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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:26 pm    Post subject: What do you think is the least popular word? Reply with quote

"Moist has emerged as an early contender for the least popular word in the English language, as Oxford Dictionaries launches a global search to find the least favourite English word.

Kicking off what it hopes will be the largest global survey into people’s language gripes, the dictionary publisher is inviting English speakers around the world to answer a range of language-related questions under the #OneWordMap initiative, starting with the quest to find the least popular English word.

Oxford Dictionaries is hoping that tens of thousands of people will contribute, enabling it to put together a list of the least popular words by country, age, and gender, and revealing similarities and differences around the world.

“There are a few likely suspects we’re expecting to see. ‘Moist’ seems to be a word that people instinctively pick, and it’s already proven to be a popular response in some internal polls we’ve done,” said Oxford University Press’s Daniel Braddock.

More than 8,000 people have already submitted words to the poll, with differences beginning to emerge between countries. In the UK, “moist” tops the list, followed by “no”, “hate”, “like” and “can’t”. Moist is also top of the list in the US and Australia."

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top in Ireland as of this minute.

1moistendakenny10
2moist8
3trump7
4awesome7
5endakenny6

Very Happy Laughing Sad Very Happy Shocked Laughing Sad Very Happy Shocked Laughing Sad

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cannot reason why moist would be a disliked word.
Here is one the Brits may not like.

Monarchy!!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2016/08/one-word-map-least-favourite-word/

This has now been withdrawn due to "severe misuse".

e.g Ireland. moistendakenny

I don't know why "moist" should be the least favourite word either. Sad Sad

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