The Hershey Squirts--This term for diarrhea grates on my nerves. Please don't compare icky bowel movements to food. It's gross.
Cougar--No, I'm not talking about a large wild cat with powerful hind quarters and a tawny coat. This kind of cougar refers to a woman of a certain age who is interested in much younger men. Barf. It's crass.
Carbon Footprint--I am sooooooo tired of hearing this phrase thrown about all over the place.
Be proactive--My husband uses this one and it makes me insane. Plus, I don't think most of the people who use this phrase actually comprehend what it means.
Retarded--One of my biggest pet peeves is the use of the word "retarded" as an insult, to describe someone who has made a poor choice, or to describe something that is broken. As in, "My computer battery is retarded, it won't hold a charge." Just my opinion, but it's obnoxious and rude and insensitive.
Panties--I don't know why this one bothers me, but I wish people would just call it underwear.
Moist Towelette--Moist is a gross word. It makes me think of mold and stinky smells. So no way to I want to clean my hands with a moist towelette. I prefer to call them wipes.
Nuclear--Is there anyone who can say this word correctly?
Sunday, September 28, 2008
My Bad--This phrase, meaning " Oops, my fault," became popular when I was in high school. The boy I sat next to in Latin class said this phrase in practically every sentence. Consequently, if you say it in my presence, I may bash you over the head with a heavy object.