IRREGARDLESS - In case you didn't know - this is a MADE-UP word. Yes - after years of plebs using this word incorrectly, it has finally made it's way into the dictionary as an acceptable form of "Regardless". (An outrage!!!) This word is a Double-Negative, not to mention Completely Pointless Word. Think about it...If to be "without any regard" is Regardless, than what is "Ir-regardless"? To be with "regard"? Isn't that just "Regard"??? What the H-e-double-hockey-sticks is that?
PISSED - as long as I can remember, I have HATED this word. I won't lie and say that I have NEVER used it. But I can probably count on one hand the number of times I have done so. Someone did recently point out to me, however, that it is better to be "pissed off" than "pissed on". Nice.
COLON - The one thing I HATE about this word is it's homonymous usage. We all know that the Colon is part of the anatomy that serves as the "storage unit" for solid waste. (ooops, sorry! Hope you weren't in the middle of dinner.) But a colon is also a punctuation mark consisting of two equally sized dots centered on the same vertical line. So, here's a question for all of you Doctors & Nurses out there... If a patient has a Colectomy, is he then left with a Semi-Colon? (I am sorry! I know - I am horrible. But, I couldn't resist!)
MASTICATE - I HATE this word. The only reason anyone has for using this word is cuz they purposely want others to "mis-hear" them and think another word was used in its place. They think they are funny and clever. Just say "chew" - it'll be better for all of us.
SEAMEN - Not that I hate Seamen - the men who work out at sea. However, as a teenager a Men's Choir sang in church one Sunday, singing #335 from our Hymnal, "Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy". The second verse says, "Let the lower lights be burning;Send a gleam across the wave.Some poor fainting, struggling seaman You may rescue, you may save." I just couldn't figure out why they were singing about some guy's struggling semen. (She didn't!) [Sorry, I did! - Hey! How was I supposed to know???]
SECRETION - Though I HATE this word, I love the first part of this word..."secret" and definitely feel that any/all secretions oozing and eeping from anyone's nooks and crannies should definitely be a well-kept secret, only to be shared with a physician! Honestly, I just don't have a need to know!
COCCYX - I prefer the word "tailbone", thank you very much. I had broken mine during the labor & delivery of my first child 14 years ago and was subject to the use of this word several times; possibly enough to last me a lifetime. By the way - The term coccyx comes originally from the Greek Language and means "cuckoo", referring to the shape of a cuckoo's beak. How they came up with that, I'll never know...
As far as other Words I LOVE to HATE - well, I am not a big fan of swear words. Unfortunately in our society/media today we have become desensitized to the use of swear words. However, the one I will NEVER get used to is *the* swear word - you know the one to which I am referring. I even hate substitutes for it - effin', frickin' or friggin'. My kids know if they use any form of those they are in for it, Big Time.
My kids, do however call me on my use of the word "Freakin". This word does NOT bother me, I tell them, because of the meaning of base word, "freak": noun 1. any abnormal phenomenon or product or unusual object; anomaly; aberration. 2. a sudden and apparently causeless change or turn of events, the mind, etc.; an apparently capricious notion, occurrence, etc.: That kind of sudden storm is a freak. 3. Archaic. capriciousness; whimsicality. So, see it works...Something can be Freakin' Funny or Freakin' Dumb, etc.
What are some words you Love to Hate??? C'mon - share! It would be Freakin' Awesome!