Road Trip Wednesday

Road Trip Wednesday: Words

This week’s topic for YA Highway’s Road Trip Wednesday is…

What words do you absolutely hate? Which ones do you adore?

The only two words I can think of off the top of my head in my cold-addled state are retard(ed) and gay. And when I say that, I mean the words themselves aren’t the problem. It’s when people take them and use them to mean something derogatory that I absolutely can’t stand.

And my absolute favorite word is defenestrate. Which is unfortunate because, really, how many opportunities do you really get to use this word in everyday conversation?

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20 thoughts on “Road Trip Wednesday: Words”

  1. Both those words grate on my nerves, but they also have completely applicable purposes, so I can't say that I "hate" them, per se. However, "dyke" has no positive connotation, ever. That word gets under my skin worse than the dreaded "N" word. I can easily say that it's the word I hate the most, without reservation.

  2. If you think about it, almost any word can be used as a slur. My pet peeve in that category is when people say:"Oh he's one of those GREEN ones. *roll eyes*" I mean, since when is caring about the environment a bad thing? My fave word is maniacal. 😀

  3. "Retarded" is on my hate list as well, but "gay" is another one that irks me to death, especially when it's used as a slur. It makes me want to jack-slap somebody, preferably the person using it. I hope you feel better soon! I had a cold last week and it was the pits. I thought I was going to die (drama is my life) and imagine my surprise and joy when I survived! It was tough going for a while though.

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