The Most Cringe Worthy Words In The English Language

Did your most hated word make the list?

February 1, 2017

Please don’t describe your grandma’s cakes as “moist.” Its just one of those words that makes more people cringe than swoon. According to  Buzzfeed which surveyed people to find out what words gave them the willies. The word “Squirt” came out on top at number one with 55% saying that hearing it made them uncomfortable. Ramona Holloway takes issue with the word “puss,” but it didn’t make the top ten. These are the other words that did:

2. Moist, 51%.

3. Squelch, 45%.

4. Secrete, 43%.

5. TIE: Panties, 35% . . . and defecate, 35%.

6. Flaccid, 33%.

7. Yeast, 31%.

8. Chunk, 29%.

9. Orifice, 28%.

10. Coagulate, 26%.