The words you love to hate
Mark Liberman has performed a signal service over at Language Log: He has posted an entry on words that get up people’s noses, and has left the comments open (!).
One need not consult a haruspex to anticipate the slowly gathering avalanche of bleats and whines in the comments section.
So, I urge you, go there for amusement at the variety of things people dislike for arbitrary and idiosyncratic reasons, and at their willingness to trumpet inconsequential preferences.
Or go there to vent your own peeves. If you detest moist, gobsmacked, or expressions in French, you will be among your people.
There, not here. Any such manifestation of peevery in the comments here will be speedily deleted.