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hackle577
December 3rd, 2007, 07:17 PM
What would it be?

I think I would have to go with "drama" (in the teenage OMG-Tommy-broke-up-with-Sally sense).

Bofur
December 3rd, 2007, 07:23 PM
Um. People don't notice but it's used a lot.

23meg
December 3rd, 2007, 07:25 PM
basically

ticopelp
December 3rd, 2007, 07:25 PM
Emo. It's stopped having any meaning whatsoever, and it was a pretty worthless piece of slang to begin with.

CanonKen
December 3rd, 2007, 07:33 PM
Can - keep the kids quiet for a while :-)

p_quarles
December 3rd, 2007, 07:35 PM
"random" -- not all of its uses, just the way people use it to mean "pointless," "non sequitur," or "unexpected." As in "so this random guy starts talking to me," or "wow! that was random!"

EDIT: Wow, Mazza558 posted the same word nearly simultaneously! That was . . . unexpected. :D

Mazza558
December 3rd, 2007, 07:37 PM
"Like" and "Random"

For example: "Like, nast night, like, was so random, like! Did you, like, see what, like, happened? It was, like, random!"

skwishybug
December 3rd, 2007, 07:41 PM
I'd go with the word "THE" just to mess everyone up!

Lostincyberspace
December 3rd, 2007, 07:43 PM
"Whom" since no one uses it any way, or really knows how too.

Tomosaur
December 3rd, 2007, 07:49 PM
"Product". I gained an intense dislike for this word when I started hearing girls using it to describe any kind of make-up, hair-gel, anything which can be applied to skin or hair really.

"I need to put some product on".
"Let me put some product in your hair" (Said to me, of all people - the one person who hates using anything but anti-perspirant).

It sounds horrible, looks horrible, and makes me feel horrible whenever I hear it.

happysmileman
December 3rd, 2007, 08:05 PM
"Like"

For the reasons above, though I don't think anyoen I know overuses the word random.

pjkoczan
December 3rd, 2007, 08:06 PM
"irregardless"

It bores a hole in my skull every time I hear it.

Kingsley
December 3rd, 2007, 08:07 PM
"misogyny"
It's one of the few words that I have a hard time spelling. "Mysoginy" is always my first thought.

spamzilla
December 3rd, 2007, 08:09 PM
'Headed' as in 'I'm headed your way.'

It's a word that the illiterate have made up and has been broadly adopted by Americans (no I'm not saying all Americans are stupid) which makes no sense at all.

Next time try and say 'I'm heading your way' ;)

gn2
December 3rd, 2007, 08:09 PM
moreish

LaRoza
December 3rd, 2007, 08:11 PM
I don't mind most words, as long as they are used correctly, but "nice" is a word I don't like.

It has no real meaning anymore. (Not the city)

Lostincyberspace
December 3rd, 2007, 08:11 PM
moreish
Thats not a word in english

zeller
December 3rd, 2007, 08:20 PM
Without a doubt: kvetch. "Oy vei, he's kvetching again!"

That is so annoying.

n3tfury
December 3rd, 2007, 08:24 PM
"ginormous" is getting on my nerves.

gn2
December 3rd, 2007, 08:24 PM
Thats not a word in english

But it is in common use and will eventually end up in a dictionary.

Computer, Linux, internet: would you find them in a dictionary from 1920?

n3tfury
December 3rd, 2007, 08:25 PM
But it is in common use and will eventually end up in a dictionary.

Computer, Linux, internet: would you find them in a dictionary from 1920?

moreish? i've never heard anybody say that.

fuscia
December 3rd, 2007, 08:27 PM
'nurturing'. i've never heard it used by itself. it's always accompanied by some form of whining.

gn2
December 3rd, 2007, 08:30 PM
moreish? i've never heard anybody say that.

That'll be on account of where you live. It's used regularly in England.

Nano Geek
December 3rd, 2007, 08:31 PM
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Like who uses that anymore? :)

Lostincyberspace
December 3rd, 2007, 08:35 PM
What about dihydrogen monoxide. see here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi3erdgVVTw&feature=related)

gn2
December 3rd, 2007, 08:35 PM
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Like who uses that anymore? :)

Jeez-o that word's GINORMOUS ! :D

dca
December 3rd, 2007, 08:43 PM
"robust" would have to be my least favorite word...

forrestcupp
December 3rd, 2007, 08:56 PM
Flustrated. I know at least one person who doesn't even know that the correct word is frustrated.

happysmileman
December 3rd, 2007, 08:57 PM
What about dihydrogen monoxide. see here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi3erdgVVTw&feature=related)

I thought it was just calle Hydrous Oxide

Lostincyberspace
December 3rd, 2007, 09:03 PM
I thought it was just calle Hydrous Oxide
no but it is also called hydrogen hydroxied

hackle577
December 3rd, 2007, 09:04 PM
Jeez-o that word's GINORMOUS ! :D

Your font is GINORMOUS!

Nano Geek
December 3rd, 2007, 09:12 PM
Flustrated. I know at least one person who doesn't even know that the correct word is frustrated.Man, that's sad. :(

goumples
December 3rd, 2007, 09:43 PM
the word: IS What does IS really mean anyway?

Kvark
December 3rd, 2007, 10:09 PM
I'd delete the word he so I can stop guessing what gender people I meet on the net have and risk offending them by guessing wrong when it doesn't matter at all as I'll never get any from them in either case anyway.

I'd go with the word "THE" just to mess everyone up!
Good idea, having grown up with a language that doesn't have a counterpart to the word the i always feel like I'm using the the word way too often for no reason when speaking English.

Computer, Linux, internet: would you find them in a dictionary from 1920?
The word computer has been in use since mid 17th century. Originally it was a job for humans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_computer) to compute the results of mathematical calculations. When electronic machines that could do the same job where invented they inherited the same job title.

dimbulb1024
December 3rd, 2007, 10:11 PM
to or too
I never know which one to/too use. It is so confusing
:lolflag:

gn2
December 3rd, 2007, 10:22 PM
The word computer has been in use since mid 17th century. Originally it was a job for humans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_computer) to compute the results of mathematical calculations. When electronic machines that could do the same job where invented they inherited the same job title.

Well researched, my hat goes off to you, but I'm sure you get my point....?

gn2
December 3rd, 2007, 10:23 PM
to or too
I never know which one to/too use. It is so confusing
:lolflag:

I find that tricky two! :D

eljoeb
December 3rd, 2007, 10:28 PM
I was thinking about this today while reading a report... UTILIZE. For ****'s sake just use "use". No one will think you're dumb.

p_quarles
December 3rd, 2007, 10:34 PM
I was thinking about this today while reading a report... UTILIZE. For ****'s sake just use "use". No one will think you're dumb.
But "utilize" suggests a more robust implementation of a process-oriented, proactively-strategic goal. I don't see what's wrong with it.

:D

LaRoza
December 3rd, 2007, 10:59 PM
I was thinking about this today while reading a report... UTILIZE. For ****'s sake just use "use". No one will think you're dumb.

You mean utilize use?

.

n3tfury
December 3rd, 2007, 11:03 PM
That'll be on account of where you live. It's used regularly in England.

okay.


England's not large by any means so i'm not sure why you think it's "commonly used". i can use the "that'll be on account of where you live" angle, too.

teryowen
December 3rd, 2007, 11:07 PM
the word: IS What does IS really mean anyway?

IS, is the verb to be.

He is, it is, we are they are you are...

Ultra Magnus
December 3rd, 2007, 11:39 PM
I know this isn't the point of this thread but I am slowly trying to revert all my spellings back to middle english.

you know magick instead of magic
gaol instead of jail.

Nano Geek
December 3rd, 2007, 11:44 PM
the word: IS What does IS really mean anyway?Is is a great word to use.
For example:
I is at the store.
I is here.
I is smart.
Perfect for visiting the American South.

-grubby
December 4th, 2007, 12:32 AM
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Like who uses that anymore? :)

man that's even bigger than your name!

Acglaphotis
December 4th, 2007, 12:46 AM
I is smart.
.

I be smart?

Ken T
December 4th, 2007, 12:55 AM
I'd delete several -


Fear. Hatred. Ignorance. Greed. Anger.

You get my drift.

K.

lunaz
December 4th, 2007, 12:56 AM
Web 2.0
Blog

mellowd
December 4th, 2007, 01:00 AM
like


although its not used all too often in either South Africa or the UK. Thank goodness!

Scarath
December 4th, 2007, 01:57 AM
interweb

hahaha its so funny to be person that doesnt know about modern things ...

like

reasons above

icechen1
December 4th, 2007, 02:32 AM
This word:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methionylthreonylthreonyl...isoleucine , probably the longest known word yet.

n3tfury
December 4th, 2007, 02:36 AM
titin is the longest word?

-grubby
December 4th, 2007, 02:37 AM
titin is the longest word?

no that's just the short version

icechen1
December 4th, 2007, 02:37 AM
titin is the longest word?

no , the real name is here : http://www.othyr.com/titin.html it is too long to be placed on wikipedia.

n3tfury
December 4th, 2007, 02:40 AM
then why bother with the first link.

blithen
December 4th, 2007, 02:46 AM
Your font is GINORMOUS!

Okay..this is just getting annoying now.

mellowd
December 4th, 2007, 02:57 AM
then why bother with the first link.

Because it explains the word?

n3tfury
December 4th, 2007, 03:05 AM
so does the second link. ? <---

2cute4u
December 4th, 2007, 03:18 AM
Microsoft.

dpar
December 4th, 2007, 03:26 AM
Perfect


What I ordered from the menu is necessarily 'perfect'.
It's just what they have.

n3tfury
December 4th, 2007, 03:33 AM
Microsoft.

why? it would just be named something else that you'd "hate"

Wraith's Hand
December 4th, 2007, 03:45 AM
I'd go with the word "THE" just to mess everyone up!
Especially the adepts if at least if the rumors are true.

eljoeb
December 4th, 2007, 03:47 AM
But "utilize" suggests a more robust implementation of a process-oriented, proactively-strategic goal. I don't see what's wrong with it.

:D

Pretty much.

](*,)

Hortinstein
December 4th, 2007, 03:55 AM
politically corrent....sorry I cheated but I hate the move to being PC all the time

eljoeb
December 4th, 2007, 03:57 AM
Um, like yesterday was perfect! Regardless of that Microsoft blog drama on the interwebs basically soiling my Web 2.0, I had a random thing with a nice emo who was all ginormous. I think it was because I utilized moreish product than usual, so my hair was more robust than usual. Although he wasl all "Fear. Hatred. Ignorance. Greed. Anger."-like, I still got to use kvetch and acetylseryltyrosylserylisoleucylthreonylserylproly lserylglutaminylphenylalanylvalylphenylalanylleucy lserylserylvalyltryptophylalanylaspartylprolylisol eucylglutamylleucylleucylasparaginylvalylcysteinyl threonylserylserylleucylglycylasparaginylglutaminy lphenylalanylglutaminylthreonylglutaminylglutaminy lalanylarginylthreonylthreonylglutaminylvalylgluta minylglutaminylphenylalanylserylglutaminylvalyltry ptophyllysylprolylphenylalanylprolylglutaminylsery lthreonylvalylarginylphenylalanylprolylglycylaspar tylvalyltyrosyllysylvalyltyrosylarginyltyrosylaspa raginylalanylvalylleucylaspartylprolylleucylisoleu cylthreonylalanylleucylleucylglycylthreonylphenyla lanylaspartylthreonylarginylasparaginylarginylisol eucylisoleucylglutamylvalylglutamylasparaginylglut aminylglutaminylserylprolylthreonylthreonylalanylg lutamylthreonylleucylaspartylalanylthreonylarginyl arginylvalylaspartylaspartylalanylthreonylvalylala nylisoleucylarginylserylalanylasparaginylisoleucyl asparaginylleucylvalylasparaginylglutamylleucylval ylarginylglycylthreonylglycylleucyltyrosylasparagi nylglutaminylasparaginylthreonylphenylalanylglutam ylserylmethionylserylglycylleucylvalyltryptophylth reonylserylalanylprolylalanylserine in a sentence, it can't be all that bad.

forrestcupp
December 4th, 2007, 04:09 AM
What about berfday or erf? I live on the erf and today is my berfday.

Nano Geek
December 4th, 2007, 04:55 AM
Um, like yesterday was perfect! Regardless of that Microsoft blog drama on the interwebs basically soiling my Web 2.0, I had a random thing with a nice emo who was all ginormous. I think it was because I utilized moreish product than usual, so my hair was more robust than usual. Although he wasl all "Fear. Hatred. Ignorance. Greed. Anger."-like, I still got to use kvetch and acetylseryltyrosylserylisoleucylthreonylserylproly lserylglutaminylphenylalanylvalylphenylalanylleucy lserylserylvalyltryptophylalanylaspartylprolylisol eucylglutamylleucylleucylasparaginylvalylcysteinyl threonylserylserylleucylglycylasparaginylglutaminy lphenylalanylglutaminylthreonylglutaminylglutaminy lalanylarginylthreonylthreonylglutaminylvalylgluta minylglutaminylphenylalanylserylglutaminylvalyltry ptophyllysylprolylphenylalanylprolylglutaminylsery lthreonylvalylarginylphenylalanylprolylglycylaspar tylvalyltyrosyllysylvalyltyrosylarginyltyrosylaspa raginylalanylvalylleucylaspartylprolylleucylisoleu cylthreonylalanylleucylleucylglycylthreonylphenyla lanylaspartylthreonylarginylasparaginylarginylisol eucylisoleucylglutamylvalylglutamylasparaginylglut aminylglutaminylserylprolylthreonylthreonylalanylg lutamylthreonylleucylaspartylalanylthreonylarginyl arginylvalylaspartylaspartylalanylthreonylvalylala nylisoleucylarginylserylalanylasparaginylisoleucyl asparaginylleucylvalylasparaginylglutamylleucylval ylarginylglycylthreonylglycylleucyltyrosylasparagi nylglutaminylasparaginylthreonylphenylalanylglutam ylserylmethionylserylglycylleucylvalyltryptophylth reonylserylalanylprolylalanylserine in a sentence, it can't be all that bad.Ban him. :)

-grubby
December 4th, 2007, 04:59 AM
Ban him. :)

:lolflag:

santiagoward2000
December 4th, 2007, 05:06 AM
What about berfday or erf? I live on the erf and today is my berfday.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/4/d/4/4d4a6284c0034cad3b701f8799205132.png
You live on the error function (erf) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Error_function)?
On which side of the curve? :lolflag:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2c/Erf_plot.svg/600px-Erf_plot.svg.png

Anyway, HAPPY BERFDAY!

hackle577
December 4th, 2007, 06:13 AM
Um, like yesterday was perfect! Regardless of that Microsoft blog drama on the interwebs basically soiling my Web 2.0, I had a random thing with a nice emo who was all ginormous. I think it was because I utilized moreish product than usual, so my hair was more robust than usual. Although he wasl all "Fear. Hatred. Ignorance. Greed. Anger."-like, I still got to use kvetch and acetylseryltyrosylserylisoleucylthreonylserylproly lserylglutaminylphenylalanylvalylphenylalanylleucy lserylserylvalyltryptophylalanylaspartylprolylisol eucylglutamylleucylleucylasparaginylvalylcysteinyl threonylserylserylleucylglycylasparaginylglutaminy lphenylalanylglutaminylthreonylglutaminylglutaminy lalanylarginylthreonylthreonylglutaminylvalylgluta minylglutaminylphenylalanylserylglutaminylvalyltry ptophyllysylprolylphenylalanylprolylglutaminylsery lthreonylvalylarginylphenylalanylprolylglycylaspar tylvalyltyrosyllysylvalyltyrosylarginyltyrosylaspa raginylalanylvalylleucylaspartylprolylleucylisoleu cylthreonylalanylleucylleucylglycylthreonylphenyla lanylaspartylthreonylarginylasparaginylarginylisol eucylisoleucylglutamylvalylglutamylasparaginylglut aminylglutaminylserylprolylthreonylthreonylalanylg lutamylthreonylleucylaspartylalanylthreonylarginyl arginylvalylaspartylaspartylalanylthreonylvalylala nylisoleucylarginylserylalanylasparaginylisoleucyl asparaginylleucylvalylasparaginylglutamylleucylval ylarginylglycylthreonylglycylleucyltyrosylasparagi nylglutaminylasparaginylthreonylphenylalanylglutam ylserylmethionylserylglycylleucylvalyltryptophylth reonylserylalanylprolylalanylserine in a sentence, it can't be all that bad.

Please see my avatar for my thoughts on this post. :-)

Flying caveman
December 4th, 2007, 06:48 AM
I was told there wasn't going to be any math.

Hella.:rolleyes:


I hate it when people use the wrong word. Maybe they should read this http://wsu.edu/~brians/errors/

cinematography
December 4th, 2007, 07:37 AM
"Jesus"

:guitar:

TeaSwigger
December 4th, 2007, 08:35 AM
"Product". I gained an intense dislike for this word when I started hearing girls using it to describe any kind of make-up, hair-gel, anything which can be applied to skin or hair really.

"I need to put some product on".
"Let me put some product in your hair" (Said to me, of all people - the one person who hates using anything but anti-perspirant).

It sounds horrible, looks horrible, and makes me feel horrible whenever I hear it.

I can agree with that.

Another along that line of corporate synonym being adopted as a "buzz word" is the abuse of the term "associates." Used to be that the positions of cheapskated minimum wage sales or fast food workers was honestly titled "employee." The use of associates strikes me as a sort of salt rubbed into the employees, as they of course recieved no meaningful considerations to accompany the implied elevation in status.

SupaSonic
December 4th, 2007, 10:03 AM
"Particularly"

It's so damn hard to pronounce it if you're not a native speaker. It just goes on and on. I hate that word :)

timpino
December 4th, 2007, 11:15 AM
"Particularly"

It's so damn hard to pronounce it if you're not a native speaker. It just goes on and on. I hate that word :)

+1

jeremy
December 4th, 2007, 01:44 PM
I think i'll go for 'problem', as in 'no problem'. I am fed up!

forrestcupp
December 4th, 2007, 02:43 PM
How about prolly? As in: "I prolly could, if I tried."

The correct word is probably, people. As in, it is probable that something would happen.

gnomeuser
December 4th, 2007, 04:04 PM
fascism - hopefully by removing the word we will be unable to express the ideology and thus rid the world of it.

igknighted
December 4th, 2007, 04:17 PM
"Whom" since no one uses it any way, or really knows how too.

Just because our population is under-educated on proper use of their language doesn't mean we should dumb it down for them. I would be all for cleaning up some of the really ambiguous lexicon (sick means good?).

Besides, who/whom is easy... subject = who, object = whom. Or a better way, if you could use he/she in the phrase instead then you use who. If it would be more appropriate to use him/her, then you use whom. The problem people have with learning english isn't the language, it's that we don't follow the rules at all. You miss your cases in a language like french and it's a big deal, so the rules are more strictly adhered to. In english you can convey meaning better without following the rules, so our lazy populace does. And it confuses the hell out of people used to following the rules.

mali2297
December 4th, 2007, 04:30 PM
propertary, no, propararity, no, propie.. :confused:

proprietary

I always need to look up the spelling, I don't know how to pronounce it and, in addition, I don't like its meaning.

Tristam Green
December 4th, 2007, 04:56 PM
I'll have to go with "irregardless" (which isn't really a word, but a bastardization), "basically", and "fruition".

I absolutely hate when someone uses (utilizes?) this phrase:

"At last, our efforts have come to fruition."

It comes off as pretentious.

petersjm
December 4th, 2007, 05:17 PM
If we remove the word "war" would we all live happily ever after?

Also, maybe we should remove the word "more" and people might be satisfied with what they've got already...

Tristam Green
December 4th, 2007, 06:44 PM
Also, maybe we should remove the word "more" and people might be satisfied with what they've got already...

but then we'd lose a key command-line function in the process :\

p_quarles
December 4th, 2007, 06:55 PM
but then we'd lose a key command-line function in the process :\
True, but we could probably make do with "less."

megamania
December 4th, 2007, 07:30 PM
I'd delete several -

Fear. Hatred. Ignorance. Greed. Anger.

You get my drift.
But those are just symlinks, and deleting them would have no effect on the functionality of the applications.

marco123
December 5th, 2007, 06:22 PM
Not really English, but I'd delete "Aluminum". (Sorry, couldn't resist.:))

http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/definition/aluminium

fuscia
December 5th, 2007, 06:24 PM
fascism - hopefully by removing the word we will be unable to express the ideology and thus rid the world of it.

only non-fascists call it 'fascism'.

ezphilosophy
December 5th, 2007, 07:29 PM
'Headed' as in 'I'm headed your way.'

It's a word that the illiterate have made up and has been broadly adopted by Americans (no I'm not saying all Americans are stupid) which makes no sense at all.

Next time try and say 'I'm heading your way' ;)

"Heading" denotes the action, the movement towards something.
"Headed" just denotes the direction.

Bruce M.
December 5th, 2007, 08:44 PM
I find that tricky two! :D


to or too
I never know which one to/too use. It is so confusing
:lolflag:

So there are three ways of spelling to.
So there are three ways of spelling too.
So there are three ways of spelling two.

And forget ballet, I mean would it be: a to-to, a too-too, a two-two, or a tu-tu. :confused:

Bruce M.
December 5th, 2007, 08:48 PM
Is is a great word to use.
For example:
I is at the store.
I is here.
I is smart.
Perfect for visiting the American South.

Always be what you is, never be what you isn't
Cuz if you is what you isn't, you isn't what you is!

Bruce M.
December 5th, 2007, 09:26 PM
I would delete the derivative of the word cool - kewl (or cool).

"Oh, that's so kewl!"
"Oh, that's so cool!"

Sometimes I just want to pop them into a freezer and tell them to chill-out, and freezer burn it out of them!. :lolflag:

cstudent
December 5th, 2007, 09:56 PM
The F word. It would cut some movie times in half.

garba
December 5th, 2007, 10:14 PM
windows

maharbA
December 5th, 2007, 10:19 PM
utilize.

I know of no occasion where "use" could not be substituted. "Utilize" only lets middle-managers (and the like) feel like they're sounding smart without having to actually know anything.

mmb1
December 5th, 2007, 10:26 PM
"Ridiculous" It's so overused and has been bent to be used to describe just about anything.

As in, "That taco is so ridiculous!"


shoot me

jgrabham
December 6th, 2007, 12:21 AM
The F word. It would cut some movie times in half.

It would cut my conversation times in half!

And my word... "*****" Its hard to pronounce and is fairly useless, with the alternatives.

-grubby
December 6th, 2007, 12:25 AM
"Blog" if I hear it uttered one more time...I will...I'll spare the details

gn2
December 6th, 2007, 12:57 AM
Confusing spellings in English should be abolished for example ghoti = fish

enough gh=f

women o=i

lotion ti=sh

Anyway it's time for a cup of kauphy so I must go and put the kettle on.

toupeiro
December 6th, 2007, 01:53 AM
Sue

McMonarch
December 6th, 2007, 03:06 AM
war... Why not make the world a better place?

jimrz
December 6th, 2007, 03:26 AM
to or too
I never know which one to/too use. It is so confusing
:lolflag:

just use two

HermanAB
December 6th, 2007, 03:40 AM
Hmm, delete one word... "Microsoft".

XulluX
December 6th, 2007, 05:36 AM
I have to say VISTA

achron
December 6th, 2007, 05:54 AM
How about "whatnot"... which may not even be a single word (is it "what not"?), I'm not sure.

But this... thing... seems to be a proxy for "and all that other stuff that either I'm too lazy to tell you about, or I believe would bore you to tears, which would cause you to stop listening to me"

Lostincyberspace
December 6th, 2007, 07:13 AM
I have to say VISTA

And it used to be such a nice word.

hellmet
December 6th, 2007, 07:37 AM
I've several phrases " I mean" , "you know" ,, "Umm" Used as fillers to cover up idiotic english..

Martje_001
December 6th, 2007, 08:21 AM
"you know?!"

I walked, you know, in to the, you know, house you know.

Nekiruhs
December 6th, 2007, 01:28 PM
Can I go for phrases?

"Such as"

E.g. "Our education, and such as like South Africa and the Iraq. Everywhere like such as."

Dixon Bainbridge
December 6th, 2007, 01:46 PM
Intuitive - especially in relation to technology, ie "intuitive interface"

THERE IS NO SUCH THING %$@ OFF!!!

Usually followed by the even more stupid "user friendly".

Skweek
December 6th, 2007, 01:52 PM
Being a Brit, I'd have to go for;

Burglurize

oh, and while I'm at it;

Normalcy - What the hell is that supposed mean??

djsroknrol
December 6th, 2007, 05:10 PM
Pick any four letter word...they're are so vulgar and show no class...

My .02 from the desert...

Bruce M.
December 6th, 2007, 05:14 PM
Pick any four letter word...they're are so vulgar and show no class...

My .02 from the desert...

fork, love, time, care, farm - no not all of them, please!

popch
December 6th, 2007, 05:20 PM
Pick any four letter word...they're are so vulgar and show no class...

My .02 from the desert...

Pick
four
word
they
show
fromHow shall we converse if all of these disappear?

PurposeOfReason
December 6th, 2007, 05:24 PM
"Legit" and/or "bling". You put them together and some disastrous sentence occurs.

"Hey guys, that's guys bling is legit".

forrestcupp
December 6th, 2007, 05:25 PM
How about "whatnot"... which may not even be a single word (is it "what not"?), I'm not sure.


How about whatfor? As in: His dad gave him the whatfor when he did that.

How about dunbin? 1: "When are you going to the post office?" 2: "I dunbin."

popch
December 6th, 2007, 05:34 PM
How about dunbin? 1: "When are you going to the post office?" 2: "I dunbin."

Is that, in fact, a 'word' which has already been used in the English language? Or did you make it up just now?

Bruce M.
December 6th, 2007, 05:52 PM
How about dunbin? 1: "When are you going to the post office?" 2: "I dunbin."


Is that, in fact, a 'word' which has already been used in the English language? Or did you make it up just now?

Don't know if it's a *real* word, probably not, but I've heard it too (to, two).

There's that which to/too/two to/too/two use mentioned earlier! :lolflag:

Bruce M.
December 6th, 2007, 05:59 PM
{off topic}

A question you can "say" in English, but can not write if you expect the answer to be the same:

How many ways can you spell: to/too/two? (pick one, now say it)

It's been a favorite of mine for years.

{end - off topic}

n3tfury
December 6th, 2007, 06:22 PM
{off topic}

A question you can "say" in English, but can not write if you expect the answer to be the same:

How many ways can you spell: to/too/two? (pick one, now say it)

It's been a favorite of mine for years.

{end - off topic}

er what? since they mean different things then there's no problem. for those that don't understand how they're different, i suggest going back to grade school.

Bruce M.
December 6th, 2007, 06:53 PM
er what? since they mean different things then there's no problem. for those that don't understand how they're different, i suggest going back to grade school.

Of course they mean different things, but they are pronounced the same. So you can "voice" the question, but not write it.

Tristam Green
December 6th, 2007, 06:58 PM
True, but we could probably make do with "less."

but less is not more, even in linux!

$: man less
NAME
less - opposite of more





see?

Another word I'd get rid of would be "dissent". I'd utterly eradicate all vestiges of dissent ;-)

prodigalson666
December 6th, 2007, 07:01 PM
irregardless!
its not even a word, the word is REGARDLESS people!

garba
December 6th, 2007, 07:32 PM
irregardless!
its not even a word, the word is REGARDLESS people!

you never stop learning :) i had never realized how silly that word actually is until now

Jesterday
December 6th, 2007, 07:50 PM
I love the word "moreish". I don't know how it is used elsewhere, but here in Labrador, Canada, we would say "That fish tasted very moreish." Which would mean there wasn't enough and we wanted more.

I would probably delete either there or their, too many people confuse the two. If there was only one word it would save a lot of people a lot of confusion.

Bruce M.
December 6th, 2007, 09:24 PM
irregardless!
its not even a word, the word is REGARDLESS people!


you never stop learning :) i had never realized how silly that word actually is until now

Actually, regardless of what you think, it is in the dictionaries, and the spelling checker here recognizes it. Came into existence in the early 20th century. Almost 100 years ago.

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=irregardless

and the British Oxford Dictionary
http://www.askoxford.com/results/?view=dict&freesearch=irregardless&branch=13842570&textsearchtype=exact

The Cambridge Dictionary
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=93149&dict=CALD

and lets not forget: Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irregardless

Wish I could go back in time and have a word with a few of my (Canadian) English teachers, because they "insisted" it was not a proper word.

Oh well, I'll just bet they won't change any of my marks. I still don't like it, and don't use it. :lolflag:

Scotty Bones
December 7th, 2007, 05:36 AM
global warming

RAV TUX
December 7th, 2007, 06:13 AM
digress (as in "I digress")

amazingtaters
December 7th, 2007, 06:22 AM
Intro. Even though it's a shortened version of introduction, and thus only partially a word, I would love to see it gone because then a whole bunch of bands and musicians would have to think up creative names for the first track on their album.

adamorjames
December 7th, 2007, 06:46 AM
"Whom" since no one uses it any way, or really knows how too.

I go with "too". :lolflag:

hanzomon4
December 7th, 2007, 07:18 AM
Is is a great word to use.
For example:
I is at the store.
I is here.
I is smart.
Perfect for visiting the American South.

I is from the south.... *******

:lolflag:

n3tfury
December 7th, 2007, 12:22 PM
Intro. Even though it's a shortened version of introduction, and thus only partially a word, I would love to see it gone because then a whole bunch of bands and musicians would have to think up creative names for the first track on their album.

wow.

AndyCooll
December 7th, 2007, 01:45 PM
I'd delete a couple of the common swear words and the statement "You know".

Not because I have anything against swear words per se; simply because some people litter every sentence with profanity and it merely shows their laziness and ignorance when it comes to using the English language.

And the "You know" is just annoying when you hear it used at the end of a persons reply to a question.

:cool:

subs
December 7th, 2007, 02:01 PM
Floccinaucinihilipilification (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floccinaucinihilipilification) -- It is what it means!!!!

daynah
December 7th, 2007, 03:04 PM
I wouldn't -delete- one word, but I would fix the whole confusing with "going out on a date" and "dating someone" and "it's a date!"

1. casual "let's just see" meet up between potential... mates.
2. indicates a serious relationship.
3. confirms a future meeting of two people, possibly mates, possibly business partners.

This annoys me to NO END!

forrestcupp
December 7th, 2007, 03:10 PM
I love the word "moreish". I don't know how it is used elsewhere, but here in Labrador, Canada, we would say "That fish tasted very moreish." Which would mean there wasn't enough and we wanted more.
Spanish Muslims like the word "Moorish."

cyclefiend2000
December 7th, 2007, 03:54 PM
i dont know about any one word in particular, but there is one phrase that i hear quite often that i completely despise... "building the brand". does that mean anything outside of corporate marketing?

desertboy
December 7th, 2007, 04:49 PM
flatulence, it's a horrid word.

popch
December 7th, 2007, 05:08 PM
"building the brand". does that mean anything outside of corporate marketing?

No. It is a technical term for some aspect of corporate marketing. Much as 'transistor' is a technical term for an electronic part.

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December 7th, 2007, 08:28 PM
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forrestcupp
December 7th, 2007, 09:05 PM
Yuck! Received in my mailbox:


I did a search for Catfish_lolipop's posts and that didn't come up. Either it has been removed or that isn't real.

Whatever it is, that isn't a funny joke.

click4851
December 7th, 2007, 09:09 PM
wow where do I begin .....

"nationality"- American ?
breakthrough
closure

cyclefiend2000
December 7th, 2007, 09:10 PM
it must have been deleted. i saw it earlier.

the post was in very poor taste to say the least.

bruce89
December 7th, 2007, 09:12 PM
If you could delete one word from the English language

2 words -- Value Added. What the bloody hammy does it mean?

1 letter -- 'i', all these things with 'i' prepended to make them sound exciting is bad. I'm looking at you, BBC iPlayer.

popch
December 7th, 2007, 09:55 PM
Yuck! Received in my mailbox:

That post does not exist anymore. I agree with other members that it is in very poor taste.

I suggest that you edit your post and remove the offensive stuff, please.

DalekClock
December 8th, 2007, 05:41 PM
I would remove 'capitalism' as it is the cause of all the Earth's problems and just wrong.

djsroknrol
December 8th, 2007, 07:17 PM
I stand corrected...Let's try any four letter word from George Carlin's "7 dirty words you can't say on radio or TV"..They're all vulgar and offensive...I don't use them and anyone who does shows no class...better?

Bruce M.
December 8th, 2007, 08:46 PM
I stand corrected...Let's try any four letter word from George Carlin's "7 dirty words you can't say on radio or TV"..They're all vulgar and offensive...I don't use them and anyone who does shows no class...better?

OK, that's five of them, but, lets do a clean sweep and get all seven!

Swmmrman
December 8th, 2007, 09:55 PM
Id have to say good bye to ironic/irony. So badly misused. Or for fun. The.

Romin-1
December 9th, 2007, 03:48 AM
My favorite word to loath is 'Devastated' and all its' permutations. It is entirely overused in todays world. Cannot think of a replacement though.

The longest word in the world is 'Smiles' as there is a MILE between the S's.

Jon

nikoPSK
December 13th, 2007, 01:55 AM
gay. I find all the homophobia that used to (still is) going on to be racist in a sense. Example :

Billy: I like transformers
George: Transformers are so gay!

I find it mean and disrespectful. I am not gay but have a few friends who are. They are very nice.

pmgr33r
December 14th, 2007, 06:23 AM
Um?