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    The word "moist"

    I have several friends who find the word "moist" absolutely disgusting. But for me, it's harmless and delicious baked delights like cake and muffins are what comes to mind when I think of "moist".

    It seems that a lot of people find the word abhorrent as well. Given that, what do you think of the word "moist"?

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    The following clip pretty much sums the subject up in no uncertain terms:

    Why "moist" is unacceptable"

    (apologies for the not-so-great video quality, but the point made is crystal clear).

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    Lily from How I Met Your Mother hates the word "moist." Teehee!

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    Such a funny question. My daughter is so grossed out by that word she cringes if she hears it. And if you say immodest than one she screams!
    DH - and that's just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    ::shudder::
    Yep.

    I also have the same reaction to the French word meuble, which is totally irrational. It's a perfectly harmless little word, but every time they use it in an advertisement I cringe. It feels like a long drawn out moist to me.
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    It irks me too. The word "profit" is somewhat repulsive to me as well.

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    I admit I got a little bit icked out watching the Youtube video Cyn posted. It's interesting that it seems to be particularly hated word among women, because it doesn't seem to apply to "moisturizer," "moisturizing," etc., since just about every skin care product targeted towards women uses those words. How do you all feel about the word "boisterous"?

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    No, I don't think it's gross. I'm surprised to learn that some people are really bothered by it.

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    I have a friend or two that don't like hearing that word. One of them also finds the word "ointment" to be bothersome

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    Describing a cake is the only time I would use the word. Otherwise I find it offensive. Weird, I know

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    Obviously those who find the word bothersome have never had porny thoughts about kissing this gal: http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/S...F5y65HUBol.jpg

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    No, the word "panties" is the worst for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronika View Post
    No, the word "panties" is the worst for me...
    Then beware of this skit at the 11 second mark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzn0tIy3dzM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jot the Dot Dot View Post
    Then beware of this skit at the 11 second mark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzn0tIy3dzM
    Strange, because the Pythons were all British (apart from Terry Gilliam who only did the animation) and yet the word "panties" is never used in the UK. Or at least I have never heard it. Ladies' "panties" are called "knickers" here. And I have no idea why anyone would find the word "moist" abhorrent, or even slightly unpleasant. I think it's sexy.
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    I read romance novels, so obviously I've seen worse

    it's really a matter of context. I don't hate the word in and of itself.

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    I never got the hatred of the word 'moist'. Wet isn't the same thing - moist is more like slightly dampened, not the same as wet, yet also not the same as damp. And it is perfect for a perfectly cooked cake. How else would you describe it?

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    Huh? Words are, well, words! I can't say there are any that upset me but if pressed to come up with one, I'd say "poutine". Never tried it, don't want to, sounds completely gross and even the gourmet versions do not tempt me. Yuck!

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    "Moist" and "panties" make me giggle. Yes, I can be five sometimes.

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    How about "moist" and "foam finger"?
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