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Title: Your most hated words
Post by: Groovy Metal Fist on January 09, 2012, 08:18:16 PM
I found an article where some group tried to predict what words people were sick of and would stop using. So I decided to create a thread for people to post words that they never want to hear again. Here are mine:

therapeutic
epic fail
lulz
entitlement
job creator
for the win
mancession
manxiety
hacktivist
buzz (media attention)
politically correct/incorrect
out of touch
the american people (when projecting your personal opinion or trying to homogenize a nation of over 300 million)
twitterverse
meme
natural (when describing food products)
family values
small town values

What are yours?
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Lord Leith on January 09, 2012, 08:34:40 PM
meme
politically correct/incorrect
any word that someone  add's a z to the end for no good reason, lulz, oh noez,etc.
double negative (seriously, to me that mean's literally nothing).

Probably more but I need to think for a little while before I can think of them all.  :void:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Handmade on January 09, 2012, 08:35:56 PM
"Epic" has been rubbing me very badly since its rise to fandom these past years. Epic is reserved for poems of mortal men defying gods and bedding goddesses, and killing suitors with nothing but a bow and arrow. Not stupid skateboard jumps.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: IncantatioN on January 09, 2012, 08:47:42 PM
"Epic" has been rubbing me very badly since its rise to fandom these past years. Epic is reserved for poems of mortal men defying gods and bedding goddesses, and killing suitors with nothing but a bow and arrow. Not stupid skateboard jumps.
I'm guilty of saying 'epic' a lot. I guess I'm easily amazed(?)! Given the same token, are you ok with words like 'cool' or 'sweet' or 'awesome' being used often in comparison to 'epic'.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Oburi on January 09, 2012, 09:33:46 PM
I notice a lot of people saying "I seen that movie" or "I seen that yesterday". It's annoying and so many people talk like that.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Lord Leith on January 09, 2012, 09:44:35 PM
Kawaii and Desu. I'm not sure if this really fits in since it's Japanese, but GOD DAMN IT, I'm sorry but whenever some little nerd thinks its cool to use the two Japanese words everyone knows, I just want to slap him back and forth.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Handmade on January 09, 2012, 10:04:54 PM
Given the same token, are you ok with words like 'cool' or 'sweet' or 'awesome' being used often in comparison to 'epic'.

Ideally I do try to say awesome, or badass for things that rate/scale in above just "neat." It is usually one of the two. I'm also trying to do some lesser knowns like "That's impressive," "Pretty amazing," "Incredible," "Phenomenal," "Alphanumeric," etc. The latter is seldom understood, though.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Walter on January 09, 2012, 10:11:11 PM
Epic.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: NightCrawler on January 09, 2012, 11:43:54 PM
the "arrow to the knee" thing, is the most annoying, unfunny, internet meme ever. And it was all of that since the first day it was born.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Nomad on January 10, 2012, 12:00:09 AM
I'm with most... Epic.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Aphasia on January 10, 2012, 12:18:21 AM
I hate 'definitely' because I can never spell it.  But Epic, cake, lies, and any other unfunny meme.   
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Griffith on January 10, 2012, 12:47:06 AM
family values
small town values

The folks!

Main street (especially vs. wall street).

"Epic" has been rubbing me very badly since its rise to fandom these past years. Epic is reserved for poems of mortal men defying gods and bedding goddesses, and killing suitors with nothing but a bow and arrow. Not stupid skateboard jumps.

I use the word epic a lot, but I think it's usually to describe things of the purportedly epic properties you allude to; the literal epic quality or scope of something, not just using it as a base exclamation (though if a skateboarder jumped off a cliff, that's fair use =). I don't really have a problem with it otherwise though, and awesome has become just as or more abused, myself included.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: TheBranded1 on January 10, 2012, 01:15:13 AM
"I can't hardly wait!"
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Walter on January 10, 2012, 02:24:40 AM
"I could care less."

Really? You COULD care less? So you actually DO care, a little?
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Lord Leith on January 10, 2012, 02:55:09 AM
The word revolutionary, it's so overused now, everything seems to be called revolutionary. "The internet was revolutionary" Sure I can agree with that. "3D TV's are revolutionary  :troll: " Oh you mean the mixture of two already existing things, that neither improves anything of significance or innovates since the concept of 3D has already been done, so basically a gimmick. Sure...  :azan:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Grail on January 10, 2012, 05:09:17 AM
My main bugaboo is "real quick." Not so much for the grammatical incorrectness, but just the sound it makes when people say it. It just drives me nuts, not sure why.

Another is "mancave." Unless the man is living in an actual cave, I don't wanna hear about it. :puck:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Walter on January 10, 2012, 06:13:58 AM
I have a new one for you guys, overheard while listening to CES people chat about the first day of the show:

MIDCORE GAMER
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Griffith on January 10, 2012, 08:15:43 AM
"I could care less."

Really? You COULD care less? So you actually DO care, a little?

What if they use the correct form, "I could not care less?"

Another is "mancave." Unless the man is living in an actual cave, I don't wanna hear about it. :puck:

Same here, it's always rung hollow, like something a beer company ad agency invented.

MIDCORE GAMER

Ewwwww. That must be these guys (check the comments =) (http://www.zeldadungeon.net/2011/12/miyamoto-interview-skyward-sword-perfect-game-for-casual-players/).
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Handmade on January 10, 2012, 09:37:07 AM
All 4chan-speak.

"Erry" as a substitute for "every." "No homo." Uncalled for all caps. Adding "bro" on the end of everything. Immortal sarcasm. There's plenty.

Also, adolescent girls who ask, particularly males, with this starter: "Do you want to do me a favor?" "You wanna do me a HUGE favor?" and then proceed to ask you what they want you to do.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Groovy Metal Fist on January 10, 2012, 05:41:11 PM
I just found this article related to the use of the word 'natural' as a marketing term:
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/whats-oj-tropicana-sued-135956848.html (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/whats-oj-tropicana-sued-135956848.html)
Not natural does not necessarily mean bad. Selective breeding, cooking, refrigeration, and various non-feces based fertilizers aren't natural either. I would much rather just know the actual process of preparing the food instead trying to place an imprecise label on it.

A few more I forgot:
mandate (man date)
bromance
brangelina
refudiate
japanimation
fail (as a noun or interjection)
bootylicious
fierce (as a fashion term)
blogosphere
advertorial
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Escalus on January 10, 2012, 09:05:32 PM
Fair enough.

Whatever.

Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Griffith on January 10, 2012, 10:04:17 PM
Misanthropy.

I don't hate the word, I just think it's probably the root of all this. We just hate people. :griffnotevil:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Johnstantine on January 11, 2012, 05:51:59 PM
More of a phrase for me: "Grab a beer".
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Viral Harvest on January 11, 2012, 08:58:10 PM
Any kind of bro-speak. Including, but not limited to, subtle tones of homophobia and assertions of surprisingly fragile masculinity.

Girls who say "like" in rapid succession when explaining something.

More to come soon!
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Bekul on January 11, 2012, 09:21:32 PM
'Jelly', as in 'u jelly bro?'
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Griffith on January 11, 2012, 10:06:37 PM
More of a phrase for me: "Grab a beer".

Wow. Yeah, my most hated: "Get me a glass of water." (http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/nerdrage.gif)

subtle tones of homophobia and assertions of surprisingly fragile masculinity.

Hell yeah, subtlety is for fags. :badbone:

'Jelly', as in 'u jelly bro?'

C'mon, you made that up?


Here's another great entry:

"Hello."

Ugh, just fuck off with that shit already! And don't get me started on "hi" either, only bitches and pansies say that. If you say the word "hi" to me, we better be blazin' it (or saying yes in Japanese)! ROCK!
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Handmade on January 11, 2012, 10:35:25 PM
Here's another great entry:

"Hello."

"Sup."

I hate "sup." If this gets texted or messaged to me I will not reply to it.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Griffith on January 11, 2012, 10:52:18 PM
"Sup."

I hate "sup." If this gets texted or messaged to me I will not reply to it.

Now you've sort of called my bluff, because I actually razzed someone in the chatroom for saying "sup."

Though, I probably say it all the time. Oh well. :griffnotevil:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Death May Die on January 11, 2012, 11:28:03 PM
Don't Like:
-Epic
-That's Metal
-Brutal
-Legendary
-Powned/Owned
-Bro
-Bones
-Dog
-Freak
-Pimp
-Blog
-App

-HATERS (HAS TO BE THE WORST FOR ME)

Strangely do Like:
-Winning!
-Beast
-Samuel Jackson Mother F***cker
-Safe Journeys
-There is Much Rejoicing... Yay....
-Fatality...
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Viral Harvest on January 12, 2012, 03:31:52 AM
"nm u?"

The ulti-fucking-mate conversation killer.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Skeleton on January 12, 2012, 03:58:47 AM
C'mon, you made that up?

Sadly, it's real.  There was this Australian guy named Aziz Shavershian (Zyzz was his nickname) who transformed from a skinny wimp to a ripped ladies' man.  He posted tons of videos on Youtube.  A lot of guys looked up to him because he was kind of living their dream (computer nerd becomes physically attractive and beds beautiful women) so they turned him into some kind of internet patron faux-saint.  Anyways, I mention him because he essentially started his own lingo and "u jelly, bro? (Are you jealous, brother?)" is included.  As is "U mirin? (Are you admiring [me]?)"

hxxp://www.smh.com.au/executive-style/culture/blogs/all-men-are-liars/zyzz-ripped-from-this-life-too-young-20110811-1ioik.html

"I could care less."

Really? You COULD care less? So you actually DO care, a little?

That's hilarious!  I react the exact same way to "I could care less."  I have to point that out every time someone says it.  I don't know why.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Turkitage on January 12, 2012, 04:40:01 AM
omgwtfbbq (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=omgwtfbbq)

I hate the fact that this word (in quotes mind you) gets 1,180,000 results as of writing this in a Google search. I've even seen variations of this as alias as well and it's just annoying.

I get it. You're a prepubescent teen that can combine acronyms together.

Now STFU and GTFO PLOZ. kthx.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Walter on January 12, 2012, 05:20:11 AM
omgwtfbbq (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=omgwtfbbq)

I get it. You're a prepubescent teen that can combine acronyms together.

Now STFU and GTFO PLOZ. kthx.
But that's really not the origin of the phrase. It started being used to make fun of morons who used those kinds of acronyms too regularly. It makes more sense in the context of Internet culture in the early 2000s, when there was a huge library of dumbshit acronyms in common usage. Thankfully that usage has been scaled back... But I agree that now it's become a bad joke that won't die.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Johnstantine on January 12, 2012, 01:37:27 PM
But I agree that now it's become a bad joke that won't die.

I said the same thing about Twilight.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Walter on January 12, 2012, 01:54:53 PM
Metroidvania.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Handmade on January 12, 2012, 02:04:01 PM
Metroidvania.

Oooo, nice one!
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Aazealh on January 12, 2012, 02:33:41 PM
Metroidvania.

By God I have to concur. I couldn't think of a truly hateful word, but that certainly is one.

Other than that and what's been posted, I tend to dislike words like "geek" and "gamer", not so much because of the words themselves but rather because of how they're used by people.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Griffith on January 12, 2012, 04:17:59 PM
Metroidvania.

On that note, wouldn't "Castletroid" have been much better? :guts:

not so much because of the words themselves but rather because of how they're used by people.

That's really what it comes down to. Half the words people cite in here I actually have fondness for because I've never actually heard anyone say them seriously, but only as an ironic joke on the people that would use them and the words themselves. Kind of takes the sting out, what's that called? Oh yeah...

Empowerment
Victim
Hero (when describing people that are simply misfortunate)

These words are ironic even when they are used seriously.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: IncantatioN on January 12, 2012, 07:39:50 PM
BTD, Lulz, A/S/L, B4, 4COL, XOXOZZZ, ESADYFA.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Death May Die on January 12, 2012, 11:00:09 PM
By God I have to concur. I couldn't think of a truly hateful word, but that certainly is one.

Other than that and what's been posted, I tend to dislike words like "geek" and "gamer", not so much because of the words themselves but rather because of how they're used by people.

This makes me think of gamers that use "Hardcore" to describe themselves a lot.

-Hardcore Gamer
-Hardcore Fan
-Hardcore Player ect.

"Heavy" also come close. But it doesn't have that arrogant edge that saying "Hardcore" does.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Handmade on January 14, 2012, 04:13:25 AM
When people reply "Uh... okay..?"
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: NightCrawler on January 14, 2012, 01:39:11 PM
blogosphere
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: BerserkMJM on January 14, 2012, 03:06:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOVhHxTkitU&t=1m38s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOVhHxTkitU&t=1m38s)

Nothing really annoys me, but I love this bit by Louis CK.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Griffith on January 15, 2012, 01:55:07 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOVhHxTkitU&t=1m38s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOVhHxTkitU&t=1m38s)

Nothing really annoys me, but I love this bit by Louis CK.

Good call, kind of embodies the spirit of the thread.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Groovy Metal Fist on January 15, 2012, 06:39:36 PM
Good call, kind of embodies the spirit of the thread.

That was pretty funny, but I think we hate words for more than that. It's not just abusing hyperbole; we hate propaganda, advertising buzzwords, stupid puns, and some of the ways technology has changed how we treat others.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: m on January 15, 2012, 07:53:51 PM
That was pretty funny, but I think we hate words for more than that. It's not just abusing hyperbole; we hate propaganda, advertising buzzwords, stupid puns, and some of the ways technology has changed how we treat others.

Or perhaps people just have irrational issues with words. For example, I can't say I hate the expression but I've aways had a problem with people telling me "you're welcome" after I thank them. I don't know why, I do understand that it's the proper reply, but every time I hear it or even read it, I get a bit upset (though I have to admit that it was worse a few years ago). I myself never (or very seldom) use that expression, instead using less appropriate replies such as "no problem". Go figure.



Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Griffith on January 15, 2012, 09:00:18 PM
Anime
Adaptation
Saga
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Turkitage on January 15, 2012, 10:51:18 PM
Anime
Adaptation
Saga

Oh you.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Groovy Metal Fist on January 16, 2012, 01:12:24 AM
Or perhaps people just have irrational issues with words. For example, I can't say I hate the expression but I've aways had a problem with people telling me "you're welcome" after I thank them. I don't know why, I do understand that it's the proper reply, but every time I hear it or even read it, I get a bit upset (though I have to admit that it was worse a few years ago). I myself never (or very seldom) use that expression, instead using less appropriate replies such as "no problem". Go figure.

Most of it is inconsequential, but some words manipulate public opinion. How much support do you think there would be for 'racial profiling' had it been called 'racist profiling' instead?
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Griffith on January 16, 2012, 02:21:20 AM
Most of it is inconsequential, but some words manipulate public opinion. How much support do you think there would be for 'racial profiling' had it been called 'racist profiling' instead?

Yeah, but racial profiling is already a largely pejorative phrase that has a few different technical meanings, including overt and covert racism. It's not a whitewashed euphemism any more than a lot of terminology used in critical race theory, like racialization. That's actually an example of you trying to manipulate public opinion through words. =)
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Gobolatula on January 16, 2012, 02:26:38 AM
snub
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Skeleton on January 16, 2012, 03:52:18 AM
Yeah, but racial profiling is already a largely pejorative phrase that has a few different technical meanings, including overt and covert racism. It's not a whitewashed euphemism any more than a lot of terminology used in critical race theory, like racialization. That's actually an example of you trying to manipulate public opinion through words. =)

I do believe this is the conversational equivalent of a haymaker right to the jaw.  Boom!  One shot knockout!  :guts:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: D-Scape on January 16, 2012, 05:40:59 PM

"Badass" and "manly" - overused by childish action fans.

The phrase "Do right by him/her" - Used to the absurd extreme in Keith Giffen's rape of the Battle Royale manga. 

"Agenda" - Especially when it's combined with Atheist, Anti-Christian, Satanistic, Ungodly, etc.

"Propaganda" - used to describe all opposing views.

"Brainwashing" - see above...

"WAKE UP" - Conspiracy morons, who can't understand why people won't take David Icke seriously write this in block letters at the end of all their messages.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Bekul on January 16, 2012, 06:24:08 PM
I would be okay if 'lulz' were never seen again.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Handmade on January 18, 2012, 08:56:12 PM
It's not really a word, but I hate when people say that good looking images or videos on the internet are making them come. "I just jizzed all in my pants." "That gave me a huge boner." "I'M GOING TO JIZZ!" (straight from the youtube comments of a Berserk video)

Seriously? Does HD really turn you on? I don't get this.

EDIT: From TheDigitalSin's upload of the first ten minutes of the movie.

"I FIND THIS VERY DIFFICULT TO MASTURBATE TO. FUCK CENSORSHIP."
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: IncantatioN on January 18, 2012, 09:31:44 PM
It's not really a word, but I hate when people say that good looking images or videos on the internet are making them come. "I just jizzed all in my pants."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLnWf1sQkjY
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Groovy Metal Fist on February 06, 2012, 01:43:40 AM
Chronicle

A friend dragged me into a movie by that name.  It is the movie industry's signature lazy word that they stamp on to movie titles because it sounds cool fits everything.

Merriam Webster's Definition:

Quote
1: an historical account of events arranged in order of time usually without analysis or interpretation <a chronicle of the Civil War>

2: narrative

I didn't hate the movie though.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: IncantatioN on February 09, 2013, 05:41:21 PM
Yolo.
Cray cray.

Both are pretty annoying.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Walter on February 09, 2013, 06:55:36 PM
"qq more."
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: SuperVegetto on February 09, 2013, 07:03:16 PM
"hun"

Everytime someone tries to make me seem like some little boy in an argument and calls me "hun" too I immediately presume he's like those middle aged homosexual pedophiles that say they're a woman in RuneScape
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: dasfdeas on February 09, 2013, 10:09:46 PM
Berserk, Saga, Project.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Griffith on February 10, 2013, 10:32:01 PM
"qq more."

I thought you quit Diablo III? gg! gg! qq? rng!
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Dar Klink on February 10, 2013, 10:46:33 PM
When people call their MMO character a "toon." Jesus, it just gets to me badly. A lot of MMO jargon just irks me but that one the most. Especially if it, for some reason, gets extended to single player games.

Since this is a good thread for this, have you ever said anything ironically, in a group of friends maybe, that you ended up starting to use unironically without meaning to? At some point in high school my friends and I would say "lol" out loud jokingly at times. Next thing I knew it some of them would legitimately chuckle a bit and then say "lol." It was such a "how did this happen to us?" moment.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Oburi on February 11, 2013, 01:00:35 AM
Ugh. I have this one kid at work who is constantly saying "lulz" whenever he laughs or just to acknowledge a joke. I want to punch him in the tooth every time. He's so casual about it too. No shame whatsoever.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: NightCrawler on February 11, 2013, 02:45:04 AM
Foodie.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Death May Die on February 11, 2013, 03:04:21 AM
Recently:
"jail Break" I really just don't care how you use your stupid android.

My friend whom acts like he has the world at his finger tips with his fucking android went on a two hour rant about how he's getting all these roms and emulators on his Kindle or whatever. Pain painstakingly I have to listen to his trail and error, the entire time wondering where in the history of our friendship did I let on to him that even cared. He bought "blue tooth" controllers to play "HD ROMs". He fumbled around for twenty minutes on this fucking thing to get controller two to work. All the while the controls were horrible, as game actions weren't assigned to the correct buttons on the controllers... but hey he has 200 NES, and 200 SNES games all thanks to his repetitive use of "jailbreaking." Like he's some kinda hacker in the "know." The entire time I have a both a NES and SNES in my closet, in the box, ready to go with dozens of classic games. 

Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: MrWeatherby on February 11, 2013, 06:39:20 AM
The last time I was in a Gamestop I was returning something and I made some wiseass comment about it, and the guy behind the counter verbally said "lulz." I nearly jumped over the counter and strangled him to death. Wordsexpressions have never bothered me up until that point.

edit: because calling lulz a word is incredibly charitable
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Aazealh on February 11, 2013, 08:17:28 AM
When people call their MMO character a "toon." Jesus, it just gets to me badly. A lot of MMO jargon just irks me but that one the most. Especially if it, for some reason, gets extended to single player games.

Hahaha, good one, I'd forgotten about this. I've always absolutely despised it. Always felt you had to be a goddamn degenerate to speak like that. Can't believe some people still do it to this day.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Lukis on February 11, 2013, 11:08:02 AM
I hate when people use letter ''z'' in words like lulz ,plzz and so on,here's a good example I encountered while browsing one forum.
''dude!!!! can u makez multiwindow mod for our ace.......nd I really appreciate urz work.
...ur juszzz dammn awesome ......nd yeah plz if u canz do it plzz reply soon.......''   :magni:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: asic on February 11, 2013, 12:10:24 PM
brah and to some degree "bro"

Like in: "nah brah, 2011 was the best year in gaming"   :mozgus:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Skeleton on February 11, 2013, 01:16:26 PM
Got.  Moist.  And the acronym LMBO.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: SuperVegetto on February 11, 2013, 01:25:01 PM
brah and to some degree "bro"

Like in: "nah brah, 2011 was the best year in gaming"   :mozgus:


There's something worse here, some stupid gangsta wannabee failed teenagers are using some word that sounds like "brahteh" and believe me it sounds even more annoying with their accents.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Walter on February 11, 2013, 01:41:19 PM
Ugh. I have this one kid at work who is constantly saying "lulz" whenever he laughs or just to acknowledge a joke. I want to punch him in the tooth every time. He's so casual about it too. No shame whatsoever.
After I read the first part, I was going to reply that you should punch him in the face, but looks like you're already planning to. And you should. If you get in trouble, just tell the authorities what he said.

Another one that I can't believe I haven't included yet: Gamer. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4pXWiG2B4zk)
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: BerserkMJM on February 11, 2013, 01:59:40 PM
My friend whom acts like he has the world at his finger tips with his fucking android went on a two hour rant about how he's getting all these roms and emulators on his Kindle or whatever. Pain painstakingly I have to listen to his trail and error, the entire time wondering where in the history of our friendship did I let on to him that even cared.
Ugh. A coworker of mine bought a new phone with part of his tax return and won't shut the fuck up about it. No words that bother me here, just the topic of conversation. He sounds like a fucking salesman. No, I'm not trying to buy a new phone. No, I don't care what your phone can do. That's what I want to say to him.

I endure it.

edit: because calling lulz a word is incredibly charitable
That'll all change when they put it in the dictionary. :troll:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: MrWeatherby on February 11, 2013, 04:44:26 PM
That'll all change when they put it in the dictionary. :troll:

The day that happens is the day the English language is dead to me.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Dar Klink on February 12, 2013, 05:29:29 AM
After I read the first part, I was going to reply that you should punch him in the face, but looks like you're already planning to. And you should. If you get in trouble, just tell the authorities what he said.

Another one that I can't believe I haven't included yet: Gamer. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4pXWiG2B4zk)
Shit, when I saw that gamer was a link I just knew it was that video. I don't hate most people that use the word gamer, because it's so common now, but people like him and the way marketers use it is fucking terrible. That guy's video is like some copy of Extra Credits while trying to sound like Randall from Clerks.
(http://i.imgur.com/w9GpIwX.jpg)
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on February 12, 2013, 01:19:21 PM
Another one that I can't believe I haven't included yet: Gamer. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4pXWiG2B4zk)

Shit, when I saw that gamer was a link I just knew it was that video. I don't hate most people that use the word gamer, because it's so common now, but people like him and the way marketers use it is fucking terrible. That guy's video is like some copy of Extra Credits while trying to sound like Randall from Clerks.

I don't know what to say after watching that video.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Walter on February 12, 2013, 02:57:14 PM
I don't hate most people that use the word gamer, because it's so common now,
The biggest problem I have with the word is the way it's used, as if it's some kind of unique lifestyle. It's simply a medium. I've played games for nearly my whole life as well, but I certainly don't identify myself as someone who plays games, anymore than I would someone who reads books or watches movies. I'm not a booker, or a movier.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Wyrm on February 13, 2013, 11:52:38 AM
The biggest problem I have with the word is the way it's used, as if it's some kind of unique lifestyle. It's simply a medium. I've played games for nearly my whole life as well, but I certainly don't identify myself as someone who plays games, anymore than I would someone who reads books or watches movies. I'm not a booker, or a movier.

It kind of depends on how you structure your life. If games, books or movies are more of an hobby than casual entertainment, if you plan your life taking into account the time you'll need to spend in your favorite hobby then it makes sense to have a word that describes what you're doing. Gamer is not suposed to be a merit badge but when someone says "i'm a gamer" usually it tells me that that person takes games seriously, appreciate the craftsmanship, regularly invests time reading about games, game design, publishers and developers and is usually involved in betas. It's the person who will think that a LAN party is a great way to spend your saturday night. It's not the same as playing Angry Birds on your IPhone.

So I like the term gamer. :)

Words and expressions I don't like:

hipster (because now it means "something or someone i don't like")
verily
liberty (one of the most violated words nowadays)
socialism (when used by people who have no clue what socialism is)
"viver acima das nossas possibilidades" (any portuguese forum member will probably agree with me on this  one)
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: SuperVegetto on February 13, 2013, 12:05:30 PM
EDIT: That was a rant on some people to let my frustration out and a break of rules it seems so I'll just say it's a phrase (not word): "Get a life"
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Wiki on February 13, 2013, 06:37:13 PM
Definitly swag....
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: SuperVegetto on February 13, 2013, 06:47:11 PM
Definitly swag....

Well, YOLO!
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Aazealh on February 13, 2013, 06:47:56 PM
"Win", used as a noun. As in "So much win!" or "We achieved many wins over the past year."

:mozgus:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Walter on February 13, 2013, 06:48:17 PM
Gamer is not suposed to be a merit badge but when someone says "i'm a gamer" usually it tells me that that person takes games seriously,
I'd just think they're a fucking loser.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: frankencowx on February 13, 2013, 07:14:40 PM
dope and pimp as adjectives

anything ending in the suffix -izzle
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Walter on February 13, 2013, 07:21:37 PM
I humbly submit: All memes.  :daiba:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: IncantatioN on February 13, 2013, 07:40:42 PM
Gamer is not suposed to be a merit badge but when someone says "i'm a gamer" usually it tells me that that person takes games seriously

I'd just think they're a fucking loser.

Even if gaming is a passion of theirs like after work hours or whatever? Sort of like surfing or skiing or climbing, etc.? Or it's the way they project themselves that's loser~ish?
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Walter on February 13, 2013, 07:50:50 PM
Even if gaming is a passion of theirs like after work hours or whatever? Sort of like surfing or skiing or climbing, etc.? Or it's the way they project themselves that's loser~ish?
I don't think there's anything inherently special about someone who plays games--certainly not enough to give them a separate moniker. Like I said before, it's not different from someone who enjoys movies or books. It's another medium, regardless of how into it you are.

I find it pretty gross that people who play games are actually willing to buy into this misnomer that a medium you enjoy defines you. Here's a hypothetical conversation:

"So what do you do in your spare time?"
"I don't know, I guess I enjoy watching TV shows, I go to the movies, hang out with friends, I play video gam-"
"Oh, so you're a 'Gamer'?"
"Well yes, I am a gamer! It's the same as being a surfer."

I think the kinds of people endorsing the use of such a term are coming from two hilariously opposite places. 1) Those who see it as a stigma to enjoy playing a game 2) Those who want to strictly segregate themselves from people who play games casually: "I am a hardcore gamer!"

Thing is... Society likes to create labels for people and their hobbies. It helps categorize things in an otherwise chaotic world. But that doesn't mean you have to buy into them, much less endorse them.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Wyrm on February 13, 2013, 08:11:11 PM
Well, I'm not a "fucking loser" and I'm not in either of the groups you mention.

But that doesn't mean you have to buy into them, much less endorse them.

It also doesn't mean you have to insult people who do.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Walter on February 13, 2013, 08:53:56 PM
Well, I'm not a "fucking loser" and I'm not in either of the groups you mention.
Are you in the same group as this guy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4pXWiG2B4zk
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Wyrm on February 13, 2013, 09:02:19 PM
that person takes games seriously, appreciate the craftsmanship, regularly invests time reading about games, game design, publishers and developers and is usually involved in betas. It's the person who will think that a LAN party is a great way to spend your saturday night.

I'm in this group. I only saw the video until the guy said he doesn't need a degree because he's shepperd or something... No further comments from my part.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: IncantatioN on February 14, 2013, 04:47:01 PM
Very annoying to hear my colleagues (3 sisters) say 'conversate' or 'this hurted' a lot.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Walter on February 14, 2013, 05:02:06 PM
Very annoying to hear my colleagues (3 sisters) say 'conversate' or 'this hurted' a lot.
Are those real phrases people are using these days, or are they just bad at English?
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: IncantatioN on February 14, 2013, 06:08:39 PM
Haha yeah, I've heard a few other people outside my workplace say it like that. I humor my colleagues and correct them if they say something grammatically incorrect, but only because we fool around and they don't kill me for it. Another thing I hear from them all the time is the use of the word 'mad' as an adverb, meaning to say 'very'. I thought it was a Brooklyn thing but I see it being used on some reality TV shows too! Bad English, totally.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Walter on February 14, 2013, 06:22:52 PM
I thought it was a Brooklyn thing but I see it being used on some reality TV shows too! Bad English, totally.
I totally understand what you mean. But I think we're beginning to sound like old men at this point of the thread  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Griffith on February 14, 2013, 08:01:20 PM
I don't think there's anything inherently special about someone who plays games--certainly not enough to give them a separate moniker. Like I said before, it's not different from someone who enjoys movies or books. It's another medium, regardless of how into it you are.

Spoken like a true gamer, the man doth protest too much methinks! :iva: Also, they do have terms for those mediums, bookworms (nobody looks down on reading though), film geeks (different story for that subset =), etc. They're just not used as prevalently, but then those are older and more generally established mediums, the same will and is happening with games, yet people will also still rightly identify that way for shorthand rather than trying to explain their interest in so many words. I think you're just annoyed by some of the more embarrassing associations and stereotypes that come with the term, because otherwise you're a pretty good example of someone with an obviously well-informed and highly evolved passion for the medium, and don't want the stink of that other stuff all over you.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Walter on February 14, 2013, 08:16:03 PM
you're a pretty good example of someone with an obviously well-informed and highly evolved passion for the medium, and don't want the stink of that other stuff all over you.
Yet I don't need a word to define who I am because of my interests.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Griffith on February 14, 2013, 09:13:07 PM
Yet I don't need a word to define who I am because of my interests.

Sure, that's fair, but you also clearly define this particular word extremely negatively ("a fucking loser"). I just think it's a more broad, neutral and less absolute term than it's worst usage. Like a "big reader" or a "movie lover," similar designations I don't think you'd have quite the same response to; though, they equally fail to define who one is with any nuance. I find it more problematic and troubling that it isn't seen the same way by these self-described "gamers" and the masses alike than I'm bothered by the word itself. Like you said, it's just another medium, and hopefully the connotation of the word will shift away from some sort of misguided sense of idenity or subculture and more toward a purely clinical usage, which is largely how I've always seen the word ("one who plays games").
BTW, how we're talking about this makes me think more of the confessions on My Strange Addiction (http://gawker.com/5984383/coming-out-is-weird-watch-a-supercut-of-people-revealing-their-strange-addictions-to-horrified-friends-and-family) (the reaction shots in this video are glorious =) than anything to do with video games. Puts things in perspective. :ganishka:


Anyway, on the main topic, the word "supposably" when someone really means supposedly bugs me. I wouldn't say I hate it, but I notice. :daiba:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Grail on February 14, 2013, 10:15:52 PM
Anyway, on the main topic, the word "supposably" when someone really means supposedly bugs me. I wouldn't say I hate it, but I notice. :daiba:
:ganishka:
You know, that reminds me of this made-up word one of my old bosses used to use, "legist." I think he somehow got the words logistics and gist confused, and said it in place of the latter. It always bothered me, but I secretly liked the idea of him embarrassing himself in front of other people all the time with it.

Coincidentally, that's also one of my most hated words, even though it's only used by one person... as far as I know. :magni:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Wyrm on February 15, 2013, 01:14:18 PM
shift away from some sort of misguided sense of idenity or subculture and more toward a purely clinical usage, which is largely how I've always seen the word ("one who plays games").

Which is the way I used the expression. Not as a "merit badge" as I said but simply to denote the degree to wich one dedicates to a given hobby. It doesn't mean that the person using either "gamer", "bookworm", "cinephile" or whatever is trying to define him/herself by their favorite activity.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Aazealh on February 15, 2013, 03:44:57 PM
It doesn't mean that the person using either "gamer", "bookworm", "cinephile" or whatever is trying to define him/herself by their favorite activity.

That's the connotation the word "gamer" currently has, though. When you say someone is a gamer, it's usually not understood as just being someone who likes games and has an interest in the industry. It implies that they play video games "excessively" compared to the norm.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Griffith on February 15, 2013, 10:59:40 PM
Which is the way I used the expression. Not as a "merit badge" as I said but simply to denote the degree to wich one dedicates to a given hobby. It doesn't mean that the person using either "gamer", "bookworm", "cinephile" or whatever is trying to define him/herself by their favorite activity.

Well, they are, it's just a matter of degree as you say (the term cinephile is particularly strong and implies a potentially negative extreme). For instance, I'd say I'm a gamer because I've been playing them my almost whole life, play them basically on a daily basis in some form, and will continue to do so. On the other hand, I'm not exactly on the cutting edge of the industry (playing Diablo II, or FF7 on my phone =). That's why I'm surprised how strongly Walter feels about the word considering he's far more the, uh... gamesman than I am. And I definitely mean that in a sense of credibility and authenticity, not someone dressing up like a human Nintendo as part of their purported lifestyle or something (sometimes more is clearly less, there's a difference between being an animal lover and being into bestiality after all =).

That's the connotation the word "gamer" currently has, though. When you say someone is a gamer, it's usually not understood as just being someone who likes games and has an interest in the industry. It implies that they play video games "excessively" compared to the norm.

I still think a lot of it is in the eye of the beholder, or more importantly the context or setting the word is used. For instance, in real life I think anybody that owns a system and regularly plays it for fun could be called a "gamer" without any stigma attached ("one who plays games"), whereas online, on this board for instance, playing games almost goes without saying. So, to be a "gamer" on the Internet actually means you're some kind of degenerate gamer, like the difference between a guy who loves going to vegas and someone with a destructive gambling problem. Basically, the kind of guys that are prime candidates to die of heart failure at an Internet cafe after a 72 hour WoW binge, not people that love video games as part of their normal lives.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: MrWeatherby on February 16, 2013, 05:51:47 AM
I'll take "gamer" over "geek" and "nerd" any day if only because it has a lot less of a negative connotation. It's worth considering it's also a whole subculture at this point and it kind of needs to be named something. Plus our society has a habit of short-handing anything it can. Rather than say "oh they play videos games" people will likely gravitate towards "they're a gamer."

edit: I will admit that the word itself just sounds weird to my ears though.

double edit: speaking of game related words, "Metroidvania" makes my fucking skin crawl.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Aazealh on February 16, 2013, 10:44:01 AM
I still think a lot of it is in the eye of the beholder, or more importantly the context or setting the word is used. For instance, in real life I think anybody that owns a system and regularly plays it for fun could be called a "gamer" without any stigma attached ("one who plays games"), whereas online, on this board for instance, playing games almost goes without saying. So, to be a "gamer" on the Internet actually means you're some kind of degenerate gamer, like the difference between a guy who loves going to vegas and someone with a destructive gambling problem. Basically, the kind of guys that are prime candidates to die of heart failure at an Internet cafe after a 72 hour WoW binge, not people that love video games as part of their normal lives.

Well I'm mostly talking from a real world perspective and how it's perceived by the average people. Obviously the context is all-important here, as different social groups would perceive it in different ways. But for example I don't think the word "cinephile" carries a negative connotation compared to "gamer", mostly because movies are pretty much universal while video games aren't there quite yet, and also because watching movies can be considered a cultural activity, while playing games is hardly ever recognized as such.

I'll take "gamer" over "geek" and "nerd" any day if only because it has a lot less of a negative connotation.

I think there tends to be an association between those, though. Unless you're a fratboy exclusively playing Modern Warfare and sports games, telling people you're a gamer is likely to identify you as a nerd as well.

double edit: speaking of game related words, "Metroidvania" makes my fucking skin crawl.

It's the worst.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: BerserkMJM on February 16, 2013, 04:23:56 PM
http://thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=youre_not_a_nerd (http://thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=youre_not_a_nerd)

This is relevant, I think.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Griffith on February 16, 2013, 05:40:38 PM
Well I'm mostly talking from a real world perspective and how it's perceived by the average people.

Mmmmm, that's where I have the opposite experience, where I feel like the average person doesn't really care; most of the people that have a strong opinion one way or another would be game, er... players. Actually, most average people I know (maybe I'm not categorizing them correctly =) wouldn't think there was anything of it ("one who plays games" a category more and more average people fall into).

Obviously the context is all-important here, as different social groups would perceive it in different ways. But for example I don't think the word "cinephile" carries a negative connotation compared to "gamer", mostly because movies are pretty much universal while video games aren't there quite yet, and also because watching movies can be considered a cultural activity, while playing games is hardly ever recognized as such.

Well, this is where I feel like it mostly comes down to some sort of gaming vs other mediums inferiority complex and old fashioned shame, which is only exacerbated by the most shameless of dorks going obnoxiously far in the other direction (LOUD AND PROUD - GOT NOTHING ELSE GOING ON!). So, more self-aware individuals that have put a lot of time and effort into games would be more sensitive to that negative connotation because that's how they're afraid of being perceived; the more one's into it, the more one would be sensitive to it.

I think there tends to be an association between those, though. Unless you're a fratboy exclusively playing Modern Warfare and sports games, telling people you're a gamer is likely to identify you as a nerd as well.

Exactly. These guys don't care if you call them gamers or not because... they aren't. =) Whereas, I would say you and I definitely are if the word has ANY objective meaning, and with nothing to be ashamed of. Well, except for all times I basically chose playing games over friends, family, and sleep (but I'm not). :ganishka:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Aazealh on February 16, 2013, 06:20:19 PM
http://thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=youre_not_a_nerd (http://thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=youre_not_a_nerd)

This is relevant, I think.

Hahaha, indeed it is.

Well, this is where I feel like it mostly comes down to some sort of gaming vs other mediums inferiority complex and old fashioned shame, which is only exacerbated by the most shameless of dorks going obnoxiously far in the other direction (LOUD AND PROUD - GOT NOTHING ELSE GOING ON!). So, more self-aware individuals that have put a lot of time and effort into games would be more sensitive to that negative connotation because that's how they're afraid of being perceived; the more one's into it, the more one would be sensitive to it.

I don't know, the way I see it, the word itself was born from those obnoxious guys you mention trying to turn the tables and empower themselves by creating a sort of subculture that revolves around a hobby, and is now being used in a variety of ways by a variety of people. Not unlike the word "geek", actually (which I dislike, as a matter of fact, though I quite like "nerd").

Now, without going nearly as far as you did about being ashamed and not wanting to be perceived badly by others, it could also simply be that one has a negative perception of a particular subculture (say, "anime fans" for example), and doesn't want to associate themselves with it despite having similar interests. Sticking to that example, I don't label myself an anime fan, even though I've been admin of a forum dedicated to a manga for almost 10 years. And it's not because of social stigma, but I just don't think of myself like that.

Anyway, I don't want to ramble on for too long, but this discussion has gotten way more interesting than the original topic of this thread. =)
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: dasfdeas on February 16, 2013, 06:56:57 PM
You know Aazealh, you raise a really interesting point, personally I liken it to music.  Certain subcultures rise and then fall because it's human nature to divide ourselves into groups and then point them against other groups.  Take music: I was a kid in the late 90's, and the record stores I frequented were filled with people who had turned on grunge music even though I still loved it.  Nirvana was cool when they were on SubPop, as soon as they signed to Geffen they were sell outs and it wasn't cool to like them anymore.  Alice in Chains, Blind Melon, Nirvana etc. were no longer dark and edgy, but suddenly selfish bastards who glorified drug culture and paid the price.  We're still on that trend, 80's styles and music are coming back and 90's stuff is on the decline.  Do I suddenly throw away my Nevermind T-Shirt and go buy a Decemberists one?  No, it isn't authentic to who I am.  So what if jerks at a record store, an anime/videogame forum, or whatever try to hassle you and portray as stupid or somehow inferior.  You enjoy the things you enjoy, why let others take it away from you?
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Aazealh on February 16, 2013, 08:19:32 PM
I think that's a different topic though, here we were talking about people labeling themselves in certain ways or not depending on their perception of the label itself, while you're talking about someone who would actually change their tastes (or pretend to) depending on what's currently "hip", which is what we call a hipster.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: dasfdeas on February 16, 2013, 08:38:36 PM
I understand what you're saying, I don't think I conveyed my point properly.  Right now, I think that hipsters are into videogames.  When I was a teenager, you were a pariah is you were into 16/32 bit era gaming.  There was a level plain on which "gamers" and "otakus" (and even that word isn't "hip" these days among anime fans) resided.  Suddenly, videogames are a mainstream phenomenon and gamers seem to feel their label has superseded another.  So I don't know, I guess I meant gamers=80's keyboard music, ironic 80's throwback clothes, etc. anime fans = flannel t-shirts and distortion effects pedals.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Griffith on February 17, 2013, 06:33:11 AM
http://thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=youre_not_a_nerd (http://thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=youre_not_a_nerd)

This is relevant, I think.

 :guts:

I don't know, the way I see it, the word itself was born from those obnoxious guys you mention trying to turn the tables and empower themselves by creating a sort of subculture that revolves around a hobby, and is now being used in a variety of ways by a variety of people. Not unlike the word "geek", actually (which I dislike, as a matter of fact, though I quite like "nerd").

Well, in any case, I think it should be properly re-appropriated. I understand not wanting to be labeled or stereotyped, but then we shouldn't care much either if we're above that, and it's ridiculous to have to use a bunch of stilted language to get a simple idea across when a single word should do. I'd be more upset at the guys that are using the word that way than disliking the word itself; otherwise, it's playing into and supporting that extreme definition rather than normalizing it.

Now, without going nearly as far as you did about being ashamed and not wanting to be perceived badly by others, it could also simply be that one has a negative perception of a particular subculture (say, "anime fans" for example), and doesn't want to associate themselves with it despite having similar interests.

Good point, it might also just be different here than on the East coast, Paris, or the Internet in general. Like I said, nobody cares here in my experience, it's no worse than friendly use of the word nerd. So, where I come from, in every sense of the word, its a bit defensive and oversensitive to care about the word beyond it's most basic meaning. I also think I'm personally less sensitive because I'm less the enthusiast, to the point its almost a compliment; I'm not even deserving (this is probably why I abuse myself with shit like Diablo III; low gaming self-esteem, "It's not your fault" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtkST5-ZFHw) =) Conversely, I think the stronger the association to gaming, the more one might otherwise downplay it so as not to cross into that negative territory.

Sticking to that example, I don't label myself an anime fan, even though I've been admin of a forum dedicated to a manga for almost 10 years. And it's not because of social stigma, but I just don't think of myself like that.

Same here, but it's a very specific and somewhat unusual example. Technically, it's also a contradiction, explainable if you believe the work transcends the medium; otherwise, we're just the biggest fanboys of them all.

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/berserkliterature.jpg)

But I don't think so. :badbone:

Anyway, I don't want to ramble on for too long, but this discussion has gotten way more interesting than the original topic of this thread. =)

Indeed, and on these topics, another relevant link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUvdXxhLPa8
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Aazealh on February 17, 2013, 10:20:02 AM
Well, in any case, I think it should be properly re-appropriated. I understand not wanting to be labeled or stereotyped, but then we shouldn't care much either if we're above that, and it's ridiculous to have to use a bunch of stilted language to get a simple idea across when a single word should do. I'd be more upset at the guys that are using the word that way than disliking the word itself; otherwise, it's playing into and supporting that extreme definition rather than normalizing it.

That's a noble intent, but when a word starts being used globally in a certain way, it's not easy to change it. That being said, I'm sure as time goes by it'll take on a less connoted meaning. I think it's already been the case since its introduction, as a matter of fact.

Good point, it might also just be different here than on the East coast, Paris, or the Internet in general. Like I said, nobody cares here in my experience, it's no worse than friendly use of the word nerd. So, where I come from, in every sense of the word, its a bit defensive and oversensitive to care about the word beyond it's most basic meaning.

Yeah I think the context matters a lot, like I said in a previous post. And sure enough, I don't really care myself beyond the semantic discussion.

Technically, it's also a contradiction

I don't think so. :slan:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Griffith on February 17, 2013, 11:24:29 AM
That's a noble intent, but when a word starts being used globally in a certain way, it's not easy to change it. That being said, I'm sure as time goes by it'll take on a less connoted meaning. I think it's already been the case since its introduction, as a matter of fact.

Well, you heard it here first, left coast Hollyweirds don't diss gamers!

Yeah I think the context matters a lot, like I said in a previous post. And sure enough, I don't really care myself beyond the semantic discussion.

Speaking of which, if a girl plays games at all beyond her boyfriend making her, I think she automatically gets the gamer label, and 100% positively.

I don't think so. :slan:

I think you mean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBS8WYKYggA =)
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Groovy Metal Fist on March 03, 2014, 02:57:17 AM
'What the actual fuck'

'What the fuck' is an idiomatic expression that rarely has anything to do with the act of fucking. Adding 'actual' makes no sense, but I've been seeing this phrase all over the place lately.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Johnstantine on March 03, 2014, 01:37:18 PM
'What the actual fuck'

'What the fuck' is an idiomatic expression that rarely has anything to do with the act of fucking. Adding 'actual' makes no sense, but I've been seeing this phrase all over the place lately.

What the actual fuck, dude. That phrase has been around since the word "fuck" was invented.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: IncantatioN on March 03, 2014, 04:27:08 PM
Amazeballs.

My colleague uses seen'd (dunno how to spell it) instead of saw.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Johnstantine on March 03, 2014, 05:35:56 PM
Amazeballs.

My colleague uses seen'd (dunno how to spell it) instead of saw.

Ah, yes. I seent what you did there.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Aazealh on March 03, 2014, 07:18:51 PM
My colleague uses seen'd (dunno how to spell it) instead of saw.

"I done seen'd dis shit I's tell ya."
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Johnstantine on March 03, 2014, 07:51:46 PM
"I done seen'd dis shit I's tell ya."

Oh God, you made me spit my drink you.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Doc on March 12, 2014, 12:45:19 PM
literally - Or rather its popular misuse in common parlance.

e.g.
"I literally worked my ass off today!"

I recommend you see a physician about that.  :schierke:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: RanShi on April 04, 2014, 03:13:44 PM
I don't have any magic words that get me upset. Unless someone intentionally insults me, I don't care all that much what words they choose to express themselves. This thread was entertaining to read though  :ganishka: EPIC THREAD!
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Gummyskull on April 06, 2014, 06:24:32 AM
I have a lot of hated words so I'll keep this short...

"Chic". It's vague, overused, and pretentious.
"Gamer girl". We aren't an oddity, and we are not special.
"Brony". Because bronies are awful.
"Fap/clop" Just gross.
"Rapeface" or "Rapey".

I use tumblr so I expose myself to a lot of trendy internet words on a regular basis, some of the worst are:
"Feels"
"headcanon"
"B L E S S"
"300% done"
"derp"



Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Walter on April 06, 2014, 11:34:26 AM
Sounds like you'll fit in nicely here, Gummy  :serpico:

And I haven't heard of any from that last batch of words... Makes me feel old.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Tama on April 06, 2014, 01:39:39 PM
I use tumblr so I expose myself to a lot of trendy internet words on a regular basis, some of the worst are:
"Feels"

Thank you for mentioning 'feels', I don't know why but it really annoys me. I don't follow that many Internet trends but when did saying feels become popular? Is this a new thing?
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Aazealh on April 06, 2014, 04:43:25 PM
Thank you for mentioning 'feels', I don't know why but it really annoys me. I don't follow that many Internet trends but when did saying feels become popular? Is this a new thing?

It's part of a trend that's at least a few years old.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Hanma_Baki on April 06, 2014, 05:55:54 PM
some of the worst are:
"Feels"
"headcanon"
"B L E S S"
"300% done"

And I haven't heard of any from that last batch of words... Makes me feel old.

Haha me too :ganishka: Seriously in what contecxt are they even used? Or are they used alone just like that? :???: I feel even more silly asking...
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on April 06, 2014, 09:50:21 PM
I know too many people who say "feels."
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Gummyskull on April 06, 2014, 09:52:36 PM
Thank you for mentioning 'feels', I don't know why but it really annoys me. I don't follow that many Internet trends but when did saying feels become popular? Is this a new thing?
As Aaz said, it's a word that been around for a few years. It really annoys me too.

 
And I haven't heard of any from that last batch of words... Makes me feel old.
Consider yourself lucky.  :iva:

Seriously in what contecxt are they even used? Or are they used alone just like that? :???: I feel even more silly asking...

Allow me to educate you using examples:

-Feels are a wave of intense emotions that you can't explain. "I can't handle the all the heavy feels movie 3 gave me!"
- Adding spaces in between letters is done to emphasize them, B L E S S is just one example. Used on tumblr a lot.
"The sex scene between Charlotte and Griffith. B L E S S".
-Headcanon is an idea, belief ,or  aspect of the story or a character that is not mentioned in canon, but accepted by an individual or the fandom as a whole. "My headcanon is that Casca is of Kushan descent.".
-300% done is just an exaggerated way to say that you are fed up or finished with something. "JUST FINISHED THE DESCENT AND I AM 300% done WITH GRIFFITH.".

Now you know, and knowing is half the battle!
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Proj2501 on April 06, 2014, 10:08:32 PM
'Swag' Detest it.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Gummyskull on April 06, 2014, 10:11:35 PM
'Swag' Detest it.
UGH I forgot about that abhorrent word. It and YOLO seem to go hand-in-hand.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Walter on April 06, 2014, 10:40:01 PM
In journalism, swag is a real word. How's it being used these days...?
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Gummyskull on April 06, 2014, 11:13:18 PM
In journalism, swag is a real word. How's it being used these days...?
Like this (http://imgur.com/txRCXnq) and  this (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/swag).
It's not the same as the "swag" you get at conventions like E3 or PAX.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Mangetsu on April 07, 2014, 12:55:46 PM
In journalism, swag is a real word. How's it being used these days...?
Swag= She Wants a Gentleman
Yolo= You only live once
I reall hate these words, particullary because many students of my school are using these words
i mean the meaning is just pure Shit
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Oburi on April 07, 2014, 01:37:34 PM
I'll use swag once in a while to describe what someone is wearing. The other day I commented on someone wearing Boston Bruins swag. Idk if I suck or not  :judo:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Proj2501 on April 07, 2014, 01:43:59 PM
'Epic' is a real world too. I guess I really, really HATE how 'swag' is used these days. Someone asked me if I wanted to "swag out my phone" and I wanted to start throwing punches.

I'm getting' old.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Urosh on April 07, 2014, 06:13:04 PM
This is really a fun topic, so I couldn't resist to join..

- IMO, imo, IMHO, imho; as in "In My (Humble) (Honest) Opinion".

This one is simple, mundane, trivial but it gets really on my nerves. When it's used in replies or posts it just makes my blood curdle. In interviews with politicians or whomever, they ask for OPINIONS on every little thing as if it would matter any.

- audiophile, cinephile

Hahaha, really?

- Superstar, diva, talent, pioneer

Again, misusing the misused.

- Elite

This one talks for itself
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Dar Klink on April 07, 2014, 10:49:21 PM
Thank you for mentioning 'feels', I don't know why but it really annoys me. I don't follow that many Internet trends but when did saying feels become popular? Is this a new thing?

It's kinda funny because "feels" started out as basically 'That feel when" thing from 4chan with a kinda blank-faced guy that just looks like he's contemplating reality or something. It was usually used in a way where you'd be overly depressed over something and usually used from the perspective of a typical ultra-virgin/betamale/whatever. Mostly used jokingly. Somehow over time it became a sort of spastic way of screaming about the latest Dr. Who or Sherlock plot twist by tumblr.

Also, I just fucking hate tumblr. I hate the way the word "fandom" is used these days. Mostly by people who probably think fanworks and "expressing your feels" means more than the actual original work that the "fandom" is for. So I guess that encompasses pretty much all the words you posted there Gummy.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Walter on April 09, 2014, 11:17:47 AM
When people call untranslated manga "spoilers." Calling them RAWs just might be worse, though.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Saintly pants on May 26, 2014, 02:33:06 PM
The word "Feels" I tend to encounter when discussing things like "Madoka Magica". It doesn't bother me because I think it means " A bunch contradicting feelings both warm and cold."

If "Fandom" stands for the type of fan that calculated the exact date George Lucas should have died to save Star Wars from being "ruined", then I hate it with every fiber of my being. Same thing for those who call Miura "lazy". Seriously?

Something that really irritates lately me is "Rape culture". A term that absolutely dominates Gawker the last two years. It pops up in just about every piece posted. It gives me this depressing mental image of a conspiracy of fratty, high-fiving, privileged white "Dudebro's" (another word I loathe) and suit wearing corporate meatballs discussing how to take control of all female reproductive organs on the planet. Pervs are not that well organized. Or numerous. I don't know in what terrible neighborhood the people who invented the term live, but they probably need to find a nicer place instead of just declaring everyone with a Y chromosome guilty by default.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Delta Phi on May 27, 2014, 05:21:13 PM
Something that really irritates lately me is "Rape culture". A term that absolutely dominates Gawker the last two years. It pops up in just about every piece posted. It gives me this depressing mental image of a conspiracy of fratty, high-fiving, privileged white "Dudebro's" (another word I loathe) and suit wearing corporate meatballs discussing how to take control of all female reproductive organs on the planet. Pervs are not that well organized. Or numerous. I don't know in what terrible neighborhood the people who invented the term live, but they probably need to find a nicer place instead of just declaring everyone with a Y chromosome guilty by default.

I don't think you fully understand the phrase then if that's how you interpret it. I do agree with you on how some extremists demonize men collectively, and to that end, I really hate being associated with rapists, and now most recently with the Santa Barbara murderer, just because I'm a man.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Evilnemesis on May 27, 2014, 07:19:45 PM
Over the years I've had plenty, but those are my current ones.

"Muh X"

"You dun goof(ed)"
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Deci on June 13, 2014, 12:33:10 PM
Something that really irritates lately me is "Rape culture". A term that absolutely dominates Gawker the last two years. It pops up in just about every piece posted. It gives me this depressing mental image of a conspiracy of fratty, high-fiving, privileged white "Dudebro's" (another word I loathe) and suit wearing corporate meatballs discussing how to take control of all female reproductive organs on the planet. Pervs are not that well organized. Or numerous. I don't know in what terrible neighborhood the people who invented the term live, but they probably need to find a nicer place instead of just declaring everyone with a Y chromosome guilty by default.

I'm with you on "rape culture". I've argued that it does some of the damage it supposedly is trying to stop too. Really an awful combination of words.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: TerrorA on June 13, 2014, 01:01:41 PM
The N-word.

"Edge" or "Edgy" since you can't dislike anything without being called that.

"Deconstruction" since it seems to be slapped on any dark work, especially if it's bad
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Walter on June 13, 2014, 02:35:23 PM
The N-word.


Nerd?
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: TerrorA on June 13, 2014, 03:47:18 PM
Nerd?

No. the racial slur.

I don't like ANYONE using it, regardless of ethnicity.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Grail on June 13, 2014, 04:53:22 PM
Something that really irritates lately me is "Rape culture". A term that absolutely dominates Gawker the last two years. It pops up in just about every piece posted. It gives me this depressing mental image of a conspiracy of fratty, high-fiving, privileged white "Dudebro's" (another word I loathe) and suit wearing corporate meatballs discussing how to take control of all female reproductive organs on the planet. Pervs are not that well organized. Or numerous. I don't know in what terrible neighborhood the people who invented the term live, but they probably need to find a nicer place instead of just declaring everyone with a Y chromosome guilty by default.

I think you're confusing man-hating with understanding the idea that we live in a society that normalizes and excuses violence against women. The danger isn't the "Council of Omnipotent Dudebro Meatball Businessmen" that you're describing, and I think imagery like that distracts from the real life issue. A good example of this concept was brought up in a recent podcast - Aaz mentioned that he doesn't have any fear of taking the subway alone, while his female friends need to be wary of harassment from random men. That's what rape culture is all about. That said, I think it's an important phrase, and I'm sorry that you seem to hate it.

I'm glad that you've brought this up, by the way - we're going to have a new thread discussing this issue very soon.  :carcus:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Gummyskull on June 13, 2014, 09:30:58 PM
Here is a good article written from a male perspective that explains rape culture (https://medium.com/@zaron3/a-gentlemens-guide-to-rape-culture-7fc86c50dc4c). It's not an easy concept to accept, but it is important to understand. Although the word has been popping up more often on the internet, it originated within feminist circles in the 1970's.

I'm glad that you've brought this up, by the way - we're going to have a new thread discussing this issue very soon.  :carcus:

I'm looking forward to the upcoming discussions.  :void:

If "Fandom" stands for the type of fan that calculated the exact date George Lucas should have died to save Star Wars from being "ruined", then I hate it with every fiber of my being. Same thing for those who call Miura "lazy". Seriously?

Well, fandom is simply a shortened version of "fan domain" and it's usage has been recoded back as far as 1903. It just describes the network of fans of a particular subject. Not really something to get too upset about. There are bad fans and good fans of everything. 
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Deci on June 13, 2014, 09:39:56 PM
I understand what people are trying to say when they talk about rape culture, I just whole-heartedly disagree with the use of the term. Surely there has to be a better term to use than that for that subway scenario given. Objectifying? Dehumanization? Sexual predatory? Rape culture just sounds ridiculous and like I said, believe its a damaging word to use.

I'm very fascinated by language, I think that most of the world's arguments could be concluded if people chose the correct language to use, and presented it in just the correct way, in any given circumstance. It's very interesting. I believe that most of the world actually know most truths, and perhaps even agree on some fundamental level, of the world. They just have totally different means interpreting and prioritizing them.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Griffith on June 13, 2014, 10:32:18 PM
Well, purportedly as many as 1 in 3 American women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes, and in most cases there's little to no recourse for victims or consequences for offenders. So, I think think the ugliness of the phrase "rape culture" is warranted and necessary to hold a mirror up to a society that in many ways still tacitly condones or normalizes the oppression and rape of women. Of course it can be misapplied, but I think male annoyance at that is a little less concerning objectively.

On that note, I don't remember if I already mentioned it on that same podcast Grail referenced, but I thought it was interesting how after that botched sex/rape scene on Game of Thrones this year the same progressive minded people that defend anything depicted in the arts to death when it comes to censorship in regards to violence were all over that like GoT should be responsible for educating people about modern standards of consent. I got the point about the potential negatives of that and similar instances throughout all media (ala rape culture), but at times it was almost conflated to an actual rape being perpetrated by the producers as opposed to poor direction of an already disturbing scene. I just thought it was funny that progressive liberals were suddenly acting like "think of children" conservatives when it comes to violence, albeit sexual, in the media. It all depends on your issue, I guess. I also wonder if we aren't all in denial about the effects of violence in movies, games, etc because like gun nuts we just don't really care to give it up in any case. I'm not saying there's any proof of causation, but even if there was, how many of us would just dismiss it out of hand on principle? I know I do. =)
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Aazealh on June 14, 2014, 07:29:28 AM
Here is a good article written from a male perspective that explains rape culture (https://medium.com/@zaron3/a-gentlemens-guide-to-rape-culture-7fc86c50dc4c). It's not an easy concept to accept, but it is important to understand. Although the word has been popping up more often on the internet, it originated within feminist circles in the 1970's.

Honestly I think that's a pretty bad article in that it misses the point of what it's trying to convey. I can't say whether that applies to the entire concept or not, because I'm not really interested in it, but in and of itself the article is patronizing and sexist. Essentially it paints a broad picture saying all women feel vulnerable all the time because of men, while all men are strong and bold and fearless in any and every situation. Well I'm sorry to say but that's a huge stereotype built upon a generalization and not only is it not true, but it misrepresents the mechanisms at work in these situations.

Because as a matter of fact, being alone at night in a badly lit parking lot with some guy(s) behind you isn't a situation in which most people feel perfectly safe. With his posturing, the author fails to realize that fear is a defense mechanism for humans that allows us to recognize when a situation is potentially dangerous. There's a part of irrationality in it, but it's normal for a woman to feel vulnerable when walking alone at night in a dark place. Why? Because the world at large is dangerous, and it's been since the dawn of times. And as a matter of fact, while I myself am not particularly prone to fear, I am wary when I come across shady people in shady places. That's essentially a self-preservation instinct, ingrained in our genes, and not having it is a defect.

Now, the truth of the matter is that what's at play here isn't any different from how it was 100, 500, 1000 years ago. It's people in a position of power preying upon the weak. That means a large man preying on a frail woman as much as a group of thugs mugging some guy, or a young delinquent harassing an old person, or some kids making fun of a guy in a wheelchair, and so on. It's always existed, and sadly our society hasn't progressed enough that it's become inexistent. Merging this fact with the general situation regarding sexual assault is a mistake that I think can only result in confusion and frustration, and the solution proposed by the guy is hilariously bad. I have a lot of experience with public transportation, and let me tell you that going out of your way to try and "make yourself seem unthreatening to the woman" or "warn of your presence" would only result in making you seem weird. Minding your own business and displaying standard politeness is fine and it actually does wonders in all situations.

Anyway, the guy actually quotes a "73% of rape victims know their attacker" while speaking about this "alone at night" scenario, and he doesn't realize that he's missing the point. What this statistic means is that rape at the hands of strangers isn't the standard scenario. It's not what we should focus on. So while making all people (including men) feel safe everywhere and at all times is a laudable goal, and the author's advice of "don't turn your eye when a woman's being assaulted!" (but if it's a man, you know, it's cool) is well-intentioned, it's misguided. I don't have the answer to ending rape, but I can tell you that it's not contained in that article.

Well, fandom is simply a shortened version of "fan domain" and it's usage has been recoded back as far as 1903.

I'm pretty sure it's just the suffix "-dom" (as in freedom, boredom, martyrdom, etc.) and not a contraction of "domain".

I think that most of the world's arguments could be concluded if people chose the correct language to use, and presented it in just the correct way, in any given circumstance.

That seems pretty naive to me. I don't think most conflicts are just born from a lack of understanding.

I also wonder if we aren't all in denial about the effects of violence in movies, games, etc because like gun nuts we just don't really care to give it up in any case. I'm not saying there's any proof of causation, but even if there was, how many of us would just dismiss it out of hand on principle? I know I do. =)

Actually I've come to the conclusion some years ago that violent movies/TV series/comic books/video games probably do incite violence in people, or at least familiarizes and desensitizes them enough to it that it feels like a valid, normal option in real life. That's based on my understanding of my own psyche. :iva:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Skullgrin140 on June 27, 2014, 09:52:16 PM
*Deep Breath* let's see...

Feels - It's the one word I always come across (mostly on tumblr) and it's one of those sayings that makes my teeth grind especially when it comes to describing having feelings for.

Amazeballs - Normally I don't mind words that describe something amazing or outstanding but to use the word Amazeballs just irritates me. Amazeballs sounds like the name of a snack that got discontinued due to the name having something to do with pornographic content, that's going a little to far but that's who I felt about it when seeing that slang.

Prego or Preggers - To describe Pregnant or Pregnancy by using that just irritates me because both those words sound more like Pringle the more you use them.

Yeah, I'm not the hugest fan of internet slang terminology in the slightest.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Vixen Comics on February 14, 2015, 03:26:25 PM
I really dislike hearing women saying "Mah, Baby Father, " In a really ghetto, ignorant, way to refer to a man who is no longer in their lives who happened to father their child. This is just stupid and it makes me gnash my teeth when I hear it.  I know you might have some disdain for the man who fathered your child and you want in some way to distance him from the role he once played in your life, but it is just dumb the way some women say it. This gets particularly confusing when you have a woman using the term "Mah, baby father," to describe more than one male who have fathered more than one of her children.

I also do not like "ratchet" as in "that was so ratchet man!" I had a girl in one of my classes who used the term constantly to describe everything she thought was cool or dumb. And she would say it in this high pitched voice to put emphasis on how "ratchet" something was. I really wanted to strangle her.

I also can't stand "Booyakasha!" A lot of young boys between the ages of 6-11 belt this phrase out constantly where I live. I was in line at the store with three nine year old boys behind me and they kept saying. I wanted to turn around and punch one of them in the face.

And yeah, a pet peeve of mine is people who use internet acronyms in everyday conversations. My particular hot button one is when someone says something like "I was so OMG when I saw that, seriously LOL" or just lulz... :mozgus:

Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: JMP on August 16, 2015, 10:56:45 PM
When someone refers to their spouse as their "hubs" or "wifey". It just makes me cringe and feel nauseated at the same time.  :puck: I'm also not too big on "besty" for best friend, although I can tolerate it.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: GiantSword Mufasa on August 17, 2015, 03:43:14 PM
When people say "moist"
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Oburi on August 20, 2015, 12:56:57 PM
When people say "moist"

After hearing a 48 year old woman say that she's "as moist as a cellar down there. All mildew-y", I got to agree with you.  :isidro:  :troll:

Seriously though a word that I've been hearing for a while now and even more so in my place of work that I don't particularly care for is "mixology". I don't know how official the term is, but I hear it a lot in reference to bartenders and people serving drinks, I guess to give the job a kind of scientific professionalism. It just sounds so phony and when I hear it announced on the radio, as in, "come sign up for classes in mixology" or "after this course you'll be an expert in mixology", it annoys me. I get that there is a level of science involved in making mixed drinks but lets be real, you're a bartender. No need to call yourself a "mixologist". :schierke:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Aazealh on August 20, 2015, 01:02:18 PM
I get that there is a level of science involved in making mixed drinks but lets be real, you're a bartender. No need to call yourself a "mixologist". :schierke:

You mean bouncers aren't calling themselves "physiognomists" yet in the US?
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: GiantSword Mufasa on August 20, 2015, 02:28:41 PM
After hearing a 48 year old woman say that she's "as moist as a cellar down there. All mildew-y", I got to agree with you.  :isidro:  :troll:

Seriously though a word that I've been hearing for a while now and even more so in my place of work that I don't particularly care for is "mixology". I don't know how official the term is, but I hear it a lot in reference to bartenders and people serving drinks, I guess to give the job a kind of scientific professionalism. It just sounds so phony and when I hear it announced on the radio, as in, "come sign up for classes in mixology" or "after this course you'll be an expert in mixology", it annoys me. I get that there is a level of science involved in making mixed drinks but lets be real, you're a bartender. No need to call yourself a "mixologist". :schierke:

I nearly fell out of my chair laughing at work after reading this!!!
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Lithrael on August 20, 2015, 08:40:51 PM
If I enjoy too many products of mixology I have to go and practice my micturition.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: JMP on August 22, 2015, 08:57:43 PM
After hearing a 48 year old woman say that she's "as moist as a cellar down there. All mildew-y", I got to agree with you.  :isidro:  :troll:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLhzKDfo3-M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLhzKDfo3-M)

Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Veltech on September 13, 2015, 10:15:20 AM
1. Will you lend me money
2. We need to talk
3. I need you to......
4. I'm pregnant
5. Man up
6. You are the father
7. We are scheduled to work this weekend
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: sauvi on September 21, 2015, 05:09:25 PM
1. Will you lend me money
2. We need to talk
3. I need you to......
4. I'm pregnant
5. Man up
6. You are the father
7. We are scheduled to work this weekend

Some of these feel more like what someone would be afraid to hear rather than what they hate to hear.

But i too hate hate when my boss says #7  :sad:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: TheAlmightyLoli on September 22, 2015, 07:27:15 PM

Privilege: too many Tumblrinas say that, and I want it dead.

Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Griffith on September 23, 2015, 03:36:48 PM

(http://www.skullknight.net/avatars/old/godo.gif)1. Will you lend me money
2. We need to talk
3. I need you to......
4. I'm pregnant
5. Man up
6. You are the father
7. We are scheduled to work this weekend

Fantastic pairing of avatar and post.

Privilege: too many Tumblrinas say that, and I want it dead.

That's a PROBLEMATIC statement, I think it comes from hundreds of years of liberal thought being APPROPRIATED by dull zealots and parroted 140 characters at a time. I can't wait until they have their come to God moment with the reactionary conservatism they were born for so they can become the literal puritans they were always meant to be.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: VladimirPutin on October 02, 2016, 08:38:22 PM
Human rights, equality, democracy, peace, terrorism. Just some of them, but they are losing their meaning.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Aazealh on October 02, 2016, 08:49:51 PM
Human rights, equality, democracy, peace, terrorism. Just some of them, but they are losing their meaning.

My god, you really are Vladimir Putin.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: VladimirPutin on October 02, 2016, 08:54:24 PM
Maybe from the first four I sound like that, but the last one is really abused by Vladimir Putin himself. He can call every opponent a terrorist, I'm not like that ... I hope.  :schierke:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on October 18, 2016, 01:14:00 AM
Not a word but a phrase, "It is what it is."

There's something so defeatist about it. My coworker says it at least twice a day about any topic that you can think of. I never noticed it until I started working with this horrible person. It's even worse when my current romantic interest said it to me, which felt like being punched.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: JMP on October 18, 2016, 04:01:48 PM
There's something so defeatist about it. My coworker says it at least twice a day about any topic that you can think of.
Huh, I also worked with a person who would say it, not as often as that, though. She was a pretty positive person, but sometimes shit just happened and it was her way of saying "Well, this sucks, let's accept it's suckage, quit whining about it and move forward."  :ganishka: I guess it depends on the person who's using this phrase's attitude and the context it's used in. I never particularly liked the saying and sometimes it seems like people just use it to be dismissive, like "It sucks, but I don't want to deal with it."
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: hearTes on October 20, 2016, 07:56:50 AM
Whatever.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Ruhe Strom on December 22, 2016, 01:08:23 PM
In high school, I had a friend who I always enjoyed talking to and had the utmost respect for as a very smart and reasonably progressive person. I have never been one for debate amongst the presence of more than a couple of people, but my friend always held herself very well in the heat of a large class discussion and was an enjoyable orator. When we went our separate ways to university, she and I met up a few months later in our hometown. We were discussing something over a drink and the conversation culminated in her accusing me of 'mansplaining' and being 'conditioned by patriarchal power structures'. Unsurprisingly, I was quite taken aback by this and had no response, being rather confused and hurt that a former bastion of healthy, calm discussion had shut down the conversation with what seemed like ad hominem. From then on it felt as if I had lost my friend, as if she was the one who had been conditioned.

The rub of this tale is that I don't like the word 'mansplaining'.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: MrFlibble on December 22, 2016, 03:18:01 PM
Cuck. I can't stand it, there's already a word for what they mean, quisling, stop killing my language.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Proj2501 on December 22, 2016, 03:30:11 PM
Woke.  :schierke:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Griffith on December 22, 2016, 03:42:10 PM
The rub of this tale is that I don't like the word 'mansplaining'.

Well, if it makes you feel worse, that sort of attitude on your friend's part helped bring about this:

(http://todaysinfo.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/3.jpg)

We can't even make peace with our friends, let alone change the hearts and minds of our ideological opponents. This, and the weight of History, is why I'm now a self-described misanthrope. It's the only way to be fair and stay sane in this brave new world.

BTW, I couldn't help but scroll up a bit and see this:
That's a PROBLEMATIC statement, I think it comes from hundreds of years of liberal thought being APPROPRIATED by dull zealots and parroted 140 characters at a time. I can't wait until they have their come to God moment with the reactionary conservatism they were born for

At least I'm never disappointed.

Cuck. I can't stand it, there's already a word for what they mean, quisling, stop killing my language.

I did not know these words were synonymous, but it makes sense given the context it's usually used in online. I always saw it as a self-identifying/describing word by the ones using it though (Cuckophobe? =).

Woke.  :schierke:

This is in danger of turning into a bad reddit thread. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Sancho on December 22, 2016, 04:02:41 PM
Dogma, Conservatism.

Everytime i hear something as "because it says so", referred very generally to a code of laws or precepts i feel something contorting in my stomach. I feel there's something very wrong in following laws and tenets just for the sake of it. But that's what so many people do, without stop and thinking that maybe the one they're following is not the best of the possible system, and without even giving a chance to new potentially better ideas and instead discarding them automatically. It's like laws and dogmas were more important than searching what is objectively true and right.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Giovanna on December 30, 2016, 06:52:34 PM
Rural.

In my native language, Portuguese, it's really simple to pronounce, but in English it's a complete torture :mozgus:

And I'm really curious: you guys have trouble or think it is annoying to pronounce it, or the problem it's me who is not an English native speaker?
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Johnstantine on December 30, 2016, 07:07:41 PM
Rural.

In my native language, Portuguese, it's really simple to pronounce, but in English it's a complete torture :mozgus:

And I'm really curious: you guys have trouble or think it is annoying to pronounce it, or the problem it's me who is not an English native speaker?

No, most people just end up looking like idiots when they try to say it.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Giovanna on December 31, 2016, 11:18:18 PM
No, most people just end up looking like idiots when they try to say it.

Thanks God! I had a landscape laboratory at Uni for 6 months and every time I had to present my work and say Rural I felt ~really~ retarded  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on January 07, 2017, 12:55:53 AM
"Thanks!" has really started to bug me. Every work email I get ends with it. For example:
Quote
Hi Bob,

I forwarded you that email.

Thanks!
Bob
What the fuck are you thanking me for? Why the excitement? There are so many other ways to end an email, so stop with the thanks!

Huh, I also worked with a person who would say it, not as often as that, though. She was a pretty positive person, but sometimes shit just happened and it was her way of saying "Well, this sucks, let's accept it's suckage, quit whining about it and move forward."  :ganishka: I guess it depends on the person who's using this phrase's attitude and the context it's used in. I never particularly liked the saying and sometimes it seems like people just use it to be dismissive, like "It sucks, but I don't want to deal with it."

Just today, my coworker said it three times.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: m on January 08, 2017, 03:54:24 PM
"Thanks!" has really started to bug me. Every work email I get ends with it. For example:What the fuck are you thanking me for? Why the excitement? There are so many other ways to end an email, so stop with the thanks!

I'm with you. I find this annoying as hell.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: N7Paladin on January 08, 2017, 05:49:00 PM
SJW
Beta Cuck
Alt-right
Echo chamber

I've gotten real sick and tired of hearing these all the time this past year.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Aazealh on January 08, 2017, 08:24:16 PM
SJW
Beta Cuck
Alt-right
Echo chamber

I've gotten real sick and tired of hearing these all the time this past year.

Maybe you should hang out with a different crowd.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Johnstantine on January 09, 2017, 03:28:39 AM
Maybe you should hang out with a different crowd.

Or get off of Reddit.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on January 09, 2017, 12:51:51 PM
Or get off of Reddit.

Reddit and Twitter. People leaving those places would solve a lot of problems.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: DANGERDOOOOM on January 09, 2017, 10:54:14 PM
G-A-T-T-S
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: TheClangingSwordsman on February 05, 2017, 11:14:47 PM
G-A-T-T-S
G-A-T-T-S-U
G-U-R-I-F-I-S-U
K-A-S-K-A

In a way I actually love to hate those translations. I only read online scanlations so it's all I knew.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Aazealh on February 06, 2017, 06:43:21 AM
K-A-S-K-A

It's "KYASUKA" actually.

I only read online scanlations so it's all I knew.

That was long ago I hope!
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: TheClangingSwordsman on February 10, 2017, 02:24:00 PM
That was long ago I hope!

I've been trying to get all the volumes together, up to Vol. 20 now. Nearly there now.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Aazealh on February 10, 2017, 06:34:10 PM
I've been trying to get all the volumes together, up to Vol. 20 now. Nearly there now.

Cool!
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Sweet Prince on February 25, 2017, 01:49:19 PM
Selfie.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Natt_Himmel on February 25, 2017, 04:09:57 PM
Edgy

&

Arkansas/Bologna (I pronounced these words for years and nobody corrected me and even after I learned the real pronunciations I still read them wrong.)

Edit:

Forgot to mention that I also dislike the term: "I could care less" when you intend to imply that you dont care.. Its an unfinished statement which is roughly: "I could care less, but I dont know how."

However, when it's unfinished it implies that you do infact care, and it could be that you care a little, or a ton.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Skeleton on March 07, 2017, 07:47:24 AM
Forgot to mention that I also dislike the term: "I could care less" when you intend to imply that you dont care.. Its an unfinished statement which is roughly: "I could care less, but I dont know how."

However, when it's unfinished it implies that you do infact care, and it could be that you care a little, or a ton.

It's required by state, federal, and international law that I post this every time someone brings that subject up:

Quote from: http://blog.dictionary.com/could-care-less/
When you want to colloquially express that you don’t care at all about something, you might say “I couldn’t care less.” This phrase first popped up in British English at the turn of the 20th century and is still popular today. In the 1960s, a controversial American variant of this phase entered popular usage: “I could care less.” Many native English speakers, both in the UK and US, find this expression to be logically flawed. If you couldn’t care less, then it’s impossible for you to care any less than you do. If you could care less, however (and you want to be taken literally), you’re saying that it is possible for you to care less than you care now. Those who take issue with this believe the later variant says very little about your level of caring, and so they fervidly avoid it.

Etymologists suggest that “I could care less” emerged as a sarcastic variant employing Yiddish humor. They point to the different intonations used in saying “I couldn’t care less” versus “I could care less.” The latter mirrors the intonation of the sarcastic Yiddish-English phrase “I should be so lucky!” where the verb is stressed.

The argument of logic falls apart when you consider the fact that both these phrases are idioms. In English, along with other languages, idioms aren’t required to follow logic, and to point out the lack of logic in one idiom and not all idioms is…illogical. Take the expression “head over heels,” which makes far less sense than “heels over head” when you think about the physics of a somersault. It turns out “heels over head” entered English around 1400, over 250 years before “head over heels,” however, the “logical” version of this idiom hasn’t been in popular usage since the late Victorian era.


So, interestingly enough, both are correct.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Griffith on March 07, 2017, 03:26:48 PM
So, interestingly enough, both are correct.

It also explains the emphasis in your Daiba signature! :guts:

Thank you everybody, I'll be here all week. :carcus:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Skeleton on March 08, 2017, 12:12:20 AM
It also explains the emphasis in your Daiba signature! :guts:

Thank you everybody, I'll be here all week. :carcus:

Well played, my friend. :ganishka:

Poor Daiba's the Rodney Dangerfield of Berserk. :judo:
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: NoneTheNarrator on March 27, 2017, 05:49:08 AM
OCD.

some people think they have OCD just because they like keeping things clean. this sounds offensive and stupid.

1.) "My OCD is kicking in every time I see Zodd's horn."
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 28, 2017, 01:56:03 AM
OCD.

some people think they have OCD just because they like keeping things clean. this sounds offensive and stupid.

1.) "My OCD is kicking in every time I see Zodd's horn."

It really is offensive. It's one thing to keep things clean, but that's not OCD. I dated someone who struggled with ritualized OCD. It's actually pretty scary to see.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Tabris on March 28, 2017, 03:36:24 PM
Never really thought about it before, but this thread made me realize it probably is 'cuck' right now.

It just makes me cringe instantly. Just childish, insecure psuedo-alpha male nonsense.

That is likely the first and only time I will actually write that word out.
Title: Re: Your most hated words
Post by: Gamehowitzer on May 03, 2017, 07:52:46 AM
OCD.

some people think they have OCD just because they like keeping things clean. this sounds offensive and stupid.

1.) "My OCD is kicking in every time I see Zodd's horn."
I think its more of that they don't know what else to call it or its just easy to throw out there.