Thu, Feb 3, 2011
There are certain words in the English language that make me cringe. I don’t know why. I have never been verbally abused using any of them, they just give me chills up my back when I hear them. I want to run away or, at the very least, leave the room where said word is being, well, said. For example:
Moist. Just typing it gave me chills. It just sounds gooey.
Nipple. Maybe it’s the p’s in the middle but this is a creepy word to me. And what is up with calling the baby bottle top a nipple. Sorry, I don’t want any random nipple in my child’s mouth- just mine and only until they are like 8 months old because any longer and it resembles a snausage and I am not sure what is worse, the word nipple or the word snausage referring to the appearance of a nipple.
Salve. I think it’s the v. Yes, I’m sure of it. The v is the problem with this word. I have nothing, generally, against v’s but in this word it just seems as if you can’t just let go of the v when you are done saying the word. The v lingers or an imaginary a has to be placed at the end just to chop it off or it will go on forever.
Bejewled. I think it sounds arrogant, like you have to say it with a snotty, uppity accent. “Chaaarles, fetch me my bejewled clutch, I just must have it for my weekend at Martha’s Vineyard with the Rothchild’s”
Caca. Call it poop. Caca sound dirty. Yes, poop is dirty, but caca also makes it sound messy and much harder to wipe up than just regular ‘ol poop.
Titillate. Okay, just shut up if you use this word.
There are many others, as you can imagine, but I figured I would end this list with the one word Danny doesn’t like:
Taut. I will have to ask him exactly why he doesn’t like it. I just know that when I use it, he does the shiver and shake move like if he doesn’t shake it off, it (whatever “it” is) will get all over him.
What words drive you crazy?