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The Seven Dirty Words You Can't Say in Email Subject Lines (Plus 100 Others You Shouldn't Use, Either)

by Jordan Ayan  |  
August 21, 2007

If you've ever heard George Carlin's famous "Seven Dirty Words" you can't say on TV, you can safely avoid using all seven in your subject lines. They will definitely get you blocked.

Here is a list of 100 more that you should avoid using as well:

Top 100 words NOT to use in your subject lines:

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all words that relate to sex or pornography

all words that related to cures or medication

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Jordan Ayan is the CEO of SubscriberMail (, an email marketing services and technology provider.

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  • by Fredrick Mon Sep 29, 2008 via web

    It is interesting to see the best avoided words .
    Then what are the words that are best using in email headings?

  • by r.bray Mon Nov 10, 2008 via web

    Great info! There are quite a few on the list that seem harmless until you realize how much spam is out there.

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