Wednesday, August 20, 2008

HUMP DAY GRAMMAR for August 20, 2008


"Hand-gential contact"? I fear if they actually Googled that term, they wouldn't get a whole ton of results. "Hand-genital contact", on the other hand (no pun intended)...that would probably yield a few more results.

Is it just me, or is genital a gross word? I don't like it. My little nose crinkles in disgust when I have to see an icky-sounding word like that. Sound off in the comments--what are the words you love to hate, the words that make your skin crawl a tiny bit?

Happy Hump Day, everyone!

15 comments:

little ineb said...

"Moist" is a terrible word

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Agreed. Yuck!

Finchstalker said...

I absolutely loathe "delight" in all its forms, but especially when it's used as a noun. I'm not really sure why.

Also, "nosh" and "yogurt" gross me out.

There are probably more I'm forgetting...

Wrekreation said...

Proactive

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hey, Finchstalker! "Delight" is such a cheesy word. And while I don't mind the *word* "yogurt" too much, unless it's *frozen* yogurt, I keep away from the actual *food*, which does gross me out.

Jack the Cracker said...

Personally, the words tender, and fondle make me want to look over my shoulder, and make sure a white van isn't following me..

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hi, Jack! Don't take the candy from the strange man in the white van! :)

mama grammarphile said...

Hmmm....I guess I would choose the word "squelch". It makes me think that it would be the sound one would make if one were to squat and belch at the same time.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Haha...good one, Mom! That does sound gross!

moooooog35 said...

Congratulations!

I hear you're now #3 in the results for "hand-genital contact!"

This is a great day.

Especially when you're coming up #1 in "hand-gential contact."

On a side note, my horrible word is "meat."

(FYI - I've just increased your search results that include "hand-genital" and "meat contact"...you're welcome)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Sweet! Just what I always wanted! :) (Actually, my site comes up really high in search results for some terms that are way more weird and/or gross than "hand-genital contact," so comparatively, this is nothin'!)

Finchstalker said...

I agree that actual yogurt is horrible!

I'm curious as to what the worst search terms that bring up this blog are. :)

Moooooog35, I am drunk enough right now that I think "meat contact" is the most awesome thing I've ever heard, in a horrifying sort of way.

Yay for extra-late (and boozy) comments!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hey, Finchstalker! :)

In looking at some of the recent search terms that have brought up this blog, here are a few that are amusing:

* "skanks and sluts"
* "ho train layouts"
* "good charlotte bad"
* "hot red sux like hell"

Augusto said...

It drives me nuts when forms as for Sex when what they want to know is Gender.

Lalaith said...

Fantabulous. I don't know why, but I despise that word-meld. Oh, and on that train of thought is also the recently-created media darling "stay-cation" (please, o Grammarphile, forgive me if I have improperly hyphenated!).

Also, I was recently at the beach with my father, who insisted on repeatedly using the word "splooge" to refer to sunscreen. I just... couldn't... bring myself to correct him. I just suppressed a shudder every time he did it.