There are some words like that. I know they're common words; I don't think anything of it when anyone else says them, but when I try to say them myself, I just can't. I don't know if it's my upbringing, or maybe it's just that I'm not cool enough, and I realize that if I were to come out with "tramp" instead of "trampoline," everyone would point their fingers and laugh at me as an imposter in their world of cool slang.
- I have to say policeman, not "cop."
- Dollar, not "buck." "Hey, this shirt is only two bucks!" Nope, never said it. Unable to.
- Trampoline, not "tramp."
- "Sweet." (In the sense of, "Whoa, that skateboard trick was 'sweet'." See, I can't even do it hypothetically! I sound like an idiot!)
- "Sucks." I just can't. Instead I have to say something totally awkward, like, "He took your credit cards? Man, that . . . is . . . horrible!")
- Some others I have trouble with are phrases like "Bring it on," "Get it on," "Down with that," etc.