Feeling Feisty on Friday

Maybe it’s the stressful week. Maybe it’s because I just spent all morning cleaning my house. Maybe it’s because it’s Friday and I have the whole weekend with M. Whatever the reason, I am feeling a bit feisty on this very fine, day here in Germany.

So what is this about? Nothing really. It is just another rant from just another blogger about something completely random.

I keep thinking lately, surely I am not the only one? Surely, these things annoy other people and especially other bloggers/writers?

I have several rants I could actually go on, but for today, I’m going to stick with one:

annoying words

I usually don’t write things like this, but lately there have been so many “rant” posts in the blogosphere about grammar and why they will or won’t like your blog…..BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. So, I decided to add mine and join the crowd because that’s the kind of team player I am.

What I find interesting about it, is that people will post about proper grammar and even complain about the improper use of the words “you’re” and “your” or the infamous “their”, “there” and “they’re” confusion. However, no one seems to mind any of these things….at least not that I have seen any rants about. Had I seen them, I would’ve shared the post all over the place and been their new biggest fan.

So, without further adieu, here are the words that annoy me to no end. In fact, they are the type of annoying like nails on a chalkboard, goose-bump inducing, make me cringe kind. It’s so bad, that yes, I may actually not continue to read your blog. I just physically can’t do it.


Holy crap if this word isn’t just so annoying. It wasn’t even considered a word for the longest time, but now we even have twerking in the dictionary so why complain about past additions such as this. I get it that it rhymes with Fall, but seriously people? It’s not cute. And before anyone throws out the southern card, I spent half my life growing up in Texas and I still hate the word. Although, if you are southern, I can make an exception.


I think this one is pretty similar to y’all. I get it that it is officially a word but it sounds so improper and uneducated.


I wish I could give you some sort of reason why this drives me nuts. I really can’t. It just does and it seems to be the most popular word out there to describe one’s husband. Shoot. Me. Now.


As in REmember. I started to read a blog the other day that actually started a post that way. Notice I said started to read.


I’ve been seeing this in posts, comments, you name it. People are using it for because and cousin. When did we decide that it is better to use slang? When did we decide that English and proper grammar are for fools?

B4, CU, Any texting lingo

I’ve read that we are in such a technological age with email, texting, and smart phones that we are actually forgetting how to speak and communicate properly. We are taking it for granted and becoming lazy. Is this what we want to happen to our language? A bunch of abbreviations to make sounds so even in this already fast-paced yet lazy world, we don’t even have to spell out the full word anymore? Not this girl. Not even when I text.


Ok, that’s pretty much it, aside from some graphic words that not only can I not say, but can’t write. :-) Some words I suppose, are just too much for me. And before anyone gets offended, just remember, this is just a list about WORDS and how they annoy me. Nothing about YOU…..okay maybe, the words you choose to use, but not about you personally. ;-)

Think of it like this: Lilly, from HIMYM, hates the word “moist”. It’s just like that.

Happy Friday ;-)

About Deanna H

Successful toddler chaser. Avid wine lover. Aspiring writer. Maybe or maybe not in that order.
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21 Responses to Feeling Feisty on Friday

  1. bevchen says:

    I use cos for because. Ooops! When I say cos, my dad’s response is “small green leafy vegetable”!

    My sister hates the word moist. She thinks it sounds disgusting!

  2. I cannot stand when people use ‘merican and I am sure it is obvious why becaue it is not a damn word people! O and in general the grammar posts bug me becaue I have already done the school thing and they are not going to be giving me a grade so they can buzz off.

  3. Hahaha love this! Reminds me of the Family Guy “You know what really grinds my gears…” episode! Down here in the South, we use ya’ll all the time. Never thought much about it, I guess since I grew up with it lol. It does seem out of place to use it though when I’m not in Dixie. :)

    • I grew up with it too but we never wrote it and seeing it all over everyone’s blog posts is driving me batty! I’ve never seen Family Guy. Lol I’m a serious tv serious person with the exception of a few. Ok maybe just HIMYM. ;-)


      • Oh yes, saying and writing are two totally different things… I haven’t seen it written on too many blogs that I recall. I haven’t seen that particular Family Guy episode, but I hear people quote that line all the time so it kind of stuck with me lol. :)

  4. j0aninja says:

    I’m adding to your list if you don’t mind lol though that hubby one is annoying. More so when the couple isn’t actually married.
    “jelly” some people use this as the short version of jealous. UGH because 2 more letters must be really hard to type.

    Cray for crazy. Really?!

    I’m sure there’s more. I see these things not just in blogs but on all social media platforms and it’s become mind numbing to see.

  5. I’m also supremely against the word “moist” :) I actually am kind of fond of “y’all”, especially when my southern friends use it. I think it sounds kind of cozy and friendly :) But I am totally with you on texting lingo, unless it is done for a humorous effect (which sometimes makes it work for me).

  6. austin1blah says:

    Ahhh, thank you! I thought I was the only one out there who hated the “hubby.”

  7. Cindi says:

    I could have written this. But you write it better, so I’m glad you did. (Aside from the “your” and “there” issues [my neighbors are a distance away, but I'm sure they can hear my involuntary groan/eye-roll when I read that], I think “hubby” and the similar “the hubs” are my fingernails-on-chalkboard moment. I find them so condescending!)

  8. Haha! Since I’m from Washington, I could never see myself saying ya’ll and pulling it off. Thanks for linking up with Mom Lovin’! :)

  9. I want to add “DH” to your list. I know a lot of people that use it in texts and messages to refer to their “Dear Husband”. Barf.

  10. sarainlepetitvillage says:

    I’m a Texan so I get a pass on the y’all card :)
    It’s funny though because I never actually wrote the word until I moved overseas, now I do because in a weird way it makes me feel connected to home.

    • Haha, yes you get a pass! That is funny, but I can see how you’d feel that way. I think it also is way of expressing yourself in your blog as you would in person. I get it….it’s just one of those things for me! :-)

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