It's time for another - okay, second - edition of Words I Loathe. (The Love part is playing a supporting role tonight b/c I'm borderline surly.) Artificial suffixes, e.g. any word where -licious or -tastic are appended. I know, I know. I've heard the arguments for portmanteaus. I've already stated my position. Also, it's no longer creative when cougars are using it.
Diva: I particularly despise it when used to describe feminine products.
Fabulous: If I was a noun, which technically I am, but if I was like, a meta noun, and someone used "fabulous" to modify me, I would throw up on them as a thank you.
...and for good measure, a couple of *Words I Love:
Cheeky: It just sounds so British. Note: If you affect an English accent, however, I will mock you. False!: As in exclaiming that something is not true. I like this especially if you were to shout it to your grandmother or something and then push the table over, after her tender suggestion that you eat your peas since you love peas.
*In case you didn't get that link the first time. Click it.
It is the virtues, not the faults...which constitute one's true legacy. -- Gandhi