To add to the barrage of off-topic blogs here, I ask to you
What words or sounds do you really, really hate?
For me, I hate the word "makeover". It sounds very girly, and the mental image I get is an ugly chick who is made "attractive" with layers of makeup. I'm 20 and I wear no makeup at all. I prefer to go au naturel.
I also hate the shushing noise. I don't mind being told to quiet down, but I really hate that noise. It's the closest sound a human can make to nails on a chalkboard.
What about you guys?