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A friend told me that he despises when "reference" is (conjugated and) used as a verb. I despise it when people use "right" instead of "correctly", or even "fast" instead of "quickly". Though the former causes much greater anguish.

Is there some term that you love to hate?

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  • U, R, 2, g2g, etc.

    Drives me crazy
  • Scrod!

    Ok, so it's really only used as the fish any longer, but it's still creepy sounding.

    I can't stand the misuse of "your" versus "you're." "So, your coming over tonight?" Always makes me think I have a "coming over tonight" laying around somewhere.

    To me it's not so much the use of words as the use of mispronounced words, like "picture" becomes "pitcher" to some. I forget what else she butchers, perhaps in her stalking of me she'll find this and post what else she mispronounces.
    • I can't stand the misuse of "your" versus "you're." "So, your coming over tonight?" Always makes me think I have a "coming over tonight" laying around somewhere.

      Now that is funny. I know the feeling. I get people on that all the time. Also, when people ask, "What's up?" i reply, "'up' is a direction."

      Of late, i've been asked (something like), "you are going to pay?", i replied (something like), "nah, i know i'm balding, but I prefer the natural method."

      Eh, so it's forced. At least *i* find it humorous.
    • Well I have gotten better with the "picture" vs. "pitcher" as well as "fustrated" and "frustrated". I have been told by others (even before attending college in NY) that I say "bought" with a slight NY accent. Now I just need to enunciate things clearer.

      My grandmother is the best with the regional dialect. To her you don't "clean up the room" you "red up the room". Oh and the best was when I was little she used to tell me to put on my "toboggan" before I went out to play in the snow. I could never un
  • I hate that word. It's so creepy. Ew. Saying it or writing it, it's nasty.
  • irregardless
    alot
    anyways
    moist

    the first three are not words. (in my opinion, there is nothing wrong with inventing new words, as long as it is with purpose and not just ignorance. in those cases, they are failed attempts to use existing words correctly.) the last one is only good if it's talking about a cake. put moist in front of anything else and it's either bad or dirty. the counter example of moist is toasty. putting toasty in front of a noun usually makes it sound like a good thing.
  • You forgot to mention that "Good" instead of "Well" bugs you quite a bit.
    • by Chacham (981) *
      True. But there's the pleasure in correcting people on that. :)

      Similar to, "I could care less". To which the reply is, "You could?"
  • How about the term "love to hate"? That really doesn't make any sense at all.
    • It makes sense. Like a good character playing a fictional wicked character. When getting "into it" one begins to "hate" the character. Albeit with an understanding that the actor is not the character, and the character is not real. So then why care about it? Because there is a pleasure in hating someone--even fictional--that it truly wicked. Thus, "love to hate". It applies with terminology as well, when the word is hated for its use, but it is understood that it is acceptable.
      • In your example, I would say that you don't really hate anything at all. It's more that you enjoy the character in a morbid sort of way. Perhaps in a way you'd rather not admit to your mother. A bit like playing the devil's advocate. You don't agree with the argument you make, but you find it a perfectly valid point of view none the less. I think for that reason, the term could just as easily be "hate to love". Either way, it's a sugar coating. You really like the thing you claim to hate.

        I understan
        • you don't really hate anything at all. It's more that you enjoy the character in a morbid sort of way.

          The love is on the emotion that the character brings forth. Not the character itself.

          I understand what the term is supposed to mean.

          As i understand yours. Methinks it *still* is a valid term, however. :)

          Could you say "hate to hate"? "Like to hate"? "Indifferent to hating"? Because there is no other way to phrase it, you may as well save you're breath (unlike me...) and just say "I hate that". It red
        • OK, one cannot "hate to hate", because one would then simply not hate it.

          Good point though. Had me going for a few. :)
          • On the contrary, do you not sometimes do things you would rather not? In fact, I would say that the very feeling of hatred is so horrid as to be one of the most hatable things there is. Love to hate to hate? Hmm... No, still doesn't work though :-)
            • do you not sometimes do things you would rather not?

              Technically, one would rather not be in the situation. However, once in the situation, the person wants to do that, because it is the best choice. So, a person never does that which they do not want to do.

              the very feeling of hatred is so horrid as to be one of the most hatable things there is.

              On the contrary. Hatred is so easy to acquire, and our emotional sides like feeling invigorated. Negative emotions give more of an "oompf", so one who is lookin
              • Perhaps we're not talking about the same sort of hatred. If you're referring to the true meaning of hatred, then perhaps you've never felt it. I think I have, and it's not at all pleasant. If, on the other hand, you're referring to the sugar-coated sort (which is where this whole discussion started), then fine; not much to say about that one. It's just a toy emotion. It's just a fancy way to say "dislike".

                I can't relate to the notion of thriving on real hatred. It makes my stomach hurt.
                • Re:You said it... (Score:1, Redundant)

                  by Chacham (981) *
                  the true meaning of hatred, then perhaps you've never felt it

                  Lately, you may be correct. However, unfortunately, i have actually hated people. Now, the worst i get is for the likes of Hitler and Arafat. It doesn't drive me to do anything. Just get peturbed.

                  Mayhap you can explain hatred then? I will start with an idea. The feeling that one has about someone, that can make them lose control to anger should the person act in a particular manner. (Not just get angry, but let anger control themselves, this is

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