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Moist!

Here's a link to an article about word hate:

Linguists: "Moist" makes women cringe

You know, I can't think of a single word I have the sort of visceral reaction to that this article (and some of the commentary) talk about. Now, images, that I can think of a number that give me that "ew!" factor. But words? Nope.

Now I am wondering if this means I am less of a verbal person than I thought I was. :)


Oh, and by the way:

NaNoWriMo 2007
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
35,009 / 50,000
(70.0%)

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desert_boy
Nov. 18th, 2007 11:02 pm (UTC)
Good job on your nano word count.
hearthstone
Nov. 20th, 2007 03:45 am (UTC)
Thanks--it's all crap (I'm really not a fiction person) but it's stretching me, which is what I need. :)
theophania
Nov. 18th, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
Personally, I think these people are nuts! Oh wait, that might offend some men... Seriously, even if I wasn't as comfortable and open with sexual conversation as I am, I just don't get why a word would have such an effect on someone. The only reason I could possibly think women might be offended by the word is maybe it makes them think of diapers or menstruation. As for sexual arousal, what's wrong with that? We're human and It's 2007! I'm with the feminist absurdity group on this one. In any case, I'll have to check out the sources listed here another time. Interesting read, though, thanks.
hearthstone
Nov. 20th, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)
Well, "moist" makes me think of cake, but that's due to too many commercials, I'm sure.

I mean, "moist" isn't going to do you much good during sex, what you need there is "wet." :)
weofodthignen
Nov. 30th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
Yup. And that's the word I've seen used in porn. I do smell a Women's Studies conspiracy here. And frankly, except for cakes I would usually use "damp" and that is the word I would expect people to find icky.

If I still taught comp, this would have been a fun topic.

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hekatatia
Nov. 19th, 2007 08:12 am (UTC)
I actually know someone who has a strong hatred of 'moist' and a few other words. It seems odd to me!
hearthstone
Nov. 20th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
Interesting--as far as I know I don't know anyone who does, but I suppose I wouldn't know unless I went around saying "moist" all the time, which typically I don't. :)
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