I noticed in recent months that every time I hear people use the word epic I cringe a little bit. I'm not even talking about hearing it being used by the cool kids calling things epic, annoying as that is, but even in the proper context. What made me notice this specifically was watching a couple interviews for games in the last few weeks where they said something along the lines of "an epic expansive world/story" or some such thing, but the word has been ruined for me. Every time I hear it I have that lady from the "Epic for the Win" ign video flash in my mind, and no matter how hard I try I just can't take anything that person is saying seriously past that point.
It makes me feel like I'm one of Pavlov's dogs or something and that word is my bell chime.
So what are some words that have been ruined for you, and how did it happen?