Is it just me, or does anyone else have certain words they hate with a passion?
I’m not talking about swearing (though I do feel that's something sadly overused these days). I’m thinking about perfectly acceptable words which for some reason have the same effect on us as fingernails on a chalkboard.
I have a few, but top of the list is ‘snog’ (meaning a passionate kiss – usually between teenagers).
I don’t know why, but I cringe when I hear it. ‘Tonsel-hockey?’ Fine. ‘Face-sucking?
If I could, I’d sandblast the word ‘snog’ from the English language and substitute it with something else, something less annoying, like, say, ‘tongue-wrestling’.
How about you?
What word would you like to banish from the English language?
What would you replace it with?