Words that you absolutely cannot stand


#1

“Ghastly”

As a ghost Pokemon it’s fine. But when used as an adjective it makes me think of Nigel Farage’s cheese breath.


#2

Banter


#3

Guesstimate.

“Text” when used as a past participle.

“Draw” when you mean “drawer”, you stupid, stupid cunt.


#4

Anything once Americanised e.g.

Oregano, aluminum, premier


#5

Guesstimate can absolutely fuck right off. In fact thread closed, no other word can be as shit as that


#6

#7

Have a weekly tc with Americans. We use a contractor called Premier, and every week they refer to them as ‘Premeeer’ and we refer to the as ‘Prem-i-er’. No one backs down, can be quite funny.


#8

Amazeballs
Losingest
Tableness (“NOUN Philosophy: The essential nature of a table; the abstract quality of being a table.”)


#9

I’ve got a US colleague who insists on pronouncing it “pay-tent”. My job title is literally “patent attorney” pal, maybe go with my pronunciation?


#10

I can’t stand the names of certain parts of the body.

Foot.
Shin.
Rib.
Leg.

Somewhere in there’s a pun about not being able to STAND the words, and the fact that three of them are parts of the appendages used for standing but… I can’t see it.


#11

I can live with some of the Americanisations (Americanizations?) but it irks me when Brit pundits use words like ‘off-ence’ and ‘de-fence’ while contributing on US sports programmes. I feel that we have a duty to use the correct words irrespective of the context.


#12

Didn’t mean to reply to you there @Epimer, sir.


#13

Barnstorming


#14

Draw vs. drawer really, really does my head in, but I’m not sure it’s the word itself which is the problem.


#15

Maybe you should hire a Frenchmen just to add some variety.


#16

Alright Lou Reed/Metallica


#17

kumquat


#18

Always makes me start singing Mmmbop.


#19

Sit


#20

I like all the words.

All of them.