Filed under: Grinds my Gears
You know team, what really grinds my gears … it’s when people use words like: vis-à-vis or acronyms like FYI. They both sound so pretentious and really don’t make people sound any smarter. Man, I’ve got, as I’m sure you all do, oodles of these. I hate the word zippy. Not so in terms of a name, for example, Zippy from Rainbow or Zippy the Pnhead, but rather when it’s used to describe something like a car. It seems every second car ad attempting to sell off a wee vehicle to go-getting women, without fail, describe the thing as zippy! Also, cheeky – when used to describe a drink or weekend [or a car for that matter]. Example, ‘lets sneak off for a cheeky wee beer’. It’s such an Andrew Mulligan thing to say. Awwww! Shut the fuck up ya twat! And when people who have visted the UK, come back and start calling you geeza.
Ok, I could go on, but what I’m more interested in, is what others ‘word beefs’ are. So ok, what words, phrases, acronyms, terms or the like really grind your gears? Leave your comments now.
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