When you’re in the world of baby names, you become acutely aware of the names that totally rub you the wrong way or that just feel wrong in your mouth. You know what I mean. The names that make you think of pharmaceuticals or new diseases.
Recently, my friend and I had a lively discussion about words and expressions that we are allergic to. For her (she is a food critic) it is “foodie.” I almost used it on my site and she explained to me very passionately that she is trying to remove it from the gourmet lexicon. For me, it’s the expression “pick your brain” as in “Can I pick your brain?” which to me sounds really scary and gross, or like someone wants to consume me. I am also not a fan of the word “blogosphere.”
What are your word allergies?