This thread is perfect.
I hate the word blog (it sounds as stupid as most "web logs" are)
I hate the word blag (it makes me feel like I('m going to cough up a hairball. Say it out loud slowly and you see what I mean.)
I like the word epitome, it flows well, even though it is pronounced in a strange way.
I hate all "cute-i-fied" words (like "panties" or "tightie whioties" I always just use shorts or underwear for all pant-based underwear, and as for "potty" I had to actually train my mom out of saying it when my sioster was a little kid)
I hate when people make words into adverbs by adding "-ify" and yes I know I used that word earlier, I'm talking about when people are not being sarcastic.
I likie not the word barf itself (it sounds annoying), but the fact that saying barf makes it look like you are going to barf.
I like the word thus, it is useful.
I hate the word thusly, if it is an actual word, it is overused and probably not used in the proper context.
I hate the word supercalifragilisticexpealidocious simply because everyone else likes it for the wrong reasons, as well as the fact that nobody actually uses it properly (to quote the movie, "it's a word for you to say when you don;t know what to say.")
I like some metasyntactic variables and dislike others, and my like or dislike of the may change depending if they are written or spoken (I like wossname when written, but not spoken, and whaddayacallit is easily said but looks overly mechanical when written.) and it annoys me somewhat when people use the wrong metasyntactic variables for the wrong word type (for example, a whodoyacallit for a wrench,which would properly be a whaddayacallit.) and I hate when people use words that name actual objects such as sprocket as such variable words, when they actually don;t mean a sprocket, but some other object.
I hate corporate buzzwords. all of them. Especially ones that are atempts at creating an "interesting" or "humorous" portmanteau, when reated by a very dull person about a subject with no humor, especially from two words that are themselves inherently dull.
The word droll causes me problems, because I find it most useful in sarcasm (oh. yes. *curl lip* how droll0, but people quite commonly assume that it actually does mean dull, ans use it so (oh, that's documentary's just going to be droll. why don;t we wsee the action film instead?), or when people sincerely mean to use droll as funny, or even amusing without being properly funny. bleah.
I may edit this later with more words I like or hate, or if more people have posted to simply add a post later.
Edit: Ah, yes. The whole thing with using words that are not literal, or removing a negative from an abbreviation (such as vintage style to vintage or shock absorbers to shocks).
I do, however, like the word manifold. When used properly, such as the word myriad (which I also like when used properly), it can be quite peotic, and it's slightly annoying but not objectionable when used for the name of the car part (I can;t remember the full name of it at the moment, it copuld be like manifold heat sink or something).
One of the things that really annoys me is the pluralization oif words improperly, especially when it's been used so many wrong ways since it was first borrowed from its original language (such as people who insist on making octopus plural like sheep instead of using octopi or whatever, that's just a random example so it's my fault if I pluralized incorrectly, if I don;t knoiw the plural form of a word, I tend to avouid having to use it as such. The real problem is when old people insist on pluralizing pokemon by adding an "s" at the end, and say that I'm wrong and butchering the english language. stupid stupid stupid, it's short for freaking pocket monsters and technically pokemon is not singular at all though it can be used as such.
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