Preparing for Bonfire Night: which word would you burn?
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What’s your least favourite word? As Bonfire Night (also known as Guy Fawkes Night) approaches, we’d like to know which word you’d turn into an effigy.
Bonfire Night is celebrated on 5 November in the UK; bonfires and fireworks are lit in memory of the foiled Gunpowder Plot to blow up James I and his Parliament. While people traditionally put an effigy of Guy Fawkes on top of the fire, you can also put any disliked figure – or, in our case, word. We’re not saying these words will be removed from any of our dictionaries, of course, but we’re intrigued to know which words raise your ire.