We all have a word that gets stuck in our mouths, that makes us cringe when someone says it… Don’t we? Or is that just me?
Mine is very common, it’s also Modern Family star Ty Burrell’s least favorite word—“moist”. I hate the word “moist” and saying it makes my throat close a bit, like I’m about to throw up. I don’t know why I hate it, but I do.
And it can’t be a word you hate because of the meaning. Everyone hates the words “Nazi” and “genocide”. It has to be unrelated to meaning, hateable only because of the sound or something otherwise inexplicable.
Need some inspiration? Watch the hilarious Ben Aaron interview the cast of the film Butter, wherein he explains to Jennifer Garner, Ashley Greene, Ty Burrell, Rob Corddry, and Olivia Wilde how and why “butter” makes him cringe, and asks them what word sets their teeth on edge. And yes, one of them says, “tushie”.
So, what’s your least favorite word?