Like Nails On A Chalkboard…

by Carrie with Children with 20 comments

This has been bugging me for days…so why not just air it out in a post and let you weigh in on it too.

Whenever I hear someone use the word “preggers” and/or “woot!” every hair on the back of my neck stands straight up. I don’t understand what’s wrong with just using the words “pregnant” and “hooray”.  Am I missing something?!

Maggie doesn't like these words either.

Another one that really gets me?  “Over the moon”.   Seems it is the word of choice by publicists and newly pregnant celebs  (or dare I say…preggers?)

What silly words (besides offensive and curse) set you off?   I can’t wait to hear your “words of choice”!

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  • Nikole

    Epic. If something is “epic” why can’t you just say it’s really good, or awesome, or whatever. And sometimes I’ve heard “epic” used in a negative fashion too- like “epic fail.” “Fail” is another word I think is being greatly misused lately.

    I’ve not heard “over the moon.” What is it supossed to mean?

    • Carrie with Children

      Oh good one! “epic” is pretty ridiculous too!

      “Over the moon” is used in place of “excited” or “overjoyed”. Ex: “We are over the moon on the news of our newest arrival.” So lame! 🙂

  • j's Momma

    I’m uber tired of the word uber.

  • Melissa

    Whoops! I sat woot A LOT. Also, woo. I’ll make sure not to say it to you! 😉

    Epic is annoying also, I don’t think I ever say that. I get annoyed when people say “Boom”. Like, Yeah I did it for you. Boom!

    What does that mean?

    • Carrie with Children

      Haha! I’ll give you a free pass for Woot. 🙂

      “Boom” hasn’t made it’s way to Florida yet.. don’t think I’ve heard anyone use that phrase yet. I hope it stays far away too!

  • mary mclean

    I hate when clerks say “have a good one”!! My first reaction is “a good what?” Why not just say “have a good day’, it’s just as easy!

    • Carrie with Children

      Oh mom – that’s another good one! That is annoying!

  • Amy

    Yes definitely woot drives me crazy too!

  • Eschelle

    I hate the word “moist” and “ointment” i have no idea why…

    • Carrie with Children

      This comment literally made me laugh out loud. Great words!

  • Lin

    LOL…preggers drives me crazy, too! I will say that I always said the “bump” or “baby bump” instead of belly when I was pregnant, though. Being a bit self-conscious about my weight to begin with, I thought “bump” just sounded much nicer than “belly.” Now, I guess I just have to call it a belly, though. *siigh* 🙂

  • Leah

    I can’t stand the line ” give me a buzz” when you want someone to call you. Honestly, they are not buzzing you, they are not a bee, they need to call you with a telephone. Drives me crazy. oh and another one, “drives me nuts”…what does that really mean? nuts are things to eat…I might be able to go on but I will stop there!

    oh and yes, preggers, bump…very silly….

    • Carrie with Children

      Great one, Leah! I love it. We are not bees! “Give me a buzz” reminds me of another one that drives me crazy (or should I say nuts?!)… “shoot me an email”. You don’t shoot anyone anything….

  • Sally

    I can’t stand it when people say “my bad”. It’s like a cop-out for an apology… Someone runs their cart into you at the grocery store and rather than saying I’m sorry or I beg your pardon, they say my bad. Really? How am I supposed to respond to that?

  • angela

    Slacks. My mom calls any sort of pants “slacks”, including Abbey’s fleece sweatpants. Ugh.

    • Carrie with Children

      LOL! Yes! Slacks drives me crazy too (sorry Mom)! What’s even worse is when someone pronounces it as “slee-acks”.

  • Ashley

    The one that drives me crazy is SNORT when someone is meaning to say they are laughing. Yuck, I hate that visual. Yours are pretty good too. 🙂

  • LeeAnn

    I am SO with you on the “preggers” thing! I cannot stand “preggers”, “prego”, anything like that. Just say PREGNANT! I’m not with you on Woot!, though. I have been known to say it myself…although usually it is sarcasm talking. 😉

    I know there are other words that irritate me, but I can’t think of anything right now. Can we talk about apostrophes for a minute, though? Misuse of apostrophes definitely drives me insane!

  • Lynn

    Drives me insane when folks use the term “haters” in reference to anyone or a group who doesn’t like something that they do.