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What’s the Grossest-Sounding Word in English?

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A few months ago, we asked readers to share their choices for the most beautiful sounding word in English. Nearly 500 of you shared your favorites, which included the lyrical, delightful and uplifting.

Some of you also shared your least favorite words. “I would like to vote ‘moist’ as the most gross sounding word in the English language,” wrote in Jack. “‘Bob’ I think evokes something in most people’s minds actually… kind of round and not so attractive,” writes Daniel.

Many words for the gross are onomatopoeic, like blat, or, like Jack’s choice, they stir up a synesthetic reaction. Scientific experiments indicate that sound symbolism is at play in word formation. In determining the Bouba/Kiki Effect, people from cultures around the world were asked to identify a spiked shape and a round shape with the name Bouba or Kiki. 90 percent of people identified the spiky shape as Kiki and the round, blobby shape as Bouba.

Now it’s your turn to share your least favorite word. Instead of exploring euphony this time, let’s turn up the volume on cacophony. Tell us the most gross, icky, blah-ful words you find in our usually delightful language to round out our exploration of phonaesthetics.

3,762 Comments

  1. dfg -  December 8, 2016 - 6:25 pm

    tret

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  2. Gregory Priley -  December 8, 2016 - 1:43 pm

    ‘Urban’ is so dry and plain and the ‘ur’ sound is annoying.

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    • Krautrock -  December 8, 2016 - 5:54 pm

      Ok people, the title of the article is the “grossest” word, not the word that annoys you the most. And “moist” is the grossest word? Poor show..Very unimaginative, silly, and–well, not gross at all. The GROSSEST word any of you will ever hear is “dingleberry”. Merry Christmas!

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    • Sumukh Murthy -  December 8, 2016 - 7:39 pm

      I hate squish…. It sounds so odd and everyone laughs if someone says it.

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  3. rainee -  December 8, 2016 - 7:49 am

    hi

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  4. CamelOfCuriosity -  December 7, 2016 - 5:34 pm

    One of my least favorites is rural.It’s so hard to say and really easily confused with mural. E.G. Someone will say “Hey look at that tural area.” and I’ll just be like “What the heck is a mural area dude?” and then everyone thinks I’m an idiot.

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  5. Dean W -  December 7, 2016 - 12:39 pm

    Funnily enough (or not) I have always disliked the word ‘trump’.
    ‘Bunches’ is another one. Oh and ‘slaughter’.

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    • CamelOfCuriosity -  December 7, 2016 - 5:28 pm

      To me, the worst word is xenophobia, which is a fear or hatred of beings different than you. It really upset me that xenophobia was the word of the year.

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      • CamelOfCuriosity -  December 7, 2016 - 6:39 pm

        The word octopus is kinda weird when you think of it. Really say octopus out loud right now and everyone who hears will just be staring at you.

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    • MeowGizmo -  December 7, 2016 - 6:26 pm

      Lol!

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    • Natselli -  December 8, 2016 - 4:48 pm

      i agree. i just cringe when i hear the word “trump”

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  6. Dean W -  December 7, 2016 - 12:32 pm

    Funnily enough (or not) I have always disliked the word ‘trump’.
    ‘Bunches’ is another one.

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  7. Einstein at 11 -  December 7, 2016 - 11:59 am

    I think that hurl is pretty nasty as is the other words of vomit puke and throw up. Also slobber sniffle and the action of dabbing

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    • Lilly -  December 7, 2016 - 4:55 pm

      poop. YUCK!

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    • Cheryl Arreola -  December 8, 2016 - 11:41 pm

      Say “Throw-up ” and l bet ya you do! blaugh..

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  8. Mr. Zero -  December 7, 2016 - 1:35 am

    The obscenity, “sl*t”.

    It sounds like something slimy and oozing, perhaps with snot and pus.

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  9. Orange -  December 6, 2016 - 4:34 am

    Oh yeah i forgot to include the word supple Egh! Disgusting.

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    • your mama -  December 6, 2016 - 1:21 pm

      your names is the grostest word ever even thinking about it freaks me out. : )

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      • Lilly -  December 7, 2016 - 4:58 pm

        excuse me?

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    • Queen, comma, splice, -  December 6, 2016 - 7:03 pm

      My three least favorite words are…
      #1 tender

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    • Lee Mallard -  December 7, 2016 - 3:41 am

      Theses words are just distasteful all around!
      Whoremonger
      Basstard
      Racist

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  10. A. Windsor -  December 5, 2016 - 5:21 am

    fetid or putrid

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    • V. Sharp -  December 6, 2016 - 6:55 am

      bowel

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    • S.Avila -  December 6, 2016 - 11:30 am

      I agree they sound like really nasty

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  11. Katya -  December 4, 2016 - 2:02 pm

    susurrant, glottal, dollop, bamboozle and unctuous. thankfully, none of these are in widespread use.

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    • KnackMoonts -  December 6, 2016 - 4:20 pm

      How dare you criticize bamboozled

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  12. HermioneGranger -  December 4, 2016 - 1:06 pm

    The grossest words to me are “I hate Harry Potter.”

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    • Unknown person -  December 5, 2016 - 9:38 am

      Harry Potter is stupid reading is stupid

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      • w -  December 7, 2016 - 6:40 pm

        oh is it? you talk like you ever read books

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      • Albus Potter -  December 7, 2016 - 8:44 pm

        Don’t you dare say that!

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  13. Orange -  December 4, 2016 - 11:33 am

    Oh im sorry i didnt realize my posts were showing up i kept looking at the bottom. Feel free to delete all posts but my first one.

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  14. Luca Ciarlo -  December 4, 2016 - 2:29 am

    PHLEGM. A rather nasal word, ugh.

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    • JOHN CENA!!!!! -  December 5, 2016 - 7:15 pm

      No, egg salad.

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  15. Roxa -  December 1, 2016 - 8:27 pm

    IT IS CHALK

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    • Ian Smith -  December 2, 2016 - 2:58 pm

      Pustulous. Pus, stool, louse, can’t get much worse unless you consider what it describes.

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    • Kathryn Rinderle -  December 3, 2016 - 10:16 am

      The word meat is pretty gross. Sometimes it is so tasty but other times the concept is just so nasty.

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      • Sean McCready -  December 5, 2016 - 11:02 pm

        Meaty is even worse. Coupled with moist it is downright pornographic.

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    • James Brown -  December 4, 2016 - 2:54 am

      No it’s Lanky (to have long arms.)

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    • dantdm -  December 6, 2016 - 7:05 am

      i think that the wierdest sounding word is i hate dantdm, popularmmos, unspeakablegaming

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    • dantdm -  December 6, 2016 - 7:08 am

      i sort of agree

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  16. Brian -  December 1, 2016 - 8:10 am

    Puss is pretty gross but if you add a “y” to it, it sounds pretty good!

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    • Ethan -  December 2, 2016 - 5:26 pm

      Breh…

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      • Sarah -  December 5, 2016 - 4:41 pm

        wow man

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    • ? -  December 8, 2016 - 8:07 am

      Ur messed up, dude

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  17. Koro -  November 30, 2016 - 6:33 pm

    Pus and Fester. Those give me the Hibbie-Jibbies. Uckk!!!

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  18. Banana -  November 29, 2016 - 7:54 pm

    Soggy is, without a doubt, the most disgusting word.

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    • Allan -  November 30, 2016 - 1:37 pm

      turgid and pulchritude

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  19. Charles C. Bagai -  November 29, 2016 - 4:02 pm

    A word that grosses me out is “SMEGMA.”

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    • TimothyB -  November 30, 2016 - 10:35 pm

      Smegma was also my first choice, not just for what it is, but the word drawls off the tongue in such a way that it makes me want to wash my mouth out.

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    • Beam -  December 1, 2016 - 8:19 am

      Thats why you clean foreskin not remove it from a baby

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  20. anybody -  November 29, 2016 - 9:46 am

    Many words are just fine sound and mean stuff that is natural like flu and fever but when you have one you think a little different…

    Also anything that has to do with stuff in your nose. I mean who doesn’t hat being sick?

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  21. Alice -  November 29, 2016 - 3:25 am

    Bureaucracy. Because I cannot spell it however many times I try. I have it in a Notepad doc on my desktop to cut and paste from!

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    • Lala -  November 30, 2016 - 3:56 pm

      My French teacher in secondary school always taught us to remember “elephants are ugly” for the ‘eau’ part of French words like that. Not sure if that would help you!

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  22. Quiztaker -  November 27, 2016 - 7:19 pm

    The grossest word is, without a doubt, “moist.”

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    • Lisa -  December 1, 2016 - 8:04 pm

      I agree wholeheartedly

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  23. SamTheGreenCat -  November 26, 2016 - 5:54 pm

    I hate the word LIKE used constantly in a conversation as a punctuation mark ! For example ” I was like….. ,then she was like … then we went like .., it was like … ” etc etc ! It is so annoying !

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    • windrower -  November 26, 2016 - 10:47 pm

      I couldn’t agree more and the other one is ‘Ya know’ stuck in anywhere in a sentence when they cannot think of their next word. Even professional BBC interviewers do it. Just sack everybody that does it until we finish up with those that don’t

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      • windrower -  November 26, 2016 - 10:54 pm

        And while I’m having a go at pet hates in language it’s advertising and tabloid journalist words like ‘funtastic’ and ‘pupdates’ Yuk, Yuk, Yuk

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      • anybody -  November 29, 2016 - 9:37 am

        That’s true. i’m listening to a video of a study that took place a few days ago :) The guy keeps saying “Ya Know”

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    • GoogleGurl -  November 29, 2016 - 2:26 am

      I know but I keep saying it. Can’t control.

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  24. Daniel Williamson -  November 26, 2016 - 3:30 pm

    The grossest word in English is HATE the best is LOVE. You gotta be strong to understand.

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  25. Chinga Pinga -  November 22, 2016 - 11:17 pm

    I think the most disgusting words in the English language are ‘Donald’ and ‘Trump’!

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    • Ping ping -  November 28, 2016 - 11:01 am

      True dat true dat

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    • Bob Raucci -  November 28, 2016 - 1:29 pm

      It’s a tie between you and the guy who picked “hate.” I guess they mean the same thing.

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    • SFC Sullivan -  December 2, 2016 - 6:07 pm

      the most disgusting two words in the world are Chinga Pinga. Together they mean whiny ass SJW snowflake.

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    • Homskoolr16 -  December 3, 2016 - 8:30 am

      I disagree. It’s Clinton

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    • person -  December 3, 2016 - 12:02 pm

      so true!

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  26. Shmoe -  November 17, 2016 - 5:46 pm

    Me. That’s one of the most disgusting things to hear from brats and during your teenage years.

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  27. anybody -  November 17, 2016 - 9:20 am

    puss, snot, fart and naked mole rats

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    • Lil flower -  November 17, 2016 - 7:37 pm

      I think mine is guts it makes me think of an animal eating another animal’s guts. I mean isn’t that just ewww!

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      • Agent Gibbs -  November 20, 2016 - 3:15 am

        No, it is not just ewww..Humans eat guts too.
        Guts are actually considered food, to those less fortunate than you.
        And they’re jam-packed with nutrients too, foo!

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        • SamTheGreenCat -  November 26, 2016 - 5:58 pm

          Tripe and onions!They are jammed packed with nutrients and delicious onions!

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          • woop dee doop -  December 2, 2016 - 6:00 pm

            yaas froot lups its dellichush aka dose rings of gut calamari lol

        • Betty -  November 26, 2016 - 6:37 pm

          Chitterlings, hog guts aren’t just for the poor.

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    • Betty -  November 26, 2016 - 6:43 pm

      Oh yeah definitely pus, I can’t think of any other image when I hear it but with snot I can because it has multiple meanings.

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    • person -  December 3, 2016 - 12:03 pm

      naked mole rats are adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. Alice -  November 16, 2016 - 10:29 am

    vomit
    castrate
    puke
    barmy

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    • Betty -  November 26, 2016 - 6:40 pm

      Puke-definitely!

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  29. dylan -  November 16, 2016 - 10:23 am

    What about vacuum it doesn’t even look right.

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    • Capri -  November 17, 2016 - 8:09 pm

      Haha! True, true!

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  30. Nicole -  November 15, 2016 - 9:27 pm

    I don’t really think it’s a gross word, but it’s fun to say, so I’ll share it anyway: crustacean. Try it!

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    • Stale Memes -  November 16, 2016 - 9:19 am

      The grossest word ever is Pokemon GO.

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      • hello -  November 16, 2016 - 9:11 pm

        hate you then

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      • TheSmartBoi -  November 16, 2016 - 10:06 pm

        So true

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      • Abby -  November 17, 2016 - 4:25 am

        Lol

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      • anybody -  November 17, 2016 - 9:16 am

        that is so true

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      • tom -  November 17, 2016 - 12:01 pm

        Yogurt. Hands down. I don’t dislike yogurt. I just think the word sounds UGLY.

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      • person -  December 3, 2016 - 12:04 pm

        how dare you say that!

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  31. Rogan Muldoon -  November 15, 2016 - 4:20 pm

    It’s all a matter of word association according to individual experiences. No such thing a a grossest word except as personally perceived

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    • Ann Wright -  December 3, 2016 - 11:16 am

      Undeniably spot on!

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  32. Neil -  November 14, 2016 - 3:41 pm

    One of my many least favorite words is the unbeknownst word “squelch”. On the other hand, my favorite words are floccinaucinihilipilification, hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, and pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

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    • Rogan Muldoon -  November 15, 2016 - 4:21 pm

      Unfortunately those words do not exactly trip off the tongue in normal conversation…

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    • sophia -  November 15, 2016 - 6:51 pm

      ewwwwwwwwww

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    • Abrosine Daisy -  November 16, 2016 - 4:52 am

      Ugh… I agree. “Squelch” is just awful. And I’m quite impressed that you can even spell those words, let alone pronounce them!

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    • Jennifer Lodwick -  November 30, 2016 - 5:43 am

      Why not offer the definitions of these glorious words! Probably very ordinary things or conditions! Lol. Like runny nose. My worst words? Phlegm and smegma!

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  33. Insubordinate Claws -  November 14, 2016 - 3:39 pm

    It’s amusing that this post is still very much alive 5-1/2 years later, so I’ll throw in my two cents. Ninety-nine percent of commenters completely missed the point, even discounting those who were merely making sarcastic jabs. So many posted words that *mean* yucky things, not that simply *sound* gross, and it is entirely feasible to divorce a word from its meaning for the purpose of that judgment. The Yiddish load-word “chutzpah” always sounds to me like someone coughing up and spitting out a wad of phlegm (which, ironically, sounds like a lovely name for a girl). Similarly, “caulk” is the sound my dog makes when he’s swallowed something without chewing it thoroughly and hacks it up to chew some more. How’s that for disgusting? :P

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    • Phil Johnson -  November 20, 2016 - 3:04 pm

      Actually, they all do; tripping over them is easy with these examples, leading to a verbal pratfall. I cannot see them as anything other than words assuming an “akimbo” position in an yclept normal conversation.

      There. Got my favorite word in. No, it is not “akimbo”.

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      • person -  December 3, 2016 - 12:08 pm

        is it yclept? and what the heck does that even mean???!

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    • Shan't Leave My Name -  November 21, 2016 - 2:39 pm

      Exactly. For example, my grandmother used to think that the perfect names for boy-and-girl twins would be Pancreas and Genitalia. Those names, she thought, sounded so refined; noble, even. And she’s right, isn’t she? “And then stepped forth the Knight ycelpt Pancreas, and spake unto the Lady Genitalia…”

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    • Crazymp341 -  November 28, 2016 - 1:40 pm

      “Pneumonoultramicroscopicvolcanoconiosis.” Is the purported longest word in the English dictionary, yes longer than autodisestabilshmentarianism, obviously. The latter word is just taught in school because the definition isn’t phased out of current spoken English( floccinaucinihilipilification Is the second largest and terrible sounding word in the English language, yet all it means is that something is worthless. I digress, back to the first word. It’s terrible to pronounce, and sounds worse than what it medically is. A lung infection from the inhalement of silica dust; miners used to get this a lot back in the day. So many of you wrote such small crude sounding words that I just decided to expand your vocabularies by at least three large words to impress your friends.

      P.S. Oh and btw, your all a bunch of selfish, grammatically incorrect, retards every time you say the phrase, “Me and my…” Which is both selfish and shallow as hell, and grammatically incorrect. You’re supposed to put others before yourself, and that’s why we Americans are selfish entitled brats that all the other nations of the world hate us.

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      • JJ -  November 29, 2016 - 8:41 pm

        It’s funny that you criticize people’s grammar, but don’t know the difference between “your” and “you’re”… (Go ahead and re-read what you wrote; see if you can find it.) Maybe you’re insulting others because you’re insecure about your own grammatical knowledge? But these rules are artificial anyway and do not affect one’s ability to express oneself. There’s nothing more “entitled”, as you say, than criticizing a speaker’s grammar but ignoring the content of their speech.

        Also, “retard” is a terrible insult and offensive to disabled people.

        Good day.

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        • DB -  December 2, 2016 - 3:44 pm

          JJ, I’d kiss you for that reply if only I was sure that you did not have Pneumonoultramicroscopicvolcanoconiosis. Thank you!

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        • Ann Wright -  December 3, 2016 - 11:41 am

          @JJ – I would agree that putdowns of others’ grammar is poor form–that focusing on content should be the goal of listening.. I would, however, disagree with your assumption that Crazymp341 doesn’t know the difference between “your” and “you’re.” It could very well have been a simple slip. I say this judging from my own experience. I most definitely know the difference between the two but on occasion will make the same mistake. However, I catch the error immediately upon proofreading. I still find it puzzling why I would ever make the mistake in the first place. Hmmmm. .

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        • Brian B -  December 5, 2016 - 7:58 am

          I like your comment because it reminds all of us to be careful and discreet with our criticisms. Anyone can slip up when placing text here or anywhere else. Secondly, the assumption that grammatical errors indicate a lack of intelligence is often erroneous.

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  34. MysticMoon -  November 13, 2016 - 6:07 pm

    I think that grisly and grotesque are the most disgusting words in the English Dictionary. A close third would be the name Damien (i despise the robin character :3)

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  35. Joe Patreon -  November 12, 2016 - 8:07 am

    Using “It sucks” and “It blows” today means something that is bad and you hate. Originally, they were vulgar street references to oral sex.

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    • Agent Gibbs -  November 20, 2016 - 3:20 am

      What is wrong with your brain? Did you forget what this thread was about while trying to read and make sense of the other peoples’ comments?

      Then u wuz all lyke.. i wanna talk at pepl 2! BLOWJOBS people! getcher BLOWJOBS heeere!

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  36. T N McCoy -  November 11, 2016 - 4:44 pm

    While there are many worlds that represent gross things or actions, the words themselves are perfectly okay. I reviewed all the comments and found only a couple that were gross words—both from meanings and by themselves. Many bathroom comments and jokes are usually considered pretty gross, but the grossest may be: ‘shit.’ The word and its meaning cannot be separated. Gross means indelicate, vulgar, obscene, along with a dozen dozen. or extreme. ‘Shit’ means one thing and one thing only. And it is never a word to be used in polite company. Most people consider the word to be gross, but conversely, many people use it in daily speaking, mainly because of a lack of vocabulary by the speaker.

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  37. Emily Lacey -  November 11, 2016 - 12:54 pm

    “moist” and “doodle” are just ugh!

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    • Blablabla -  November 12, 2016 - 9:16 am

      I agree with moist. I also think seepage, pus, and shingle are really disgusting.

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    • Arlene Lewis -  November 12, 2016 - 2:28 pm

      follicle
      Panties
      Putrid or putrification
      Nevus
      Diaherrea
      Vomitus (vomited matter)
      Feces
      Infestation
      Lice
      Scabies

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      • Anne -  November 15, 2016 - 6:22 pm

        Omg yeah

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      • Brotherbdog -  November 18, 2016 - 6:52 am

        For little ‘ol me, hate is the ugliest word, and putrid the most gross.

        I am struggling to grasp the ill intent behind, moist? I savor a moist piece of BBQ chicken, or moist chocolate chip cookies. Is it perhaps a high humidity, Southern kind of grossness; or, is moistness the first stage of slimy, stinky decomposition?

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        • Peter -  November 19, 2016 - 7:43 am

          I couldn’t agree more. Moist is used constantly in relation to cooking. It very accurately and precisely describes a condition in the cooking process and often one to be strived for. One wouldn’t use the word in relation to the healing of a wound. A moist wound?…I don’t think so.
          Incidentally, my computer tells me that “strived” is misspelled but my Webster”s says it’s correct.

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      • Don -  November 23, 2016 - 5:17 am

        I agree that diarrhoea is pretty bad
        but it’s worse if you don’t know how
        to spell it!

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      • Ping ping -  November 28, 2016 - 11:11 am

        All true

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    • CC -  November 13, 2016 - 5:52 pm

      Ikr!

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  38. Steven Farlee -  November 11, 2016 - 5:00 am

    Almost any word can be the grosses word, but my word according to my understanding is: Tolerance

    The word has changed meaning from acceptance of everyone no mater what considering it doesn’t promote harm to any human. To one of your way is wrong, but you must accept what I do is correct and I am not changing..

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    • Agent Gibbs -  November 20, 2016 - 3:23 am

      I agree with you. But this is about the actual sound a word makes when spoken. Not definition and reality. Just the noise waves, mister.

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  39. klayton -  November 10, 2016 - 9:30 am

    gushy is just uug

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    • I Blame Steven -  November 11, 2016 - 7:10 am

      I BLAME STEVEN tbh

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  40. CUBSFAN1 -  November 10, 2016 - 7:33 am

    I think the grossest word is cant. I may be a girl but that does not mean you can tell me I can’t play in the MLB (for the Cubs).

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    • zach -  November 11, 2016 - 7:13 am

      your funny you goober

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    • owen -  November 13, 2016 - 2:57 am

      cant and no TOTALLY

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    • Aussie Baseballer -  November 13, 2016 - 8:08 pm

      Go Giants not Cubs

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    • Rogan Muldoon -  November 15, 2016 - 4:16 pm

      Pssst – Can’t as in cannot, can mean either you’re not allowed OR you’re not able to do something

      Cant is a manner of speech, usually taken to mean low society verbiage

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    • jake -  November 22, 2016 - 12:45 pm

      because you cant

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  41. CUBSFAN1 -  November 10, 2016 - 7:28 am

    congrats to the cubs for winning the world series

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    • DaBears -  November 18, 2016 - 12:41 pm

      It’s been how long since they’ve won? I’m originally a Red Sox fan, but I said if they don’t win, I’m rooting for the Cubs.

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  42. RJ -  November 9, 2016 - 9:46 pm

    Follicle
    Lubricating
    Chunky
    Pus
    Puberty
    Crusty
    Sebum

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  43. Christen -  November 9, 2016 - 6:40 pm

    Squelch

    It sounds like a bug being smushed in the ground. Ew.

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    • Laciie -  November 14, 2016 - 1:28 pm

      I know right

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  44. Noah -  November 9, 2016 - 2:58 pm

    I absolutely hate the word “Liquefy”.

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  45. bodge -  November 9, 2016 - 9:34 am

    lozenge, chaise lounge

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  46. Clint -  November 7, 2016 - 1:16 pm

    SNOT

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    • Amye -  November 8, 2016 - 5:21 pm

      I don’t like the word “mate”- It is a short harsh sounding word and grates in my head when I hear it. It irritates me to hear a stranger call me “mate,” as in the sense that I “know them” and am on “close terms” with them. Besides, I am not anyone’s “mate” – I am your FRIEND!
      The word “mate” is really only to be used for your closest friends/family; used in any other circumstance it can be disrespectful, unprofessional and could indicate something a little grosser than just being “friendly!”

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      • Capri -  November 17, 2016 - 8:14 pm

        And also when people use it instead of “partner” or “husband/wife.” I believe that is cringe-worthy. XP

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      • Agent Gibbs -  November 20, 2016 - 3:29 am

        Obviously you are from the States. Maybe you should try to be more understanding of the fact that you aren’t the only person in the world, sweetpea. Other people can say other words if they want to, so calm down nigga, jeesh.

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    • Zarah -  November 10, 2016 - 7:18 am

      Moist

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      • susie -  November 10, 2016 - 9:46 am

        yeah moist is a great one

        so is wet

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  47. JB -  November 7, 2016 - 11:05 am

    Seepage.

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    • justinbieberfan100 -  November 7, 2016 - 4:32 pm

      moisture

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    • I Blame Steven -  November 11, 2016 - 7:07 am

      I Blame Steven tbh

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  48. Wot up? -  November 7, 2016 - 8:07 am

    Mine is wet diarrhea doyee

    + I am knew to this so hi

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    • Avery Snazzzy -  November 12, 2016 - 3:56 pm

      You mean, “I am NEW to this so hi”? sheesh!

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      • Capri -  November 17, 2016 - 8:15 pm

        Grammar problems. XD I feel you.

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  49. jeremiah -  November 7, 2016 - 7:59 am

    How about mucus? Gross our what?

    Reply
  50. TokyoGuy -  November 7, 2016 - 1:30 am

    I hate the word dislocate. It just makes me feel “ughhh”

    Reply
    • Rica -  November 8, 2016 - 9:33 am

      Hahahahaa XD

      Reply
  51. TheGamingStar -  November 6, 2016 - 6:36 pm

    It really annoys me when people use internet acronyms in real life. Like when someone says, out loud, the letters ‘jk’ or ‘omg’ it just really makes me cringe. Also, I really hate the word swag.

    Reply
    • alien9 -  November 8, 2016 - 6:54 am

      indeed, and the word ‘gig’ for some reason, but mainly how the word gig is used in a sentence, like when a stuck up musician uses it to impress someone about one of their shows past, present, and/or future, just the way it rolls off the persons tongue i guess

      and yes i don’t use Caps, and tons of commas instead of starting or ending sentences on any of my posts which can be annoying to some

      Reply
  52. Shiny -  November 6, 2016 - 4:20 pm

    Dongle
    Boob

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  53. Little Ghostie -  November 4, 2016 - 2:42 am

    I cannot stand the words “snog” or “shag”, though neither because of sexual connotations…I just hate the way the words sound.

    Reply
    • David Marland -  November 4, 2016 - 6:04 pm

      Very well said Chris. LOL . I think the word (expired) is the gross word in all aspects of the meaning .

      Reply
  54. Steve -  November 3, 2016 - 4:25 pm

    Phlegm

    Reply
    • TheSmartBoi -  November 16, 2016 - 10:18 pm

      I

      Reply
  55. Miami -  November 3, 2016 - 10:03 am

    weaboo is annoying

    Reply
    • Galia -  November 3, 2016 - 10:56 am

      To me, it’s honestly cackling. Ugh * cringes *

      Reply
    • zander -  November 3, 2016 - 7:33 pm

      pellet

      Reply
    • yo_mama_21 -  November 6, 2016 - 8:42 pm

      For me its bathos I don’t no why but I just hate it.

      Reply
  56. Miami -  November 3, 2016 - 9:59 am

    so many triggered people on here

    Reply
  57. Me -  November 3, 2016 - 8:04 am

    Any words that include the sound “oi” including oi. Oi is soooooooooooo disgusting.

    Reply
  58. chris H -  November 3, 2016 - 7:15 am

    The word Good when used as a reply to “how are you?”

    Reply
    • David Marland -  November 4, 2016 - 5:59 pm

      Very well said Chris. LOL

      Reply
    • Samuel Mansfield -  December 8, 2016 - 10:18 am

      I believe the word ‘good’ would be appropriate there, as the question uses ‘are’ (a form of ‘to be’) as a linking verb and requires an adjective in response. This word is inappropriate when people ask “How are you doing?” In that instance, the appropriate answer must be an adverb, such as ‘well’ or ‘fantastically’.

      Reply
  59. Luke -  November 3, 2016 - 4:53 am

    “moist towelettes” and “succulent” would be the worst ones for me

    Reply
    • lethargic potato -  November 7, 2016 - 6:43 pm

      Would you like some moist, succulent, towelettes?

      Reply
      • Mysterious Narwhal -  November 9, 2016 - 1:46 pm

        Would you like some moist, mucosal, succulent towelettes kind sir.

        Reply
    • RJ -  November 9, 2016 - 9:50 pm

      OMG I thought I was the only one who hates the word succulent!

      Reply
  60. Caden Thruston -  November 2, 2016 - 8:11 am

    Moist. it’s the strangest if you slow down and concentrate when you say it.

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  61. John Cena -  November 1, 2016 - 4:25 pm

    I think that these together are the grossest words: wet farts.

    Reply
  62. carter -  November 1, 2016 - 1:57 pm

    slosh, jiggle, pus

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  63. Ryan -  November 1, 2016 - 12:46 pm

    pasty, moist, festering, belch, gag, vomit, puke, mucus

    Reply
    • thomas -  November 2, 2016 - 8:09 am

      poooooooooooooooooooooo

      Reply
    • Emmi -  November 6, 2016 - 3:13 pm

      i never noticed how gross festering sounded

      Reply
    • V. Sharp -  December 6, 2016 - 6:59 am

      Solid choices, Ryan.

      Reply
  64. AJ -  November 1, 2016 - 6:02 am

    I have always hated the word “panties.”
    Maybe its the stop-plosive sound gliding into a cloying nasal sound, then smearing itself into a silva-filled fricative, and ending with a high-vowel and a fricitive.

    Or maybe its memories of a someone trying deperately to make something as basic as underwear sound extra special.

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    • NB -  November 1, 2016 - 12:28 pm

      Buddy. I really don’t like it. Sounds derogatory. Also, sweet, when used by a smarmy business man, makes it feel as if they’ve pulled the wool over your eyes. Actually, sweet used by anyone smarmy and not in reference to food flavour does make my skin crawl.

      Reply
    • Mike -  November 1, 2016 - 2:27 pm

      Sticky..

      Reply
    • John Cena's Mom -  November 3, 2016 - 4:36 pm

      Pantie-Wanties!:D

      Reply
  65. EvaJoanne -  November 1, 2016 - 12:13 am

    Fungus.. Nuf said :P

    Reply
  66. Sky -  October 31, 2016 - 9:33 am

    My girlfriend hates the word “spore”

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  67. HeyPeoples -  October 31, 2016 - 7:34 am

    Gluten, Silk, and Lint.

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  68. Name (required): -  October 30, 2016 - 8:20 pm

    Ointment…
    Ooooinnnntmennnnt…
    It’s just weird… <3

    Reply
  69. Elias -  October 30, 2016 - 7:05 pm

    rotten pumpkin sounds gross

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  70. Josiah -  October 30, 2016 - 1:07 pm

    I have a “pet peeve” about those very words. Also, being addressed as “Dude,” makes me grouchy. Perhaps because it rhymes with so many negative words.

    Reply
    • Hello -  October 31, 2016 - 9:32 pm

      But it rhymes with food……

      Reply
  71. Glenn -  October 29, 2016 - 7:44 pm

    mucilaginous

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  72. Harmony -  October 29, 2016 - 4:41 pm

    justin beiber……

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    • 000000 -  November 1, 2016 - 5:19 pm

      SOOOOOO TRUE. I AGREEE

      Reply
      • kirsten -  November 10, 2016 - 7:24 am

        contankerous

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    • Debra Smith -  November 3, 2016 - 10:36 am

      smegma….pustulous…grunt

      Reply
      • summer -  November 30, 2016 - 9:09 am

        Finally! Someone said “smegma”! The word just sounds gross, without even thinking of the meaning. “Pus” is one that makes me cringe.

        Reply
    • Emmi -  November 6, 2016 - 3:16 pm

      omg YYYAAAAAAAAAASSSS

      Reply
  73. Ainsley -  October 29, 2016 - 4:09 am

    what about gulch

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  74. Scott -  October 28, 2016 - 9:04 am

    What about Yeechy?

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    • Jenny Zhang -  October 29, 2016 - 5:44 am

      Slurp is just disgusting I think of someone licking someone else makes me cringe sorry about the image of someone licking someone else lol

      Reply
      • Scott -  November 1, 2016 - 6:35 am

        Wet Willies are gross feeling!

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      • Riley -  November 3, 2016 - 4:34 pm

        Ew! :(

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    • Evelyn -  October 30, 2016 - 8:12 am

      What about pustule?

      Reply
    • Riley -  October 30, 2016 - 5:27 pm

      Maybe crusty eyelids. I know, it’s 2 words but it is still gross.

      Reply
      • Riley -  November 3, 2016 - 4:26 pm

        Oh I know, soggy ham!

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    • Nam -  October 31, 2016 - 2:37 am

      its two words but moist underwear

      Reply
    • Rick Manson -  October 31, 2016 - 8:49 am

      Gorge, Ointment, gizzard, Divine, Implode, Scab, Rugged, Strenuous, Slick Wet Hash, Crum Pouch, Rick Manson Rum, Shrimp, Gulch, .Crust,

      -Cringe-
      “Hey Richard Boncostic, That weed is hella trill brahh, right?

      Reply
  75. poney -  October 27, 2016 - 6:02 pm

    To be honest, my least favorite word is gore. It’s ew.

    Reply
    • poney -  October 27, 2016 - 6:03 pm

      idk why
      i just do

      Reply
  76. Gareth -  October 27, 2016 - 5:37 pm

    I hate the onomatopoeic word ‘Bleurgh’. It just makes me imagine someone being sick. It’s theworst in my opinion.

    Reply
    • maisy -  November 7, 2016 - 10:48 am

      I personally hate the word squish.
      It just sounds weird.
      I also hate moist.

      Reply
  77. Alistair Blackburn -  October 27, 2016 - 6:49 am

    I hate the word “Pumice”, as in the type of rock. I don’t know why, I just don’t like it at all. It makes me cringe all over.

    Reply
    • iyari -  October 28, 2016 - 10:15 am

      me to is a very gross word to say of here even for such a pretty stone the word is so ugly so I agree ;]

      Reply
      • Bo -  November 3, 2016 - 3:47 pm

        Pumice stones aren’t even pretty! They are literally rocks with holes in them! Anyways, slimy mucus. Eww.

        Reply
  78. Dish -  October 27, 2016 - 5:15 am

    slimy
    squishy
    blister (Cause they are damn disgusting!)
    pus

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    • Black Shadow -  October 31, 2016 - 7:29 am

      that’s like so cool

      Reply
    • Kawaii~Chan -  November 1, 2016 - 4:24 pm

      Does anyone know what sexual fusion is?

      Reply
  79. KayleighTM -  October 27, 2016 - 4:51 am

    I know it’s not “gross” but I hate the word frock so much that it actually gives me the creeps a little.

    As far as gross words go, I agree with “moist”, like almost every adult I know. It is only acceptable to use that word if the word cake is also in the sentence.

    Also, I’m not a fan of the words; “soggy” and “gush”.

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  80. Chloe -  October 27, 2016 - 3:54 am

    Ain’t!

    Reply
    • Scott -  October 28, 2016 - 8:59 am

      You aint from the south are ya?

      Reply
  81. Luna -  October 26, 2016 - 2:56 pm

    It HAS to be vomit. When someone says their about to vomit I instantly reply with “Not on me! In the trash can! Gross!”
    I litteraly HATE that WORD! OMG!!!! >o<

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  82. Tapper Girl -  October 26, 2016 - 9:08 am

    I think moist and foam are the grossest words. They make me cringe

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  83. Joe -  October 26, 2016 - 8:04 am

    I think one gross sounding word would be “Belch”

    Reply
  84. HeyPeoples -  October 26, 2016 - 7:22 am

    ROT. Rot sounds just ewww!

    Reply
  85. hello -  October 25, 2016 - 4:22 pm

    butt poop and pee

    Reply
  86. Zack Francis -  October 25, 2016 - 12:50 pm

    Moist, poppy, and harder

    Reply
    • Elite4ever -  October 25, 2016 - 3:28 pm

      I vote
      Squishy
      Moiste
      Spurt
      And…. ewe….. gush

      Reply
    • Brooklyn Jatercanminy -  October 25, 2016 - 5:03 pm

      Moist yew…. that word sound horrible it makes my ears tingle and makes me want to gag.

      Reply
      • sunshine -  November 4, 2016 - 1:21 am

        Moist
        Squirt
        Doo-doo………. These words disgust me ul!

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    • Penny -  October 25, 2016 - 5:12 pm

      Convoluted

      This word to me is so pretentious. I abhor it..lol. At the mere mention of it, I am reminded of nails on a chalk board and I cringe!

      Reply
    • Grayson -  October 25, 2016 - 6:27 pm

      Spork….

      *shivers in disgust*

      Reply
      • KayleighTM -  October 27, 2016 - 4:54 am

        Ugh. Fair play. I think you might be the winner, in my book.

        I absolutely hate that word and my shoulders are now sitting about two inches higher than they were, just thinking about it.

        Reply
    • Chris Percival -  October 26, 2016 - 1:00 am

      ‘Moist’ is one of my favourite words :)

      Reply
      • MOIST -  November 15, 2016 - 8:48 pm

        I know right! I love saying ‘moist’ because so many people hate it XD plus it’s fun to say. Moiiiissst moiiiisst moiiiisst moist so much moisture in the air

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  87. Bill -  October 25, 2016 - 8:51 am

    Moist
    Fester
    Pustule
    Fistula

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  88. dkhellfire101 -  October 25, 2016 - 7:36 am

    Ok this isn’t a word but I want you to picture this: Shoving the barrel of a machine gun into the back of someone’s neck and hitting their brain either blinding them or cutting off their ability to breath (this is permanent damage) then pulling the trigger causing a hole in the forehead that spews blood rain and bullets.

    Reply
    • Asher -  October 25, 2016 - 9:11 am

      Thank you for that lovely image good sir.

      Reply
    • Slim Baby -  October 25, 2016 - 10:19 am

      Sounds like Rambo in a nutshell

      Reply
    • Elite4ever -  October 25, 2016 - 3:25 pm

      That’s nice…. reeeeaaaaal nice….

      Reply
    • 采姑娘的小蘑菇 -  October 26, 2016 - 3:23 am

      Yuck…. though I have to say, it sounds pretty good for this topic.

      Reply
    • Joe -  October 26, 2016 - 7:57 am

      Why did you have to go there? WHY?!?!?!?!? Lol!

      Reply
    • 我的名字是恩典 -  October 26, 2016 - 12:19 pm

      What does this have to do with anything? Also I think the grossest word in the English language is splat and dank.

      Reply
    • Harmony -  October 29, 2016 - 4:39 pm

      SOUNDS LIKE A CREEPYPASTA… so its amazing

      Reply
  89. m. po -  October 24, 2016 - 7:14 pm

    kumquat

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    • N. Nog -  October 25, 2016 - 8:12 pm

      Gebios Chriust. Thanks u

      Reply
    • dhani branch -  October 26, 2016 - 10:56 am

      so true

      Reply
  90. sasa -  October 24, 2016 - 6:28 pm

    I think the most grossest word is minecraft

    EWWWWWW I hate it

    Reply
    • Slim Baby -  October 25, 2016 - 9:55 am

      I agree

      Reply
    • me -  October 25, 2016 - 1:13 pm

      ikr

      Reply
    • Tanith -  October 25, 2016 - 3:32 pm

      Why do you that mine craft

      Reply
    • me -  October 25, 2016 - 4:57 pm

      i agree

      Reply
    • Connor -  October 25, 2016 - 9:15 pm

      No offense sir, but due to your low maturity level and lack of grammar skills/education, it indicates to us that you are someone who would play Minecraft. Additionally, the game is a favorite among many persons across the gaming community, and some would not take that comment lightly. Please think before commenting something like that, as some people may find that offensive.

      Reply
      • You -  October 26, 2016 - 9:50 am

        Triggered.

        Reply
        • John Cena -  October 26, 2016 - 12:41 pm

          Totally

          Reply
          • Jenny Zhang -  October 29, 2016 - 5:42 am

            Yea a lot of people like and play minecraft that’s a huge offensive

        • Jaeus -  October 30, 2016 - 1:21 pm

          lol

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      • Dilbert -  October 26, 2016 - 10:09 pm

        LOL, dude, it was a joke, immature people tend to take offense to things left and right.

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      • Like I am going to give my name? -  October 29, 2016 - 5:55 pm

        Connor, I find it funny that you talk about offending people right after you talk about someone’s low maturity level and lack of grammar skills/education! Talk about hypocritical! I, on the other hand, think it is perfectly fine to make fun of someone’s game. I could not care less if someone made fun of, or even condemned my hobbies.

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    • 我的名字是恩典 -  October 26, 2016 - 12:21 pm

      Minecraft is a game not a word you hater.

      Reply
    • carter -  November 1, 2016 - 1:52 pm

      yup

      Reply
  91. Slim Baby -  October 24, 2016 - 10:45 am

    The word Saitama

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    • Dilbert -  October 26, 2016 - 10:09 pm

      LOL, dude, it was a joke, immature people tend to take offense to things left and right.

      Reply
      • Dilbert -  October 26, 2016 - 10:10 pm

        didnt even reply to this, but sure.

        Reply
        • Slim Baby -  October 27, 2016 - 9:37 am

          lol
          now that’s funny

          Reply
  92. Saitama -  October 24, 2016 - 10:41 am

    PS4,
    Xbox One,

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    • Slim Baby -  October 25, 2016 - 9:43 am

      don’t forget PC

      Reply
  93. Slim Baby -  October 24, 2016 - 10:39 am

    The grossest words is ………………

    gross!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
    • Saitama -  October 24, 2016 - 10:43 am

      Hi Person sitting next to me in real life

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    • try me -  October 24, 2016 - 4:27 pm

      Nah, I think the grossest word is probably squelch and nugget

      Reply
      • gherkin -  October 25, 2016 - 4:57 pm

        Jacob Sartorius is the grossest

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      • HeyPeoples -  October 26, 2016 - 7:26 am

        Agreed.

        Reply
      • You -  October 26, 2016 - 12:38 pm

        No the grossest word is Donald Trump

        Reply
        • irarelyagreewithanything -  October 27, 2016 - 4:43 pm

          yes. that is the grossest word in 2016

          Reply
          • Wot up? -  November 7, 2016 - 8:05 am

            I agree mine is duh

            + hi

        • Emilie -  November 7, 2016 - 10:27 am

          I so agree with that

          Reply
  94. Slim Baby -  October 24, 2016 - 10:37 am

    Nintendo Switch … that word is so gross

    Reply
    • Saitama -  October 24, 2016 - 10:45 am

      Boiii you wish you just jelly that switch is going to be better than PS4

      Reply
      • Slim Baby -  October 25, 2016 - 9:46 am

        Boiii you know how the video was fake

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        • Saitama -  November 14, 2016 - 6:00 am

          Boii you why it was fake so that you can look at the screen. all consoles do that

          Reply
  95. Blob -  October 24, 2016 - 6:55 am

    ‘Manhole’.
    My co-workers thought that I am being misinformed.

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    • BOB -  October 24, 2016 - 10:34 am

      That’s a good one bro…sounds pretty darn gross to me!

      Reply
  96. Natalie -  October 24, 2016 - 5:38 am

    1) Ooze
    2) Juicy
    3) Nugget

    Enjoy!

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    • kirsten -  November 10, 2016 - 7:28 am

      supercalifragilisticexpyaladosius long and sounds so gross it sounds like a diease

      isthumus it also sounds like a disease

      Reply
  97. Romayo -  October 24, 2016 - 1:02 am

    l vote for “WET”

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  98. kevin -  October 23, 2016 - 9:54 am

    gruff

    Reply
  99. Tim Canny -  October 20, 2016 - 11:55 am

    Fecund. ‘nuf said.

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    • Lala -  October 24, 2016 - 7:18 am

      Words I HATE:
      moist
      feces
      festering
      squid
      spurt
      EWWW ewwwwwww eeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!

      Reply
      • try me -  October 24, 2016 - 4:29 pm

        i totally agree that spurt is disgusting

        Reply
  100. Some Random Scratch Girl -  October 20, 2016 - 7:07 am

    The most ugliest word I find… anus which u find in the body OwO

    Reply
  101. Peregrine -  October 19, 2016 - 4:14 pm

    I forgot “plop”. Just the thought of something plopping is atrocious. “He plopped onto the sofa,” was the opening sentence in a book I read once. Needless to say, I did not finish that book.

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    • derek -  October 26, 2016 - 5:57 am

      Haha, I agree, and what a terrible first line of a book! Check this out: A teeming ladle-full of wet tuna salad plopped onto a bigger mound of mayonnaise-saturated tuna salad like ‘splat!’

      Reply
  102. Peregrine -  October 19, 2016 - 4:03 pm

    “squishy” is probably my least favourite word, because it implies that the thing being described is squishy, which is pretty gross. If you’ve ever eaten a squishy grape, you would know…
    Some words sound gross when they’re used in certain circumstances, although they aren’t always horrible. “Moist brownies” sounds appealing, while “moist sweat” just makes you cringe. And “chunky mashed potatoes” reminds you of Thanksgiving dinner, but “chunky milk” is… well, I think we’d all rather not think about that.

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  103. Nipperskipper -  October 19, 2016 - 2:40 pm

    The most disgusting sounding word to me would probably be one the most unknown on this list.
    Tittynope.
    It means a small amount left over from something, but I find the word to be… odd?

    Reply
    • Nipperskipper -  October 19, 2016 - 3:08 pm

      And spasm… Spasm sucks too…

      Reply
  104. Kelsey -  October 19, 2016 - 1:26 pm

    Polyp.

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  105. Kallie -  October 19, 2016 - 10:38 am

    I think my least favorite word is…probably…depending. I just think it sounds gross. It sounds like “deep” and ”ending”, two totally weird things.

    Reply
    • Alina -  October 19, 2016 - 3:30 pm

      Opuscule

      Reply
  106. haysus -  October 19, 2016 - 6:41 am

    smegma

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    • m. po -  October 24, 2016 - 7:09 pm

      Smegma is a good one, but I’m not sure if it is because, like many of the other submissions, equated with the meaning of the word when we think of it. But with smegma either way its gross.

      Reply
  107. Anonymous -  October 18, 2016 - 11:58 am

    Probably moist. It’s just gross, and there are some other words..

    Reply
  108. lstein -  October 18, 2016 - 8:53 am

    Fustrate

    Reply
    • Elizabeth -  October 19, 2016 - 6:49 am

      slippery

      Reply
    • dkhellfire101 -  October 25, 2016 - 6:45 am

      It’s spelled frustrate. You wrote fustrate.

      Reply
  109. Hassan Chop -  October 17, 2016 - 3:51 pm

    putrefaction

    Reply
  110. Person -  October 17, 2016 - 3:22 pm

    alot

    Reply
    • bob -  October 18, 2016 - 2:22 pm

      a lot

      Reply
  111. Christie -  September 13, 2016 - 4:48 pm

    Ginormous

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    • Jordyn Justyce Abendroth -  October 17, 2016 - 11:54 am

      i think the grossest sounding word is the words my older bro, Rodrick says…he says lots of stuff that doesn’t make sense…or just sounds totally gross!

      Reply
  112. Ventus -  September 6, 2016 - 9:10 pm

    I think moist is a gross sounding word. I hate the way it sounds like groooossssss

    Reply
    • Jeffrey j Sagerser -  September 9, 2016 - 10:23 am

      I think the grossest word in the English language is kaka, folfollowed by merde, peepee, poopoo, butthole, fart, poop, turd, scat (another term for animal droppings), feces, poo, barf, snot, spitwad, booger brain, dung, guano, ooze, slime, puke, wretch, gak, grey poupon, booger, zit, butt-wipe, butt-munch, colonoscopy, hemorrhoid, and gooey.

      Reply
      • Peregrine -  October 19, 2016 - 4:05 pm

        I read colonoscopy and cringed for a long time.

        Reply
      • dkhellfire101 -  October 25, 2016 - 6:50 am

        You do know poupon is food right? Like grew poupon. Although I hear it tastes nasty anyway so never mind I guess.

        Reply
    • Patricia -  September 12, 2016 - 6:44 am

      I agree with you about moist. I also hate the words panties and hygeine. I apologize if I misspelled hygeine.

      Reply
      • dkhellfire101 -  October 25, 2016 - 6:51 am

        That’s funny because hygiene is another word for cleanliness.

        Reply
  113. 333 -  September 3, 2016 - 6:19 pm

    “Vein” and “Artery” too. Makes me cringe every time. Makes my hands just kind of curl up and die. Hah. Hah. Hah.

    Reply
    • Sucharita -  September 7, 2016 - 9:09 am

      I hate the word ” vulgar” itself…

      Reply
  114. 333 -  September 3, 2016 - 6:16 pm

    The word “dongle” weirds me out. “Human” is an annoying word too…

    Reply
  115. Elizabeth Skaron -  September 3, 2016 - 5:38 pm

    Poop. I can barely bring myself to use it, even if I’m around children and have no curse word for an alternative.

    Reply
  116. kfriendly -  August 30, 2016 - 1:54 am

    curds, PUBLIC and pubic both disgusting, sweaty, chafe, snoop, foul/odor… god now I can’t stop being grossed out by words! I may have nightmares.

    Reply
    • kfriendly -  August 30, 2016 - 1:56 am

      And the names Lester and Louise.

      Reply
      • dslice -  September 7, 2016 - 7:46 pm

        how dare you, you despicable human being

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        • OwlKila1 -  October 20, 2016 - 8:59 am

          Wunderbar!

          Reply
      • dkhellfire101 -  October 25, 2016 - 6:53 am

        That’s because Lester sounds like molester.

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    • Ed -  September 10, 2016 - 3:32 pm

      Kfriendly: This is indicative of women/girls in black socks and ugly sneakers in 90 plus degree weather.

      Reply
  117. kfriendly -  August 30, 2016 - 1:13 am

    Ooh and raunchy, pimple, louse, gristle, colostomy, tough, super, tasty… and the names Fletcher, Morris, Wayne, Dwight…

    Reply
    • TBFLamb -  September 5, 2016 - 1:49 am

      Oh my god! Tasty is terrible & reminds me of Yummy, which is even worse.

      Reply
    • Peregrine -  October 19, 2016 - 4:07 pm

      I pity the people with these names…and if I ever meet one of them, I will immediately give them a nickname

      Reply
    • dkhellfire101 -  October 25, 2016 - 6:55 am

      Keith has got to be the worst.

      Reply
  118. kfriendly -  August 30, 2016 - 12:50 am

    Also “munch,” “diarrhea,” “frugal,” “liable,” “plug,” and “sty”. And the name Douglas. For now.

    Reply
  119. kfriendly -  August 30, 2016 - 12:20 am

    grunt, tummy, crusty, bladder, wharf, clump, angina… I’m sure I could go on and on. A lot of names are gross too, like Harriet, Mavis, Mildred, Doris, Harold, Horace, Roland, Regina, Blanche…ew.

    Reply
    • deadkat101 -  October 17, 2016 - 11:09 am

      TOTALLY agree dude!!!! I kinda don’t like the words, “push”, or”sqish”

      Reply
  120. joanne -  August 11, 2016 - 6:50 am

    Words I hate are more descriptive as names I have awful associations about-Dorothy Harris =cuckolded husband- liar cheater- her poor husband a wimpish man who never knew

    Nelson Wyngate =sleaze bag and long boner
    Bill Jayson =cheater always was, always will be
    Hagop Meneshian=cheater-and yes the wife is the last one to know but she was a pain in the rear anyway!

    Arnie and Joan Ahrenberg= liked to throw keys in the air- he especially got off on her humping other men.
    all these people lived lives that were secret and when I think of any of them, I immediately associate their names -which are after all just words with a feeling of illness and thus hate the words that they bring to mind. All church going saintly people on the outside- Typical New Englanders- typical Connecticut- I now have to shower these words away.

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    • Colin -  September 10, 2016 - 9:20 am

      You should not overlook the fact that “Arnold Ahrenberg” – whoever he may or may not be – is as typically and obviously Jewish a name as Julius Rosenberg. It seems from your words that, like all Jewish men – not to mention their Moslem blood cousins – he was or is an obsessive, immoral, utterly hypocritical sexual deviant and degenerate. As the Jews say, Go figure.

      Reply
  121. Minecraft_waffle -  August 4, 2016 - 1:25 pm

    Moist is gross. Also fart. :P

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    • shaggy -  August 23, 2016 - 5:04 pm

      moist fart,blood fart, shart, fudgepacker, uranus.

      Reply
    • supacow360 -  August 28, 2016 - 3:30 pm

      Lol

      Reply
    • supacow360 -  August 28, 2016 - 3:41 pm

      Also gruesome and grudge.

      Reply
    • supacow360 -  August 29, 2016 - 2:57 pm

      :P

      Reply
  122. Rita -  July 30, 2016 - 7:34 am

    I hate the word “fart” and also hate for someone to do it, yuk.

    Reply
    • supacow360 -  August 29, 2016 - 2:47 pm

      Yeah

      Reply
    • Adam -  September 7, 2016 - 6:23 pm

      haha… “fart” means a “luck” in Polish,
      and “niefart” is a “bad luck” (literally: a non-fart)

      Reply
    • Anne O Brien -  September 26, 2016 - 6:06 am

      I do too. I use botty burp instead ☺

      Reply
    • Jems -  October 24, 2016 - 4:51 pm

      Yeah

      Reply
  123. katmalean -  July 27, 2016 - 11:24 pm

    festering is the grossest word

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  124. Fez -  June 28, 2016 - 3:19 am

    Moist sphincter regurgitates phlegm slathered gems!

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    • Merron Sanders -  July 20, 2016 - 4:27 pm

      yeah, i can totally understand those choices.

      Reply
    • Mr. Heathen -  July 24, 2016 - 7:29 pm

      Ha, ha, ha!

      That, my friend, is the best, truly disgusting sentence, that I have had the misfortune to have clapped my eyes on, in a good long while!

      Well done sir!

      Reply
    • GI doc -  August 9, 2016 - 6:54 pm

      And the colonoscopy revealed what??

      Reply
    • Bart -  August 18, 2016 - 4:53 pm

      You forgot smegma.

      Reply
    • TheArcticMonkeys -  October 19, 2016 - 5:24 pm

      Yep those are the grossest words I’ve ever read ugh

      Reply
  125. MoistBurger -  April 7, 2016 - 5:04 pm

    I hate the word “KUDOS” and all the d-bags who use it (mainly remember my high school principle using it gratuitously.) Also “spear-headed” (used as a verb). “MEAL.” Like “What a smug meal! How satisfied we are with our selves and our smug Meal, which was actually wriggling Mealworms that we thought were foie gras, aha, a HA HA.”

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  126. Bradly Coopster -  February 28, 2016 - 9:48 am

    The word “farn” isn’t really a word.

    But when I was 16 yrs. old I said it one day when I couldn’t remember either the word “farm” or “barn” and was trying to describe the place where people keep their animals.

    I decided along with one of my associates, that it sounded hilarious, but not at all tasteful.

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    • ella g sonnnn -  June 16, 2016 - 4:41 am

      innit fammm

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  127. Gwen -  February 23, 2016 - 8:49 am

    Schmegma is the grossest word. Not sure I spelt it right

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    • Jordan -  February 25, 2016 - 10:46 am

      Viktenzigsumangschlusstenventiffenzwegmintfellernirtuschengvalteminentzkriegenvimtlirartanziegenbelagorunschmachkonigraschintviebestrauss.

      It’s my code language for “Hello”. Second-shortest word we have.

      Reply
      • dkhellfire101 -  October 25, 2016 - 7:03 am

        Please tell me that’s not a real word.

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    • Esoteric Poet -  February 25, 2016 - 5:57 pm

      smegma
      yes. thats gross level 100

      Reply
  128. xXGoDsWaGgErXx -  February 19, 2016 - 6:44 pm

    for some weird reason , my brother keeps on saying JOHN CENA as the most disgusting word

    Reply
    • gav -  October 18, 2016 - 1:41 pm

      It is not! Hillary Clinton is!

      Reply
      • lisa sandas -  October 30, 2016 - 2:58 am

        I agree!! Hillary Clinton is the absolute worst!!!

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    • I disagree -  October 20, 2016 - 11:40 am

      John Cena is the best ever.!

      Reply
  129. xXGoDsWaGgErXx -  February 19, 2016 - 6:40 pm

    Watch DanTDM I JUMPED INTO THE TOILET and than think bout in combined with real shit when your eating. See what happens

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  130. Dolphins Rock SG -  February 1, 2016 - 5:49 am

    Vomit, murder, exams, bra, mucus are all stuff I find totally gross. And add that black stuff you find in the lungs of smokers. D:

    Reply
    • Squad -  February 4, 2016 - 11:08 am

      Totally School

      Reply
      • Aniruth -  October 21, 2016 - 5:51 am

        Your answer is supercalifragilisticexpilalidocious!!

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    • David Meneghini -  February 25, 2016 - 7:59 pm

      A luggy, slang Not in dictionary.

      Reply
    • Merron Sanders -  July 20, 2016 - 4:33 pm

      nooo, it’s not the meaning but the word you know e.g Twatwaffle, sounds gross right?

      Reply
    • boi -  September 3, 2016 - 5:50 pm

      why bra? curious…

      Reply
  131. Letty Johanson -  January 29, 2016 - 8:15 pm

    FLESH hands down lol

    Reply
  132. Poseidon`s other son -  January 28, 2016 - 12:25 pm

    Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis it means a lung disease caused by inhaling very fine silica dust and it also translates into lung disease.

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    • Hero -  January 30, 2016 - 6:10 am

      cumquat

      Reply
  133. Thomas -  January 26, 2016 - 2:28 am

    Currently the most disgusting word in the English language would have to be ‘politician’.

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    • Hoss -  January 28, 2016 - 9:51 pm

      duck butter

      Reply
    • me -  February 23, 2016 - 9:09 am

      Yeah! Totally!

      Reply
    • David Meneghini -  February 25, 2016 - 7:55 pm

      I agree with John Cenna,politician and my buddy instantly threw in Obama.

      Reply
    • KSingh -  July 22, 2016 - 6:18 pm

      Yes, politicians smell everywhere inspite of being immaculately dressed.Clothes maketh the the man but have failed miserably in promoting character .So if someone says I am a politician get work out of him/her n put aside his file n number till u need anyone of them again

      Reply
  134. DUDE -  January 24, 2016 - 4:36 pm

    Most Gross Word:: YO MOMMA

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    • Colin -  September 10, 2016 - 9:58 am

      Two words. Dude.

      Reply
  135. Kloe -  January 23, 2016 - 8:56 am

    I would definitley go for the word hoosh. dunno why but it makes me v v v squeamish. bleurgh >_<

    Reply
  136. Rachel -  January 20, 2016 - 12:07 am

    cyber.
    it sounds like a weird word and brought us into an even weirder world.
    and again, pus.

    Reply
  137. bakayaru -  January 1, 2016 - 3:33 pm

    democrat

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    • Juliette -  January 16, 2016 - 3:28 pm

      Totally agree!

      Reply
      • Max -  January 22, 2016 - 12:45 am

        Why on Earth are you dragging your politics onto a dictionary site? It really has no place here, and there are plenty of other forums for that kind of thing.

        Reply
        • Anonymous Noob -  January 31, 2016 - 6:11 pm

          DONALD TRUMP [john cena theme]

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          • Jody -  February 27, 2016 - 10:51 am

            The winner by a landslide!!!

        • Minkka -  February 1, 2016 - 9:35 am

          I just discovered this conversation…Right on Max! Soooo sick of political BS!

          Reply
        • bhani dranch -  October 26, 2016 - 11:24 am

          hey my friends name is max and you are nothing like him because he is funny, cool, and no homo but he is attractive and you sound nothing like him

          Reply
    • Absolution -  February 21, 2016 - 6:41 pm

      LOL AGREED!!!

      Reply
  138. will -  December 20, 2015 - 1:26 am

    Squamous and wipe are probably the words that I hate most. Also phlegm, therapy, ooze, pus, myiasis, ointment, vaginal, penile, glans, secretion, sludge, seepage, and slough

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    • jess -  January 21, 2016 - 10:45 am

      i totally agree wiv lods ov dose werds

      Reply
      • Emma -  January 27, 2016 - 1:34 pm

        SAME

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      • lenaya -  January 28, 2016 - 6:55 am

        you are wright

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    • Poseidon`s other son -  January 28, 2016 - 12:26 pm

      Glands is spelled wrong but I do agree.

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      • Michael -  February 23, 2016 - 6:55 pm

        Glans is not spelled wrongly. There are two words – glans and glands.

        Once you discover the meaning of glans, you may change your mind.

        Agree with your call on all the others, though, especially squamous!

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    • Rose -  January 30, 2016 - 8:01 am

      totally agree

      Reply
    • Shalyn -  August 18, 2016 - 12:56 pm

      yuck…i feel sick:) pretty impressive list

      Reply
  139. august -  December 14, 2015 - 3:56 pm

    fart

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  140. MJ Madrid -  December 14, 2015 - 9:24 am

    Putrify is my choice, followed closely by bubo. Of course if we’re talking about the most revolting word it would clearly be Trump.

    Reply
    • Epicodaboss -  January 20, 2016 - 7:36 pm

      I AGREE!!

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    • Michael -  January 24, 2016 - 7:44 am

      what is the meaning of bubo? I agree with the putrify thing lol

      Reply
      • Judy Jones -  August 8, 2016 - 12:51 pm

        Lol, I know that in Sicilian slang it means, dumb. Really dumb.

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    • Oddity from Space -  January 24, 2016 - 4:23 pm

      Hopefully you are kidding, but if you are, then you’d write “lol jk” or the like.
      Trump for President of the U.S.A 2016! He is highly intelligent, he cares about our country, and he is what we need to “make America great again.”

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      • Michael Madrid -  February 1, 2016 - 8:48 am

        America is already great. Trump = Xenophobia which is another offensive, disgusting word.

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      • Rolmodel12 -  February 21, 2016 - 12:06 pm

        Hopefully YOU are kidding! He is not highly intelligent. He is a child who inherited his wealth and has filed bankruptcy four times. The only reason he is not penniless, is he OWED so much. The lending entities could not AFFORD for him to NOT pay it back. If he was not born with a silver spoon, we would not be having this discussion. He is popular because he is polarizing. “Professional” wrestling, “reality” television, and fast-food are all popular in America, as well. Mr. Trump perfectly symbolizes what is wrong with this country (and the world); greed, intolerance and insolent conceit.
        I am sure this will do nothing to change your mind. In any case, I wish you the best.

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      • Eli -  September 5, 2016 - 9:30 pm

        Is he highly intelligent? Because he says INCREDIBLY STUPID THINGS ALL THE TIME.

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      • me -  October 30, 2016 - 9:04 pm

        absolute dush thickhead dimwit are all disgusting words that apply to u

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    • Anonymous Noob -  January 31, 2016 - 6:12 pm

      ogm no trump is love trump is life

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    • Colin -  September 10, 2016 - 9:33 am

      Presumably you mean “putrefy”. Check it out.

      Reply
    • Colin -  September 10, 2016 - 10:03 am

      I assume you mean “PUTREFY”. Letters matter.

      Reply
    • dkhellfire101 -  October 25, 2016 - 7:15 am

      I invented a word when I learned about Donald Trump, it’s called Trumpin’ and it means: greedy, racist, and/or ignorant.

      Reply
  141. Hailey -  December 12, 2015 - 8:29 pm

    Moist is also a very gross sounding word.

    Reply
    • Eddy -  December 14, 2015 - 8:33 am

      Kiss

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      • weird -  March 15, 2016 - 6:09 pm

        Love that word. Especially when it is with my crush

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        • Ötvm -  October 24, 2016 - 12:27 pm

          Some of my words:
          Crush
          (I agree with Kiss)
          Pubic
          Slither
          Slide
          Greasy
          Tween
          Girl
          Boy
          Man
          Gurgle
          Hag
          Transphobia

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  142. The Hazzardous -  December 9, 2015 - 8:51 am

    The most disgusting word in the English language: Trump
    To Trump the most disgusting word: Mexican

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    • MJ Madrid -  December 14, 2015 - 9:13 am

      I think Trump should be synonymous with bigot.

      Reply
      • The Hazzardous -  December 16, 2015 - 8:40 am

        It already is

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    • Juliette -  January 16, 2016 - 3:30 pm

      People really overlook Trump.

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      • Juliette -  January 16, 2016 - 3:34 pm

        The most disgusting words in the English language are Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

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        • Rachel -  January 19, 2016 - 11:13 pm

          yes!

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          • Max -  January 22, 2016 - 12:47 am

            Why are you people politicizing a dictionary site? Again, it has no place here, and there’s no need to clutter up the page with nonsense that really belongs on a political forum, not a reference site.

          • Anonymous -  January 24, 2016 - 6:00 pm

            notice how Max replies to “politicizing a dictionary site” only on the pro-Conservative comments and not the Trump comment…
            just a thought.

        • Donny Sruthán -  January 22, 2016 - 10:43 am

          Hit the nail on the head boy’o.

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        • Kloe -  January 23, 2016 - 8:40 am

          juliette you r a wierdo.

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        • Paxton -  January 30, 2016 - 6:31 pm

          We need to dump Trump. If he were in our schools, he would be in the princpal’s office everyday for bullying. He’s an ass. Imagine the ticket with Donald Trump for President and Sarah Palin for Vice President. Reminds me of a movie: Dumb & Dumber.

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        • Anonymous Noob -  January 31, 2016 - 6:13 pm

          YESH

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      • Poseidon`s other son -  January 28, 2016 - 12:21 pm

        Haha every politician is a disgusting word.

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  143. fasionistalavina -  December 9, 2015 - 8:17 am

    i think that the word should be ‘slime’ as it is actually gross and sounds also gross.

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    • nick -  December 9, 2015 - 3:30 pm

      no its defitly sperm, penis, and vagina.

      Reply
      • phan is real 100% -  December 16, 2015 - 5:57 pm

        When you’re on a dictionary site and you spell ‘definitely’ wrong. lolzor. btw my tumblr is orange-creamsicle.tumblr.com. go check it out and my word is choppy

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        • NikaBes -  August 1, 2016 - 5:48 am

          OMG the phandom is literally everywhere
          I can’t escape it

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      • Emma -  January 27, 2016 - 1:33 pm

        ewwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      • alyssa -  September 9, 2016 - 6:53 am

        totally

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      • Ötvm -  October 24, 2016 - 12:32 pm

        Yes

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  144. Marina -  December 5, 2015 - 11:39 am

    I absolutely agree with pustule & behoove, and the latter is le plus gross. I always have a bad reaction when asked to choose just ‘one’. I know there are others but vulva and quaff qualify as gross in my book.

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    • housepianist -  December 8, 2015 - 3:03 pm

      My gross word is phlegmatic.

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    • Juliette -  January 16, 2016 - 3:35 pm

      Chunky for me.

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      • Paxton -  January 30, 2016 - 6:40 pm

        Smegma is one of my top words.

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  145. David -  December 3, 2015 - 5:04 am

    “Moist”

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  146. Kristy -  December 2, 2015 - 5:05 pm

    Never did like the sound of the word Aunt & wouldn’t you know I now am one! It’s the nasal sound AU that displeases me. The other pronunciation sounds too verly, verly British , ie highstrung.

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  147. Kristy -  December 2, 2015 - 12:11 pm

    Masturbate, vagina, penis

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  148. Rainbow Dash -  December 1, 2015 - 2:55 pm

    All these words are not gross sounding. Also I eat toenails!

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    • David -  December 3, 2015 - 5:05 am

      Others’ or just your own?

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      • shttlker -  December 8, 2015 - 3:55 pm

        ohhyeahhooohhhyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaddaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabaaaaa lol

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    • Juliette -  January 16, 2016 - 3:36 pm

      That is so gross! How knows how dirty your toenails are!

      Reply
      • bostonian -  February 19, 2016 - 11:57 pm

        Not if you just got out of shower.ewwwwwwwww. lol

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    • Paxton -  January 30, 2016 - 6:35 pm

      ewwwwwwww! I once was moved to a new desk at work. In the center drawer in the left little compartment were fingernails and on the right toenails. I had maintenance come clean the desk and office. I could have called you. :)

      Reply
  149. Melody -  November 16, 2015 - 12:08 pm

    Chunk

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    • Victor Foster -  November 17, 2015 - 11:01 am

      “Puss” or “oozing”

      Reply
  150. Anonymous -  November 16, 2015 - 7:41 am

    I personally think that the word chowder is absolutely revolting. I don’t know what it is about that word, but something about it just sounds horrid.

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    • The Hazzardous -  December 16, 2015 - 8:42 am

      Clam chowder, corn chowder, or potato chowder?

      Reply
  151. Jesse -  November 13, 2015 - 11:28 am

    Pianist
    Squelch
    Squeegee
    Caulking
    Ointment
    Oink
    Speck
    Lung
    Gorge
    Teet
    >_<

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  152. Misty -  November 11, 2015 - 7:24 pm

    cul-de-sac

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  153. LGS -  November 11, 2015 - 1:55 pm

    scab and saliva

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    • Rainbow Dash -  December 1, 2015 - 2:56 pm

      :D

      Reply
      • black cat -  October 18, 2016 - 11:18 am

        smile faces aren’t gross lol

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    • Adam -  September 7, 2016 - 6:29 pm

      well… Saliva actually sounds nice… It only means something gross.

      Reply
  154. Justin -  November 10, 2015 - 9:02 pm

    I despise ‘Boulevard.’ I feel as if a sweaty, overweight, and unwashed fellow is sunbathing on my tongue whenever I utter it….

    Reply
    • Orus -  November 16, 2015 - 2:23 pm

      I pick ‘unwashed’ from your hilarious explanation!

      Reply
    • local echo -  July 16, 2016 - 9:46 pm

      You’ve won me over with your delightful explanation, and I’ve now adopted your distaste for “boulevard”.

      My favorite gross-sounding word is pulchritude.

      Reply
  155. Poodis Ninihammer -  November 10, 2015 - 3:36 pm

    I think the grossest word is puzzle.

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  156. good girl God lover -  November 10, 2015 - 12:50 pm

    it might have to be grit, slime, vomit, gory,or romance. lol

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    • Rainbow Dash -  December 1, 2015 - 2:58 pm

      |_()|_

      Reply
  157. Calvo -  November 10, 2015 - 2:06 am

    I can’t stand when people say the word ‘ours’ like ‘ass’ just because they can…

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    • shttlker -  December 8, 2015 - 3:56 pm

      ass an carrots ?

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    • Poseidon`s other son -  January 28, 2016 - 12:22 pm

      You mean like every person in England or Great Britain?

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  158. Katie -  November 8, 2015 - 10:57 pm

    Panties…I don;t know why but that word bothers me sooooo much…like seriously kill it with fire just call it underwear its all the same.

    Reply
    • Rosemary -  December 3, 2015 - 12:07 am

      I have always felt and thought similarly

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    • Juliette -  January 16, 2016 - 3:38 pm

      I know right!

      Reply
  159. Eli -  November 8, 2015 - 4:44 pm

    Festering

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  160. Grossed Out!! -  November 7, 2015 - 4:19 pm

    Im glad I have the opportunity to vent about how much I HATE the word “menstruation”. I even forbid my Doctor to use that word around me. I HATE IT, HATE IT, HATE IT!!! PERIOD. No pun intended!

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    • Katie -  March 10, 2016 - 1:37 pm

      Use the medical term menses instead if that helps! As for words that gross me out there aren’t any due to the nature of my work in health care
      I’ve seen it all, smelled it all and cleaned it all up.
      By the way Trump is a complete twat I can’t believe such a dick is even in the running! At least if he does get in he’ll be the world’s most popular target, racist xenophobic piece of shit

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    • twopennyha'penny -  August 25, 2016 - 2:33 pm

      Could not agree more – especially when it is pronounced (in English) “peerioudd” – specially weird

      Reply
  161. Pam -  November 5, 2015 - 10:02 am

    Gross words: hate; abuse; sanction

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  162. Ron Paul -  November 4, 2015 - 7:21 am

    Santorum

    (Don’t google the definition, NSFW)

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    • Andy -  November 4, 2015 - 11:23 pm

      I just searched for it but why?

      Reply
      • Ben Garber -  January 21, 2016 - 7:12 pm

        Look at the poster’s name…

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    • no -  November 17, 2015 - 9:57 am

      lol

      Reply
    • Ötvm -  October 24, 2016 - 4:40 pm

      I used the google definition. Disgusting.

      Reply
  163. bob -  November 2, 2015 - 1:40 pm

    the word breast always makes me squirm, like when people say they have breast cancer, I’m like why u no just say you have cancer? or boob cancer?

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    • Kristy -  December 2, 2015 - 11:30 am

      He didn’t say “boob” because he has manners, which you evidently don’t.

      Reply
      • Poseidon`s other son -  January 28, 2016 - 12:23 pm

        Agreed.

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    • Dolphins Rock SG -  February 1, 2016 - 5:46 am

      “Boob cancer” sounds even more horrible and less professional than “breast cancer”. Saying it just makes you sound like an immature child in nursery school or something.

      Reply
    • twopennyha'penny -  August 25, 2016 - 2:37 pm

      IT IS TOTALLY STRANGE I FEEL THE SAME – ALTHOUGH FEMALE AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE WORD BREAST FREAKS ME OUT.
      I HAVE TO TAKE A DEEP BREATHT EVERY TIME I SAY IT…………..

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    • twopennyha'penny -  August 25, 2016 - 2:45 pm

      it is true when you think about it – must say that I involuntarily recoil from using the word “breast” specially about cancer. So silly…………..
      The bretht thing to do would be just be brave and talk about it.

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  164. Ethan -  November 2, 2015 - 8:36 am

    puke, mush, squish

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    • Erika Kort -  November 2, 2015 - 1:11 pm

      Bile, vomit, puke, retch, oh and here’s two words that are the most discusting in my opinion blowing chunks.

      Reply
      • SheColeNoSlaw -  January 19, 2016 - 7:52 am

        “The lady repeatedly puked yellow chunks of bile from her esophagus until her eyes protruded from her skull frame like a strangled squirrel.” – The End =)

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        • greg -  August 6, 2016 - 9:55 am

          After wading through the previous childish twadle, YOU JUST CRACKED ME UP! BTW, its the sound not the meaning. Smegma, squeef, vagina, hacking lugees, venereal, (well its not easy to differentiate is it?)

          Reply
    • #LIFE -  November 2, 2015 - 1:37 pm

      I second that. Probably toenail fungus. Moist, chunky, slimy, or i dont know

      Reply
      • Rainbow Dash -  December 1, 2015 - 3:01 pm

        you can cover toenail fungus with nail polish. ;)

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        • nick -  December 9, 2015 - 3:26 pm

          and sperm. @_#

          Reply
  165. Kathie -  November 1, 2015 - 4:59 am

    sludge,filth,loogey

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  166. hello -  October 28, 2015 - 8:58 pm

    bulbous
    jowls
    chunk
    phlegm
    moist
    liquid
    languid
    wastrel
    booger
    yodel
    orifice

    Reply
    • Rosemary -  December 3, 2015 - 12:15 am

      It appears you have an issue with the passive receptive side of life

      Reply
  167. i picked... -  October 28, 2015 - 4:01 pm

    phlegm
    blech
    fluid
    liquid
    moist
    snob
    booger

    Reply
    • Thomas -  January 26, 2016 - 2:25 am

      And yet you seem to have no issues with flatulence ;-) Just kidding, my word would be ‘evacuate’ as in a bowel movement….

      Reply
  168. Djerzy -  October 27, 2015 - 7:06 am

    Chum, as in chopped-up fish used for bait.

    Reply
  169. Izzy the snowman -  October 18, 2015 - 9:41 am

    fire

    Reply
    • dying in a bush -  November 29, 2015 - 2:50 pm

      lol thats so funny

      Reply
  170. Bob Smith -  October 17, 2015 - 5:34 am

    I’m sorry but there is only one word in American English that is grossly unpalatable. Censorship.

    Reply
    • Jaime -  January 17, 2016 - 5:08 am

      Who told you that? “Censorship.” Ha. What have you done to combat censorship besides complain about it? You are so lame.

      Reply
  171. Lana -  October 6, 2015 - 9:28 am

    Donald Trump

    Reply
    • Kelley -  October 7, 2015 - 9:55 pm

      noice XDXDXD

      Reply
    • cheri -  October 28, 2015 - 4:52 pm

      Good One!!!

      Reply
    • Ed -  November 2, 2015 - 2:06 pm

      Lana

      Reply
    • Eman -  November 15, 2015 - 5:55 pm

      That’s uuuuuuuuuge!!!!

      Reply
      • T N McCoy -  November 11, 2016 - 4:30 pm

        That’s Mr. President-elect to you.

        Reply
    • Izzy -  December 1, 2015 - 2:26 pm

      I agree!!! >ヮ<

      Reply
    • ethan -  October 21, 2016 - 8:33 am

      agreed.

      Reply
  172. PANKIAKAPINKY -  September 30, 2015 - 4:37 am

    SLIME. Ewwwwww

    Reply
    • jeff -  October 2, 2015 - 7:52 am

      ikr its gross

      Reply
    • Dan -  October 5, 2015 - 10:15 pm

      I have said for 60 years, ever since I had to shovel it, that SNOW is the most vile four letter word in the English language! Followed very closely by Work.

      Reply
      • Kristy -  December 2, 2015 - 11:36 am

        LOLOLOLOLOLOL It’s pretty! (especially on Christmas Day – Christmas AM is the most important part of the day to be white :-) )

        Reply
  173. Sarah -  September 27, 2015 - 6:02 pm

    drudge and moist

    Reply
  174. Aurora -  September 24, 2015 - 3:15 am

    - Vaginal
    - Lesbian- In Chinese, they say Lala. That sounds so much nicer!
    - And my least favourite- SPECULUM!!!
    - This is colloquial, but the most horrible dysphemism for sex in my opinion is “porking” I can’t stand that term!
    - Smear

    Okay, I’m done for now!

    Reply
    • Aurora -  September 24, 2015 - 3:43 am

      Haha! I lied, there’s more!
      - Expectorate
      - Masticate
      - Undulating
      - Regurgitation
      And to break the theme…a new theme!
      - Tumescent
      - Engorged

      Okay, this time for sure!

      Reply
      • JManusJManus -  October 28, 2015 - 8:33 am

        there are a lot of -ate ‘s so what about ejaculate?

        Reply
      • Andy -  November 4, 2015 - 11:28 pm

        Masticulate… and pamphlet or just anything that makes me feel like my lips and tongue touch each other in a weird manner.

        Reply
        • Bill Aitken -  November 15, 2015 - 12:59 pm

          … then ‘phthalate’ should fit neatly in your list!

          Reply
    • Maddox -  November 2, 2015 - 6:24 pm

      Okay, Aurora, the thing about lesbian is just mean.
      -Smear
      -Gubernatorial (You say it goober-natorial)
      -Moist

      Reply
      • Katie -  November 8, 2015 - 11:00 pm

        I don’t think Aurora was trying to be mean. I think she meant that she doesn’t like the word itself but i doubt it has anything to do with the people group, especially because she says how she likes the Chinese version of the word better

        Reply
  175. Isabelle -  September 18, 2015 - 5:15 pm

    Nasty

    Reply
    • Akiji -  September 24, 2015 - 7:28 pm

      PAMPHLET.
      I hate the word pamphlet.

      Reply
  176. Dr. Know -  September 18, 2015 - 9:53 am

    Crotch.

    Worst word ever. Which is made more terrible by the fact that I must use it regularly when tailoring pants. Blech!

    Reply
  177. jan -  September 12, 2015 - 5:04 pm

    pustule

    Reply
    • Stacey -  October 15, 2015 - 6:04 pm

      Pustule is a winner in my humble opinion-makes me want to lose my cookies! Well done!

      Reply
      • Andy -  November 4, 2015 - 11:32 pm

        I have no idea what it means but I laughed. :)

        Reply
      • twopennyha'penny -  August 25, 2016 - 2:51 pm

        WELL I HAVE NOT LOOKED UP THE DICTIONARY BUT I BELIEVE IT IS A FESTERING BOIL OR INFECTION – QUITE NASTY TO BOTH BEHOLD AND EVEN MORE TO EXPERIENCE.

        Reply
  178. CKeller -  September 9, 2015 - 5:12 pm

    I would rather say any day, soft then “tender”. It’s so gross sounding.

    Reply
  179. CKeller -  September 9, 2015 - 5:09 pm

    Tender. ewwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  180. CE -  September 9, 2015 - 11:01 am

    Moist doesn’t sound bad for me. Hicky, however, I hate it. Hate how it sounds! Whenever I read it somewhere it annoys me!

    Reply
  181. Sam -  September 9, 2015 - 6:32 am

    Nipple. [ugh]

    Reply
    • gmbarney -  September 9, 2015 - 3:16 pm

      Sorry Sam , my message froze then sent late.
      What I meant to say : N….e is for babies , I prefer breasts
      That brings me to the ONE ALLTIME DISGUSTING word,
      In any language rhymes with SUCK (pun intended) .
      I will not dignify it with an initial or acronym.

      Reply
    • Page -  October 1, 2015 - 1:54 am

      Teets on a cow GRRRose!

      Reply
      • badrunamin97@yahoo.com -  November 20, 2015 - 8:48 pm

        amin

        Reply
  182. Douglas Withington -  September 7, 2015 - 10:01 am

    pustular, gelatinous, rancid

    Reply
  183. Pingas in Potato -  September 4, 2015 - 11:43 pm

    Putrid
    Frap
    Brat
    Blossom
    Blur
    Slur
    Flop
    Blob
    Blotch

    Abortion?

    Reply
  184. Brad -  September 4, 2015 - 10:39 am

    Caulk.

    Reply
    • Kelley -  October 7, 2015 - 9:56 pm

      mm true
      also crust i hate that word

      Reply
      • Andy -  November 4, 2015 - 11:37 pm

        crust is fine with me, but ‘crusty’ is yuck :)

        Reply
        • Juliette -  January 16, 2016 - 3:41 pm

          Crusty is so gross!

          Reply
    • hello -  October 28, 2015 - 8:59 pm

      ew yes

      Reply
  185. Annarchyyyy -  August 31, 2015 - 11:40 am

    Definitely “moist”
    Although “moisture” isn’t that bad..

    My sister hates “chestnut”

    Phlegm, scrotum, fart and ointment also sound pretty terrible, in my opinion.

    Reply
    • Frank -  September 5, 2015 - 5:37 pm

      Hell. Hell would be the worse, grossest word, and the worst, grossest thing that could ever happen to someone. To have some sadistic ,barbaric, inhumane, monster god, torture you with fire for eternity! … instead of just humanely putting you to death. Hell, truly the grossest word and grossest thing ever concocted by humans!

      Reply
      • Mimi -  September 23, 2015 - 2:53 pm

        by humans is right.

        Reply
      • CamelOfCuriosity -  December 7, 2016 - 6:02 pm

        I not even catholic and I’ve never read a bible in my life, but wasn’t hell created by god or something?

        Reply
    • Ariana -  October 16, 2015 - 7:26 pm

      I can’t imagine a dislike of “MOIST” The alternative is dry chicken,dry skin,dry cake, none existent humidity and all that stuff.

      Reply
    • Audrey -  November 1, 2015 - 5:16 pm

      yes!

      Reply
      • Kristy -  December 2, 2015 - 4:17 pm

        Third time’s a charm. I agree about not being able to imagine what one could see wrong in “moist”. My sister felt the same when I mentioned it to her.

        Reply
  186. garreth -  August 17, 2015 - 3:50 pm

    Masturbate, it is too spiky and sounds like a barking order.

    Reply
    • Mr. Gross -  August 20, 2015 - 2:09 am

      Gross

      Reply
    • Baron Angelton -  September 22, 2015 - 11:28 am

      One thought the word masturbate related in the jovial past time of debating to a mass of people, hence massdebating.

      Reply
      • Kristy -  December 2, 2015 - 4:29 pm

        Then it is quite a change since it now is used speaking of an individual’s actions.

        Reply
  187. bosmerii -  August 12, 2015 - 7:34 pm

    BEHOOVE.
    Ugh. Ive hated this word since it was a vocabulary word in middle school. It just sounds disgusting, and feels gross to say. Not to mention it really sounds nothing like it’s meaning.

    Reply
    • Alastora -  September 5, 2015 - 1:49 pm

      I totally agree with BEHOOVE.

      Reply
  188. DisGirlLOVESPandas -  August 7, 2015 - 5:46 pm

    I think the word “face” should really change because it just seems super awkward and negative to say it now.

    Reply
    • Aca -  October 9, 2015 - 4:38 pm

      It can be really awkward I would agree unless you’re saying that word to a very cute baby infant.

      Reply
    • Mel -  November 15, 2015 - 10:51 pm

      “Face” is especially gross when combined with the word “book”. Facebook. What kind of word/name is that?????

      Reply
      • Kristy -  December 2, 2015 - 4:21 pm

        DisGirlLOVESPanda, what makes “face” negative to say?

        Reply
        • Kristy -  December 11, 2015 - 9:22 am

          The placement of my comment makes me seem to be questioning the wrong person. I, myself, wonder WHY you dislike the word FACE?

          Reply
    • Kristy -  December 11, 2015 - 8:45 am

      Why?

      Reply
  189. qwerty -  August 5, 2015 - 7:25 am

    ampersand

    Its cool how it became, but its ugly to pronounce.

    Reply
    • Opal -  August 6, 2015 - 9:58 am

      Pianist

      Reply
      • Mr_Sagg -  September 16, 2015 - 6:41 pm

        I agree with Pianist

        Reply
      • Mel -  November 15, 2015 - 10:54 pm

        When pronouncing the word “Pianist” it’s much too easy to be confused with another gross-sounding word. (you know what I mean!)

        Reply
        • Kristy -  December 2, 2015 - 4:23 pm

          LOL Never thought of that. (Boy, ignorance is bliss!)

          Reply
        • Janis -  January 16, 2016 - 3:24 pm

          to avoid that, you have to pronounce it like pee-AN-ist instead of PEE-an-ist.

          Reply
          • Colin -  September 10, 2016 - 10:10 am

            But that, unfortunately, would constitute a completely grammatically incorrect pronunciation.

    • Kristy -  December 11, 2015 - 8:49 am

      How was it created & why is it ugly to pronounce, IYHO? I think it is pretty.

      Reply
  190. Alice Wonderland -  August 5, 2015 - 2:37 am

    Fridge, munch, chickie, luncheon. AND it’s very easy to assemble them into one putrescent sentence.

    Reply
  191. BillF -  August 3, 2015 - 2:15 pm

    A few decades ago in his “The Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television” comedian George Carlin lists all seven (which I won’t repeat here…) but went on to say there was another (beginning with the letter “T”-) that he said “…you CAN say… but who WANTS to..?”
    It gets my vote. (Do I need to write it here?) It’s just gross, period.
    And as someone has already said, pus is definitely on that list. I’d give it second place to the T- word. But only second.

    Reply
  192. Amber -  August 1, 2015 - 6:27 pm

    Mayonnaise and mustard tie for the ugliest word in my opinion. Stomach, cranium and esophagus also makes me cringe.

    Reply
    • Dale -  August 14, 2015 - 5:53 am

      “Mayonnaise” is annoying, when people pronounce it “Manny’s.”

      Reply
      • Jeff -  August 20, 2015 - 7:54 am

        Mayonnaise a lot of people here today.

        Reply
  193. Candy -  July 31, 2015 - 11:31 am

    Subsistence, or any word with the prefix sub, substitute, sub-Saharan, submarine, subject…

    Reply
    • Kristy -  December 2, 2015 - 4:31 pm

      Picky, picky, picky

      Reply
  194. WC -  July 31, 2015 - 9:52 am

    Putrify

    Reply
    • Colin -  September 10, 2016 - 10:11 am

      “PUTREFY”

      Reply
  195. Dale -  July 20, 2015 - 11:27 am

    Moist – disgusting and annoying.

    Dollop – for some reason, annoying.

    Also, the word “aunt” voiced as though the speaker is referring to the insects which build dirt mounds.

    Reply
    • Page -  October 1, 2015 - 1:51 am

      Oh yes dollop is a good one. Ewwwwwww!

      Reply
    • Robert -  November 2, 2015 - 2:00 pm

      Aunt when pronounced as though you have a corncob stuck up your aas. (Deliberate misspelling.)

      Reply
    • Kristy -  December 2, 2015 - 4:52 pm

      I never have liked Aunt either & wouldn’t you know that I am one :-( Hate the nasal AU sound. Sounds sorta like you’re gonna sneeze, only worse.

      Reply
  196. Christine -  July 15, 2015 - 2:22 pm

    Therapist because if you split the word you find they are now called The Rapist. Not the best choice for people whose job is to help others. !!!!
    Also Anus is horrid sounding.

    Reply
  197. Absurdicuss -  July 15, 2015 - 5:10 am

    Suppuration – It doesn’t sound gross but look it up and ponder the imagery in the context of a number of sensitive bodily locations

    Nothing could be as gross unless there is a word for buzzard vomit?

    For purely gross vocalizations may I suggest an episode of the Warner Brothers 60′s original the Tasmanian Devil.

    Reply
  198. Knight -  July 14, 2015 - 4:04 pm

    Moist

    Reply
    • Huon Bak -  August 16, 2015 - 9:39 pm

      ^ Epik Sik

      Reply
  199. Propagandum -  July 14, 2015 - 9:32 am

    abortifacient — the ugliest word I know. I’m sorry to tell you about it.

    Reply
    • Mimi -  September 23, 2015 - 3:01 pm

      …don’t be sorry. More women should understand they have choices.

      Reply
  200. Eva -  July 5, 2015 - 5:49 pm

    My word is:
    Cartilage

    I have no idea why but whenever I hear this word it makes me squeamish.

    Reply
    • twopennyha'penny -  August 25, 2016 - 2:59 pm

      IT IS PROBABLY BECAUSE YOU HAVE HAD TO DISSECT TOO MANY CHICKEN CARCASSES AFTER YOUR EVENING MEAL
      CHOOSE BEEF NEXT TIME

      Reply
  201. Ram -  July 2, 2015 - 1:14 pm

    Vomit,
    Mucus,
    Pus,
    Pupil,

    Reply
    • paperfolder -  July 6, 2015 - 5:46 am

      One of my absolutre favorites, a wonderful 4-letter word:

      mulm

      Reply
    • Page -  October 1, 2015 - 1:47 am

      Fart, vomit, phlegm, mucus, scab, ooze, pus, feces, ear wax. I will go out of my way to find another word to convey a message or thought if I MUST have THAT conversation!

      Reply
  202. Pam Bramall -  June 19, 2015 - 6:36 am

    My most loathsome use of language is the “of” in “I would of done something”. This should obviously be “I would have done something” and it make my flesh crawl when I see it.

    Reply
    • Grey10 -  June 21, 2015 - 9:24 am

      Wow, missed the point by a country mile. This is about the sound or feeling of a word, not its grammatical correctness, surely.

      Reply
      • P. Edant -  June 27, 2015 - 12:32 pm

        Au contraire….the grammatical fault is so serious that the sound of it jars an educated ear.

        Reply
        • The person who is typing this -  July 7, 2015 - 12:27 pm

          Finally someone gets it!!

          I feel so loved.

          Reply
        • Laraine -  July 10, 2015 - 5:22 pm

          P. Edant I definitely agree with you.

          Reply
        • Alan -  July 30, 2015 - 6:22 pm

          Indeed.

          Reply
        • Mimi -  September 23, 2015 - 3:04 pm

          P. Edant…the grammatical fault is so serious that the educated pedant shouldn’t hear.

          Reply
          • Kristy -  December 2, 2015 - 5:18 pm

            “Got” is certainly a misused word. I’ll bet that everyone here uses it extra times and many times that “have” should have been used. Do you know of the verb ‘to got’? Neither does any other truly learned person. Anyone who would try would find it interesting how often they are used to saying GOT. Replace it by HAVE & you’ll sound much more learned.

    • John Galt -  June 24, 2015 - 9:36 am

      I agree with you that this use of the word “of” is terrible, but think about where it comes from.

      “I would’ve done something,” sounds very close to, “I would of done something,” when in reality, the contraction matches “would have”.

      Reply
      • Katelyn -  August 6, 2015 - 10:54 am

        Okay, so my least favorite weird is either moist or caucus, but I really just have to commend you on your name. Sorry about the interruption. Carry on.

        Reply
      • Who is John Galt -  September 22, 2015 - 6:13 pm

        Points!

        Reply
      • Page -  October 1, 2015 - 1:33 am

        Totally agree! A similar one … “I wanted to thank you for …..”
        I wanted to, but didn’t or couldn’t! Why can’t they say ” thank you so much for …”.

        Reply
      • Bill Aitken -  November 15, 2015 - 1:13 pm

        … and how about double contractions such as “wouldn’t've” (the opposite of “would’ve”?

        Reply
    • Julie Barker -  July 28, 2015 - 6:50 pm

      I agree with the part about seeing it, but when it sounds like they could be SAYING “I would of done something” they could actually be saying “I would’ve done something”. This is indeed correct in a grammatical sense because “would’ve” is a contraction of “would have”. Writing “I would of done something” is however, a whole different story.

      Reply
      • Baron Angelton -  September 22, 2015 - 11:42 am

        That ->“I would of done something”,<- makes no sense in grammar.

        Reply
  203. Wyatt "The Anglo-Celtic Hillwilliam" Collins -  June 18, 2015 - 1:04 pm

    Chyme (CH pronounced like K)
    Grout
    Kraut
    Learn
    Crust (But it sounds good if i think of pizza)

    And the name “Gunter”, when pronounced like “GOON-ter”

    Reply
    • BillF -  August 3, 2015 - 2:25 pm

      OK but then you aren’t dealing with English anymore. It’s a German name and to a native German-speaker is probably as normal-sounding as Homer or Bart to an American.

      Reply
    • the potato who owns a toaster down the road named joe -  November 11, 2015 - 6:25 pm

      I like the name Gunter actually. It reminds me of that penguin from Adventure Time. God I am so childish.

      Reply
      • supacow360 -  August 28, 2016 - 3:48 pm

        Yeah Gunter is sooooo cute!

        Reply
  204. Roguefem76 -  June 17, 2015 - 11:52 pm

    “Crepuscular” It’s remarkably gross-sounding, yet the definition isn’t gross at all. It kind of makes you wonder how it came to have such an icky name.

    crepuscular
    [kri-puhs-kyuh-ler]
    adjective
    1. of, relating to, or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct.
    2. Zoology. appearing or active in the twilight, as certain bats and insects.

    Reply
    • Bjorn -  June 23, 2015 - 1:51 am

      Gross? No, just French (crepuscule = twilight). But to an English-speaker any word with ‘pus’ in it probably sounds gross.

      Reply
    • Kyle -  August 1, 2015 - 3:54 pm

      I think you’re grossed out by ‘crepuscular’ due to the word ‘pus’ hidden in that second syllable. Slimy, yellow, watery, bubbly pus.

      Reply
  205. Jeph -  June 17, 2015 - 9:41 am

    Fluid. Ewww.

    Reply
    • Jeph -  June 17, 2015 - 9:42 am

      Also, ‘Nasty’.

      Reply
    • Hazy -  June 17, 2015 - 3:22 pm

      The grossest for me go together:
      pus
      ooze

      Reply
  206. Miriam -  June 15, 2015 - 1:04 pm

    Overuse of the word epic, especially when it is misused.

    Reply
    • surbhi -  June 18, 2015 - 11:05 pm

      so so true ! i hate its overuse :(

      Reply
  207. Nortoon -  June 14, 2015 - 12:29 pm

    Phlegm Oy vay!

    Reply
  208. Anonymous -  May 30, 2015 - 1:53 pm

    Chunky, puke, saliva, and fled just to name a few.

    Reply
  209. In -  May 29, 2015 - 9:47 am

    Always found booty to be an ugly word. I have no idea why, it just sounds annoying.

    Reply
    • Colin -  September 10, 2016 - 10:26 am

      The reason why is very simple.

      Less than 30 years ago the word “booty” still signified one thing only in the English language: the treasure, riches or other spoils gained, mostly unlawfully, by thieves – mostly in the context of olde-world pirates.

      But with the 1980′s explosion of uncontrolled, music-published black American “gangsta” culture across the urban centres of New York and Los Angeles, the rappers appropriated the word to refer exclusively to the huge fat arse of a black female – thus equating the female bottom, previously a thing of beauty and admiration for any normal man, with a “spoil” or gain simply to be taken by force, enjoyed, and tossed aside as a worthless trinket – which is, of course, exactly how black rappers see women’s bodies.

      The majority of intelligent White people are silently aware of this childish, pathetic, ludicrous appropriation of a once very English word by an adolescent black criminal misogynistic thug culture, and they resent it. Hence, your own deeply ingrained psychological irritation and annoyance.

      Reply
  210. cybergirl1987 -  May 25, 2015 - 10:01 am

    tenderloin

    Reply
    • Doocey -  June 14, 2015 - 9:37 pm

      you go cyber girl i want to be you when i grow up

      Reply
  211. glob stopper -  May 15, 2015 - 5:01 pm

    Putrid

    Reply
    • Drew P. Weiner -  June 14, 2015 - 9:39 pm

      Glob stopper is pretty ugly

      Reply
  212. Dr. R. C. Hoffman IV -  May 13, 2015 - 11:23 am

    Here’s a short list of words that initiate my gag reflex:

    SMEGMA
    MUCUS
    MOIST
    FECULENT

    I was surprised, but glad to find so many others in agreement on “moist”.

    Reply
    • Paul -  May 17, 2015 - 10:03 am

      Undoubtedly, the American (not English) word:

      GULTCH

      wins. It is disgusting. Sounds like someone retching up some feculent, moist smegma and mucus.

      Reply
      • Jeff -  May 21, 2015 - 11:56 am

        Actually Paul, if you mean the word meaning a deep, narrow ravine, the word is “gulch” without the “t”. Still a bad-sounding word.

        Reply
        • Rotwang -  September 12, 2015 - 3:51 am

          Isn’t that a “cañada” – like Canada but lowercase and having a tilde?

          Reply
      • Jean Lewis -  June 11, 2015 - 6:04 am

        Paul, if I’m retching up smegma, I have worse problems than my vocabulary!

        Reply
        • Doocey -  June 14, 2015 - 9:34 pm

          Silly Paul

          Reply
        • Ariana -  October 20, 2015 - 5:17 pm

          Smegma?? Are you newly borne?

          Reply
    • Amanda -  June 19, 2015 - 2:33 am

      I thought smega was the grossest sounding word even before I knew what it meant. I was so debating whether I should write it and you beat me to it!

      Reply
    • Erich -  June 24, 2015 - 12:05 pm

      Dr. R.C. Hoffman IV-
      Great choices!
      Mucus! Smegma! Feculent! MOIST!

      I had to buy a product with creepily labelled packaging recently for my baby daughter: “Moist flushable wipes” – the trifecta (which some here might find an ugly world) of oozy, slippery, juicy words!

      I also hate the sound of the word “tardy”.

      Reply
    • Sue H -  July 4, 2015 - 12:54 pm

      Oh my gosh!!! We just had this discussion at work and all but the last word were our least favorite words also!! I’m going to find the definition of the last word, though I think I know what it means. Have a good day! Sue

      Reply
  213. Joe -  May 7, 2015 - 8:56 am

    I think UGLY is an ugly word.

    Reply
  214. Jillbe -  May 3, 2015 - 2:15 pm

    Puss, for sure!

    Reply
    • Karen -  May 5, 2015 - 2:12 pm

      tote
      munch
      yummy

      honorable mention – amazing is overused

      Reply
    • Nicholas Chang -  May 5, 2015 - 6:54 pm

      NO, ITS “BLA” !!!!!!!!!!

      Reply
  215. Emma -  May 2, 2015 - 8:43 pm

    I can’t bring myself to use the word Funky. I had a relation who used to refer to things as being “funky fixed” and just typing it makes me cringe! It’s hideous!

    Reply
    • Emma -  May 2, 2015 - 8:44 pm

      Silly spell check! Should say funkyfied!

      Reply
  216. Dolfin Lover -  April 30, 2015 - 8:15 am

    mushroom and olives. MUSHROOMS are nasty in taste and just saying that and olive is just taste nasty :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

    Reply
    • Darby -  May 15, 2015 - 1:53 pm

      Correction! It should be the dreaded… BROCCOLI!!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

      Reply
  217. Princess Pleia -  April 28, 2015 - 7:32 pm

    Monokini, lavender, squelch, Caspian, flesh, uvula, undulate (sounds kinda wrong), flab, flaccid, ointment, hawk, pus (oh Dog don’t get me started), smorgasbord, pharynx, Lauren (a cruddy YouTuber named Lauren made her own name unpleasant and has a very annoying voice [I give link later if wants]), mackerel (if you say it nasty enough), perturb (maybe), wiener, MRSA, fluctuation, Papillon (the dog breed wannabe), and I will post more stuff if I can think of more words to post.

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    • Princess Pleia -  April 28, 2015 - 7:35 pm

      Also boop, school (not that bad, but an honorable mention), succulent (sounds like “suck”), thespian, LPS, Hygeia, and I will post more.

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    • Princess Pleia -  April 28, 2015 - 7:47 pm

      Also boop, school (honorable mention), succulent, Squirtle, squeeze, and Deuteronomy. Will probably post more.

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      • glob stopper -  May 15, 2015 - 4:52 pm

        Yea, practice the gross science of Deuteronomy. ;-)

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    • Princess Pleia -  April 28, 2015 - 7:57 pm

      Sorry for the accidental retype!

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      • Kim Jong UN -  May 28, 2015 - 7:36 am

        YUOR WELCOME

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    • Dolfin Lover -  April 30, 2015 - 7:57 am

      lavender is a beautiful word. and Caspian is a wonderful name Princess want-a-be.

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      • Sue H -  July 4, 2015 - 12:59 pm

        I wish we could have a “Like” button here!! I love (like) your comment!! Sue

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    • Lil Lisa -  April 30, 2015 - 4:24 pm

      Splinter
      Sphincters
      Ovulate
      Are grossly awkward.

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    • Jenny -  May 13, 2015 - 12:16 am

      Why lavender

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  218. Madison -  April 27, 2015 - 1:15 am

    Suculent. It’s just a really ugly kind of word

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    • Matt -  April 29, 2015 - 4:46 am

      I hate tabloid-invented words in general that then become ‘proper’ words because everyone starts using them.
      ‘Gobsmacked’ is probably my least favourite example.

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      • Rotwang -  September 12, 2015 - 4:05 am

        Love it or loathe it, “gobsmacked” is not a tabloid-invented word. It’s been used in my neck of the woods for centuries!

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    • samdizzy -  April 29, 2015 - 10:45 am

      “Bodily fluids” I hate that term, why not use “Body Fluids” if that’s what they are?

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  219. Me -  April 25, 2015 - 9:09 pm

    Ah, well, that depends on the context. If we’re talking about words that evoke an unpleasant image, I’d go for these: moist, puss, lollipop, rotting, mold and damp. For words that are unpleasant to say/spell, I’d choose: obfuscate, internalize, onomatopoeia, judgment (hate that missing ‘e’), triskaidekaphobia.

    Obfuscate – to (intentionally) confuse or make unclear
    Onomatopoeia – a word whose definition is a sound (ex. boom, splat)
    Triskaidekaphobia – the fear of the number thirteen

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  220. john -  April 24, 2015 - 8:14 pm

    words with negative meaning

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  221. john -  April 24, 2015 - 7:51 pm

    words that result in a unattractive mental picture

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  222. amelia -  April 24, 2015 - 1:08 am

    bae. boo. cray cray. wtf people come on. if you use these, I’m sorry, you must be a lame. I bet you have been brainwashed by the media.. Jim Morrison knew what was up when he said, and I quote “who ever controls the media controls the mind” He’s a sexy brilliant genius in my opinion(=

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  223. Amanda -  April 23, 2015 - 4:46 am

    its a tie between guttural and slaw (yes, as in cole slaw)

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    • Wouldn't you like to know? -  April 24, 2015 - 12:08 pm

      slaw is a nasty word

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      • glob stopper -  May 15, 2015 - 4:58 pm

        Did you slay that cole? Naw, I slaw it.

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  224. kc -  April 21, 2015 - 10:15 am

    toenail

    I hate it!

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  225. Alo -  April 18, 2015 - 11:24 pm

    Lesbian.

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    • Katy -  July 23, 2015 - 5:13 pm

      What! No! Lesbian is a great word!!!

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  226. toby -  April 17, 2015 - 9:18 am

    delerium

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    • Colin -  September 10, 2016 - 10:33 am

      “DELIRIUM”

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  227. Hominem -  April 14, 2015 - 9:27 pm

    putrescene

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  228. Allie -  April 13, 2015 - 6:37 am

    moist
    saturated
    damp
    doused
    wet

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  229. David -  April 12, 2015 - 2:31 pm

    Flatulence is one of the grossest words that comes to mind.It is not just the word’s meaning but the act of saying and annunciating it almost feels as if it is some form of bio-movement.

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  230. jake -  April 5, 2015 - 7:03 pm

    Gesticulate

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  231. Antiscat -  March 27, 2015 - 8:03 am

    I cringe at the sound of all scatological words. We all know them but I can never bring myself to utter them in every-day discourse. Even the word “dung” sends me retching. All right already, bring in the shrink!

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  232. Chelle -  March 12, 2015 - 7:41 pm

    Bucolic!

    The image one endures when faced with “that word” is a sick and sweaty, perhaps plague-ridden nightmare of phlegm and mucous and wet, thick, gurgling coughs which gag forth huge gelatinous lung oysters.

    Green grass, gently rolling hills, white picket fences, abundant flower beds bursting forth in a rainbow array of color, and sunshine on sparkling white sheets drifting in the sweet scented air… NOT a scene captured by “that word”.

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    • m -  March 25, 2015 - 8:44 am

      I don’t like the word ROOF, it’s annoying to say, and to hear

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      • Linda -  March 28, 2015 - 11:01 pm

        succulent
        delicious
        whet your appetite
        bestie
        genre
        selfie

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        • Ginny Weasley -  November 14, 2015 - 7:53 am

          Really? I’ve always loved the word “delicious.”

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    • Vic -  March 27, 2015 - 7:24 am

      I despise two words:
      1. disease, as used commonly.
      When broken down to dis-ease it is tolerable and dealt with more easily.
      2. hate, when used prejudicially. When used against a negative condition or falsity though, it can be useful and difficult to synonym-ize.
      There are other specific words that evoke images of disgust, generally biological in nature as describing an object, creature or the stuff that comes out of them for one reason or another. The list of those squishy-gishy-yukky words would be looonnnngggg.

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    • Antiscat -  March 27, 2015 - 8:17 am

      What an excellent argument for choosing “bucolic.” For sure it is not onomatopoetic.

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  233. Kate -  March 12, 2015 - 11:49 am

    Lunch. Sticks in my throat and makes me want to lose mine! People laugh at me when I call it a “mid-day meal”. Brunch is okay though. So is bunch and hunch. It’s that darned “L” at the beginning. Yuck.

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    • Maryann -  March 14, 2015 - 9:46 pm

      PUS….ssssssoooooo grossssssssssssss!!

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      • Dolfin Lover -  April 30, 2015 - 8:00 am

        that is SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO grossssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss and the word flatulence

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    • Adam -  March 18, 2015 - 1:38 pm

      I hate the word “meal”, we would never agree!

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      • Agatha -  June 15, 2015 - 8:04 pm

        UGH THE WORD “MEAL” MAKES ME WANT TO WRETCH
        At my school, the lunch ladies write different food options on the menu, including things such as “the bagel meal,” “the yoghurt meal,” or the worst of them all, calling spaghetti “the meatball meal”. BLOODY HORRID! I don’t think they will ever be capable of writing or saying anything remotely lovely.

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      • Colin -  September 10, 2016 - 10:44 am

        I agree that “meal” is bad. But “mealworm” is a hundred times worse.

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    • Ollie -  September 26, 2015 - 8:32 am

      Lunch is bad. Luncheon is even worse.

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  234. Sue -  March 10, 2015 - 2:33 pm

    ooze

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  235. Simply Steve -  March 10, 2015 - 8:29 am

    How about masticate?

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    • bob -  March 11, 2015 - 11:43 am

      i agree

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  236. Simply Steve -  March 10, 2015 - 8:28 am

    kumquat – a citrus plant producing orange-like olive-sized fruit.

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    • Kay -  April 24, 2015 - 11:59 am

      Gross lol

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    • Wouldn't you like to know? -  April 24, 2015 - 12:10 pm

      that nasty

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  237. Elyse -  March 9, 2015 - 11:43 am

    Squirt…

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  238. Ava -  March 9, 2015 - 8:21 am

    Smegma.

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    • Jack -  April 11, 2015 - 12:05 pm

      Oh yeah, that’s a gross one. Top ten for sure.

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    • Smegma is Gross -  September 22, 2015 - 6:19 pm

      #CringeWorthyWord

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  239. makya -  March 9, 2015 - 5:46 am

    “Louse” would be the number one, with its plural equivalent as the runner-up.

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  240. Síbín -  March 9, 2015 - 3:46 am

    Has anyone thought about the word “reciprocal” ? I really can’t stand the sound of it. it sounds aggressive to me…

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    • sad -  March 9, 2015 - 1:44 pm

      I agree. I also have issues when I try to say it during school

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      • sensible person -  April 20, 2015 - 9:06 pm

        don’t say it then!!

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  241. Sam -  March 3, 2015 - 12:48 pm

    Ooze takes the title

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  242. Jordy -  February 20, 2015 - 4:46 pm

    Chewy, slaughter, grudge

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  243. anus -  February 4, 2015 - 8:00 am

    GOVERNMENT (govern-to steer or control and ment-mental/mind) which is mind control,

    GUNT which is slang for Government Cunt-roll (or cunt-troll)

    GOD – This is just DOG backwards

    DOGMAI = I AM GOD backwards

    i am the DROL your DOG

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    • Derpybunneh -  March 26, 2015 - 12:10 pm

      You’re message is kinda offensive, BTW.

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      • An annoying smart-arse -  April 25, 2015 - 2:02 am

        Is it offensive because he uses ‘god’ inappropriately?

        If there was a god do you really think he would be offended by some shill typing random comments into a website?
        Don’t you think it’s incredibly blasphemous of you to attempt to protect the feelings of a super powerful entity.

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        • Jenny -  May 13, 2015 - 12:23 am

          This is more entertaining than Fox News

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          • Mimi -  September 23, 2015 - 3:10 pm

            Hahaha

    • Charles Day -  April 2, 2015 - 6:25 pm

      Agreed. A little offensive. But I’m so naming my next dog DROL. Especially if the dog is amusing.

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      • combativeThinker -  April 23, 2015 - 8:41 am

        Droll, huh? In order to assign a dog that moniker, it must possess a modicum of derpiness.
        Also, ^^^this guy. What even is his deal? Get a life, buddy.

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      • elisha -  October 17, 2016 - 11:08 am

        munch crunch or sausage

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    • i object -  April 23, 2015 - 3:58 pm

      i disagree with everyone. This is awesome

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    • shyam -  April 24, 2015 - 12:09 am

      The lord is a loving shepherd/…is a shoving
      leopard…

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      • georgina durand -  July 9, 2015 - 11:33 am

        Short of an “o”

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  244. Lisa -  February 2, 2015 - 12:31 pm

    ‘Keith,’ , I know its name but it’s minging like nails down a blackboard..
    Them most depressing word is Slag.

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  245. nathan -  February 2, 2015 - 4:36 am

    gash

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    • millie -  February 4, 2015 - 6:34 am

      Grossest.

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  246. nathan -  February 2, 2015 - 4:26 am

    GASH!

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  247. Jody Tucker -  January 31, 2015 - 11:02 pm

    What about fungal? Or vapid?

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    • combativeThinker -  April 23, 2015 - 8:42 am

      Gore.

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  248. Hannah Leonard -  January 29, 2015 - 12:01 pm

    There are a lot of good words and some intriguing words, but I think “snot” is a pretty gross word. It conjures up all manner of disgusting images. Of course, “puke” does, too, so take your pick. :^)

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    • walt sands -  November 15, 2015 - 12:39 pm

      SNOT is one of my most loved words . It was the name my dear father would ALWAYS call me by. I will long remember his very last words to me. “You little snot—your only excuse for being is to serve as a bad example so —– off you useless hunk of dry snot”

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  249. coneyro -  January 28, 2015 - 8:12 pm

    The ugliest word IMO is prejudice. No other word in history has caused humanity to become the worst of itself.

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    • yahyahyah -  February 3, 2015 - 12:54 pm

      this is dumb. we also show prejudice if we like one food more than another or prefer to go to one restaurant over another. It just means that you prefer one thing more than another thing. We only ever seem to apply it to people for some reason.

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      • gerald eason -  April 15, 2015 - 4:03 am

        JERRY – So true ! The same goes for discrimination. We all do this thousands of times each day. With out it a human couldn’t function. Indeed a RADAR would be of little use without its Discriminator which picks up moving targets via the Doppler effect. Politically Correctness hardens words to suit it’s applied psychological efforts to control the masses as if you are unable to think properly your self with common sense. PC and Dictatorship are one and the same and I despise the word DICTATOR ! PC is propagated by the not so free mainstream media.

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        • Mimi -  September 23, 2015 - 3:13 pm

          You just had to get it out, huh, Gerald? Who cares if it’s under the worst sounding word thread…Hahaha

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  250. I'd_rather_not_say -  January 27, 2015 - 7:47 pm

    I have to admit, the word “clavicle” makes me uncomfortable…

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  251. T -  January 26, 2015 - 3:02 pm

    Hypocrisy

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  252. Sherine Ziady -  January 23, 2015 - 7:57 am

    nausea; I feel nauseated every time i utter that word

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  253. Everett -  January 22, 2015 - 10:25 am

    Masticate, Mastication, and Masticator should win something, if for no other reason than people are horrified when you accuse them of it or warn them you’re about to do it. It means to chew, in case you didn’t know.

    A rather abrasive radio DJ did a show where he kept promising to have a woman on, later that day, who was going to “masticate on a banana”. I couldn’t stop laughing as all the opinionated, uneducated people called in to yell at him about how he was corrupting our children with such talk. I personally thought anybody that mistook the word and called in was corrupting our children.

    I don’t think I knew what it was at the time, but I knew that I didn’t know, so I looked it up right away and started laughing.

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    • Kit Snicket -  March 9, 2015 - 12:26 am

      My, that is pure brilliance. I agree wholeheartedly.

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    • Chelle -  March 12, 2015 - 7:49 pm

      Good for you! When in doubt look it up. So simple, yet so few people seem to do it. A lot of people seem to be confusing the meaning of the word with the word itself as well.

      In that case flatulence may be a good one, because so many people appear to have mastered practicing it orally or through their fingertips. *wink-smile*

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    • Charles Day -  April 2, 2015 - 6:29 pm

      Much like the politician from the early 20th century who questioned his opponent’s character because his sister was a thespian. (At least the sister in question was an actress.)

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    • Katelyn -  August 6, 2015 - 11:04 am

      Actually, that may be the best word.

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  254. Mikal -  January 21, 2015 - 12:56 pm

    Gotta go with “bulbous.”

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  255. Slayerwulfe (@slayerwulfe) -  January 20, 2015 - 8:14 am

    Aphasia

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  256. Anomyous -  January 18, 2015 - 4:04 pm

    eww

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  257. Dave C. -  January 18, 2015 - 5:47 am

    The use of ‘Toddler’ to describe a young child really annoys me.

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    • An annoying smart-arse -  April 25, 2015 - 2:10 am

      I totally agree.

      Kid is less annoying but I still don’t use it. I don’t even use it to mean joking.

      When people ask me if I’m kidding I tell them that “no, I’m lambing”. Confused faces usually ensue.

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  258. Stellaria -  January 17, 2015 - 12:23 pm

    Human. I do not like that word nor the object one bit >:P

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