Monday, September 24, 2012

Heebie Jeebie Words

Apropos of nothing:

Some Words and Phrases That Give Me The Heebie-Jeebies

Belly fat
Love on (no offense to my many friends who say this)
Reach out to

There are others, but this is all I can think of off the top of my head. What are some of yours?


  1. Thank goodness, I don't like "love on" either! I've always thought it was just me.

  2. I don't like "love on," either! It's so squirmy.

    I, too, hate "presh." UGH. The word "precious" in general is highly overused.

    Others that make my skin crawl: sandals, corn chips. Another one's been bugging me lately that I can't remember.

    - Mississippi Mama :)

  3. Unctuous. Also, not heebie jeebie relation, but still pisses me off "amazeballs". Stupid word.

  4. Okay, some of these, I've never heard of -- Bodycon and Presh? But I, too, am not a huge fan of the phrase, "Love on," but I accidentally heard myself saying it the other day and it was worse hearing myself say it. I've been indoctrinated without knowing it!

    But let's see ... the word 'hair' when said just right reminds me too much of the part in Blair Witch where she was "covered in hair" (pronounced hee-air). *Shivers.*

    The word gnarly. I heard a chef us it on Extreme Chef the other day and it was so ick. I don't know that it was ever a good word unless one is describing something that is actually gnarled up like an old Blair witch-y kind of tree or something.

    Oddly, the word, fresh. I think back in the day, I had a friend of mine who insisted on singing the word 'phresh' about almost everything so now even when someone says, "Are those apples fresh?" or whatever, I gag slightly because I can hear the tortuous melody echoing in my ears.

    Probably hundreds more.

  5. Oh! Hypothetically. That word just drives me crazy.

  6. Could of/Would of/Should of - it makes me shudder.

    Sammich in place of Sandwich.

  7. Oh, sammich(es) is terrible! I thought of that one actually last night. Since this post, Brenda, I keep thinking of other ones. Good thought-provoking topic.

  8. What is bodycon? Presh? Why/when would someone say "love on"? I am so out of touch. ha. I don't like the word funky. I don't know why, but it irritates me.

    1. Bodycon is short for "body conscious." Basically a really tight item of clothing. You see it used a lot at places like Forever 21. :P

  9. I thought of a phrase--hump day. I flash back to sixth grade and the giggles everyone would try to suppress whenever someone would say it, and even now, I just hate the term.

  10. Oh yeah, "love on" bugs. It's such a contemporary church word, too, and it when pastors tell you to "love on" people, it seems a little smothery and inappropriate somehow. :P

    Agreed on the "sammich" mention! Same for "prolly."

    The words that bother me the most are too bothersome to actually type.