What’s the grossest sounding word in English? Let us know
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Many words for the gross are onomatopoeic, like blat, or, like Jack’s choice, they stir up a synesthetic reaction. Scientific experiments indicate that sound symbolism is at play in word formation. In determining the Bouba/Kiki Effect, people from cultures around the world were asked to identify a spiked shape and a round shape with the name Bouba or Kiki. 90% of people identified the spiky shape as Kiki and the round, blobby shape as Bouba. ... (1,735 Comments)