These days, we like getting things instantly. Our Netflix shows, our Amazon orders, our messages, our successes—we want ’em now! But, instant coffee? Bleh. We’ll stick with our iced macchiatos, thank you very much.
Some words, like instant, are great on their own, but when you slap them in front of other words, they make them sounds less credible or desirable. We’re calling them Debbie Downer words, because Debbie really knows how to ruin a party. Here are eight other Debbie Downers that really know how to rain on a word parade.