Are there words out there that you just can’t say? I know a lot of people are not down with the swears, unlike me of course. I’m not talking about the C words or the F words or other such glorious adjectives. I’m talking about normal, every day words in the English language that you just cannot stand and will never fall from your lips. As an example, my lovely friend A, she can’t say the word “moist”. Not even in reference to the ’90’s Canadian rock band of the same name. She can’t say it.
For me, its “Hubby”. That is the only time you will ever see the “H” word in print on this blog. I cannot stand it. Not before I was married, not now that I am married. It makes the hair on my neck stand on end. It makes me crazy with irritation. I never say it and I never will. Even under duress. Like Dick Cheney couldn’t even get it out of me.
Don’t get me wrong, it has nothing to do with my husband. As a matter of fact, if I actually asked him I’m quite sure he’d say he hates the word too. Maybe its because its overly cute. In a “You’re my h-word wubby chubby bear” sort of way. Of course, we have terms of endearment that we share between each other but I’m not sharing those here (no offense, but we’re not THAT close) so you know, I should cast no stones. BUT, I still freaking hate it.
There are other words that I don’t favor. Words like wonderful. I avoid using wonderful only because it feels a little overdone to me, kind of like Wrecking Ball era Miley Cyrus. But its not the same sort of vitriolic disdain that I have for “H”. Or a word like testicles because, well, ew. Old “H” simply takes the cake as being the word I hate the most.
I apologize to all you “H” word lovers. Of course, I hope we don’t have to break up over this. Clearly this is a its-not-you-its-me-moment so how about we just agree to disagree? And you fellow “H” word haters, you can join my Facebook group…just kidding. I hate those too.