Naughty List

I have a list. A “naughty” list, if you will. It’s a list of words that cause me to gag whenever I hear them. My family and friends are aware of my aversion to these words and often string them together in a vomit-inducing sentence just to see my reaction. Some of the words are not surprising. Others may cause you to question my sanity. Either way, here are the words that I think are just nasty!

1. MOIST – this needs no explanation.

2. PANTIES – Can’t we just agree to call them underwear? Or, undies if you need to be cute?

3. OINTMENT – I am gagging just writing this.

4. FESTER – A lingering smell or a character in the Adam’s Family. Either way, yuck.

5. DOLLOP – I can’t even stomach the Daisy commercials.

6. SECRETION – Again, no explanation needed.

7. QUININE – as in water. I don’t know why but say the word a couple times and you’ll agree.

8. COCKLES – My mother always says “it warms the cockles of your heart”. Simultaneously, I gag.

9. SUCCULENT – I know it implies a good thing but it just sounds so bad!

10. RHUBARB – I don’t know that I’ve ever tried it because the word grosses me out so much!

What did I miss? What words gross you out?


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  1. Jess Noonan

    April 27, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Haha!! You and Emily are at the top of my list when I hear these words!

    1. abenefit

      April 27, 2017 at 12:52 am

      My list keeps growing!

  2. Wendy

    May 1, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    I actually quite enjoy the word rhubarb. It’s just fun to say. On the other hand, FONDLE icks me out to no end. Total boner killer.

    1. abenefit

      May 1, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      Hehehe! I think fondle sounds kinda funny!

  3. Lynne

    May 5, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Alyssa. This is so you. I’m picturing you a a young student in my class and then the newspaper team. You are exactly who I thought you would turn out be. Strong intelligent and oh so soft hearted with your love!! So proud of you!

    1. abenefit

      May 5, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      Thank you, Mrs. Lassey! Coming from you, it means the world! ❤️❤️

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