Outfit Post: 5/14/12 (13 of 30)

Top: Target — Skirt: Anthropologie — Necklace: Etsy — Heels: ??? — Camisole: Ragstock — Bracelet and earrings: Hand-me-down

I have recently been reflecting on words I hate. There are a number of them, and my dislike of them is based entirely on the way they fall on my ear.

An incomplete list:

+maritime

+synergy

+mundane

+martinizing

+Parabens

+teetotaler

+prerogative

+luxe (aghhh I hate this one so much)

Of course, there are words that I like because they fall nicely on my ear and my eye too.

Another incomplete list:

+crepuscular

+anodyne

+Whiffenpoof

+cicatrix

+pissant

+egregious

I know I can’t be the only person who does this. What words do you like or dislike based on their sound or appearance?

(P.S. Happy wedding thingy, Tia and Braden! Since I’m there now, this is kind of egregious [ha!] but, y’know, I do what I want!)

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9 thoughts on “Outfit Post: 5/14/12 (13 of 30)

  1. Rebekah Jaunty says:

    Synergy. Gross.

    I do have favorite and least favorite words, none of which are coming to mind. There are also some words and names I like in print, but like less in my ear: ‘Charlotte’ vs. ‘Shar-lut,’ for example. Luncheon vs. lunchin’.

  2. There aren’t actually many words I hate, come to think of it! I think it’s funny to say words that make people uncomfortable for weird reasons… like moist. MOOOOIIIIISSSTTTT!!! I guess the only words I hate are mean ones… especially those frequently used like retarded and gay. When someone says something is gay, I ask them “what do you mean?” just to make them uncomfortable. Okay, now I’m just going OFF on this tangent. Instead I’ll just tell you that this outfit is FANTASTIC. You’re rocking the shit out of that skirt, woman! And the necklace is the perfect statement accessory. BOW CHICKA BOW BOW!

  3. First, I love this outfit on you. You look amazing.

    Second, I don’t like the word moist (thanks, Chelsea) or hump. But, I love words with lots of g’s in them. Like giggle and gregarious. Yes, it’s because my name starts with G. I’m basically a little kid.

  4. I don’t like words with lots of r’s near each other. Rural and juror (cemented in my mind by a 30 Rock episode) are two of them, and there’s a library on campus called Crerar. Cree-rur. Yuck. I like a lot of v words, like victorious, vituperative, voluptuous, and vindictive. Vehement. Verdant. M’s are nice too. Melifluous, melancholy, memorabilia. (I like mundane, too, but I won’t mention it here.)
    Also, I love this outfit. I think all your outfits with this skirt have been home runs. I want to live in that skirt. The color scheme in this outfit is great. What is the necklace made out of, and would you be willing to reveal the etsy shop? I really dig it.

    • Mia says:

      Rural! I remember a story my brother told me from when he was in 8th grade–his teacher got fed up with the loud noises coming from the class next door, so he had his entire class loudly recite things like “EARL! THE RURAL! SQUIRREL!” repeatedly until things quited down. Ah, memories.

      Thank you for reminding me about the Etsy shop! I meant to link to it in the post, but was fighting with hotel-room internet and gave up. It is from Fuzppa:

      http://www.etsy.com/shop/Fuzppa

  5. You dislike the word prerogative? But it’s useful. Sometimes.

    I looooove this outfit. It makes you a million miles tall. ❤ also, these cooolors.

  6. Maritime? What’s wrong with maritime? Agree about luxe, though, but that could be more because I work in the fashion industry and have come to hate the overuse of that word. And cute. Too much cute going around for the past couple of years. Isn’t there any other word we can use to describe clothing?

    And oh hey, is this skirt new (i.e. still available in stores)?

    • Mia says:

      I went and checked, and sadly this skirt is no longer available on Anthro’s site. I guess that’s not a surprise since I bought it back in like November. It’s the Lengthening Rays skirt, though, and there are a few of them in reddish-brown and green on eBay if you’re determined.

  7. rubybastille says:

    I hate the words “fuschia” and “ventriloquist,” the former because of reasons and the latter because I can never say it without sounding like I have a speech impediment. What do you mean I have to PAUSE and ENUNCIATE when I speak? (Also, why is “speech” not “speach,” or “speak” not “speek?” Silly English.)

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