Some days I can get a little cranky. Today is one of them, because I keep seeing a disgusting word in news articles. So I thought I'd do a bit of get-it-off-my-chest-ing.
These are words that set my teeth on edge:
Sustainable. This is code-speak by the Left for government-controlled (or environmental elitist-controlled) life. When you see it, it means somebody wants to tell you how you can and can't use your own property. Resist sustainability!
Puede. It's a Spanish word. You heard it during the illegal-immigration demonstrations a few years ago, when they chanted, "¡Si, se puede!" I just find it an unattractive word, like someone is spitting something distasteful out of his mouth. There are other Spanish words that sound nice, but since this post is about the words I hate, I won't tell you what the good ones are.
Healthful. This is a fake word. I'm sure somebody made it up several years ago to make their advertising health claims sound more professional than if they said, "healthy." I don't mind if I eat healthy foods. Spinach is a healthy food, and it's fabulous with mushrooms and feta cheese in a fritatta. Just don't tell me it's "healthful" or I might hurl. And that wouldn't be healthful in the least.
I'm sure there are more words I hate, and I'd think of them if I just marinated in my crankified state a little longer. But I have to get ready for work now, and I need to be cheerful...