Buzz·Updated on Aug 18, 2020. Posted on Oct 22, 2012Why Moist Is The Worst Word EverCan we please stop using it?by Hunter SchwarzBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink This cake looks amazing. You could describe it as "delicious." foodess.com You could also describe it as ..."moist." *cringe* foodess.com But the "m" word is an awful word. You hate even thinking it. foodess.com It's not like you have a problem with words like "wet" or "damp." Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF oodlesofquirks.tumblr.com It just feels gross to say ... you know ... "moist." *shudder* Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com It might have something to do with the "oi" sound. Like in "ointment" or "goiter." etsy.com But it probably has more to do with the fact that that word makes you think more of bodily fluids than cake. jrhiggins.com You don't want to think about bodily fluids while enjoying cake, whether it's a sweaty palm... ehow.com ...or, you know... anorganizersthoughtsandideas.blogspot.com It's an innocent enough word, but you just feel dirty using it. You feel like you need to wash up after hearing it. good.is Also, it comes from the Latin "muscidus" which meant "slimy," "moldy," "musty" and gave us the word "mucus." mentalfloss.com And you're not alone. A lot of people don't like the "m" word either. So please, just stop using the "m" word. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Thanks! duetsblog.com Need more buzz like this in your life? Sign up for the BuzzFeed newsletter and prepare to LOL, OMG, and WTF daily!