Note: Please bear in mind that whilst this topic does canvass opinions, it is not a fight club. You may disagree with other posters but we do ask you please to stick to our Talk Guidelines and to be civil. We don't allow personal attacks or troll-hunting. Do please report any. Thanks, MNHQ. think this is the ugliest word in the English language?

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

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


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


and smelly.

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

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

a wine
powerhouse (as in celebrity powerhouse couple - they're two a penny in the DM)
sunday roast
fresh market vegetables
back passage
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



Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now