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Sunday, July 17, 2011

10 Words I Could Live Without

These words make me cringe. They are negative, give me the creeps or just sound awful to my ears and therefore I avoid them at all costs! 

1. mistake - This word always makes me think of a thick, juicy steak. Stupid, right? But why use 'mistake' when 'boo-boo' is so much more fun to say? Try it.

2. corny - You'll never hear this word come out of my mouth. Ew.

3. moist - I think this is on everyone's words to avoid list and if it isn't, it should be. Double ew. 

4. cheesy - See above. Although, if I can't think of anything better, I'm WAY more likely to say 'cheesy' than 'corny'.

5. mine & no - Living with a toddler, I hear both all day every day.  

6. folks - 'People', 'parents', even 'peeps' all sound so much more... civilized. 

7. cancer - I hate everything about this word and all the heartache it brings.

8. denied - What a dreadful, sad word, especially when read in red and in stamp form. :(

9. crappy - I can definitely be heard saying 'crap', but 'crappy' is not a word I enjoy.

10. pooped - As in being tired. Why not just say, "I'm tired."?
This post was inspired by Stasha's Monday Listicles, a linky right up my alley!
 
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Blogger Poppy said...

I hate juicy!!!!

July 17, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Anonymous Stasha said...

I hear you! No and Mine are so on top of my list of annoying. Kids will do that to you..
Love this one Tonya!

July 17, 2011 at 8:45 PM  
Anonymous ChiMomWriter said...

I'm such an offender on so many of these. Except moist. I hate that word. And pooped. I have 2 kids under 3. I touch enough of it every day that I don't need it to extend to other contexts.

July 17, 2011 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger K said...

Moist, ugh, I never really 'understood' the word until I became a mother, but now that I get it, that I have some type of moist substance on me (spit up, breastmilk, food, drool,etc) most days, I don't like it.

July 17, 2011 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Alison@Mama Wants This said...

I was going to include 'moist' in my list. Just typing it gives me shudders.

Haha, mine & no - the latter is on mine!

July 17, 2011 at 9:21 PM  
Anonymous d said...

I hate :
preggo, hubby, 'rents, etc... the words in question aren't so long that they require shortening.

July 17, 2011 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

Yup moist is on my list of words....so gross. Also I dislike wad. Once I dated a guy who knew I hated these words and often said "moist wad" to piss me off.

July 17, 2011 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger mom2kiddos said...

Oops, I use 'moist' when I refer to cakes. Now that you've mentioned it, it does sound kind of ew.

July 17, 2011 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I could definitely live without the word cancer and the heartache it has caused me.

I do say crappy sometimes. I find it is better than the alternative word I would say.

July 17, 2011 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Ohhh hate cancer too! Will be thrilled when the tell me I am free of it!

But free, that's my favorite 4 letter F word! =)

July 17, 2011 at 11:39 PM  
Anonymous Crystal said...

Cancer is definately a word I could do without.

I remember the days of no and mine very clearly. Couldn't stand those words when Mini-Me was growing up!

July 18, 2011 at 6:55 AM  
Anonymous Cam said...

i'm with you on most - especially number 5!

July 18, 2011 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Great list of words to not like. I like your reasons for not liking them too. I'll admit, I use the word crap and crappy a lot, because I don't really like to swear and CRAP is often the first word out.

July 18, 2011 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Mamas Monologues said...

I don't like the word moist. It gives me chills. And NOT in a good way! ;)

July 18, 2011 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Katie Hurley, LCSW said...

any word that causes so much heartache should just be eliminated.

I think I was over my dislike of moist until I read this!

How about raw? Yuck.

July 18, 2011 at 10:08 PM  
Anonymous Devan @ Accustomed Chaos said...

those are good bad words. i did a similar post a few weeks ago & we share some of the words :)

July 18, 2011 at 10:52 PM  
OpenID mommyslounge.com said...

#5 would definitely be on my list too! I got a 6 and 2 years old. They totally overuse those words. LOL

July 18, 2011 at 11:31 PM  
OpenID beautifulspitup said...

I agree 100% about the word cancer. That's one nasty word. I do however say crappy and pooped. I like crappy because it prevents me from saying other words in front of my son, and pooped because..well, I don't know why. Ha! Great list, lady!

July 19, 2011 at 7:25 AM  
Anonymous MamaRobinJ said...

I could live without some of those words too. But I do use a couple of them so shall try very hard not to say them around you at BlogHer ;)

July 19, 2011 at 9:11 AM  
Anonymous jacqui said...

I could live without most of these words too. I don't mind 'cheesy' though.

I really like your suggestion to substitute 'boo boo' for 'mistake'. When something bad happens, my sisters and I say 'boo'. So this would fit right in.

July 19, 2011 at 9:20 AM  
Anonymous Galit Breen said...

Dear lord you are funny lady! My Book Club hates tender, too.

Your last 2 made me laugh out loud! :)

July 19, 2011 at 9:22 AM  
Anonymous Missy | The Literal Mom said...

Right there with you on moist and folks. We count how many times our priest says folks (hopefully not moist!) in his homily - it's usually more than 10. Funny in a not-so-funny way.

July 19, 2011 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Cookie's Mom said...

Moist - lol. There's a band with this name. You have to wonder, What were they thinking? Not a fan of the big-C word either!!!

July 19, 2011 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Moist...yes, this one has to go.

I hate to admit that I do say "crappy", but use "crap" way more often!

July 20, 2011 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

I despise all of those words too! Eww "moist"! Ugh!! I can't even say it! Now, what are your favorite words?

July 21, 2011 at 8:30 PM  

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