There are a few poker terms I tend to avoid.
The first of these is “3 bet,” when used pre-flop. If someone opens and gets raised, this re-raise is a 4 bet, not a 3 bet. See, the small blind is a blind bet, and the big blind is a blind raise. If you raise over the blinds preflop, you are making a 3 bet, and a raise after that is a 4 bet, not a 3 bet. Yeah I know, my ranting will never change it, but sorry, most people just get it wrong and it’s mildly irritating.
I’m also not fond of the whole “hero” and “villain” thing, so you will rarely see me using these terms. I’m ex-military, and to me, “hero” means something. Getting dealt 2 random cards doesn’t make you a hero. Sorry, but it just doesn’t.
My opponent is not necessarily a villain either. First of all, villains are fictional, and I am fairly certain I am playing against actual people. Moreover, villains are evil, and someone just playing a game with you doesn’t have to be evil. Sure, most women are a little evil, but this seldom rises to the extent of full villainy. Besides, most of the people i play are men, so it’s not a huge factor.
Again, I don’t expect anyone to stop using these offensive and incorrect terms. I just felt the need to 'splain why I don’t use them.
Are there any terms you don’t like?