RTW: Words we can’t live without


Road Trip Wednesday is a “Blog Carnival,” where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.


This week’s topic:

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


HATE: nevertheless, just (though I use it A LOT), babe, slime, fart, hubris, alas, mishap, jealousy, moist

ADORE: adore, scarlet, starstruck, mythology, believe, dream, dance, ocean, light, butterfly, euphoria


I confess I’m not sure I chose those words for their spelling or their meaning … probably both. And I found out it’s way easier to come up with words I love than remember words I hate lol I’m sure both are ever growing lists, though.

What I hate is when people abbreviate every single word they type on social media. Okay, if you gotta do it once or twice to fit your thought into a tweet, but don’t make it a habit, please! It’s so annoying …

PS: I trolled a few posts from my fellow RTW’s participants before concluding mine and picked one or two words from them to add to my lists ;)


Your turn. What are the words you love and hate?


10 Responses to RTW: Words we can’t live without

  • Ugh, BABE IS THE WORST!!! Good one!

  • Aww… I love alas. That’s one of my favorites, haha… why must you hate on it?
    Crystal Schubert recently posted: A Few of My Favorite ThingsMy Profile

  • Y do ppl txt or type lke dis? – eurgh! It actually kills me to write like that. I hate it when people abbreviate. It’s so lazy and butchers the English language. Huge pet peeve of mine.
    Robin Moran recently posted: RTW: Word VomitMy Profile

  • Oh I hate when people on text, facebook, twitter, where ever shorten everything. L8ter. C ya. Really is it that hard to type the whole thing out?
    Eve recently posted: Starters- Lissa PriceMy Profile

  • I’m not a big fan of text speak or abbreviating words on Social Media for convenience. When I text people I actually use all the right punctuation and spelling. Yes, I’m a dork. I’m pretty proud of myself for never using OMG seriously. :-)
    Jaime Morrow recently posted: Word To Your MotherMy Profile

  • As I commented elsewhere, I never use “babe” to my wife except for fun. It’s objectification in the worst possible way. As a pet name it’s completely lame because it’s so generic. Lots of women could be called “babe.” The point of a pet name is that it applies in some particular way to that special person in your life. It’s either a play on their name, or points out some special characteristic of the person, or evokes a special memory. “Babe” doesn’t do any of those–unless you met while watching a movie about a pig… :)
    Colin recently posted: RTW: Don’t Make Me Say It!My Profile

  • I think the word hate itself would end up on my list.
    Alex J. Cavanaugh recently posted: Ninja News and First ImpressionsMy Profile

  • I’m raising my hand here *raises hand*…I’m one of those guys that abbr. everything cuz it’s easy to do! Yes, yes…I wrote those abbreviations down on purpose to make a point. But Twitter does only allow 140 chars. to play with and it’s easier to fit more in by abbr. everything instead of spanning it out in two or three tweets!

    Anywho, gotta run. TTFN, L8r, cya ;)
    Jack recently posted: I Don’t Love YouMy Profile

  • The abbreviations bother me sometimes, too. I’m not a fan of totes for totally, which I see all the time on twitter. I love the word scarlet!

  • Oh, I LOVE your love list, especially dream, starstruck, believe, and ocean.

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