Not Gonna Say It

Do you have any words that you just really dislike? I do. I really hate the word “gonna,” even though I say it all the time out of habit.

Why do I hate it? Well, it just seems wrong. It isn’t, after all, a proper contraction, so why do I not treat it with the same abhorrence as “ain’t?” I suppose I do see it in the same light now, but because I’ve said “gonna” instead of “going to” most of my life, it’s hard to change. I’m trying to use different words than “going to,” actually, just to avoid the habit of saying “gonna.” It’s not going so well thus far, but I only just started this.

So how about it? Any words you hate to say or hear? Ever tried to change a habit in your speaking?

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