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...to think this is the ugliest word in the English language?

(187 Posts)
DarceyBissell Mon 24-Jun-13 19:18:10

...gobsmacked.
I have heard even BBC types say it, politicians even.
Every time I hear it I want to puncture my own eardrums. Ugly, crass, lazy, crude.
Also hate nouns as verbs - mothballed, torched etc.
Think I am too sensitive for this world.
Any other words/phrases make you see red?

Viviennemary Wed 26-Jun-13 13:30:00

I don't mind gobsmacked as it's so descriptive. IMHO. But I hate nouns used as verbs. DD once said she had georged some meat. What on earth!! I also hate a lot of shortforms. Piccie. Yuck.

Quangle Wed 26-Jun-13 13:30:55

sebum

Feminine Wed 26-Jun-13 13:36:18

belly.

and smelly.

fluckered Wed 26-Jun-13 13:38:39

clammy
discharge
panties
moist ... used altogether is more horrific!

ChrisTheSheep Wed 26-Jun-13 13:50:34

Especially not the chip kind, Bacon!

DarceyBissell Wed 26-Jun-13 16:51:04

I got a memo from higher up at work about some info they were planning to 'cascade' down to staff.

PunkHedgehog Wed 26-Jun-13 17:10:30

Phthalate has to be a strong contender for ugliest word.

kennyp Wed 26-Jun-13 19:54:33

portion
fabric
briefs
meal
a wine
conglomerate
powerhouse (as in celebrity powerhouse couple - they're two a penny in the DM)
sunday roast
fresh market vegetables
scrotum
back passage
crevice
fondant fancies
mr kipling
toby anstis

SpecialAgentTattooedQueen Wed 26-Jun-13 22:36:17

Sneer. Snide.

Am I the only lunatic who looks at words and instantly has an image of what it means?

I find some words are ugly to say and others are ugly to look at.

SpecialAgentTattooedQueen Wed 26-Jun-13 22:37:16

Oh and seriously babymama/daddy/Preggo? YOU ARE OT TWELVE!!!

>Not aimed at annoying Fb statuses..<

Osmiornica Fri 28-Jun-13 17:47:49

What the heck is omnonmon?

I don't have an issue with gobsmacked but hate vexed with a passion. My husband uses it all the time because he knows it annoys me [lighthearted] smile
So those that don't like butty - is that just the sandwich variety or is it ok as in mate in Wales.

PeanutPatty Mon 01-Jul-13 18:35:01

Panties

angry

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