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Survey to find most hated English word axed after offensive contributions

Published 27/08/2016

Oxford Dictionaries launched the #OneWordMap search in an effort to find the word that
Oxford Dictionaries launched the #OneWordMap search in an effort to find the word that "makes the blood boil"

A campaign to find the English language's most hated word has been axed - after the website was flooded with foul-mouthed contributions.

Oxford Dictionaries launched the #OneWordMap search in an effort to find the word that "makes the blood boil".

Organisers described the survey as " a uniquely global search to discover the least popular words in the English language, and an opportunity to contribute to research by Oxford Dictionaries".

But it was shelved soon after when suggestions such as "moist" were overtaken by offensive choices - meaning users will never get to find out the most disliked word among the English vocabulary.

A statement on the campaign blog read: " We regret to inform users that due to severe misuse we have had to remove this feature from our website."

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