Words I Hate

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    Lunch
     
  4. W3HS

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    Lunch is the highlight of many people's day. Especially if they don't breakfast in the morning.

    I don't have any issues with lunch myself as it's a word I use regularly and enjoy the thoughts it conjours in my head.
     
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    I'm okay with the word. Its presence in status chains, on the other hand...
     
  6. Dolph Drago

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    This is me. Lunch can get me away from work for a few minutes. And I am most definitely not a morning person, so no breakfast for me.
     
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    Getting away from the work environment is one of the perks of lunch. I work in a school so I can only have a cigarette break at lunch when I’m away from the campus.
     
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    I hate the word lunch because I'm a breakfast - dinner - tea person.

    I know I'm in such a minority in which there is a colossal chasm between me and the majority who do use lunch but... I don't care. Dinner - tea, and that's how it shall be.
     
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    I like to use the term lupper which originated from Seinfeld (unless it was already a thing and they simply brought attention to it). Sometimes I'm too busy at work, and by the time I get to eat, it's in between lunch and supper (yes, supper...not dinner). Thoughts on lupper?
     
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    Bending one too far backwards is unpleasant.
     
  11. Liquid

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    If it's your first, second or third meal of the day, then it is what it is. Last week I had my breakfast at 8pm on consecutive days.
     
  12. ROAD_DOGG33J

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    Breakfast for lunch is the best.
     
  13. Ze Elephant

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    Breakfast for dinner, though...

     
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    Software" as a singular noun, as in "I need a software that does ...."

    It's a program you need. Software is a general term for nonspecific programs.
     
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    The word "Boss" probably ticks me off tbh.
     
  16. Liquid

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    Staycation

    Number one: :censored: off.

    Number two: A holiday somewhere else in your own country is not a staycation.
     
  17. Ze Elephant

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    I've always heard of a staycation as taking vacation time from work, but staying home.
     
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    That is my understanding of it too. If you don't sleep in your own bed, it is a vacation.
     
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    In this post-covid world it's being used as a "trendy buzzword" to encourage people not to go abroad on holiday, as though a holiday in your own country somehow doesn't count as a real holiday or is otherwise boring and uninteresting.
     
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    That's great news. Time to strike back at those people who stare down at you for taking time off but staying home.
     
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    I love a holiday in my own country, never had a problem with that, it's just calling it a staycation that makes me want to vomit.
     
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    I meant home as in not actually going anywhere.
     
  23. Liquid

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    Fair. It would seem to be a better fit to describe it as that.
     
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    The words "Unprecedented" and "Uncertain". Mainly because of how much they've been overused in advertisements during the pandemic.
     
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    After so much travel throughout the year, a week or two off at home and around town does me wonders. Part of me also wonders why I live here, though.
     
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    Mainly because it's based off the word "vacation" which is an awful way to say "holiday"
     
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    US-ism:

    Holiday = one day off
    Vacation = multiple days off

    Which one sounds better?
     
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    Vacation implies you're going away. Why would I say I'm on vacation with a week off work if I'm not travelling anywhere?

    A holiday, to me, has always been any time away from one's occupation. A vacation only makes sense if I've vacated my house.
     
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    How can a holiday be longer than a day? What's "holy" about it if it's not a specially recognized date? :p

    It is vacating the workplace, or school. Schools are (relatively) vacant during summer vacation. One's office is vacant during their vacation.

    It does relate to U.S. work culture, I suppose.
     
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    You wouldn't believe how this sticks in my pasty Irish craw. :grumpy:

    Anyway, today I was reminded of how much I hate the word "tummy" when said by adults, especially when they're 40-something radio presenters who have a 20-song playlist they never deviate from. It's like hearing them say "mummy"/"daddy", it's just so infantile.
     
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