Listen to Looch: words I dislike


This week, Mary Lucia shares a list of words that she'd be fine not hearing again. (Minju Kim | MPR)

I think about 10 years ago, I must have had some time on my hands, because I compiled a list of words that I don't like. And it's not so much what the word means — although, in some instances, it is — I just don't like the sound of the word.

And so I just have a quick list of words that, if you could put this into your consciousness, to please avoid around me.

I think we have finally all agreed that "moist" is just out. So that's a given, right?

Here are more:
Hosiery. Tendril. Sack. "Party" as a verb. Seepage. "Fun size" — no thank you. Stocking stuffer.

"Corn pad"? Let that one sink in for a minute.

Morsel. Trickle. Stain. "Breakfast nook."

Fastener. Soiled. Nourish.

And fixin's — that one always seems to come up around Thanksgiving.

Like I said, these are just words that if you can, be mindful not to ever use.

I will end this just by saying that the absolute worst conversation starter question to ask me is: "Hey, would you be available…?" No! I don't even know what's following that, but no!

Would you be available to raid Alison Mosshart's wardrobe and stuff hundred-dollar bills in your pocket while getting a neck massage from Joe Perry?


"Would you be available …?" equals no.

Your Turn

What words or phrases make your skin crawl? Share your disliked words in the comments below.

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