What if I have to talk about the Buttock Zeitgeist?

Words and phrases that I just can’t use, either at all or at the very least without rolling my eyes, giggling, or being loaded with sarcasm:

TIA (for “thanks in advance”)
return on investment (or even worse, just saying “R.O.I.”)
just a heads up
bailiwick
poo-poo (as in, “he poo-poo’ed that idea”)
outside the box
win-win
kudos
massaging the data
staycation
webinar
vista
Twihard
buttock (weirdly, this is only true of the singular. I can say “buttocks” just fine).
zeitgeist
panties

What words bug you?

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16 comments

  1. "Panties" got rehabilitated for me the moment my husband saw the cover of a Michael Moorcock Elric book and said, "Nice man-panties on that guy". All other usages (including the fashion editor usage of "pant," also "lip") still cause me to make the ew face.

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