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[poll] The "moist" poll — offensive words and the people who love them

Cringe words! Per the "moist" discussion here, how do you react to cringe words?

Poll #1078025 Cringe Words

Do you find the word "moist" either cringe-worthy or outright offensive?

Of course I find it offensive. All sensible people should. It's a gross little word.
2(1.3%)
Offensive? No. It makes me twitch, though.
31(20.0%)
Are you kidding me? Who could be scare of a word like that?
99(63.9%)
This question makes me want to reach for a towlette.
23(14.8%)

Are there other ordinary, daily use type words you finde cringe-worthy or offensive?

Naturally. Vocabulary is very personal.
28(18.4%)
Not offensive, but there's a few which make me cringe.
73(48.0%)
What kind of prescriptivist idiot are you? No way.
51(33.6%)

Will you share your most hated word(s) in comments?

Hell yes!
36(25.5%)
Not unless you hold me while I type.
31(22.0%)
Geeze, you want me to type "Skeezix"?
43(30.5%)
You ought to be ashamed.
31(22.0%)

What is your gender?

Not telling.
14(9.2%)
Male.
38(25.0%)
Female.
95(62.5%)
Intersexed.
1(0.7%)
Something else I'll explain in comments.
4(2.6%)
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