Words We Don’t Say

Words that were taboo when Kurt Anderson was editor at NYMag.

What are my taboo words? I’m not confident of conjuring up a list right now, since I usually stay away from using these words anyway, but if you see me wince and say “Hippopotamus” under my breath, you probably just used a word I wouldn’t.

Oh yes, I avoid “erect” in everyday speech, even as a verb, simply because it distracts everyone for a while.

(Credits: A Cup of Jo, NYT)

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