March 18, 2011

Troublesome Words & Phrases

You read along and suddenly stop at a particular word or phrase. It irritates you. It may remind you of something it isn't or it sounds awkward. I'm starting a list. What words bug you?

supine/prostrate - medically awkward
thatch (to describe down there) - makes me think of a beaver dam, hmm
words clenched in, falling out of, rolling inside of one's mouth - overused
mustachioed - horrible looking and sounding
poignant - better words to use
vitriol - not the acid
monies - wrong, wrong, wrong
hydrangeas - these grow in everyone's books
libidinous - doesn't sound sexy
assuage - can't use an anagram of sausage, sorry

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