Raise your hand if there is a word or two out there that makes you cringe every time you hear/read it. I’m not talking about the poor soul who misused a word, but a serious distaste for certain words.
I have a small list of words I wish could be removed from the English language. Moist, for example. Or squishy. I’m not alone when it comes to the “M” word. There is even a Facebook page called “I HATE the word moist.”
Did you know there is an actual term to describe word hatred?
Logomisia (from the Greek for “word hatred”) refers to a strong dislike for a word or phrase based on its sound, meaning, usage, or associations.
Some other words that top the chart for most hated are:
2. Ointment – (another one of my least favorite words out there)
Do any of these words bother you? What words would you add to the list?