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8 words that people really, really, really need to stop using

Seriously.
Sep 30th 2015, 11:07 AM 8,263 12

THIS MORNING, SPIN 1038′s Fully Charged asked listeners to submit their most-hated words under the #WordsIHate hashtag.

And let’s just say the people of Ireland hate a lot of words.

In the spirit of the hashtag, we at DailyEdge.ie have come up with a lot more words that need to die.

Nom noms

nom Source: Flickr

Utterly reprehensible.

The phrase “nom noms” should only be used if you’re an actual toddler. Otherwise, the word “food” will suffice, thanks.

Moist

moist Source: Flickr

Why are you using this word? Do you want to make every woman in the room feel deeply uncomfortable/slightly queasy? Is that it?

You’re aware there are other words, right?

moist Source: Thesaurus

Litch

litch Source: Flickr

We can forgive the overuse of the word “literally”.

But “litch” needs to litch get in the sea. 

Curate

gallery

Do you operate an art gallery? Carry on using the word “curate” all you like.

But for the love of God, can everyone else please stop talking about about “curating” a sandwich menu or “curating” an experience before the word completely loses its meaning and devolves into complete and utter nonsense?

Cheeky

cheeky

Specifically “cheeky” as an adjective to describe any of the following…

  • Pint
  • Glass of wine
  • Cocktail
  • Nando’s
  • A delicious treat of any sort

Panties

knicks Source: Flickr

Saying the word “panties” should carry a four-year sentence in prison, tbh.

Snog

snog Source: Flickr

What are you? An issue of Mizz from 2003?

Away with you.

Bants/banter

bants

We don’t think we need to explain our irrational hatred for this one.

#EndBantsNow

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