Wednesday, August 9

Familial

For some strange reason, I dislike this word. Familial. I trip over it in just about every romance book I read these days. It's not a bad word, it has a simple straight forward definition--common to families: relating to or involving a family, yet I don't like it. I don't like they way it sounds. Say it out loud, it's like saying aluminum or cinnamon, it doesn't flow nicely. I've decided to skip over it whenever I come across it.

With the exception of euphemisms for body parts, what words do you find distracting? Heck, list the euphemisms if you want.

6 comments:

Jane said...

I don't know but I am getting to hate the word cock. Maybe its just the book I am reading: Good Girl Gone Bad by Karen Tabke. Inexorable is my new least favorite word though after having read it in about 5 romantica books in a row.

Devonna said...

I just posted something about his on my blog ~ my biggest pet peeve is the hero calling the heroine "Little One" ~ or the hero explaining to the heroine what La Petite Morte is. (AKA...every darn Diana Palmer book out there. I finally had to quit reading them).

Tara Marie said...

Jane, inexorable, good one--I actually think that was in the one I'm reading right now--LOL.

Devonna, Diana Palmer has been using "Little One" for the last 20 years, she has to the heros are all 10, 15, 20 years older then the heroine.

Devonna said...

Tara ~

Exactly, that's why I had to stop reading them. I felt like I was re-reading the same book over, and over, and over.....Not to mention I'm closer to the hero's age than the heroine's and it was starting to tick me off.....

ames said...

I'm reading Laurell K. Hamilton-so the words I hate right now are "spill" and "ardeur." Most hated euphemism at the moment is velvet muscle. ewww.

Tara Marie said...

ames, "velvet" anything is just wrong.