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Ickiest words in English?

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Aelfwyn Sun 08-Sep-13 15:36:14

Unedifying silliness for a Sunday afternoon. Flicking through a Lakeland catalogue just now, I came across 'heavy-duty gusseted bags' and nearly choked on my coffee. What is it about the word 'gusset'? Am I Alone in reverting to sniggering adolescence at icky words - if not, what are your favourites?

To start you off, I give you 'moist gusset'. Top that.

valiumredhead Sun 08-Sep-13 15:43:21

Icky wink

Aelfwyn Sun 08-Sep-13 15:44:49

Hah, wondered how long it would be till someone picked that one up! ;)

pollywollydoodle Sun 08-Sep-13 15:48:37

i give you phlegm

i quite like gusset..

Franke Sun 08-Sep-13 15:51:21

I was going to say gusset. I was trying explain gussets to some German friends recently. I'm not sure they really got it...or me...

Aelfwyn Sun 08-Sep-13 15:52:00

phlegm, eww!

Don't say you like moist too?

Aelfwyn Sun 08-Sep-13 15:54:04

Erm, Franke, why would you be explaining gussets to Germans? Am trying to imagine scenario. Snort...

pollywollydoodle Sun 08-Sep-13 15:55:16

not keen on moist, just gusset...very 50s lingerie

HeyUGuys Sun 08-Sep-13 15:57:41

Vagina. Va-gin-aaaaaah i hate the way it sounds

Aelfwyn Sun 08-Sep-13 16:02:31

Agreed, HeyUGuys. Just cannae say it. There is no good word for it...but that's another thread. grin

NickNacks Sun 08-Sep-13 16:04:17


daisychicken Sun 08-Sep-13 16:05:58


I hate the word bog, it's just eww!

Sleepathon Sun 08-Sep-13 16:06:41



Aelfwyn Sun 08-Sep-13 16:21:27

Don't mind bog. Discharge, though - eeeeeh!

Catmint Sun 08-Sep-13 16:22:39

Spume, plimsoll, ointment, rusk.

LegoDragon Sun 08-Sep-13 16:23:16



Aelfwyn Sun 08-Sep-13 16:55:08

This is like a weird word-association game.

pollywollydoodle Sun 08-Sep-13 17:23:04


tywysogesgymraeg Sun 08-Sep-13 17:26:35

I give you "orifice"...

sapfu Sun 08-Sep-13 17:28:08


What are you, five?

daftdame Sun 08-Sep-13 17:28:51


hollyisalovelyname Sun 08-Sep-13 17:39:37


Aelfwyn Sun 08-Sep-13 17:41:04

A lot of bottom-related anxiety here. Freud would be nodding wisely. Yes, looks like we are five.

TodaysAGoodDay Sun 08-Sep-13 17:44:22

Oozing pustule [bleurgh emoticon]

blueshoes Sun 08-Sep-13 18:20:31


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