Favorite non-dirty words.

March 5, 2009

The English language is really quite fascinating.  It’s got a lot of stupid, arbitrary, ever-changing rules.  It’s also got lots of words that sound dirty that aren’t.  Got any to add?  Here’s just a partial list:

moist

exacerbate

rectify

penalize

masticate

angina

But my favorite non-dirty word of all?

Kumquat.

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6 Responses to “Favorite non-dirty words.”

  1. sethpickens Says:

    Gotta love “shtick.”

  2. Mardé Says:

    Homo Erectus?

    Wiener?

    Suck?

    Rim?

    Uranus?

    Rectory?

    BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  3. Minds Erased Says:

    Good ones all.

    And we can’t forget condiments.

  4. tysdaddy Says:

    Funny, and coincidental, that “moist” is on your list. I just watched a portion of the first season of Dead Like Me, and there’s an episode in which the main character and her mother have a moment around the word “moist”.

    I stopped over after visiting In Ether, just to say HI . . .

  5. Minds Erased Says:

    I know precisely the episode of Dead Like Me to which you refer. You know, I tried to like that show, and I especially like Mason’s character, but I dunno… the writing wasn’t QUITE up to snuff, which is too bad, because I enjoyed the premise of the show. There’s probably a reason it only survived for 2 seasons.

    Thanks for stopping by, tysdaddy. Welcome aboard.


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