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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Two Hundred and Twenty Eighth Question

Thanks to Brown Shoes for submitting today's Big Question....

What do you think is the ugliest word in the English language?

18 Comments:

  • At 2:37 PM, Blogger Pixie said…

    I can't even say it. Starts with a c and ends with a t and is 4 letters. Think diragatory comment towards a woman.

    Ewwww.

     
  • At 2:41 PM, Blogger danielle said…

    i agree with pixie.

     
  • At 2:45 PM, Blogger Robert said…

    And the "n" word.

     
  • At 3:10 PM, Blogger nancy =) said…

    all of the above...

    peace...

     
  • At 3:36 PM, Blogger House of Suz said…

    intolerance

     
  • At 3:39 PM, Blogger Sublime said…

    forever

     
  • At 5:36 PM, Blogger Brown Shoes said…

    Well said, all.

    The "n" word and the dreadful
    C U next thursday are my top 2,
    so I'll add
    stupid.


    bs
    you're welcome, sublime

     
  • At 6:27 PM, Blogger arcane said…

    With out a doubt the dreaded C word is the ugliest word in my opinion. I have only been called that once and oddly enough, the man who called me one is missing a tooth now..

     
  • At 7:54 PM, Blogger Anne-Marie said…

    Hmm. The "c" word in its British contest is quite harmless, and has a completely different ring.
    I don't find words ugly as much as the ideas behind them. The meaning of words evolve and get turned around by socio-political events, and some lose their initial meanings and gain new ones.Words also must be viewed in context: "that's so gay!", when used to mean that something is bad, gives the word gay a whole different meaning than saying "i'm gay."

    It's not the words, it's the people using them.

    -AM

     
  • At 10:28 PM, Blogger "Angeldust" said…

    All of the above... and some.

    I find myself being also very sensitive to the tone of voice that might accompany a word.
    Even a "nice" word can quickly become dead ugly.

     
  • At 12:56 AM, Blogger Blogzie said…

    Republican

     
  • At 2:57 AM, Blogger Fletch said…

    The "M" Word!!!

    Moderation!!!

    Ciao Ciao

     
  • At 3:51 AM, Blogger alan said…

    All of those, and a few that must only bother me...

    One of which is cancer!

     
  • At 4:53 AM, Blogger DayDreamer said…

    I'm with the majority on the C word - I absolutely despise it, it completely repulses me. Apart from swear words there are no words I hate as such, but I cringe at the way some are pronounced -'appreciate' is a perfect example. I pronounce it Ah-preee-she-ate, while others skirt over the 'ciate' bit and it makes me teeth itch. But thats just me being daft.

     
  • At 8:45 AM, Blogger Coal Miner's Daughter said…

    I agree with AM. It's not the word its how it is said particularly when you are talking about derogitory terms. Maybe you can't beautify certain words but you can definately uglify even the most beautiful ones. Some of my 'ugly' words: War, Poverty, Starvation, Rape, Malaria.

     
  • At 10:36 AM, Blogger Oh, that girl. said…

    Moot. I hate it.

     
  • At 3:04 PM, Blogger Up North Chic said…

    Sounds like hunt but starts with a C. You know the word....

     
  • At 12:40 AM, Blogger Ace of Spades said…

    The C word most definitely and also the word dike. Hate them both

     

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