Most Disliked English Word

 

Given it is the height of the political season here in the US, I thought this post particularly timely. The Oxford Dictionaries launched a global survey – or vote if you will – for the least liked word in the English language. According to this Guardian article, the word moist was a front runner for the title. It is winning in the US, Australia, and Britain. New Zealand is voting for phlegm and Spain dislikes hello.

Unfortunately, it looks like Oxford Dictionaries had to close down the voting earlier than they planned because of what they termed abuse on their site.

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