I have an irrational, ridiculous hate for the word ablution.
Out of all the words to hate, I realize it's not a real winner. I read romance novels, so I know how many terrible words there are out there in the world (or I know how many terrible words there are to describe sex and anything sexual). I mean. Quim. Mons. Member. Bulge. Sheath. Explosions.
And yet, I read ablution and want to throw a book down in disgust. Just wipe it up, nothing fancy.