Words that sound dirty but they’re not

Here’s a discussion thread that should be of interest to the Wordlab community: Words that sound dirty, but they’re not. A sampling of the gems to be found here:

Aer Lingus
Ashram
assonance
buttress
cumin
cummerbund
Dick Butkus
diction
dongle
fluctuate
gherkin
kumquat
masticate
rectify
titmouse
vibrato
Wankel Rotary Engine

This looks like a natural thread to pick up here on Wordlab, if someone would like to start one.

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