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    Default Least Favourite Word

    Ooh, this is fun. So the Oxford Dictionaries are doing a large global effort to find the least favourite word in the English language. Currently in the United Kingdom, 'moist' takes the first spot, which also occupies the No.1 position in Australia and the United States.

    I had a go and entered 'rural'. Because seriously, just try to say it. Any attempt I make sort of sounds like mild growling because of the 'rur' sound, like a dog making an angry sound. Though I've got to admit, 'moist' is also a good one.

    Are there any words you dislike? For whatever reason? You can also add your word here.


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    Nosh. Don't know why, but it bugs the hell out of me.

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    the rural juror

    And I dunno I don't really care that much.

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    Y'all.

    I dunno, it reminds me how far away from home I am and I HATE that I often hear things like All of y'all (???) and when one person is addressed as y'all (?????).

    Just bugs me.

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    "Aurora". Like "rural", it's hard to say without sounding silly.

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    Aloha now that I am hearing nonstop with the new Pokemon game coming out is getting fairly high on my list.

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    Sorry

    because then I am sorry for saying sorry and sorry for saying sorry for saying sorry. And then sorry for saying sorry for saying sorry to sorry who what. Yeah idk.


    see the problem. Stupid sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumpkin View Post
    Y'all.

    I dunno, it reminds me how far away from home I am and I HATE that I often hear things like All of y'all (???) and when one person is addressed as y'all (?????).

    Just bugs me.
    y'all is singular, all y'all is plural. pretty simple

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    Update:

    Turns out people love to ruin things. The Oxford Dictionaries has suspended their most hated word survey after it was being used to apparently spread Islamophobia.


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    I do kind of hate how some people shout out Aluh Akbar as a meme now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackmage_nuke View Post
    I do kind of hate how some people shout out Aluh Akbar as a meme now.
    It's a trap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denmark View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pumpkin View Post
    Y'all.

    I dunno, it reminds me how far away from home I am and I HATE that I often hear things like All of y'all (???) and when one person is addressed as y'all (?????).

    Just bugs me.
    y'all is singular, all y'all is plural. pretty simple
    Originally, it obviously stood for "you all" since English doesn't really have something like "Vosotros", etc.

    That's why y'all itself doesn't bother me. It's a contraction to create the same conjugate (or whatever it would be called) as some other languages already have.

    But yes, "All of you all" is a bit redundant and referring to one person as "you all" is a bit silly. I always chuckle. However, if y'all is used "correctly" then it doesn't really bother me.

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