Fun:Four Letter Words

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Four Letter Words in English are those that, due to their referents and easy pronouncability, are shunned by prudes, prigs and politicians (in public).

A short list will make it obvious to the reader why these words are usually considered taboo:

  1. Host
  2. Once
  3. Trap
  4. Acne
  5. Note
  6. Dash
  7. Work
  8. Easy
  9. Trip
  10. Bork
  11. Undo
  12. Tick
  13. Tock
  14. Suck
  15. Earn
  16. Xenu
  17. Rope
  18. Ouch
  19. Cusp
  20. Kite
  21. Skit
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It should be noted that "four" and "word" are four letter words, as is "goat".

As a point of curiosity, there are 456.976 possible combinations of four letters, so even excluding the impossible ones gives a lot of room for play.