Spouse. Sounds like louse. Not a great association in conjunction with your beloved.
Segue. Sounds like Seg plus Way. I got tired of this word in 3.2 seconds after it came into vogue. Dislike it for much the same reasons as the next word, which is
Foyer. It's a nice enough word when it's Foy-uhr, but when a real estate agent is showing a house and suddenly the entrance upgrades from being a Foy-uhr to a FWAH-yayy, it's just too too affected-sounding. And speaking of real estate agents, that reminds me of
Realtor. Should be REAL plus TER. But I declare that 99.876% of the time, it gets pronounced REAL-UH-Terrr. (Notice how nicely the last word Seque-ed to this one...??)
I have other pet peeve words, but none that's been such a long-standing one (or two, in this case) as
Penal Farm. Hopefully, I don't have to explain why.
So there they are. There are plenty more, and I'll add em as I think of them.
What are your pet peeve words? Your favorites??
There are also words I love...
to name a few...
And now I have to go. We're going out to dinner tonight, and my spouse is waiting for me in the FWAH-yay...