You know how there are some words that just grate on your soul and make you cringe every time you hear them? Well, these are mine. Add this to the collection of things I have issues with (see also: popcorn, snacks in general).
I can’t be the only one who hates this word, because this commercial for Olay Regenerist that recently used the word “cream” excessively was re-done so that instead of the woman with the weird accent describing the cream, a man’s voice is used every time the word “cream” is mentioned. I noticed because I dreaded this commercial every time it came on, just for the use of the c-word. I’m glad somebody else realized this egregious error.
Here’s the original:
And here’s the manly version:
Also see: creamy. Blech!
Crisp. Did you feel that? It was me cringing while typing that word. I feel bad for people named “Crispin”, because if I were single and at a bar and I met someone and he introduced himself as “Crispin”, I would shiver (in a bad way) and walk away.
Bonus points if the words “crisp” and “creamy”, while counterintuitive, are used together to describe something. Example: “A crisp apple dipped in creamy peanut butter is the perfect after work torture device, because I just used the words crisp and creamy.” BOOM!
Take a Lunch
Does this bother me because I’m from the South, and we don’t “take a lunch”, we “eat lunch”? Is “taking a lunch” for rich people? Is it like osmosis, where looking at a salad makes you feel full? I really loved watching The Rachel Zoe Project until one episode where she tells her assistant, “I never take a lunch,” because she said “take a lunch”, and also because it made me feel fat and insecure, and I think that it sent a bad message to people who work in offices and watch the clock slowly tick closer to 12:00 minute-by-minute, because we need our munchies! And when we need them, we don’t take them, we eat them!
MAKE THIS WORD GO AWAY. It’s the 21st century. Is the word “supper” even appropriate anymore? Is it historically acceptable? What is supper? If not lunch, or dinner, then what?! Can this word please be extinct?
MISTAKE: I just looked it up on dictionary.com, and the definition for “supper” reads: “Any light evening meal, especially one taken late in the evening: an after-the-theater supper.” TAKEN LATE IN THE EVENING! AN AFTER-THE-THEATER SUPPER! It’s like dictionary.com knows my deepest fears, and is exploiting them.
See also: Anything called a Supper Club. Just say it like it is and call it a bar, people.
What are your least favorite words?