Why Moist Is The Worst Word Ever

Can we please stop using it?

1. This cake looks amazing. You could describe it as “delicious.”

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2. You could also describe it as …”moist.” *cringe*

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3. But the “m” word is an awful word. You hate even thinking it.

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4. It’s not like you have a problem with words like “wet” or “damp.”

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5. It just feels gross to say … you know … “moist.” *shudder*

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6. It might have something to do with the “oi” sound. Like in “ointment” or “goiter.”

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7. But it probably has more to do with the fact that that word makes you think more of bodily fluids than cake.

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8. You don’t want to think about bodily fluids while enjoying cake, whether it’s a sweaty palm…

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10. It’s an innocent enough word, but you just feel dirty using it. You feel like you need to wash up after hearing it.

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11. Also, it comes from the Latin “muscidus” which meant “slimy,” “moldy,” “musty” and gave us the word “mucus.”

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12. And you’re not alone. A lot of people don’t like the “m” word either.

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13. So please, just stop using the “m” word.

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14. Thanks!

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