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Aditu
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I liked this list by upupandaway. I did add one. I felt it went well with a recent grammar topic.


1) What word irks you everytime you hear someone say it?

2) What is your favorite word? What does it mean?

3) Were you good in spelling bees as a kid?

4) What word do you say far too often?

5) Name three words you think other people overuse:

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1. 'online' - but only when it's used by an inept journalist or someone that thinks he/she is tech-savvy but isn't.

2. 'sluttiest' - it has negative connotations, but it's a really nice-sounding word, and that contrast appeals to me in some weird way.

3. Spelling bees? You mean those things I sometimes see on TV where all the children are crying, or shaking with fear? I was never in one, but my parents made sure I could spell from an early age.

4. 'like', in the middle of sentences. I think I picked it up off TV somewhere.

5. 'essential', 'vital', and 'fatal' - it almost never is.

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1) What word irks you everytime you hear someone say it?

Schedule mispronounced as 'shedule'. Where'd you learn to pronounce that? Shool?


2) What is your favorite word? What does it mean?

Can't really think of one at the moment.


3) Were you good in spelling bees as a kid?

Yes, I've always been a stickler for spelling. I was spelling at a university level in grade 2 or 3. Not that it matters anymore -- I know university graduates who still can't distinguish lose from loose, and they're, their, and there.


4) What word do you say far too often?

I go in stages. The current word I use too much is probably 'booya'.

5) Name three words you think other people overuse:
  • Technology - commercials out there are trying to tell me that arm patches, and foods, and boxes have 'technology' in them. Idiots.
  • Irregardless - being used once is too often. It's not even really a word, since putting 'ir' on the beginning of such a word would usually mean the opposite, as in 'irresponsible', but it does not.
  • 'lol' - Not a word, per se, and no one says it in person (I hope), but the number of people who use it online annoy the hell out of me. It's a stupid phrase, a stupid acronym, and doesn't make any sense. I don't know where it came from, but I wouldn't mind finding out so I can BEAT HIS ASS.

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1) What word irks you everytime you hear someone say it? Irregardless. It is not even a 'real' word. Regardless says it all.

2) What is your favorite word? What does it mean? Balderdash. Meaning: nonsense, malarky, untrue, etc. and it describes most of what I read these days.

3) Were you good in spelling bees as a kid? Yes.

4) What word do you say far too often? Sh*t [blush]

5) Name three words you think other people overuse In order: a)F*ck; b)liberal or conservative (used to label others - take your pick); and c) geek .

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1) "I need to be honest with you now.." well, why weren't you from the beginning?
2) "0wned" I really enjoy saying this, whenever I feel utterly triumphant over somebdy/something.
3) Yes, I could speel "bees" (AND the german counterpart "Biene) when I was little. Well- how little does count as little?
4) When using english: "Well..." when using german: "I really should start doing this now" ( I am a slacker)
5) "I love you" -because in most cases it's just not honestly meant.
"Viagra" and "Sex"- just check your Spam-Filters.

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1) What word irks you everytime you hear someone say it? I hate it when people say "liberry" when prounouncing the word library. The worst part is I work with people here at the library who say liberry.

2) What is your favorite word? What does it mean? It isn't a real word. When I was a kid, my mom would go ballistic, if you swore. I began saying "feldercarp." They said that for swearing on the original Battlestar Gallactica. I've always liked it.

3) Were you good in spelling bees as a kid? No, I have dyslexia and even reverse letters when spelling out loud.

4) What word do you say far too often? "Yes." I need to stop saying I will do things I have no time for.

5) Name three words you think other people overuse: They are all curse words, so I won't put them down. It seems like curse words have become adjectives these days, which I find distressing. I always want to give them a thesaurus. The people who talk like this aren't even angry. They just pepper their conversation with cursing without giving it a thought.

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quote:
Originally posted by Aditu:

5) Name three words you think other people overuse: They are all curse words, so I won't put them down. It seems like curse words have become adjectives these days, which I find distressing. I always want to give them a thesaurus. The people who talk like this aren't even angry. They just pepper their conversation with cursing without giving it a thought.

Some people (myself included) have gotten into the habit of PUNCTUATING SENTENCES with curses. It's kind of funny, but I realise it's also silly.
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1) What word irks you everytime you hear someone say it?
When people use the word impacted instead of affected.

2) What is your favorite word? What does it mean?
Buffoon - an idiot, a clown. I get to use a lot these days. [Big Grin]

3) Were you good in spelling bees as a kid?
I don't remember being in any, but I've always been a decent speller.

4) What word do you say far too often?
Goddammit!

5) Name three words you think other people overuse:
24/7 - I guess that isn't really a word, they're numbers, but overused. Awesome - Used so often, nothing's awesome anymore. Terror - As in war on. [Roll Eyes]

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1) What word irks you everytime you hear someone say it?
"Breffiss". There are a "K" and a "T" in there, people. (Attention grammar pedants: should I have used "is" there? I think so, but it doesn't sound quite right to me.)

2) What is your favorite word? What does it mean?
"W00t", in various forms. I use this word in many grammatical contexts -- to convey excitement, boredom, sarcasm, etc. It also makes an excellent clublet-safe stand-in for fsck and other colorful parts of speech, as in "What in the McW00t is going on here?!" or "Holy W00tigan, did you see that?!"

3) Were you good in spelling bees as a kid?
Well, I was selected as the sole entrant from my class in a district-wide spelling bee when I was in elementary school. Unfortunately, I spent so much time in awe of how you could put "extra" and "ordinary" together to form a word that seems to mean the opposite of the separate words (and is pronounced differently to boot) that I muffed my first word -- "beautiful". I think I forgot the "a" or something equally stupid. I was very ashamed. And to this day I am a major grammar/spelling stickler.

4) What word do you say far too often?
W00t. See #2.

5) Name three words you think other people overuse:
a) "fsck" - When used properly it can be magical. But as Aditu said, people just throw it around like nothing these days.

b) "like" - Like, it's so fscking, like, annoying how fsking people just, like, fscking sprinkle "like" throughout their fscking sentences. (See also, like, "a", above.)

c) Can't think of any others right now. I try not to let words bother me. Even the above two only annoy me in theory.

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1) What word irks you everytime you hear someone say it?
"Deliverables" as in "let's drill down onto the project's key deliverables". Bleh.

2) What is your favorite word? What does it mean?
"Reciprocity" - A mutual or cooperative interchange of favors or privileges, especially the exchange of rights or privileges of trade between nations.

3) Were you good in spelling bees as a kid?
We didn't have "spelling bees" as such when I was at school, but I always did ok in any tests.

4) What word do you say far too often?
Hypothetically.

5) Name three words you think other people overuse:

1) "Whatever" - pronounced "What. Ever"
2) "Synergies" - as in "unlocking organisational synergies", which usually means sacking people!
3) "Less" - when they really mean "fewer" [Razz]

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1) What word irks you everytime you hear someone say it?

Nukular

2) What is your favorite word? What does it mean?
My current favourite is 'spokes-nutter'.
There was an opinion piece in the paper recently about 'The Festival Of Light' - a sort of protestant taliban here in oz who are usually in the news for wanting some innocuous film banned. The article described someone as a spokes-nutter for the FoL

3) Were you good in spelling bees as a kid?
Yes, and I've since worked as a proof reader.

4) What word do you say far too often?
fsck.

5) Name three words you think other people overuse:
I work in a grossly over-managed company, so I could name dozens...

A few pet peeves...

'Literally' when it's not literally at all, it's 'figuratively'.
'Synergy'
'Efficiency' - when used to explain having a team of 4 do nothing for several weeks.

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1) What word irks you everytime you hear someone say it?
x-treme. Why does everything have to start with an X in advertising? Why is everything extreme these days as opposed to say...
code:
Draconian, Thule, Ultima Thule, a bit much, abandon, abandoned,
abnormal, acme, acute, aggrandized, aggrandizement, all,
amplification, amplified, anarchistic, anarcho-syndicalist, apex,
apogee, at the height, ballyhoo, ballyhooed, bibulous, big talk,
bigoted, bitter end, bizarre, blowing up, bordering, borderline,
bottom dollar, boundary, bounding, boundless, boundlessness,
bounds, breakaway, burlesque, butt, butt end, caricature, caudal,
ceiling, climax, coastal, conclusive, conservative, constrictive,
consummation, crapulent, crapulous, crest, crown, culmination,
cutting, deep, definitive, depth, desperate, determinant,
determinative, determining, different, dilatation, dilation,
disproportionate, distant, dizzy, drastic, eccentric, egregious,
egregiousness, end, endmost, enhancement, enlargement, enormous,
enormousness, eventual, exaggerated, exaggerating, exaggeration,
exceedingly, exceptional, exceptionally, excess, excessive,
excessiveness, excruciating, exorbitance, exorbitancy, exorbitant,
exotic, expansion, exquisite, extraordinarily, extraordinary,
extravagance, extravagancy, extravagant, extremely, extremes,
extremism, extremist, extremistic, extremity, fabulous,
fabulousness, factious, fag end, fanatic, fancy, far out, far-off,
farthermost, farthest, farthest bound, farthest off, fierce, final,
fringing, frontier, furious, furthermost, furthest, giantism,
gigantic, gigantism, gluttonous, gluttony, go to extremes,
grandiloquence, grandiloquent, great, greatest, haggard, harsh,
height, heightening, hidebound, high, high-flown, highest degree,
huckstering, hyperbole, hyperbolic, hyperbolism, hypertrophied,
hypertrophy, immoderacy, immoderate, immoderateness, immoderation,
in the extreme, incontinence, incontinent, indulgent, inflated,
inflation, inordinacy, inordinance, inordinate, inordinateness,
insurgent, insurrectionary, intemperance, intemperate,
intemperateness, intense, intolerable, irrational,
jumping-off place, keen, kooky, last, limbic, liminal, limit,
limiting, limits, littoral, magnification, magnified, marginal,
maximum, mildly radical, monstrous, monstrousness, most,
most distant, moving, mutineering, mutinous, nadir, ne plus ultra,
nib, nihilistic, nimiety, notable, noteworthy, nth degree, offbeat,
out of bounds, out of sight, outermost, outmost, outrageous,
outrageousness, outre, outstanding, overbig, overdeveloped,
overdevelopment, overdone, overdrawn, overemphasis, overemphasized,
overemphatic, overenthusiastic, overestimated, overestimation,
overgreat, overgreatness, overgrown, overgrowth, overindulgence,
overindulgent, overindulging, overkill, overlarge, overlargeness,
overmuch, overmuchness, overpraised, overreligious, oversold,
overstated, overstatement, overstressed, overweening, overwrought,
overzealous, peak, perfervid, piercing, pink, pinnacle, poignant,
point, polar, pole, prodigal, prodigality, profuse, profuseness,
puffed, puffery, puffing up, queer, rabid, radical, radicalism,
rebel, rebellious, red, remarkable, remotest, restrictive,
revolutional, revolutionary, revolutionist, rigid, rigorous,
rimming, riotous, rough, seditionary, seditious, self-indulgent,
sensationalism, severe, sharp, skirting, splitting, steep, stern,
stiff, stretched, stretching, strict, stringent, stub, stump,
subversive, summit, superlative, swing, swinish, syndicalist, tag,
tag end, tail, tail end, tall talk, terminal, terminating,
terminative, the whole, threshold, tip, too much, too-muchness,
top, tough, touted, touting, towering, traitorous, travesty,
treasonable, turbulent, ultimate, ultra, ultra-ultra,
ultraconservative, ultraist, ultraistic, ultrazealous, unbridled,
uncommon, uncompromising, unconscionable, unconscionableness,
unconstrained, uncontrolled, unconventional, undisciplined, undue,
undueness, unfrugal, unlimited, unmeasurable, unmeasured,
unreasonable, unreasonableness, unrestrained, unrestrainedness,
unthrifty, unusual, unusually, unwarranted, utmost, utmost extent,
uttermost, vehement, venomous, very, violent, virulent, vivid,
way out, weird, wild, wild-eyed, wild-looking, worst, zealotic,
zenith

2) What is your favorite word? What does it mean?
code:
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

defenestrate \de*fen"es*trate\ (d[-e]*f[e^]n"[e^]s*tr[=a]t), v.
t.
to throw (something or someone) out of a window.
[PJC]


From WordNet (r) 2.0 :

defenestrate
v : throw through or out of the window; "The rebels stormed the
palace and defenestrated the President"

3) Were you good in spelling bees as a kid?
No.

4) What word do you say far too often?
Does "Huh?" count? I say "Huh?" a lot because I get wrapped up in what I'm doing on the internet/computer/show I'm watching and when people are talking I don't hear them untill I break my focus.

5) Name three words you think other people overuse:
Swears in general, love and hate. They should have meaning, and express a real emotion. Now they are just passing phrases that no one cares about... "I loved that movie.", "I love my new gadget.", "I love you, dear." But, I've ranted about this before, so I'm not going to rant any more here.

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1) What word irks you everytime you hear someone say it?
"omygod!" Especially when run into one word like that.

2) What is your favorite word? What does it mean?
exegesis: Critical explanation or analysis, especially of a text.

3) Were you good in spelling bees as a kid?
Pretty good, but I never did well in anything major, because I always screwed up:
"Principal Skinner: Milhouse, your word is 'choke'
Milhouse: Oh, I know this one, it's so easy! 'F'............ oh man!"

4) What word do you say far too often?
"Interesting"

5) Name three words you think other people overuse:
"f*ck"
"scientifically" (when used in commercials)
"extreme" or, even worse, "x-treme" (also overused in commercials)

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1) What word irks you everytime you hear someone say it?
Figures - used to refer to numbers. This woman at work uses it - drives me batshit. Thank god for headphones.
2) What is your favorite word? What does it mean?
Schistovite - its a real word.
3) Were you good in spelling bees as a kid?
No - I sucked. I read by sight not phonitically (huked on fonics worked for me), therefore spelling is difficult. However I read really fast.
4) What word do you say far too often?
F*ck, Sh*t, Damn, G-damn - I know better words, and can express myself better than that.
5) Name three words you think other people overuse:
Hacker - most people don't have a clue what one is. They think they are going to give them a computer virus and steal their credit card number.
Cyberpunk - WTF???
Conservative Movement - I am not sure what that means anymore. I used to know.

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1) What word irks you everytime you hear someone say it?
'newkiller' (='nuclear')...a friend of mine also has the habit of saying 'mastrabate' (='masturbate')... that annoys the hell out of me

2) What is your favorite word? What does it mean?
'Paraklausytheron' - it's a term for a literary device in Latin Love Elegy, referring to when a poem is written from the perspective of a rejected lover, sighing outside his mistress' closed door.

3) Were you good in spelling bees as a kid?
We didn't really have them in this country. More like written spelling tests. But I never got a single word wrong in any spelling test I did.

4) What word do you say far too often?
'Indeed'... or, 'Methinks'. Actually, I say 'shaddup' in a weird accent a lot, too. It's uncalled for [Razz] .

5) Name three words you think other people overuse:
'Jihad'... I hear that ALL the time. Ugh. Oh, yes, and 'dunno'. And the word 'so' is drastically overused.

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quote:
Originally posted by skylar:
2) What is your favorite word? What does it mean?
'Paraklausytheron' - it's a term for a literary device in Latin Love Elegy, referring to when a poem is written from the perspective of a rejected lover, sighing outside his mistress' closed door.

That's another word thats so overused these days [Wink]

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Ohmygod! I need to be honest with you now, we have to get online with each other and discuss how the nukular threats have impacted the figures in our breffiss deliverables shedule. Then I need to buy some x-treme energy drinks and mastrabate in the liberry or something.
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quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:

[*]'lol' - Not a word, per se, and no one says it in person (I hope),

Oh that's the new fucking thing. Saying the acronyms out loud. I hear it a lot at school (from high schoolers mind you)
El Oh Ell
Oh emm gee
Seriously, I want to beat the shit out of people everytime I hear "Jay Kay Jay Kay"

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quote:
Originally posted by sancho:

Schistovite - its a real word.

Not according to Google, Wikipedia, or my concise OED (hmmm, odd that I check that last...); I'm not contradicting you though, care to share the meaning? Something to do with Schisms?

1. Hacker. ARGH! Believe everything you read in the papers why don't you, everyone that uses a computer for anything other than Microsoft Outlook and Word is going to read your e-mails, delete your files and use your credit card.
Although thinking about it, when it's used properly that's not that annoying...ditto like/fewer...ditto "literally" followed by obvious hyperbole...there aren't really any words that annoy me, it's just their usage!

2. Scrofula (n. historical a disease with glandular swellings, probably a form of tyuberculosis)is a good one for sound alone!

3. Noooo...I can spell most things perfectly well, but I've inherited a bit of dyslexia from my mum and I get int/ant/ent and similar sounds-beginning-with-vowels mixed up.

4. "Like" in the middle of sentences. It's become mental punctuation, like "umm" or "ahh" (hah, that one's justified!).

5. Hacker; see above
Love
lol (a certain friend of mine ends EVERY online sentence with this...and yes newf, I'm afraid I've actually witnessed someone saying "wtf" and "lol". Kill them, kill them all)

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1) What word irks you everytime you hear someone say it?
"Irregardless." My old boss dropped that one on us all the time, and no, he wasn't being facetious.

2) What is your favorite word? What does it mean?
"Bagel" is one of those fun words to say; repeat it enough times and it stops seeming like a word.

3) Were you good in spelling bees as a kid?
I was the b-e-s-t. Best. I've pwnzed at spelling bees all my life.

4) What word do you say far too often?
I say "damn" a lot, and I've got a problem with dropping f-bombs at work.

5) Name three words you think other people overuse:
"Creepy." People overuse it to describe other folks who somehow rub them the wrong way or strike them as outside the norm. It's used interchangably with "sleazy" and "sketchy." It's a personal peeve of mine.

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Icon 1 posted January 23, 2006 16:59      Profile for supergoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
1) What word irks you everytime you hear someone say it?
"Totally" when airheaded girls say it, something about the tone of voice in "Oh yah, I so totally have to work out before I watch the O.C. tonight" really bothers me. That, and "Oh, I totally am on your side" when girls have girl fights. I'm sexist against my own gender, it's kind of weird.

2) What is your favorite word? What does it mean?
"Moreover," it means the same as besides or also. It's an interesting word when used in the right place. When I was a kid I though that in Mortal Kombat, the yellow guy was named Nevertheless, the blue guy was However and the purple guy was Moreover. I'm not sure either.

3) Were you good in spelling bees as a kid?
I participated in them but I was never any good.

4) What word do you say far too often?
I have a bad habit of saying O RLY? in reply to just about anything. Although it's less emphatic, more like "ohrilly?"

5) Name three words you think other people overuse:
Officials - Apparently nobody is a lieutenant, an officer, a delegate or a representative; they are all "officials" (I don't hear people saying this often, I just see it in the newspaper and hear it on TV).

"out" - this one is on away messages a lot. By just leaving us with the word "out," apparently you have such an incredibly busy life that you can't be bothered to tell us any of it. I'm not sure why it bothers me.

liberal or conservative - I agree with Garlicguy on this one, I'm tired of hearing people labeled as one thing or another.

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Icon 1 posted January 23, 2006 17:44      Profile for GameMaster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Or dict, which has always found the definition of the "$100,000 words." I'm calling B.S. on it.

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Icon 1 posted January 23, 2006 19:34      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm guessing "shistovite" was the word that sancho meant.

But then again, what do I know.

Besides the meaning of shistovite, that is [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted January 23, 2006 20:38      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hmmm...for some reason, that last word reminds me remotely of 'sheygets,' which just amuses me for no terribly good reason. [Razz]

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Schistovite is type of metamorphic rock. If I remember my metamorphic geology correctly, then it is a sedimentary rock that has been subjected to medium pressure and medium temperature. It is also a useful term for a metamorphic rock that you are not sure of the content, but you can see some mineral grains in the matrix (e.g. garnet schist).

In mineralogy class, some of the guys came up with dochite as a mineral name when you are stumped.

Geologists spend alot of time in the field confused, they deal with large systems that are complex. Sometimes analysis can only be conducted in the lab with SEM microscopes or X-Ray defraction.

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