English Words and Phrases I Hate

English words and phrases
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My brother and I have this very unique thing in common – we both can’t stand some certain words and phrases. These words and phrases annoy us to the moon and back and  we will never ever use them.

Because we are natural bilinguals (Armenian and Russian speakers), the words we both hate are Armenian and Russian. But recently we discovered that some certain English words and expressions also frustrate us. For example, my brother hates hearing the word ‘awesome.’ The pronunciation of that word just annoys a hell out of him. And even though he doesn’t speak English, he told me he would never use that word when he learns the language. As to me, there is a list of such words and phrases. Here are some of them.

Wassup?

One of the reasons for why I am annoyed with this word is because I never know what to answer. When I first came to America, I thought when people ask “wassup,” they truly want to know how you are doing. I would go in depth telling them how I spent my day, and what problems I had. But apparently ‘wassup’ is just another version of saying “hello.” When asked “wassup,” people here reply “nothing much.” For me,  ‘wassup’ is a completely pointless word and it sounds terrible too.

Bestie

Even typing this word makes me feel queasy. I can’t explain why I despise this word so much. Maybe because everyone I’ve ever heard saying this word were mean girls. And I also don’t like made-up words that are designed to show some sort of a ‘cuteness.’

Oki Doki

There is nothing wrong with this phrase, and so many people I know use it.  I personally never say ‘oki doki.’ It may sound too weird but I just don’t like how it sounds. This phrase makes my ears wither.

See you later, alligator or just Gator instead of ‘good bye’

This phrase is just  dumb and cheesy.  I have nothing else to say about it.

Goodness Gracious

I started disliking this phrase because of some people I heard using it. I also don’t like the alliteration in the phrase.

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