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Started by FleurDuMal on Jul 26, 2019 4:55:36 PM
Horrible words

Words that make you cringe - list them here.

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DesEsseintes - 26 Jul 2019 16:57:01 (#1 of 685)

banter is quite bad

FleurDuMal - 26 Jul 2019 16:57:27 (#2 of 685)

I started this thread because I saw a van this morning, with ‘Passionate About Waste Management’ on the side.

‘Passionate’ is a terrible word in the wrong context.

Catspyjamas17 - 26 Jul 2019 16:57:32 (#3 of 685)

Hack - as in tip.

FleurDuMal - 26 Jul 2019 16:58:23 (#4 of 685)

I also dislike the word ‘folk’. It’s horribly twee.

HouseOfLametta - 26 Jul 2019 16:58:26 (#5 of 685)

Gusset.

SinnerBoy - 26 Jul 2019 16:58:33 (#6 of 685)

Solutions. When I see a Transit van, with "All Your Building Solutions" emblazoned on it, all I can think of is houses, dissolved in 50 gallon drums.

DesEsseintes - 26 Jul 2019 16:58:46 (#7 of 685)

facilitate

FleurDuMal - 26 Jul 2019 16:59:11 (#8 of 685)

Oh yes, I hate that too, Sinner!

SinnerBoy - 26 Jul 2019 17:00:00 (#9 of 685)

Yeah, "Life Hack" can fuck off and drown in its own piss.

Agaliarept - 26 Jul 2019 17:00:40 (#10 of 685)

Brand.

When talking about people and their ‘personal brand’.

Verdigris - 26 Jul 2019 17:02:41 (#11 of 685)

Pivot - used in the political sense of changing one's mind.

Catspyjamas17 - 26 Jul 2019 17:03:25 (#12 of 685)

Across (it). As in "understand".

Catspyjamas17 - 26 Jul 2019 17:04:55 (#13 of 685)

Ideation. The creation of ideas.

fenderstrat - 26 Jul 2019 17:05:01 (#14 of 685)

“Your” and “my” used by corporations. As in welcome to your Asda, or my national trust.

The latter is very cringy because toddlers.

DesEsseintes - 26 Jul 2019 17:05:02 (#15 of 685)

fill out, of forms

SinnerBoy - 26 Jul 2019 17:05:41 (#16 of 685)

Passionate. Yes. You don't actually mean passionate about scraping turds off the insides of sewers, do you? You mean

"Passionate about paying minimum wage to the poor saps who work for you, whilst coining it in, all the way to fucking Liechtenstein,"

don't you, you hateful wine.

darkhorse - 26 Jul 2019 17:06:11 (#17 of 685)

"Whisper it..."

Used in comment pieces in newspapers, rarely is it anything anybody would ever consider whispering.

DesEsseintes - 26 Jul 2019 17:07:33 (#18 of 685)

humbled, when someone has been put on a pedestal for no good reason

Catspyjamas17 - 26 Jul 2019 17:08:36 (#19 of 685)

Low hanging fruit - used to mean anything other than actual low hanging fruit on a tree.

popperhead - 26 Jul 2019 17:12:18 (#20 of 685)

Moist

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