I'm one of those silent types that likes to sit back and listen to others and drink in all of those words. There are a couple of words and phrases that I've heard and read in books lately that make me want to put my head through a wall and wash my brain with bleach. They must go away. Now. To wit:
Bitches. Who sent out the memo that it was okay for women to refer to each other as bitches? As if this is some kind of endearing term? Please, go away. Totally cringe-worthy for me.
She has to put her big girl panties on. Ugh. I see this and it's like nails on a chalkboard. I've lost count of how many times I've read this phrase (or something like it) in books lately. Be gone, please.
On the flipside, there are a couple lately that I really like:
Adorbs. I think I've heard this uttered by most of the teenage girls in my 'hood. For some reason, when I hear this spoken, it makes me smile. My 16-year old niece says it constantly and, well, I adore her.
That's so random. I had to ask my nephew what this meant when I first heard it. He used it a lot but could barely explain its meaning and yet he knew the feeling it evoked. I love it. It's so...yada yada yada. It's kind of like the present-day yada yada yada.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Any words and phrases that make you smile or drive you flippin' crazy?
Oh, yeah, there's a Hooked Goodreads giveaway going on: ;-) In case you didn't catch the last 12 times I've mentioned it: