Who else here hates the word 'woes'?

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  1. lamina macrumors 68000

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    That word drives me nuts. Anyone else feel like killing puppies when they see it?
     
  2. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Surely there are worse words to have woes about.
     
  3. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    while it does kinda bug me that it's so over-used, I don't wanna kill puppies when it comes up.

    here's a handy list of synonyms from dictionary.app:
    trouble, difficulty, problem, trial, tribulation, misfortune, setback, reverse.

    "PB G4 TRIBULATIONS!!1~!!!1!!"

    :D
     
  5. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    I want people to stop taking bytes of the Apple.
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    meh, its a word. why hate it?
    why hate anything?
    is it overused? probably, but so are a lot of others words.
    "the" for example, or "a" or "i" or well i could go on and on.... :p
     
  7. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    Woah! The woe you've caused the mods by posting your woeful thread in such a woefully incorrect forum.

    Wow, the woe ...
     
  8. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I feel so woeful for not even noticing that woe. :eek:
     
  9. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I wonder, though, would woes by any other name still smell as sweet?
     
  10. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Only if it passes through your tulips, my dear.
    allow me to let out a huge GROAAANNNN. That was fantastic. :cool:
     
  11. dcv macrumors G3

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    No. The word I hate the most is "moreish". Ugh. :mad:
     
  12. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    If we're talking about words we hate in general:
    • MOIST
    • ointment
    • oil (but only if the "oiiii" is stressed really hard)
    • boil
    • goiter
    I really do hate that "oi" sound.

    *shudder*
     
  13. dcv macrumors G3

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    Oi Oi Katie!

    You might not want to visit London/the UK in general then :p

    (sorry, we would love to have you here though!)
     
  14. erickkoch macrumors 6502a

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    Woe does not bother me.

    The word I really hate is a new one that is commonly used to describe used cars.

    "Pre-owned"

    I absolutely hate that word. "Used" is a perfectly good word to describe something that's been used before.
     
  15. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Do you mean moorish?

    I don't like "bling" and a few similar words.

    Plus there are other words I detest more for the concepts that they represent than anything else.
     
  16. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Thus, another reason why you prefer men to boys.

    *** calls emergency "must rename" meeting of KT Fanboi Club ***

    But I would have thought you'd like the word "coin"... guess not. Paper currency only?
     
  17. bigandy macrumors G3

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    But moist is the best! It's one of my favourite words ever! It describes almost everything Scottish, perfectly!
     
  18. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    Such that this would be displeasing?

    "I boiled off that moist ointment and applied the oiiiiil to my goiter."
     
  19. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I can't believe you'd foist such a cloister, er, cluster of words on poor KT! I'd foil your plan by editing your post, but I'd hate for you to have toiled in vain. Perhaps, instead of toying with her, you could go have a seafood lunch... oysters maybe. Or, in honor of KT's prefs, something made from soy.
     
  20. mpw Guest

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    But bigandy aren't you Scottish? Are you telling me your sat reading these forums moist? ewwww
     
  21. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I love that word, but it always conjurs up biblican allusions and imagery. :p
     
  22. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    And small furry creatures falling on William Shatner.
     
  23. mpw Guest

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    Exactly what I was thinking! Best. Monsters. Ever.
     
  24. d wade macrumors 65816

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    • not even when a girl tells you she's *moist* and she wants you to bOInk her?

      **OK EDIT** ... ya you are a girl. lol. i saw that crazy evil avatar and figured you were a dude. my bad. but my post is still funny.
     
  25. Tanglewood macrumors 6502a

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    The word I hate the most is 'Hella', which techniquely is slang but still. It annoys the hell out of me.

    Damn you Northern Californians and your incessant hellas!
     

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