There are many words in the English language that are totally and completely gross for one reason or another.
For some, it's the sound that you're forced to make when you say it out loud.
For others, it's the image the word conjures in your mind.
But one thing's for sure, all these gross words have the power to make you gag.
Can you make it through this list of nasty words with your gag reflex uninitiated?
You might want to keep a wastebasket by your side just in case.
Without further ado, here are the 19 grossest words in the English language, and some truly awful GIFs to accompany them…
Good for cakes.
Bad for anything else.
Moist is the holy grail of gross words. But these next 18 are going to give it a run for its money.
I’m sorry for the GIF, but I’m also not sorry. With phlegm, it’s both the word itself and what it means that really grosses people out.
OK, I love this GIF of Chunk from The Goonies, but unless you’re talking about peanut butter, it’s never acceptable to use the work chunky in conversation.
The onomatopoeic nature of this word makes it gross to say and gross to think about. “Gurgle, gurgle, gurgle.” Ha, made you think it.
The next one is truly iconic…