Expand Your Vocabulary

by Hollaback on August 20, 2010 · 17 comments

We at Hollaback care very much about good writing. And that is why we feel it necessary to retire certain words when the time comes.

It has recently come to our attention that the word “AMAZEBALLS” needs to be put in time-out. Last time we checked, there was nothing amazing about balls. But we understand that many bloggers cannot remove this from their vocabulary completely, so we say, “Can’t beat ’em? Join ’em!”

We are offering up an equally ridiculous counterpart to start using with equal frequency: horrinipple. An antonym to “amazeballs,” it’s also an antidote to the overuse of two words that should probably never have been combined in the first place. Feel free to Tweet it up and use it in your blog or try it out this weekend at your half-marathon. You don’t even have to give us credit — but let’s give nipples and things we hate the attention they deserve!

Ex: “My new spin instructor is horrinipple!”

We think it’ll be pretty big.

Love, The Hollaback Girls

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Angela August 20, 2010 at 9:31 pm

This cracks my shit up!!!
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Kendra August 20, 2010 at 9:34 pm

I think I just peed my pants a little bit laughing.
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Missy August 20, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Love it!!!! Thank you!
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Elisabeth August 20, 2010 at 9:54 pm

There’s only one thing left to be said. Bwahahahaha!
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Angela August 20, 2010 at 10:04 pm

I also want to submit these words for retirement:

– foodgasm
– seksi
– anything with “izzle” in it
– Hugh Jass

zenlizzie August 20, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Omg. My new spin instructor actually WAS horrinipple today.

Bess August 20, 2010 at 11:32 pm

NOM. If I never had to see these three letters in this order ever again, I would be thrilled!!!
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Mama Pea August 20, 2010 at 11:56 pm

Don’t be hatin’ on my Hugh Jass, Angela 😉 You know you want a piece of my Hugh Jass.

(seriously, though, I started the Hugh Jass thing and haven’t said it in almost a year…)

Angela August 21, 2010 at 12:47 am

@ Mama Pea – you know I love you!! 😀

Ashley August 21, 2010 at 12:49 am

I’d like to recommend restricting the usage of the following phrases:

“Holy yum! :) 😀 ;)”


“Obviously, I hated it. ;)” (This one is usually after a plate that’s been all but licked clean.
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MelissaNibbles August 21, 2010 at 1:02 pm

This post is EPIC!!!

I really hate the word “epic.” I just don’t like slang in general and I think everyone should conform to what I like 😉

Sophie @ yumventures August 21, 2010 at 8:47 pm

I think horrinipple is amazeballs. Love it!

Erika @ Health and Happiness in LA August 22, 2010 at 1:22 am

I think amazeballs is horrinipple.

I second Angela, except I want anything with -gasm outlawed. Except for or-.

But what’s wrong with “epic”? That’s not slang. The Odyssey is epic.

Rachel Anne August 22, 2010 at 11:28 pm

YES, Angela, please no more gasms. It is gross to think about anyone having any kind of GASM in his/her mouth. Captioning pictures with “GASM IN MY MOUTH” is gross.

This post is perfect. I am so glad you Hollaback Girls exist.

And Erika, I think that “epic” is just overused, not necessarily slang. I can’t stand the word “epic” being used to described to every little thing. Little things are, by definition, not epic.

Erika @ Health and Happiness in LA August 23, 2010 at 12:45 am

Haha I get it, I just like using the word epic because I am the biggest exaggerator of all time 😉

Caitlin September 7, 2010 at 3:49 am

Wow. Just found Hollaback Girls, so glad I did. This is amazeb…oops I mean awesome :)

Hollaback September 7, 2010 at 3:51 am

Woot woot! We’re glad you found us too!

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