From yahoo news.
Irritating words of 2004 include: flip flop when used as a verb, improvised explosive device or what once was known as a bomb, carbs, “You’re fired”, uber, wardrobe malfunction, blog, body wash or what used to be soap.
These are taken from the Lake Superior University Banished words list.
Strangely enough, some of the banished words have been voted words of the year by the American Dialect Society. Words like blog and the 2003 entry, metrosexual.
Just to show, each to their own.