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Words We Hate

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 3_Octave_Fart, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Let's hear them, members and moderators.
    For Fart?
    It's the word 'basically.'
    It's a word that means nothing.
    Stop using it.
    And it better not appear in print.
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    any modifier that appears before "unique"
  4. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    "Currently" in almost all circumstances

    "Joe Blow is currently the provost at Tinytown College". Well no shit he's currently the provost. The context clue is the use of present tense. "Joe Blow is the provost at Tinytown College." Same statement, one fewer word. There's times where it's appropriate -- a story that bounces between six of his jobs, and you need to set apart the job he has now from all the others to avoid confusion -- but in most cases, it's not.

    "New" in many circumstances

    "Tinytown College is building a new dorm." As distinct from building an old one? "Jack Blow will be named the new provost at Tinytown College after his brother was arrested for possession of child porn". Can he be named the provost that's already there?

    "Like" as a stand-in for "such as"

    Like is exclusive, such as is inclusive. It may be nudging toward being a distinction without a difference in common use, but I'll still get buttmad about it.
  5. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    You can shitcan just about any adverb and it won't hurt the sentence.
    They are low protein, and lazy.
    Fart once had an instructor who would count them in submitted works.
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Each, both or either. Almost always superfluous. Also, Celine Dion.
  7. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member

  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Is "nummy" OK?
  9. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member

    It is a shade less disgusting sounding than yummy.
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Scrumptious is better than both of them, anyway.
  11. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    One of my favorite words is so hated by some I can't even post it here.
  12. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

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