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Posted: 14 April 2009 at 1:39pm | IP Logged
Hello my lovely Readers! Hug

Time for some fun discussion! (But of course, readers who love reading books will find any discussion related to books enjoyable! WinkTongue)

So, is there a word that's overused in some books and is now old and stale?

A word that really annoys you whenever you come across it?

A word that you think should be banned from ALL books?!

In general, let's talk about overused and old words in books.... Let's put down all the words that are annoying if still used in books.

-Mahi


Edited by -Mystery- - 14 April 2009 at 1:40pm

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Wow...this is hard. I don't think I've ever despised a woed that much. What did you have in mind when you started the thread?

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Originally posted by phenomenalgal

Wow...this is hard. I don't think I've ever despised a woed that much. What did you have in mind when you started the thread?


I didn't have any particular word in mind, but I remember I was talking to my friends once and we talked about overused words that we thought shouldn't be used again and again. 

It's not like you hate the word, it's just that that word is so overused by one particular author or more.. But I'll come with some words when I remember them.

-Mahi

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Posted: 16 April 2009 at 7:54pm | IP Logged
Whenever I think of chagrin, Twilight comes to mind. :( But nothing particularly against that word!

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Originally posted by MusicalAiswarya

Whenever I think of chagrin, Twilight comes to mind. :( But nothing particularly against that word!
 
That's exactly what I was going to say! :P I can never look at that word the same way again :P

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Urgh, I can never think of the word "sparkly" or "glittery" without thinking of Edward!SillyDead So I'd be very very happy if books don't use that word anymore!

And also, I think "major swear words" that are insulting should be left out too. The small ones, which don't mean much, are okay, but the B-word, the F-word, etc, should be left out, because society learns from books, and we have enough people swearing around us as it is. We don't need that to increase.
 
Nice topic by the way Mahi!

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Posted: 17 April 2009 at 3:01pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by _LalithaJanaki_

Urgh, I can never think of the word "sparkly" or "glittery" without thinking of Edward!SillyDead So I'd be very very happy if books don't use that word anymore!

And also, I think "major swear words" that are insulting should be left out too. The small ones, which don't mean much, are okay, but the B-word, the F-word, etc, should be left out, because society learns from books, and we have enough people swearing around us as it is. We don't need that to increase.
 
Nice topic by the way Mahi!

You forgot DAZZLING for Edward...LOLand I agree:)

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Posted: 17 April 2009 at 9:03pm | IP Logged
I personally don't think specific words should be banned from books. Sometimes words that are profane are necessary in a situation (For instance, if you are writing about  a dysfunctional family in contemporary times, you wouldn't really be using polite words.) and when that is executed tastefully, there's nothing really wrong with it. However, that doesn't mean every other word should be profane.

The word that annoys me: dazzle/dazzled/dazzling or any other variation thereof. In a short amount of time, I've grown to dislike the words so much that I will put the book down if the book has the aforementioned word in it.


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