I hate fish. I really, really hate the smell of it, the fishy taste, the bones, the skin, everything about the whole thing.
Which is unfortunate, because it was served for dinner every Friday at home, because we were good Catholics. Only once I went to university was I allowed to do myself a fried egg or something instead. Before that, if I didn't eat it over the course of the entire evening, it was served for breakfast and subsequent meals ad infinitum. I would cover it in tomato ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, anything to make it less fishy, and I'd still gag. At some point, we got a cat, which was bright enough to sit under my chair on Friday evenings. I seem to recall sneaking the offending substance into a drawer in the dining table prior to my feline friend appearing, but it wasn't a long-term solution.
How would you persuade me that fish isn't poisonous muck? And what foods make you retch?
In the interests of full disclosure, only fish makes me feel like this - I adore prawns, mussels, scallops etc., and I merely dislike rhubarb, gooseberries and raspberries - all things my mother grows in abundance.