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    Moist. Slacks. Crevice: Why do we hate certain words?

    Slate: The phenomenon of word aversion

    The gist, for those who donít want to read the entire piece:



    • Word aversion is marked by strong reactions triggered by the sound, sight, and sometimes even the thought of certain words .... ďNot to the things that they refer to, but to the word itself.Ē Participants on various message boards and online forums noted serious aversions to, for instance, squab, cornucopia, panties, navel, brainchild, crud, slacks, crevice, ointment and fudge. (Itís also different from dislike of jargon or the misuse/overuse of words).



    Ointment would probably make my list, along with brethren, spittle, muck, gestation, brisket and pus.

    Anyone else?



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    Re: Moist. Slacks. Crevice: Why do we hate certain words?

    I thought this thread was going to be about ironing.



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    Re: Moist. Slacks. Crevice: Why do we hate certain words?

    my brother once told me that he didn't like the word "buttocks," like he just had an aversion to that particular word. He was perfectly comfortable with all of the other permutations and synonyms of it, but just disliked that particular word. He was concerned that it was weird of him to think that way. I assured him that "Yes, yes it was."


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    Re: Moist. Slacks. Crevice: Why do we hate certain words?

    My wife hates the word snack. I dont really have any words I dont like.



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    Re: Moist. Slacks. Crevice: Why do we hate certain words?

    Hawkeye. Can't stand it, hurt my fingers just to type that.



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    Re: Moist. Slacks. Crevice: Why do we hate certain words?

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    My wife hates the word snack. I dont really have any words I dont like.
    I don't know if this counts, but I have a problem with the way "Dr. McGillicuddy" (the Scnapps brand) is spelled. "-cuddy?" Really? Enunciate, mutha-****-er. Come on!


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    Re: Moist. Slacks. Crevice: Why do we hate certain words?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    I don't know if this counts, but I have a problem with the way "Dr. McGillicuddy" (the Scnapps brand) is spelled. "-cuddy?" Really? Enunciate, mutha-****-er. Come on!
    Ironic, then, that you call out Dr. McGuillicuddy for not enunciating whilest you utilize "mutha-****-er" instead of "mother****er".



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    Re: Moist. Slacks. Crevice: Why do we hate certain words?

    Stool.



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    Re: Moist. Slacks. Crevice: Why do we hate certain words?

    Quote Originally Posted by CtownCyclone View Post
    Ironic, then, that you call out Dr. McGuillicuddy for not enunciating whilest you utilize "mutha-****-er" instead of "mother****er".
    that was kind of the joke I was trying to make.


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    Re: Moist. Slacks. Crevice: Why do we hate certain words?

    i was thought this thread was about how moist my slacks get in the crevice....



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    Re: Moist. Slacks. Crevice: Why do we hate certain words?

    My wife hates carcass. I hate snack depending on who says it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Cycl1 View Post
    seriously who says "cowl"?

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    Re: Moist. Slacks. Crevice: Why do we hate certain words?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacyguy View Post
    i was thought this thread was about how moist my slacks get in the crevice....
    And now we're disappointed



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    Re: Moist. Slacks. Crevice: Why do we hate certain words?

    figurine is a word I hate.



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    Re: Moist. Slacks. Crevice: Why do we hate certain words?

    i don't like the word meal.



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    Re: Moist. Slacks. Crevice: Why do we hate certain words?

    Jayhawk is an awful word.


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