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message 1: by smetchie (last edited Feb 16, 2010 10:20AM) (new)

smetchie | 5731 comments Labile:


1 : readily or continually undergoing chemical, physical, or biological change or breakdown : unstable
2 : readily open to change


You might say it's not that big a deal to hate that word because when would I have occasion to hear it. When would someone need to use this word? And WHY? It so clearly sounds like you're referring to someone's genitals. A "labile mineral" should look like this.
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My friend is a nurse and this term is apparently used a lot in the medical world to talk about things like blood pressure that's high one minute and low the next. Whatever. So this friend decides to move it into commonplace discussions. Like we're talking about her 1-year-old daughter's mood swings. "She's very labile". EW.

What word do you hate?


message 2: by Malbadeen (new)

Malbadeen "Random" - I HATE that word!


message 3: by Malbadeen (new)

Malbadeen rather, I hate the misuse of that word.


message 4: by grebrim (last edited Feb 16, 2010 10:37AM) (new)

grebrim "Socialist", especially in combination with the words "muslim" or "fascist."


message 5: by Eh?Eh! (new)

Eh?Eh! | 443 comments Jugular, soymilk, dynamic, "touch base," hole.


message 6: by William (new)

William (wilbarr17) Eh! wrote: "Jugular, soymilk, dynamic, "touch base," hole."

I hate "hole".

I also hate it when people say "nanner" instead of "banana".


message 7: by Tom (new)

Tom Foolery (tomfoolery) work


message 8: by Rusty (new)

Rusty (rustyshackleford) | 2198 comments I hate the word "purview", because it makes me think of lawyers.


message 9: by Malbadeen (new)

Malbadeen Oh yes! "in touch" and "synergy" blah!!!!!!!!


message 10: by Eh?Eh! (new)

Eh?Eh! | 443 comments Rusty wrote: "I hate the word "purview", because it makes me think of lawyers."

"Purview" makes me think pervert, just from the sound of it.


message 11: by Stina (new)

Stina (stinalee) | 653 comments Years ago, before my sister knew if she was having a girl or boy, we decided to come up with the WORST baby name ever and landed on Labian.

I don't like the word puddle.

I LOVE the word nanner. I do NOT love when people eat bananas in public.


message 12: by Denell (new)

Denell I hate ppl using corporate buzz words..the latest: footprint "We want to create a global footprint"


Servius  Heiner genial:

Even if I ignored the definition (having an easygoing and pleasing manner especially in social situations


message 14: by smetchie (new)

smetchie | 5731 comments easygoing and pleasing. hahaha.


Servius  Heiner I know right.


message 16: by Joanie (new)

Joanie Hate, hate, hate moist too-ugh. Also not a fan of the word panties, especially when men say it. To combine the two would make me puke-moist panties-shudder.

Not quite hating a word but a similar concept- I don't think I could ever own a Volvo, I'd always be afraid I'd say vulva instead-"hi, I brought my vulva to be checked"


message 17: by smetchie (last edited Feb 17, 2010 10:09AM) (new)

smetchie | 5731 comments HAHAHA! I can remember learning there was a car called "Volvo" as a kid. I couldn't believe it. Someone must be pulling my leg, I thought.




message 18: by Eh?Eh! (new)

Eh?Eh! | 443 comments Servius Sextus Heiner wrote: "genial:"

"Genial" makes me think genital, also from the sound of it.


message 19: by smetchie (new)

smetchie | 5731 comments I hate myself for starting this thread because now every time I open it I have to look at the word I hate in bold as well as a picture of the mental image I'd rather avoid.


message 20: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 17, 2010 06:55PM) (new)

I keep trying to think of words I hate, but only think of words I love (like lethargy and pronto and detritus.)

I do know of a phrase I hate with a thousand passions, but if I told, someone would probably start using it around here and I'd have to leave.

I hate the words:
piggy
religious
freelance
ornate
blight

Those are all just based on how they feel in my mouth, though.

I like words that have prefixes and suffixes and and sort of made up. Undebunkable.


message 21: by Tom (new)

Tom Foolery (tomfoolery) I hate myself for starting this thread because now every time I open it I have to look at the word I hate in bold as well as a picture of the mental image I'd rather avoid.

I can't remember which word it was that you hate...is it labile? Label? Labial? I think labile was the word you hate, but i can't remember and i'm too lazy to scroll to see what it was. Any case, i'll try not to use the words labile, label, or labial anywhere you're likely to see them.



message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

Labias.


message 23: by Dave (new)

Dave Russell I think the word labiaplasty is a thousand times worse.


message 24: by smetchie (new)

smetchie | 5731 comments The word doesn't bother me but the meaning certainly does!!


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