25 of your least favorite words

Do the words ‘moist’ or ‘gangrene’ make you cringe? What about ‘surreal’ and ‘whazzup’? They were all among our readers’ least favorite words. Add to the list.

Now it’s time to play: What’s your least favorite word?

We asked our Facebook readers, and their responses ranged from the expected—utilize and essentially—to some irksome slang words—LOL, whazzup and chillax. But there were more than a handful that surprised us: Swag, bored and beaker.

What word gets under your skin?

1. Essentially

2. Moist

3. Gangrene

4. Utilize

5. Whuzzup

6. Seemingly

7. Surreal

8. Basically

9. Methodology

10. Vetted

11. Commode

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