Here’s a word you can use to get your point across: Abominable.
How nubby and productive is abominable? Long enough to give you time to dig in and detest whatever it is you’re talking about, but effective enough to leave it at that. Because no one likes someone who dwells on the bad stuff for more than just a few syllables.
So. There you go my friends. This January, make like a snowman and call something abominable. You’ll say what you mean without sounding too crotchety.
- This weather is absolutely abominable!
- What an abominable hot dish!
- Come see me when you’ve resolved your abominable mood.