistent — no need to hedge. Fortunately, don’t see that much here, but see it a lot on “advice” posts on another site I frequent.

  10. #30
    I dislike when people use preventative in place of preventive, but your mileage may vary.

    I'm probably being petty in another thread.

  11. #31
    I dislike "utilize." Actually, the word is so-so/blah to me - I just hate the people who use it.

    I really like "moreso." I believe most authorities refer to the one-word form as a non-standard spelling, but I intentionally use it. I think it's a fine word, and I hope it gains greater currency. I like to use it to mean "even more" and "rather" moreso than using it to mean "to a greater degree." (Found this: http://grammarist.com/usage/moreso/)

    Special rung of hell for those who use "level set" or "deep dive" in a meeting.

    I like "fair-to-middlin'" but don't think I've ever used it in a way that wasn't at least a little bit jokey or devilish.
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  12. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by bedeviled View Post
    Word I dislike: disorientated

    Words I could go either way on: cleave, nonplussed, inflammable, weathered

    Word I like: catawampus
    Catawampus is fantastic!
    A plane takes off from Baltimore and touches down on Bourbon Street

  13. #33
    “ at least”
    “ no kiddin’”
    “ geeze”
    “ etc,”
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  14. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by BLPOG View Post
    ... I think my favorite word might be one in Portuguese, saudade. I'm not sure how to precisely explain it without having a conversation, but the Wikipedia article does a decent job. It's a sort of melancholic, nostalgic longing for something that is irrevocably gone ...
    My Portuguese is admittedly rusty, but I believe it's pronounced "eight-team-ACC-tournament."

  15. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by rsvman View Post
    Catawampus is fantastic!
    I really like the word I'm a real wanker for saying this.I'm a real wanker for saying this.I'm a real wanker for saying this.I'm a real wanker for saying this..

  16. #36
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    Las Vegas, Nevada (Ohio born and raised)
    Hate: WebEx

  17. #37
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    Albemarle, North Carolina
    It's not that I hate certain words but rather how they are used.

    Hate: Theory - sooo many people confuse it with hypothesis.

    I like a lot of words that will just get censored on here 🙄
    "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge" -Stephen Hawking

  18. #38
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    Austin, TX
    I like using “ostensibly” to the point I think others hate when I use it.

  19. #39
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    Quote Originally Posted by weezie View Post
    Hhmmm...I don't like hearing "good" used when "well" is correct.

    "awesome" is due for a long rest in hell, too. Way too much "awesome" bandied about.
    It's been replaced with "Lit" and "Sick", but the latter is also on the way out the door. I know, my kids sent me the memo.

  20. #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by -jk View Post
    "irregardless" - a nice restaurant in Raleigh...

    -jk
    Yep, and every time we go there, my wife says, "Why name your restaurant after something that's not even a word?"

    And I always say, "But the food is good, irregardless of the name." It never gets old, at least not to me.

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