Monday listicles

Welcome back to another edition of list hoping Monday. I loved reading all the lists that you linked up last week and really, truly cannot wait to see what you wrote this time around.

For all you first timers, rules are simple. Mostly because there is only one-LINK UP YOUR LIST OF TEN SOMETHING. Although I am fine with you fibbing some to get to number 10. So I guess there are no rules at all.

You can write your list, vlog it, take photos of it or sing it out. If you don’t feel like dedicating a post to a list, leave a comment with your 10. Or send it in a package with some chocolate. That I will be very grateful for.

Every week I will tell you what list I am posting next time. Like last week I promised you my ten most disliked words. So next week we can do ten green something. Be creative!ย If you choose not to go green, link up what you want.

So let’s get on with it!

Writeย a list, check it twice, link it up. Grab a button. Have fun.



think we could all do without this word. I can think of 10 better ways to solve conflict, always.



there is nothing nice about hatred. It is fine to dislike, there is no need to hate.


sometimes a perfectly fine word becomes overused and this one is my pet peeve.


either there is not enough of it or way too much (who likes waiting rooms?) Also I spend most of my time trying to control it and failing miserably. I could go on, but I don’t want to waste too much of yours.


apart from wishing nobody ever had the need to visit one I just really don’t care much for words that are this hard to spell.


come on, I double dare you to find a fun way to use this word.


my husband said this one so often lately it made the list. Also i had to spell check it. Another reason I could live without it.


this one just makes me cringe.


wish no one ever experienced this word. Either spiritual or financial.


I always shiver if somebody uses this word. Apart from the obvious (no woman should ever be called that) I wish no land and no mind would ever be barren.

Next week: List of 10 green

36 thoughts on “Monday listicles”

  1. Twitter: letters4lucas
    I agree with every terrible word on your list.

    I love the way you did this. Very clever.

    Looking forward to next week, this is such a fun linky. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Twitter: racheldrechsel
    Let’s see:
    1. “MOM!”
    2. “MOM!”
    3. “MOM!”
    4. “MOM!!!”
    5. “MOMMMMMM”
    6. “MOM?”
    7. “MOM!”
    8. “MOM!”
    9. “MOM!”
    10. “MOMMM!”

  3. Twitter: MamasMonologues
    Great list. I agree with all of those choices. And time? Don’t get me started on never having enough of it!

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Fridge magnets and scrabble ( I know you love scrabble).Was going to edit them to make them more interesting but my Mac was having a bad day. Next time…

  4. Awesome photography! I too don’t like many of these, but ‘fake’ is one that stood out to me. It was a word, a concept, I abhorred in middle school and high school. It seemed like it was all around me, and I think that is why I was so anxious to leave adolescence behind and go to college!

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I agree. There is nothing about that word that can be happy. I did not care much for my high school years either.

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Love your list. So happy you joined, cannot wait to have you back!

  5. Twitter: smellsofborscht
    Soooo….I just realized there’s a general Theme to the list. But now i’m gonna pretend like I knew there was a theme, but I just wanted to be different, because I’m Punk Rock like that.

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      For the record, we are all about you being Punk Rock like that. The trouble is, to keep up with this precedence you set now, you must ignore the theme every week! And we cannot wait to see what you come up with.
      In fact to celebrate your Punk Rockness you have the honor of choosing the theme for first week of August.

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Oh yes clique. it is a bogus word. Actually bogus is a rather annoying word too. But easy to spell.

  6. Twitter: mommyslounge
    I love this list – not just for its content, but for the creative way you showed it. It reminds me of school projects for some reason. I guess being a teacher, I totally see this as a cool project I can assign my students – from Kindergarten through 8th grade, they’d love it!

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I love this idea. Kids like lists, just look at Jessica’s Ms fancy Pants!

  7. Twitter: normalmomally
    LOVED your list – both content and style. I agree, barren is an awful word – no matter how it’s applied.

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Your list is great, would you like to link it up in the above linky tool or do you want me to do it for you?

  8. Twitter: EverythingEvie
    This list is great. These words are so yuck-tastic, I completely agree with you. (BTW, I love this idea and will definitely be linking up again!!)

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      So great to have you join in. Your blog is a fun read. Yeay for having you back every week!

  9. Twitter: mannahattamamma
    Your list is so thoughtful and lovely. I hate words like “nostril” and “unguent” and “bosom” (think about it: it’s pronounced buzum. That’s not so nice. What if it were pronounced bossuhm? much nicer). It’s the way they feel in my mouth and less about what they mean. For the same reason, I love episcopalian and delphinium and louche: saying them makes my mouth happy.

    Love the idea of “green.” Do you know this big book (about 2 inches square) that’s called “writer’s block?” Filled with great writing prompts and ideas…

    Love the listicles! Thanks!

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Love reading yours. How is your journey so far?
      There are words like mushrooms and banshee I just love saying. And yes episcopalian and delphinium I agree on too.
      Let’s see how green turns out. I keep thinking recycling. I need to think bigger!

  10. I love the way you created the list, first of all! I also think that most of those words can be lost from our vocab without missing them. Especially words like hate, war, poverty, time, etc. If only we could rid the world of those things…

    I would be one of the guilty who over uses “whatever”. I can’t not like that word. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Oh how I love your lists! so happy you linked up. Hey can live with Whatever, but it sounds so much better when used in a proper sentence and with less attitude.

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