'Honey,' 'rancid,' 'awesome' ... What words drive you insane?

Aug. 24, 2012 at 12:49 PM ET

Everybody has a word that makes them absolutely bonkers. So the Atlantic Wire figured, "Why the heck not?" and published a list of what they considered to be the very worst offenders. Among them: "awesome," "damp," "rancid," "panties," and "honey."

"Read in a row, that's disgusting," said Hoda. She wondered if Kathie Lee was guilty of using any of the hated terms. "Do you say 'panties,' or 'underwear?'" she asked.

"I say 'underwear,'" said KLG, who of course, couldn't resist getting a dig in. "What do you call that string you wear?"

What about you? What are your most hated/overused/generally annoying phrases? Tell us in the comments below.

Julieanne Smolinski is a contributor. Her least favorite words are "We're no longer serving McGriddles."

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