August Daily List Challenge: Day 6 — Least Favourite Words

Least Favourite Words

  1. The recent and deeply irritating trend of portmanteau names to refer to celebrity couples as if they have become one single unit. It’s extremely annoying and eye-rollingly lazy writing.
  2. ‘Muffin top’ and ‘cankles’. Those cute and catchy names for invented problems that the media create purely to make women feel bad about themselves, and which we have, for some inexplicable reason started to use ourselves.
  3. ‘Amazeballs’. ‘Totes’. Even when used ironically, they’re a bit iffy.
  4. ‘Addicting’. I realise this may be an American thing, but it makes my teeth itch. It’s ‘AddictIVE’, people. ‘AddictIVE.’
  5. ‘Segued’, because I only recently learned that it is actually pronounced like ‘Segway’, but that makes no sense at all and makes me irrationally angry.

About allpastmidnight

Hi, I'm Alison, I am a mid-thirties mum to two children, Little Man and Wee Girl. Wee Girl is pre-verbal and has autism, while Little Man is the sort of happy chatty little guy who gets into everything and sings at the top of his lungs — until the moment he makes eye contact with a stranger and he goes silent. I am cynical, sweary, and a bit disorganised, and I blog about parenting, ASD, food and just about anything else I can think of. Feel free to follow me on any of my social media. I can also be contacted by email at allpastmidnight [at] outlook [dot] com.
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4 Responses to August Daily List Challenge: Day 6 — Least Favourite Words

  1. ojosworld says:

    I love your list!! This one really stumped me haha x

    • It seemed a tricky one at first, but then once I started all the words I hated just kept presenting themselves. The one that I really found tough was day 2 — things you’re good at. That was really difficult. Thinking of things I am good at could go on the list of things I am not good at.

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