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#SoCS – The Word I Hate the Most


There are a few words that get on my nerves and leave a bad taste in my mouth. No, “bitter” is not one of them. But the one word I really hate? The one I absolutely detest?

It’s the one I can’t remember.

The one that gets stuck on the tip of my tongue and I just can’t spit out.

Like the one I couldn’t remember tonight. It’s the word(s) for the old stripey colored thing you used to get on the TV when there was an emergency or when the station went off for the night. You know. The thing. The … coloured thingy.

(Do you remember what it’s called? I’ll tell you at the end of the post. Because if I had to suffer, so will you. Haha.)

Stephen King said once, or maybe a million times, that writers should never use a thesaurus. I’m sure at the time he said it he never had a word he couldn’t remember, because that’s a good 99% of the only use I have for one.

I’m not looking for a better word. I’m looking for THE word.

You know, the one I’ve forgotten.

Like test pattern. 😉


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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

20 thoughts on “#SoCS – The Word I Hate the Most

  1. Good one. Wish I would have thought of that! It is a constant battle. I picked up the Reverse Dictionary before Google became my best friend. But then I’m 71 so…

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  2. I remembered “test pattern” halfway through your post, probably because it’s one of those things from the olden days. Sorry, Mr. King, I enjoy using a thesaurus.

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  3. That’s the best one yet! I don’t care much for that “word’ either!

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  4. That’s a great worst word, Linda. I run into that one a lot.

    Nicely done!

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  5. It does happen sometimes when you just know you know the word you’re looking for but it just won’t come out! Thinking too hard on it makes it worse. Then later on, the word will come to you out of nowhere. haha! 🙂

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  6. Also called a test card…

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  7. I’m glad you said it at the end or I may not have slept tonight!

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  8. I think that was called the Indian-head test pattern.

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  9. Yes! I can relate…

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