Who else dislikes the expression "hot"?

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Who else dislikes the expression "hot"?
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Thu, 10-09-2003 - 5:25pm
This is kind of a just-for-fun parent bonding type of question, but do your teens say this all the time? Where did this expression come from? LOL, but I really dislike it. I'm so tired of hearing my DD and her friends talk about "hot" boys or wonder if they are considered "hot" themselves, etc.

Call me a prude, but there's just something about it that has such a panting quality. I've actually asked DD not to use it around me.

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Thu, 10-09-2003 - 6:31pm
Nah, hot doesn't bother me, but bootilicious drives me crazy.
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Fri, 10-10-2003 - 12:57am
I don't mind "hot". Sometimes it is the word that best describes a guy! Actually, I think I used to say it when I was in HS! Along with "foxy", and before that it was "bitchin'" which drove MY mom crazy!!

I don't like calling girls "chicks". We used it in HS, then I got liberated/informed and decided that it was sexist and stopped using it! ;o) It pretty much died out until a few years ago and I started hearing my kids using it. I asked them not to use it a few times, then realized that my dislike might make them use it more so I dropped it. Ds still says it occasionally, I just try not to cringe visibly!

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Fri, 10-10-2003 - 7:33am
Hot doesn't bother me, but "tight" does....as in "that's a really tight car!" The older boys started that one in spring and it makes me cringe.
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Fri, 10-10-2003 - 9:07am
It kind of bothered me at first but when I think of the terms we used for good-looking guys (tough, foxy, hunk) I decided it's not so bad after all!
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Fri, 10-10-2003 - 10:11am
I don't LOVE it, but it doesn't bother me as much some other words or phrases:

bootylicious, MILF, bounce, and bump-bump-bump. UGH - talk about cavemen.

My dds usually refer to guys as being cute or good-looking, not so much hot yet. Thankfully.

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Fri, 10-10-2003 - 10:13am
Once in a while, my H will ask my nephew (he's 20) if he's met any cute 'chicks' and I just want to clobber him over his head with his own caveman club! Ugh - evolve already!
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Fri, 10-10-2003 - 10:14am
Oh yeah - and HATE the expression that sooooooooooo many people use now: "That's Sweeeeet!" It just makes me gag.
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Fri, 10-10-2003 - 12:56pm
LOLOLOL!!! This was so funny. Yes - I forgot about some of the other words. That "bootylicious" is really repugnant.

Heartsandroses - I just cracked up about "evolve, already!" I remember "bitchin" and how much my mom hated that one, too. What really makes me cringe now is when men my age (late 40's - early 50's)refer to women as "foxy" - ugh! It sounds so dated and corny, like they should be in leisure suits at singles bars asking women their sign, LOL.

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Fri, 10-10-2003 - 5:55pm
I hate every saying my two teenagers come home with, and you've pretty much covered them all, but I try to keep my disdain to myself. The one that gets me the most, and has since I was a kid, is when I'm called "dude". I hated it then and hate it even more when my daughter "dudes" me now. I usually reply with "Don't dude me, man". It's the only one of many things they say that really bothers me now. For a long time I was troubled by everything being "cute" but it not so bad anymore. I guess it is just payback for my own youth (along with a bunch of other things I'm paying for) when I usually had a different word every week a drove my parents nuts by using it a every opportunity and then some.
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Fri, 10-10-2003 - 11:06pm
lol, think of the terms you used when you were young that your parents dilisked. Its just a change of times, generation gap! i like your post though its intresting to me because im 17 myself :)

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