I caught the tail end of something on the radio while driving yesterday. It was a newly published list of the 10 grossest words in the English language. I can’t remember hardly any of them and my late night Googling didn’t produce the same list I heard, although I did find several other gross word lists. The only two I can remember from the radio were “wolverine” (whaaaaa??) and “panties” (I concur).
There are a lot of words I don’t really like. They're not necessarily all "gross", but they're just ugly words that I personally don't like. Below are a few of them, with a bit of commentary:
1 – panties - it’s okay for little girls and, well, certain adults can get away with it but in general I don’t like the word. It’s not “gross” but I just don’t like it.
2 – vegetable - it’s the “table” part that I don’t like…it embarrasses me to say this word. I have to say that while I may hate the word, I love, love, love to eat them.
3 – pork - as in the meat, people.
4 – discharge - that’s just disgusting and I found it hard to even type.
5 – “stick of gum” – okay, that isn’t a word but a phrase I guess….but I hate it. If you want gum from me (which I rarely ever have), just ask for gum, not a “stick of gum”. Please.
6 – moist – commentary shouldn’t be required here.
7 – tank top – I know, this is about as weird as not liking the word “vegetable”. I avoid saying “tank top” whenever possible. I’ll shorten it to “tank” but that’s still pushing it. I’m ready for Fall.
There's a lot of other words out there that are just flat out gross and repulsive and I think most everyone would concur with me, but I get a lot of s*** for not liking the above words. I guess it IS a bit odd.