- Words that annoy you…
26ers- Don’t brand normal size wheels with your stupid buzzwords invented for those silly new ones.
Loose- when what they mean is ‘lose’. Really grinds my gears that.
But nowt (from the Wirral which is dead north) really bothers me really.Posted 4 years agopymwymisMember
Management speak of all kinds drives me nuts.
I finally jacked in working for big corporates when at what became the daily middle management bollocking, one of the directors started rattling on about “the delta”.
After a few blank minutes we realised what was being referredt to was “the difference” (between actual and planned sales) or some such bollocks.
At that point I burned my CV, binned my excellent education and started work as a self employed handyman until I recovered.
And I felt better !Posted 4 years agoBezSubscriber
Why would words irritate me? People who complain about words and get upset about the wonder of the evolution of language irritate me 🙂
“first on my list is: Artisan – “craftsman” is much more descriptive.
second on the list is: Eclectic – “mixed” or “varied” will do just fine.
third on the list is: Moreover – “also” is a fine word.“
What, you’re just hating on synonyms? We’re taking the Communist economy view of language now, and the state issues one word per broad meaning, to be used by all? But what about “mixed” and “varied”? Isn’t one of those an evil redundant artefact of capitalist language? And “craftsman” isn’t more descriptive, it means the same thing as “artisan”; it’s just that the latter has just been absorbed from another language – do you insist on ordering Black Forest Cake or buying a bag of Small Peas?
“Organic”? How can you get annoyed by “organic”? What’s the alternative there? “Hence”? Really? What is annoying about a word?
“Pack is an action not an object.“
Pack of cards? Backpack? Woolpack? Pack of dogs? Six-pack? Battery pack? Ratpack? Jet pack?Posted 4 years ago
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