Monday, July 18, 2011
Ten Words I Could Live Without!
Today, I am linking up with Stasha from The Good Life for Monday Listicles, because I was very inspired to submit these...
Ten Words I Could Live Without
Dishes – Because this word doesn’t mean, “Ooh look at these beautiful dishes. Let’s buy the set!” When I hear this word, I know that there’s a mess that needs cleaning and I’d better be anywhere but the kitchen!
Why – The word as sentence. [Why? Well, because, Jack, blah, blah, blah... And repeat ad nauseum.] I'm told it's a phase (otherwise known as 'the terrific threes'), but I have to say, it’s crazy-making!
Food – I love food, don’t get me wrong, it’s just that I’m tired of preparing it.
Mosquitoes – If the word goes, do the blood-sucking, disease-carrying agents of evil go with it?
Like – Because there are many other words that mean what it used to mean (1. the same or similar, resembling; 2. enjoy or appreciate, prefer; etc.), and because, like, the way it is used today is, like, incredibly annoying and juvenile (not that I’ve never used it myself to, like, fill a gap in speech).
Whatever – Because it’s lost all meaning, in fact now meaning pretty much nothing at all. (Okay, I’ve used this one too, but I am not proud of that. If this word went away, I wouldn’t have to be, like, totally embarrassed for uttering it.)
Irregardless – People, this is not a word. Let it go.
Paradigm – As in paradigm shift, as in just because you use it in a sentence doesn’t make you sound smart, and it also doesn’t automagically revolutionize stuff.
Epic – I apologize to my young and hip friends – maybe I’m just not cool enough to use this word – but not everything is ‘epic’.
Green – I’m as concerned about the environment as the next person, but I truly miss being able to describe something as green simply because it emits photons at a particular wavelength.
Thanks Stasha! That was like therapy!