The definition of sneak used as a noun- a underhand or contemptible person. The definition of sneak as a verb- to go in a stealthy or furtive manner, slink, sulk.
The definition of a sneaker- one who sneaks.
There are words that just absolutely get on my last nerve. I don't know why, I can't help it. When I hear these words being used, I get a bit mad. Sometimes, my skin even starts to crawl. Why? I guess because I am quirky.
So, I am going to tell you the words I hate the most. And, if you use them, I want to know if you have really thought about them. If you haven't really thought about them, then you need to.
Clearly, the first word I hate is sneaker. Why in the world do people call shoes sneakers? Are they sneaking around? Are they underhanded or contemptible?
What do I call those type of shoes? I call them tennis shoes or gym shoes. Now, I know you are going to ask me the same questions? Do I play tennis or "gym" in these shoes? Not every time I wear them, but I could. I usually use tennis shoes to work out or hike or walk or do some kind of recreational activity. Rest assured, I am not sneaking around!
So, I hate the word sneakers! Hate it! Hate it! Hate it!
I also hate the word snack bar. Why? I don't know, I just do. But, even worse than snack bar is a word I saw when visiting the Hoover Dam. By the way, we went to Las Vegas to visit some friends (Hey Scott and Kristy!) who were stationed at Nellis Air Force Base. On our way to the Hoover Dam, Paul and Scott could NOT stop saying things like(with Kristy and I rolling our eyes the whole time): We have to park in the dam parking garage. We have to pay a dam fee to park. We have to wear a dam hat to walk around on the tour. The dam tour cost $25, too much dam money. We have to eat at the dam snackateria. Snackateria??!! Are you kidding me? I didn't eat anything from that place. I may hate that word more than any word in the world. So, we did not eat at the dam snackateria. It costs too much dam money! (haha!)
The word that has really gotten on my nerves lately is BBQ. It's not so much the word as much as it is people saying they are going to a BBQ. They are not going to a barbeque. I can count on one finger how many times I have been to a BBQ. A BBQ is where barbequed food is served. Barbequed food has barbeque sauce on it!! If barbeque sauce is not going to be on the food, then the name of the function needs to be changed to a cookout out. Or, one needs to say we are grilling out.
In conclusion, I do not like when people say noonish (or any -ish when referring to time). I also do not like self-righteousness, Chinese food, dogs or the smell of foreign countries. Thank you very much. Have a nice day!
P.S. What words do you hate?