The Ugliest Words in English

This list of words was compiled by a survey of Facebook, Twitter and Reddit. Some of these words sound very harsh and some of them sound fine but seem to be associated with something ugly. An interesting note is that this survey was done around tax time and the word tax made the list. I wonder what the criteria for an ugly word is?

Smegma
Phlegm
Pus
Pregnant
Rural
Moist
Juror
Regurgitate
Crotch
Bunion
Pulchritude
Schmear
Scab
Sticktoitiveness
Discharge
Blog
Synergy
Crepuscular
Ointment
Chunk
Curdle
Tax
Fetid
Routine
Honk

2 comments:

nina kuriloff said...

Interesting!

Dan said...

Yeah, I also love how juror is mixed into the list. Nobody likes becoming one of those. :-)