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Wow, is this the most irritating word in the world?

Name: Amazeballs.

Age: The earliest known use is from 2008.

Appearance: Top of the list.

What is the top item on the list? According to a recent survey, it is the list of the 25 words that irritate Britons the most.

What if it is used with irony? The phrase “amazeballs” is only used ironically, to ridicule the type of person who would use it sincerely. However, there has never been an actual person who would use it in that manner.

Is it possible for us to simply disregard it and hope it disappears? Unfortunately, the Oxford English Dictionary has already included it as a new entry in 2021.

Seriously? That’s incredible. Please stop.

What was the next thing? Vacation.

Can you please avoid asking, “Are you going anywhere nice for your vacation?” Thank you.

Find it all a bit cringe, do you? No, because cringe is a verb, not an adjective. I find it cringeworthy.

Can you please clarify the third item on the list? It seems to be labeled as “Awesomeness.”

What is the issue with that? It is simply a regular English term. I think it is used to describe situations where the noun “awesomeness” is used as a command instead of the adjective “awesome.”

I am learning many new words from this. How amazing! Some other words on the list are bants, totes, and coolio, as well as common phrases like “Sorry, not sorry”, “fur baby”, “bossing it”, and “nom nom nom”.

How are you currently feeling? It’s as though I require my stomach to be emptied.

What position does the term “staycation” hold on this list of irritating words? “Staycation” is not included on the table.

However, it can be quite bothersome. Individuals frequently use it to describe “vacationing in the United Kingdom” when it actually means “taking a break and remaining at home”. This concept is no longer relevant.

I agree. What about drinks, chaos and wild situations? They were not included in the top 25, even though they have been featured on similar rankings in recent times.

I am starting to question the validity of these surveys. Certain words can irritate individuals in varying degrees, depending on their overall usage.

Are these the most recent troublesome phrases? Not necessarily. A few of the terms on the list, like “hot girl summer” and “Happy Friyay!”, seem to be creations of the millennial generation, while others like nookie, din-dins, and Chrimbo are clearly more dated. The first recorded instance of hanky-panky, ranked at number 11 on the list, dates back to 1841.

I apologize, it was my mistake. You should apologize as well. The phrase “my bad” is currently ranked at number 25.

Say: “I think the English language is amazing.”

Avoid saying: “Is there something wrong with this list? It all looks perfectly on fleek to me.”

Source: theguardian.com