‘Twerking’, ‘amazeballs’ and ‘moist’ officially among most hated words – ‘wazzock’ and ‘haberdashery’ among loved

‘Twerking’, ‘amazeballs’ and ‘moist’ were named and shamed as words we hate – while ‘beer’, ‘snuggle’ and ‘wazzock’ are ones we love. Others words – of the non-expletive type – which are guaranteed to make us squirm include the common teen retort ‘whatever’, the over-used ‘basically’ and the slightly more unpleasant ‘piddle’. The list, which emerged…

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A string of traditionally British words such as ‘cripes’ and ‘balderdash’ are dying out amid the popularity of shortened text-style terms, it has emerged. Experts found a significant decrease in the use of words which our parents and grandparents would have uttered on an almost daily basis. Other words which have fallen by the wayside…

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