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The Most Hated Words in English


Is there a word that prickles your skin, raises the short hairs on the back of your neck, or just in general makes you feel sick? Did you even know about this phenomenon? That a simple word with no political or hateful connotations can make normal person uncomfortable. Well, it’s a thing, and it seems(…)

Despicable words

We all have a word that we really hate. For my brother, it’s “toilet” – he prefers to use “bathroom”, in the American style. The Atlantic Wire has put together a short dictionary of what they call “despicable” words – here are a few examples: arguably. “What, actually, does arguably mean? Indisputable? Able to be(…)