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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Outlaw the Word "Wow" Now!

Do you ever have a word that just drives you crazy?  I do, and tonight it is "Wow!"  I am working away at my computer, writing a book review.  In the background I can hear the television with one of those home hunter shows.  Everytime a woman - it doesn't matter which show, they are all the same - enters a room that overused, irritating word pops out of her mouth! 

Personally, I think is should be in the contract that no one may use that word on those programs.  Really, in the country where the majority of people are educated and literate, isn't there another word or two that could be exclaimed upon viewing a room in a house?  How about "Yikes!" Or, maybe "Heavens to Betsy!"  I am willing to bet it would get the audience's attention if someone were to say "Eeeeek...I think that thing  is still alive!"  But, no one asks for my advice.

These programs have taken redundancy to a whole new level.  It boggles the mind.  It insults our intelligence.  I dumbs down our children.    Can we please just stop it!  Now!  It makes me want to write my legislators and ask them to declare that word obsolete and never to be spoken again.  It would go a long ways towards relieving my grumpiness while I am trying to work on a project.  I suppose those TV folks don't care much about my opionions, but now that I have gotten on my soapbox, I feel better anyway.  Nevermind.

What word sets you on fire?

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  1. Believe it or not with me it is simply 'Really?'
    I feel like saying "No, i just said that for the fun of it...for you to then question it"
    After every statement in life or on TV..."Really?" or "Noooo" & you know, the most annoying thing? I find myself saying it these days too!!


    Little annoyances can be overlooked with a dose of humour ;-)
    That's what i tell myself anyway lol.


  2. I like wow, but only when it's something to say wow about. The word or words that annoy me are "for real." I just want to say nah, I'm lying. Yes, for real. That just irks me.

  3. I tend to use WOW quiet often, but only when I am WOW'ed!! I promise I'll try not to use it with you!! LOL... but please don't hold it against me!!

  4. Dear Grace,
    I love your blog and am now a follower! Thank you so much for visiting mine at Tea, Friendship and the Fine Art of Card Making. I appreciate the support and your kind comments. I'll be visiting here often ~ it's just what I need; more grace as I grow older. God bless you.

  5. Hi Grace,
    I am hearing laughing as I use the word --- so often! I did not type it out as I did not want to irritate you!:) It seems to be a word that we use often all over the world. I have just added you on Google+. Thanks for adding me. Take care and enjoy your weekend.

  6. LOL! But unfortunately i use the word wow frequently..No words irrate me as long as you use it when required, then I'm cool with it..

  7. I would say "dude" is right up there, but I am laughing at Sandy's comment above. Great post;)

  8. It will be OK Grace. I know what you mean...BUT. When my daughter ( a very successful professional now) made me a pillow at the age of 11, the word on the top was WOW. Or so I thought. When she presented it to me she turned the pillow over and then I saw the word MOM. I still remember the look on her face. All words are like that. We just have bad days so the noise in our world can turn us on our ear.

    Love reading your posts!


  9. Thanks for dropping by my blog and for the sweet comments... Am your new follower ;-) ;-) ...

    Have a great weekend !!

  10. Grace, I have thought the same thing about those house hunter shows. Bob and I laugh and we mock "WOW" before they do.
    The bad thing, I find myself using to often as well.
    Have a great weekend, Ginger

  11. Meant "too" often. Senior moment. Hugs

  12. I usually say "Oh My Gosh" but it comes out more like "Oh My Gaaaaaaaawsh" when I'm really excited about something lol.

  13. I hate it when my Lord's name is used for such things. "Oh my G--" for instance. It just burns me!


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