Words That Should Thrive: Swill

Swill- A collective term for nasty awfulness that is typically thought to be ingested.  Swill is a great word in that it connotes its meaning in an almost onomatopoeic sense.  A recent usage by the new POTUS may well move swill back up into hipster territory.  Give it a try, sometime (by which we mean usage, not ingestion). "We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace."

-Barack Obama, January 20th, 2009