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Forum: General Chat 14th Aug 2008, 17:01
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Posted By BeccaK
Re: Most Hated Words

That's kirsty's department now; she's the one with the keycard into the building. Perhaps she could sneak you into the building. You could smuggle the word out, burn it, and bury it somewhere in the...
Forum: General Chat 14th Aug 2008, 15:35
Replies: 436
Views: 38,555
Posted By BeccaK
Re: Most Hated Words

Medaled or medalled (not sure which) has obviously encroached far enough to be enshrined in the OED now. I'm not even sure that it has a 'non-standard' tag...
Forum: General Chat 17th Aug 2007, 11:16
Replies: 436
Views: 38,555
Posted By BeccaK
Re: Most Hated Words

Would you argue the same case for 'tabling' a proposal or a course of action?
Forum: General Chat 25th Apr 2007, 11:46
Replies: 436
Views: 38,555
Posted By BeccaK
Re: Most Hated Words

Oh, I thought it had only come up on this thread before.

To reorient the discussion on hated words rather than on l33t and definitions:

fanny

makes me cringe when it's used in casual...
Forum: General Chat 25th Apr 2007, 10:42
Replies: 436
Views: 38,555
Posted By BeccaK
Re: Most Hated Words

Is that geeky enough for everyone?
Forum: General Chat 25th Apr 2007, 10:36
Replies: 436
Views: 38,555
Posted By BeccaK
Re: Most Hated Words

Hmmm. This came up before, didn't it. I just looked 'orientate' and 'orient' up. They're interchangeable, I think - I doubt you'll reveal anything about your origin by using one rather than the...
Forum: General Chat 24th Apr 2007, 17:47
Replies: 436
Views: 38,555
Posted By BeccaK
Re: Most Hated Words

And there goes the rest of my working day, thanks to Daveybot and Youtube. Thankfully it's 4.45 already.
Forum: General Chat 24th Apr 2007, 16:42
Replies: 436
Views: 38,555
Posted By BeccaK
Re: Most Hated Words

They're the best type, though.
Forum: General Chat 24th Apr 2007, 15:54
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Views: 38,555
Posted By BeccaK
Re: Most Hated Words

Ach!
I left and the discussion was on 'kids'. Fine, I thought. I detest the word 'piccies', I thought, and maybe that's something similar.

I returned to let you all know the earthshattering...
Forum: General Chat 23rd Apr 2007, 14:34
Replies: 436
Views: 38,555
Posted By BeccaK
Re: Most Hated Words

Well, to add to your selection of horrible words beginning 'pu', I can offer

puant (obsolete!) - stinking
pubarche - the first appearance of pubic hair (nothing wrong with a natural process, I...
Forum: General Chat 20th Apr 2007, 11:26
Replies: 436
Views: 38,555
Posted By BeccaK
Re: Most Hated Words

Mister HG, I think that you're right that whilst these two terms have the same pronunciation and whilst they are both in common usage there will be an association in people's minds between the two....
Forum: General Chat 20th Apr 2007, 10:59
Replies: 436
Views: 38,555
Posted By BeccaK
Re: Most Hated Words

Back to this delightful issue. I'd never heard of this spelling before, so I checked it at work with one of our people who collects new words (I work on English dictionaries, by way of explanation)....
Forum: General Chat 19th Apr 2007, 18:06
Replies: 436
Views: 38,555
Posted By BeccaK
Re: Most Hated Words

No no, I pronounce it in the same way you do, but it feels like that 'o' should be longer than just one letter.
Forum: General Chat 19th Apr 2007, 17:49
Replies: 436
Views: 38,555
Posted By BeccaK
Re: Most Hated Words

libido - ugh, makes me think of a dirty old man in a raincoat
manoeuvre - can't see it/write it without playing round with the pronunciation in my head
neck vb - in the sense of 'to down/to drink'...
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