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{LDSL Blog} These Are a Few of Our Least Fav’rite Words

Being in publishing and writing, many of us are self-proclaimed word nerds. We take great pleasure in finding just the right turn of phrase, discussing poetic word definitions, and sharing our very favorite words.

This passion doesn’t stop at our least favorite words.

In a recent brainstorming meeting, I had the misfortune of using the word “pianist” to describe my planned post on Josh Wright (who is a wonderful piano player). Having never been a fan of that word (in its correct pronunciation, that is), I sympathized with Ashley Evanson, our online editor, when she proceeded to cringe and stick her tongue out. Naturally the meeting digressed into us listing our least favorite words. Here are some of them:

  • Pianist
  • Moist (one of the most commonly hated words—there are even several Facebook pages devoted to showing disgust for the word here, here, and here)
  • Anywho
  • Corpse
  • Webinar
  • Stool
  • Cuddle
  • Pubescence
  • Nestle
  • Booyah

Oh, so much fodder for teasing one another.

What’s your least favorite word?

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