Plenty of people have gut feelings about certain words.
I’ve always liked the word "pathetic," because it flows so nicely off the tongue, and "schadenfreude," because it’s such a compact, beautifully expressive word. I also adore the word "spork," because it sounds exactly like a spork–blunt and spiky at the same time.
Most of the words I dislike, I dislike because I can’t ever remember how to pronounce and/or spell them.
When I was a kid I had a terrible lisp, and I couldn’t say "Mississippi." Of course my relatives found this to be absolutely hilarious and used any excuse to make me say "Mississippi" that they could possibly find. It always came out Mittittippi.
And my name? "Kari Lit-a-bit Lutin." Prompting my uncle to grin widely and ask "You’re only a little bit Lucin?"
It is in fact possible for a three-year-old to go from 0 to complete, total righteous fury in .5 seconds.
Which words do you love? Which words do you hate?
If you can’t think of any right off the bat, check out this article about our love/hate relationships with certain words and maybe you’ll remember how much you loathe the word "moist," or "no."