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Ok is it just me or does anyone else's skin crawl when they hear/read the much over used word "yummy"? Even worse when a man says it. What ever happened to delicious, or tasty? I don't know what it is about that word, maybe it sounds childish? Anyone else feel this way?

happyhiker1 7 July 17

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I have no problem with it.

Thats why youre the problem.

@bmandjk YUMMY!!

@bmandjk YUMMY!!

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The words use in Young Frankenstein is classicπŸ™‚ I’m not bothered nor do I use it... dated a girl for 3 years that was militantly opposed. Personally I don’t care, simply not on my radar... but she explained her opposition to this linguistic jewel on our first date... going forward I’m taking it as a red flag.

Good man, lol

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the trend to end everything in the "-y" sound drive me batty. I mean nutty.

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Ok, it sounds childish and I don’t really use it except for ice cream which by its nature is, in fact, yummy.

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Sounds yummy to me!

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Yummy.

Nope. Nothing.

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The word "moist." ((shudders))

Me too.....ugh!

My least favorite word. UGH is right!

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No! YUMMY, YUMMY, YUMMY. Not a word l use, but that felt pretty good. ☺

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I say "yum!". πŸ˜€

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Meh, I think tasty is dirtier then yummy. Yummy just feels childish.

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It’s childish. I use it with my daughter, but she’s growing out of it.

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Nope, I think it’s a socially acceptable word regardless of gender. Although I have no particular preference I know people that hate the word β€œmoist”

Moist is unacceptable.

name them ?

@ProudMary It's even a little hard to say moist cake.

@bmandjk name my friends? Why would that even be prudent? Credibility?

Respect of Privacy > Credibility

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Depends on the context. The word itself doesn't bother me at all.

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Nope!

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It is assuredly not just you. I can't stand all those words ending in 'ummy,' either. Also, when people refer to an objectionable concept as 'icky' or 'gross.'. Let's use adult words, thanks.

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Worse is the Australianism, 'yummo' (gags).

Yummo is not worse. I hate the 'e' sound on the end of words like biccy mummy, yummy, tummy . They sound like toddler words. But frankly I haven't heard the word 'yummy' or 'yummo' in yrs. I have been known to exclaim 'That's delish!' however.

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Worse than yummy? Nummy. Where did that come from? Actually, "worse than yummy" is a great name for something, don't you think? a novel? a film? a band? Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for "Worse Than Yummy!"

Yummy - No big deal. Nummy, however, is something you say to a toddler. ICK

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Yummy doesn't bother me, but I don't hear it very often.

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For the most part I don't mind it, unless it's being overused to describe things that aren't scrumptious or appetizing.
I sent a coworker a spreadsheet and some instructions once and his reply was "yummy." He meant that he liked the project and the instructions worked for him (yeah, I still don't get it). Without missing a beat, I responded, "If eating spreadsheets is your thing, I suppose you could print it out and eat it. Enjoy." He never used the word "yummy" when speaking with me again.

sc62 Level 5 Aug 16, 2018
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Yummy !!.... There, I said it ?

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Better "yummy" than the A word ... "amazing"

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Can't say that I've said that since my daughter was young. when commenting on flavor I prefer to be more involved (how was it made, what was used in preparation) I tend to copy things I like.

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Our culture has become Infantilized by consumerism and television!

.... And that is why we have a toddler as a president. He reflects the infantile mentality of many.

@Krish55 Yes, agree with both statements

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Yikes. I've always said that. And your mother wears army boots. πŸ™‚

godef Level 7 July 17, 2018

You, sir, are an arsehole.

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Doesn't make my skin crawl, but I get it. No, the main ones that bother me are: irony/ironic, literally, and sexy.

And the irony is there is so much sexy hyperbole that β€œliterally” actually has valid use nowadays.

I can see why the word 'sexy' would make you feel uncomfortable, lol.

Those words are harmless enough, and are useful, as they describe things properly.
Unless they are used improperly – misuse of words hurts my ears. Is that what you are don't like about them?
"Sexy" is transitioning to referring to things that are not literally sexy, but words always do that – jumping around like cats on a hot tin roof (not literally, of course.)
What did hyperbole do to upset you?
It's pronounced hi-per-boly btw, to anyone wondering. I don't know the phonetic symbols, which would be more accurate.
The "o" is short.

@Beelzebant They're useful, when used correctly, but they're rarely correctly used. Instead, they're about as common as "irregardless". For examples of misuse or irony, I'd point to Alanis Morissette. Literally has simply become an illiterate means of suggesting emphasis and sexy a lazy form to suggest appeal. The lot of it speaks to the dumbing down of culture.

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