LONDON The English language is replete with wonderful words.
From “plethora” and “mellifluous” to “hummingbird,” “daydream” and “melancholy” there’s no end to the pleasure a simple word can stir.
But there’s also a dark side to the English language. There are some words that once uttered create a skin-crawling feeling of pure disgust.
To get a sense of the words that Brits love to hate, Mashable took to the streets during London Fashion Week to find out the most disgusting words in the English language.
Let’s just say the results were pretty interesting… (Hint: people really hate the word “moist.”)
Charlotte Moran, copywriter.
Alex Branckovich, stylist.
Stephanie Yeboah, plus-size fashion blogger.
Wiki Cardinali, student and modelling agency owner.
Katie Stalker, fashion journalist.
Florence Van der Spek, fashion PR.
Nancy Miti, blogger and fashion designer.
Annika Lievesley, press and communications manager for Steven James.
Adam King, production assistant.
Philipine Ponsar, fashion student.
Rebecca Lyons, English student.
Claudia Garcia, fashion blogger, and Charlotte Kennedy, personal assistant.
Anna Wyncase, advertising professional.
Phil Oh, photographer.
Aaron Denham, rapper.
Charlie Banks, photography student.