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?


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




gamy (this one makes my stomach twist)











goose (usually as in silly)


Are there any words you like/dislike?

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  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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