Thursday, December 03, 2009

What if I have to talk about the Buttock Zeitgeist?

Words and phrases that I just can't use, either at all or at the very least without rolling my eyes, giggling, or being loaded with sarcasm:

TIA (for "thanks in advance")
return on investment (or even worse, just saying "R.O.I.")
just a heads up
bailiwick
poo-poo (as in, "he poo-poo'ed that idea")
outside the box
win-win
kudos
massaging the data
staycation
webinar
vista
Twihard
buttock (weirdly, this is only true of the singular. I can say "buttocks" just fine).
zeitgeist
panties

What words bug you?

16 comments:

Valerie said...

"like"
Bro (as in, hey bro!)
"whatever"
"at the end of the day"
"it is what it is"
...and any word with "uber" in front of it :-))

Teej said...

Galoshes
Goulash
Tartar
Out-of-pocket (as in unreachable)

rachael said...

gal
anyways (anyway in the singular is perfectly fine)
wiener

tankmontreal said...

"pant"
...as in, "This's a fine-looking pant, even though it's acrylic and has no pockets"

...the pronunciation of "skedule" (sic) as "shed-ju-ul". Pretentious much?

e-Lizabeth said...

paradigm

Google (when used as a verb, as in "just google it")

hubby

slacks

Anonymous said...

moist

leah u. said...

ointment

And I agree with most everything that has already been listed by others!

librarianista said...

You'll never make it at Microsoft, lady.

Anonymous said...

For those of us in the medical business, TIA means transient ischemic attack. IE, mini stroke. CJ

KatieC said...

tour de force

http://dadoichzlig.blogspot.com/ said...

every single one

betsy said...

honeydew

jenny said...

I don't like it when people say "guac".

YNL said...

"Panties" got rehabilitated for me the moment my husband saw the cover of a Michael Moorcock Elric book and said, "Nice man-panties on that guy".

All other usages (including the fashion editor usage of "pant," also "lip") still cause me to make the ew face.

Lisa said...

Also "panties"
and add "touch base" (as in confer, check with).

heh said...

multi-tasking
re-tooling
human capital