Words we Love, Words we Hate


What words do you absolutely hate? Which ones do you adore?



adore
love
wonderstruck 
dance
shimmering
peaceful
fiery 
breeze
passion
playful
ocean
jewel
twilight
glowing
magical
heaven






curse words
butcher
rutting (but I still love ATU!)
short (I prefer petite :) )
gory 
greasy
nevertheless
skivvies
pathetic














There are probably other words I'm not a fan of, but for now these are the ones I can think of. What about you?

Comments

  1. I agree, petite is much better. Short doesn't feel like a flattering word to me.

    I do love wonderstruck and shimmering from your list. Lovely words.

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  2. I love your "love" list and have to admit that skivvies made me laugh. Jewel and magical are great words.

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  3. Interesting! I'll put my list up later today. None of your hate words really bother me, but I like your love words!

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  4. Ugh, butcher is a harsh word. Never thought much about it before!

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  5. I agree with most words on your lists ;)
    Fiery and glowing caught my attention. Great lists!

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  6. Ooo, some good words here. I have to say, though, that given my penchant for onomatopoeic words, "greasy" would have made my "like" list.

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  7. Loved your love list- I love all those words.

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  8. Love wonderstruck :) And you're not the first person with nevertheless on their list... I wonder why that word gets a bad rap? I kind of like it.

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  9. 'Greasy', 'skivvies', and 'rutting' are definitely kinda gross (think how gross they'd be lumped together in some kind of nasty sentence). Funny how certain words can make you cringe like that :-)

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  10. OOH I love the words "Shimmering" and "Twilight" too!! Great choices :)

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  11. Ooh, I forgot about wonderstruck! That's a good one =)

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  12. Greasy! It's bad. Really bad. *shudders* I hate grease and that greasy feeling you get when you even so much as look at grease. Yucky. However, you seem to have more happy words, so that's a good thing! I like "twilight," "magical," and especially "fiery," very much.

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  13. Robin, so true! Petite really is much better. People usually say short like it's a bad thing. Ooh, those are my two favorites from the list! :)

    Cindy, skivvies is kind of a funny word. It was a blast coming up with the love and hate list! So many great words, and so many cringeworthy ones...

    Liz, it's awesome how we all have our different tastes in words. It's been a hectic week, but I can't wait to check out everyone's lists!

    Sara, it made me think of Snape, that greasy git :).

    Pam, yeah, it is a really harsh word. Funny, I hadn't really thought much about it either until coming up with the hate list!

    Thanks, Juliana! Those two really are exciting words :)

    Colin, it's fun seeing how we all have such different preferences! I tend to gravitate toward vibrant, flowery words, as I guess people can tell from the list.

    Melanie, that's awesome :). And I so agree with you about loving the combination of words and how they can create something beautiful in a scene, a song, a poem, etc.

    Crystal, when I first heard wonderstruck, it was for Taylor Swift's perfume (which has a lovely, lovely scent). I so have to work that word into my WIP! Hmm...nevertheless ended up on the list just because it sounds way too formal.

    Jaime, wow...that definitely would make for one really gross sentence! I'm cringing just thinking about it! =).

    Thank you, Jess! :). They really are beautiful words.

    Stephanie, it's my new favorite word :).

    Bailey, I hear you! And now I want some Dawn detergent to repel even the thought of grease :). Ooh, those are some of my favorites from the list, too.

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  14. Love your list of words. BTW I am tagging your blog. http://deanswritingtime.blogspot.com/2012/02/blog-hopping-meme.html

    Check it out. Hope to see your post soon!

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  15. Yay! Thanks, Dean! I will check it out and write up my meme post =)

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