The term logomisia (from the Greek for "word hatred") refers to a strong dislike for a word or phrase based on its sound, meaning, usage, or associations.
It's clear that many of you have experienced such word aversion.
Readers who contributed to our list of 200 Words and Phrases That Ticked You Off in 2010 won't find many surprises in this year's collection. You remain annoyed (sometimes profoundly disturbed) by buzzwords, vogue words, malapropisms, redundancies, and clichés. You're vexed and perplexed by instances of bureaucratese, legalese, and journalese. And you're clearly exasperated by usage errors of all kinds--including a few that aren't errors at all.
Visit this collection of verbal peeves at 100 Words and Phrases That Ticked You Off in 2011.
To add an annoying expression to our next list, go to 100 Words and Phrases That Ticked You Off in 2012 and click on "comments" at the end of the post.
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