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Words which sound rude, but are in fact innocent

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UnquietDad Fri 10-Jul-09 13:25:26

Spelunking

PartOfTheHumphreysGroup Fri 10-Jul-09 13:30:45

Chutney always seems rude to me, but I don't know why..

NorbertDentressangle Fri 10-Jul-09 13:32:08

flange

(eurh, hate the sound of it)

PartOfTheHumphreysGroup Fri 10-Jul-09 13:33:23

that is a rude word!

PartOfTheHumphreysGroup Fri 10-Jul-09 13:33:50

shaft

NorbertDentressangle Fri 10-Jul-09 13:35:29

flange is not rude according to dictionary.com

(it must be your mind wink)

NorbertDentressangle Fri 10-Jul-09 13:37:34

bollards

(DP's Mum, who is not English, once muddled up bollards with the obvious similar word and told someone how she "nearly hit some bollocks when parking the car"!) grin

AMumInScotland Fri 10-Jul-09 13:38:48

Feck, apparently, it's meant to be short for "Feckan"

Mintyy Fri 10-Jul-09 13:39:09

helmet

KingRolo Fri 10-Jul-09 13:40:05

pump

AMumInScotland Fri 10-Jul-09 13:40:53

Rowlocks

MadreInglese Fri 10-Jul-09 13:41:21

Cock up

It's nothing to do with genitals, but is a reference to old printing machines where a letter stamp might become loose and the printed text would be 'cocked' up

KingRolo Fri 10-Jul-09 13:41:21

I knew flange would be up there!

KingRolo Fri 10-Jul-09 13:42:15

fiddle

MadreInglese Fri 10-Jul-09 13:42:37

Must confess to a snigger any time I hear 'flange'

OrmIrian Fri 10-Jul-09 13:42:42

fartlek.

coppola Fri 10-Jul-09 13:44:22

pulchritudinous

PrettyCandles Fri 10-Jul-09 13:45:40

Philately!

(You've got to hoick your bossom up with your folded arms while saying it. Though maybe only if you're old enough to remember the ad...)

Floculent. One of my favourite words grin

UnquietDad Fri 10-Jul-09 13:46:08

I think mulch has to be in there too.

WinkyWinkola Fri 10-Jul-09 13:46:42

Moist.

JackieNo Fri 10-Jul-09 13:48:28

Winky beat me to it - I was going to say 'moist' too.

KingRolo Fri 10-Jul-09 13:49:38

foist?

KingRolo Fri 10-Jul-09 13:50:31

Loads of them begin with F. I wonder why?

Woby Fri 10-Jul-09 13:50:45

Dongle

Marthasmama Fri 10-Jul-09 13:50:49

Uvula and masticating. <snigger>

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