I detest when people use the adjective "fun-loving" to describe themselves. First of all, it's sort of redundant, since the word fun means "something that provides mirth or enjoyment." Of course you love fun, by definition. The only sort of person I can imagine who doesn't love fun is perhaps someone very bitter with a warped sense of reality, who is never amused. Maybe a serial killer. "Fun-loving" means you're not a serial killer. You're not a serial killer. Good work. Way to shoot for the stars.
But most of all, I hate it because it by definition is something that should apply to basically everyone, but by connotation is not. Here's a scenario. Imagine a chubby woman of about twenty-five years, with long brown hair and red plastic glasses and a plain-looking face. She loves playing chess against the computer, has three cats which she loves dearly, and tends to her houseplants religiously. She edits a variety of Wikipedia topics daily, and has a blast doing it. She loves life and enjoys her hobbies. This is not a fun-loving woman. She is a woman who loves fun, like basically everyone, and has a lot of it. But you would not use the phrase "fun-loving" to describe her. You would use the phrase "fun-loving" to describe her slutty, hot sister who goes out to clubs four times a week.
What annoys me about the phrase is that by the definition of the words I am certainly fun-loving, but by their real meaning I am not. Yet, I dislike having to admit to not being a traditionally "fun-loving" person because of what I feel those words should mean.
Currently playing: Quarashi—Pro (trying something new... embedding it right in the post)