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Hated Words

9 Words You Probably Hate (And Why You Hate Them)

Madeleine Crum | Posted 09.05.2013 | Books

You could describe our relationship with words as love-hate. They often make us swoon, but sometimes, they make us cringe. It's not always their fault...

The Worst Word Ever

Zoë Triska | Posted 11.18.2012 | Books
Zoë Triska

Many of us are bothered by seemingly random words. Last year, we asked our readers to contribute the words they shuddered upon hearing, and they assailed "moist," "viscous," and "maggots," among others.

'Moist' And Other Words That Repulse Our Readers

Posted 09.25.2011 | Books

A couple months ago, Deshoda posted an entry on the 100 most beautiful words in the English language. That got us thinking, What are the ugliest wo...