Words That Make My Skin Crawl

posted by Momo Fali on August 31, 2010

1. Bowels

2. Slacks

3. Ecru

4. A-whole-nother

5. Soggy

6. Splat

7. Snot

8. Pumps (in reference to shoes)

9. Pantyhose

10. Migraine

11. Can’t


  • Melisa with one S

    Great list, especially the last one! 😉

  • Danielle

    As I live in Vegas, I really feel pantyhose. I would also like to add ointment to the list. It is never something good when ointment is involved.

  • Stella


  • C (Kid Things)

    Migraines make my skin crawl, too.

  • Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah


    I hate that word.

    I also hate the word gals.

  • PJ Mullen

    I greatly dislike being called "pal", but being told I "can't" definitely is the winner.

  • Eric Williams

    How about a non-word?


  • Tara R.

    I have issues with 'commentator.'

  • Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing]

    "chicken on pizza"

    It was hard to even type that.


  • Deb

    Incentivize drives me nuts. Incent is a word, people. Use it!

    Moist is really gross.

  • Tom

    mis – chee – vee – ous

    The word mischievous should be pronounced "mis chiv us"

    Another: "supposably." I guess Webster is okay with it, but I'm not.

  • Junk Drawer Kathy

    I hate "slacks" but I love "pants." Figure that one out.

  • mrsmouthy

    I understand all of them except "soggy." "Moist," I get, but "soggy" is just funny.

  • Joanne

    Incentivize needs to be here again, but also gotten, deplane (!), trousers, and fart.

    I could play this game for hours…..

  • ♥Georgie♥

    Thank goodness my name isnt on the list! =)

  • Jill

    I don't like panties. Ew

  • Just Write

    I had a field day with these on twitter one day (#wordsthatpissmeoff)

    I especially hate 'LOL'. Why can't you write 'ha'? Its a real word and its SHORTER.

  • The Swints

    Blouse. Goes with slacks. Both remind me of 1970s polyester. ICK!!!

  • meleah rebeccah

    #11 is my LEAST favorite word too.

  • UP

    Partner, as in "let me partner with the boss on that"…translation, I'm too big of a wuss to make a decision and/or I have no clue what to do, so I'm going to cover my aspidistra, hold on, I'll be right back.

    Partner! Hate it!


  • Amie

    I also dislike "moist" and "irregardless," but have to vehemently disagree that "incent" is a word.

    If you look up "incent," the definition is "to incentivize." It's simply a back-formation of the proper term, which is "incentivize." In that respect, "incent" is no more of a word than "irregardless."

    Another that bothers me: "impact" used as a verb.

  • Mo

    I can't (there's that word!) stand "moist" or "panties". God forbid they're spoken in the same sentence.


  • that girl

    don't think i have ever heard # 3 before.

  • Bren

    I had to follow your Tweet over to your blog. I LOVE IT… those words make my skin crawl too!

  • mema



    carbunkle (as in a boil)

  • Junk Drawer Kathy

    ….laughing at Mo's comment!

  • Valerie

    Funny. I just came across one that I hate…when people refer to Wednesday as "hump day." yuck!

  • WeaselMomma


  • Jen

    reading these comments makes me feel a part of a big, weird family.

    My word to hate on: squirt.

    oh, and khaki

  • Mum-me

    What about puce? (revolting shade of dark purpley-brown)

    My mum used to wear puce slacks back in the early 80s.

    Sorry, didn't mean to scare you like that.

    She used to wear lime green slacks too. In public! Horrors!

  • Kevin


  • Rachael

    I definitely agree with 'squirt'.

    Also, sack. It's just ruined.

    I used to work at a place where they would say "ongoingly". Ugh. It still makes me cringe.

  • Oscar

    Oh snot makes me puke….

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