Clean words that sound bad or dirty, and alternative definitions

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subduction

better yet, add the definition:
Subduction is the act of abducting your second choice.

Or, as in, "I got subducted on the first date"
 
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masticate - to chew
eruct - to expell gas from the stomach
 
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How about muckluck? Or Seattle?
 
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hard drive
floppy disk
 
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Drauci has an ominous ring to it..
 
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Uranus....
 
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circumscribe
 
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Pontomilate
 
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perfunctory

execration
 
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Hartree-Fock.

Zz.
 
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Norwegian place names: Homo and Hell.

Geographically speaking, they are quite close.
 
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formication

the neurologically based illusion that you have insects (esp. ants) crawling under your skin.
 
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Nut pirate- slang for squirrel.

Nutsucker-a baby squirrel
 
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Nut pirate- slang for squirrel.
Thanks Arildno, I needed to laugh. :smile:
 
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http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~mmc/funwords.html [Broken]
 
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Evo said:
perfunctory
I don't get this one. It sounds fine to me. What does it suggest to you, Evo?
 
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I didn't know that bishoprics were still extant and functional, much less archbishoprics.
Thanks for the link, greg! :smile:
 
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I didn't know that bishoprics were still extant and functional, much less archbishoprics.
Thanks for the link, greg! :smile:
:rofl: :rofl:
 
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"I was wallowing in my own crapulence."

"you are so stercoraceous!"
 
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I have the opposite, a word that sounds nice but is dirty kinda! :)

Me and my friend use to think 'fetish' was some sort of baked good based on how it sounded.
 
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Me and my friend use to think 'fetish' was some sort of baked good based on how it sounded.
It is. Didn't you ever see American Pie?
 
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For guitarists out there... Flange.... say it. It sounds like filth.
 
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Formication makes my skin crawl.
 
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And what is better than roses on the piano? Tulips on the organ.
 
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Sh1tsu (doggies)

Shiatsu (massages)

Corpulent

Bustard

Angina (esp. as in "acute angina" - try walking up to a woman and asking her if she's ever been told she had acute angina)

Volvo

Fick (as in the diffusion equations).

Facklamia (uncommon genus of gram positive catalase negative cocci, named after Facklam)

Farquhar (British name, William Farquhar was the first Resident of colonial Singapore)

Fuqua (Antoine Fuqua, director of Training Day and King Arthur)
 
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