(We all dislike/hate certain words and locutions; here are some of mine.)
The Parent Trap
I don't like “parent” as a verb—
Or gerund (“parenting”). I wish
That we could find a way to curb
Them. I would really like to squish
The person who invented them
Beneath a pile of OEDs.
I'd flatten that damn her or him
Who took our language to its knees
By adding to it ugly words,
So ugly that they really hurt—
Like grafting skis on hummingbirds,
Or smearing Paul Cézannes with dirt.