I Dislike Words That Can Be Used to Describe Meat

I was going to skip today’s Road Trip Wednesday, just because I posted yesterday–but then I couldn’t stop thinking about words today.  Honestly, I kind of don’t hate ANY words.  Some are a bit grosser than others, but overall, I don’t mind that many of them. 

So, YA Highway wants to know, Which words do you absolutely hate?  Which ones do you adore?

Distasteful:

the p-word, you know the one (OK, actually, this one might garner an ‘Absolutely Hate’)

moist

succulent

tender

gamy (this one makes my stomach twist)

tampon

Adored:

juxtaposition/juxtapose

fickle

plucky

epiphany

thoroughfare

verbose

moxie

intertextuality

goose (usually as in silly)

whimsy

Are there any words you like/dislike?

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22 comments

  1. Colin Smith says:

    I think “moist”is in the running for the most-hated word of the day! Perhaps a close second to *that* alternative word for a cat.

    An interesting list, Crystal, though “moxie” always sounds like some kind of disease to me:

    “He’s got some moxie has that lad!”
    “You think? Maybe I should call the doctor…!”

  2. Kris Atkins says:

    I love a lot of the words on your list — whimsy, moxie, and juxtapose/juxtaposition. I also love wistful, darkling, macular (purely for the sound), effervescent, and vivacious, among others.
    Words are … just freaking awesome.

  3. Brandi says:

    It’s so funny how words all by themselves can make you feel a certain way. I am a huge fan of whimsy, inspiring, retreat,savor. I guess I’m a sucker for happy joyful words. [Love those too!] I’m not a fan of moist (unless it’s about cupcakes) and despise “literally” these days because everyone “literally” uses it for everything. lol.

    • Crystal says:

      Savor is a good one! I think that it is incredibly difficult to judge words in a vacuum–of course we are more likely to adore words that have happier connotations. It’s hard to divide the word from its meaning.

      And I am guilty of the literally thing. I like to believe I’m using it ironically, since I do understand how annoying it is, but I use it too much for that to truly be the case, lol.

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