No, not a Prius. Not a car at all. Words. Hybrid words. I have a bizarre disdain for them. I have no idea where this passionate dislike stems from. I do know that I discovered this distaste when introduced to the word “ridonculous.” And ha! Spell check doesn’t even have a correction for that because IT’S A STUPID WORD!!!!! Who coined it? I need to know. I’m gonna do some research, I’ll be right back.
Oh wait, turns out it’s “ridonkulous.” Even dumber because this implies something to do with a donkey and there is nothing that has to do with a donkey here unless you are discussing what a jack ass of a word it is. At least some hybrid words are an actual combination of 2 words that have a relationship. Like “ginormous.” OMG, I literally gag when I write or read these. I mean, the definition says ginormous is circa 1948. Loss of respect immediately for that generation…no need for that RIDICULOUSNESS.
Staycation – no.
Fantabulous – no.
Chillax – don’t ever say this to me.
Liger – well, that’s just freakin’ funny.
Yes, I did once, in a post, use the term “hangry.” Let me be clear, I did not coin that term, nor do I support it. I was merely giving a shout out to a friend. It actually gives me a feeling in my mouth that is a combination of hair and metal from a hanger. So clearly, it goes on the list.
Now this all being said, you may have noticed I like to use words that are not necessarily official words, such as heinosity. This is totally different. I don’t mind new words as long as they are not ridonkulous hybrids.
Feel free to let me know of any others I missed (any that you like or share a disdain for); although I need some time to prepare Trophy Husband for the amount of vomit that will spew as I read each word.