Listen to Looch: words I dislike

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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?

No!

"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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