Saturday, August 16

5 words I dislike

I've been tagged by the lovely Becs in Bohemia to come up with 5 words that I just do not like. I'm going to use my most annoying words, or at least the ones I can think of at this very moment! Hmmm...let's see:  

  1. Pop – On every single one of the decorating shows on cable TV (of which I watch many) there is at LEAST one obligatory use of a phrase such as ... 'the addition of the red really makes it POP.' You know when it's coming ... you mouth it along with the decorator. There must be some other way of describing the addition of an interesting detail. Also overused in women's magazines to describe a lipstick or what a particular eyeshadow does to one's eyes. ugh!
  2. Waalah! -- This is simply a spelling error that I come across often. The word is "Voila", people. Please spell it that way. If you don't know French, then don't write it. ;-)
  3. Reality -- As in "reality TV show" -- which usually means a really dumb show that will surely insult your intelligence. It also refers to generally out-of-work actors who are desperate for a job. I don't want to burst anyone's bubble...but these shows arescripted, therefore it isn't really reality!
  4. Whatever -- Also known as "whatevah!'. Not very nice.
  5. Trendy -- ewww ... 'nuff said!
  6. Pricey -- as in "Joshua does my hair..., but he is a bit pricey."  
Oops, that was 6.  I'm not very good at following rules.  Sometimes I make up my own.
And of course there are worse words, but I am keeping it clean!


11 comments:

Becs said...

Hi Petunia, I love your words, especially the Pop one, you are so right. Thanks for calling me lovely! Hope you are well! oxox, Becs

Becs said...

Also I love, love, love, love your quote of the day! That is exactly what I needed to hear today, and it is so true! Best, Becsi

The Mrs. said...

Hate trendy! hate hate hate!

Mindi said...

okay, i'll get on it monday or tuesday--

i've already got one: flacid.

Belle in Bloom said...

I'll get right on this. I have sooooo many! "Pop" bothers me, too. ;)

Jo said...

Oh, what fun ~ I'm already getting my list ready!

Belle said...

Oh my goodness...I concur 100%

lisagh said...

My brain is mush today, so I can't think of anything right now. But if I do, I'll let you know!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Love your list!

Anonymous said...

Oooo...I have a word to add! AIN'T. That's my word. A certain perfectly cultured little person of 8 uses it and INSISTS that it's a word. "No it ain't!" I want to say, just for fun, but I don't. It's bad enough that I have a T-shirt (remember Stinky's!?) with the phrase on the back..."It is what it is and it ain't what it ain't." Yeah, I have to explain that one each time I wear the thing. Geesh!

Petunia said...

You got a t-shirt from my FAVORITE restaurant Stinky's??? That just ain't fair!! I want a Stinky's t-shirt. LOL!
I can't wait 'till next Summer already. That's bad.