Well, is there anything good about the word ointment?
I suppose it does sound quite thick and greasy, which is appropriate. The first bit sounds far too much like oink, though, so I can't help but be reminded of pig fat.
In any case, the word rings, dully, with disappointment and pain; with grazed knees, invasions of pimples, and unspeakable embarrassments.
I don't know about you, but in future I think I'm going to annoint myself, if necessary, exclusively with lotions, or rich but soothing creams.
Word Not To Use Today: ointment. This word comes from the Old French word oignement, and before that from the Latin unguentum.
All these rather nasty words mean ointment, pretty much.