From the country that gave us some of the greatest writers of the English language — Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and Thomas Hardy — we learn that the word “nincompoop” is its favorite word. WTF? The editors of the venerable Cambridge Dictionaries were curious about what Britons considered their favorite English word. They asked 2,000 people to pick their favorite word out of 16,500 common entries of the Cambridge Dictionary. Here is the list — it was the best of words, it was the worst of words…
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For further reading: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-495617/Nincompoop-voted-UKs-favourite-sounding-word.html