Yummy Moist Biscuits.
Say it out loud now: YUMMY. MOIST. BISCUITS.
Terrifying, isn't it?
I loathe those three words more than any other in the English (or French) language(s) which I speak.
Why? You may ask?
Yummy just sounds like gummy which makes me think of teeth--or better--the lack thereof. And most times, people associate the word 'yummy' with food which just makes me envision gaping gums and then I don't feel hungry at all. Which is strange, because shouldn't I be skinnier?
Moist is just wrong on every level. Nothing good was EVER moist--and if it IS good, then when explaining it, the speaker should pick up their thesaurus and look up a synonym for "moist" because all it reminds me of is a Vagisil commercial--annnnnnnd you're welcome.
Biscuit. My problem with biscuit is really threefold. The first fold being that I am an Idaho native. Because of this fact there are certain words I cannot say with any credibility. Artichoke, Daddy, and Pulchritude top the list. These words, (including biscuit) are best said with an English accent. And, to be frank, I'm still mad that my parents didn't raise me in England and make me have afternoon tea while I uttered the phrase, "Pass me that artichoke, Daddy. It's soooooo pulchritudinous!"
My second problem with the word biscuit is that I can't say it when see it. All I can see is the French pronunciation which is "bis-quee" which automatically make me think of Bisquick, and then I just want pancakes.
And my third issue with good old "biscuit": Seriously. Say it--if you have an annoying American accent you are probably throwing up in your mouth a little right now. I know you are grimmacing. When I say my face squintches up like I just smelled something foul. If yours doesn't you may need to get your ears checked because you might be suffering from hearing loss.
Either that, or you have water in your ears, which means that your ears are moist.
*wretches a little* .....Yummy.
See? No one wins with yummy moist biscuits.
What about you? Which words would you have stricken from the English (or, what the hell) any other language?