safe word: cute

July 27, 2011

do you have some words that give you the ick? i don’t mean profanity or bodily functioning words. i’m talking about completely acceptable words {to some} that for some reason, when you read, hear or say them, your body becomes a histamine releasing, shoulder shimmying, un-hostess-like vessel, sending you into bonkers-ville.

i do.

for example, i have a friend who cringes over “bev-nap”. we both share a disdain for “moist”.

i have recently launched an offensive against the use of “sunnies”, an absurd term seeming to have swept through the fashion blogosphere whence referring to one’s sunglasses. i cannot control my own bile when i read this word.

face. i’m not a fan of the word face. it’s just so…… facial. although, for a word i dislike so much i will say i use it often.

trough. i detest this word. but more because of my incapacity to remember how to properly pronounce it. when read out loud i want to say “trou” as in rhymes with “cow”…as in “drop trou”. or i want to rhyme it with “tough”. if i see it up ahead in a sentence….even if i’m just quietly reading to myself, i’ll start jonesing for ativan just to quell the rising anxiety of getting through the silly passage. i mean, come one? do we really need this word any more? when was the last time you actually saw an actual trough? lemme guess? were there pigs? can’t we just call it a feeding bin?

but the end all, banned from the house, say it and you’re sleeping in the car word is: sexy.

hate it! hate it! hate it!

always have. i’d rather hunkiest tell me i have an ass-face then tell me i am or look sexy.

just typing this, my hair follicles {ew…another non-fave} are starting to prickle, and my shoulders are trying to dodge right and left away from the discomfort i’m feeling writing said banned word.

i have others: soda, sneaker, preserves {more of a husband thing…he won’t have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, it has to be peanut butter & preserves wtf??}, guac {as in guacamole}, nudity.

not to worry m’loves. i see a psychiatrist regularly. two of my favorite words are: ” i see.

do you have words?

wednesday happy to you.

  • Well, obviously, "vagina". Beyond that, ointment and pork.

  • We share disdain for "sexy." GROSS!!!!! There are others, but I will spare since I cannot bear to type them.

  • I feel like pop-up stores are the equivalent of your sunnies. It used to be 'authentic' made me cringe, when people used it as a word to describe people but luckily that fell out of favor. Now I am savoring the words of my friend who write about starfish milk and fairie juice, I guess you have to read her poems.

  • Well, I think there are a number of restaurants that serve their food in a trough… 🙂

  • I have a visceral reaction to "oriental". Not a fan of panties especially when a guy says it. Ick!

  • auntie char

    Pus….Scaly….encrusted…..mucous….mucous plug….mucous membrane…mastication…..secretions…John Boehner.

    A special catategory for "PARTY" as a verb. I am taking about the frat boy, beer soaked usage. This includes (but not limited too): Party down, party animal, party hearty.

    Party is a NOUN morons.

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