I don't hate many words,
but there's one that really manages to get my back up.
I lived in France for three years and never once heard the word 'entrepreneur', but this morning, on RTE radio, it burst forth at least forty times.
A couple of men were blathering on about the exciting, challenging, adventurous, lonely and not always properly rewarded, life of the entrepreneur. They spoke like a couple of battle hardened soldiers. Their wives understood. Their families made sacrifices. Such is the life of an Irishman with a career denoted by a French noun.
An entrepreneur is “A person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk”.
In other words, what we English speakers used to call a fucking businessman.