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Woman of many faces~ijm 2012/10/24 23:22:10
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This cake looks amazing. You could describe it as "delicious."

cake delicious

You could also describe it as ..."moist." *cringe*But the "m" word is an awful word. You hate even thinking it. It's not like you have a problem with words like "wet" or "damp."










It just feels gross to say ... you know ... "moist." *shudder*

cringe awful hate thinking wet damp feels gross moist shudder

It might have something to do with the "oi" sound. Like in "ointment" or "goiter."But it probably has more to do with the fact that that word makes you think more of bodily fluids than cake.

gross moist shudder oi sound ointment goiter bodily fluids cake

You don't want to think about bodily fluids while enjoying cake, whether it's a sweaty palm or you know.It's an innocent enough word, but you just feel dirty using it. You feel like you need to wash up after hearing it.

enjoying cake sweaty palm innocent feel dirty feel wash hearing

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

And you're not alone. A lot of people don't like the "m" word either.
How do you feel about using the word "Moist"?


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  • Ron in Oregon 2012/10/25 21:32:32
    Lol!
    Ron in Oregon
    Moist is only bad when it is part of a wet fart.
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/10/25 19:14:59
    Undecided
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    It's not one of my favorites. It reminds me of Granny Klump and Mike Douglas, yuck.  granny klump at the dinner table
  • TopShelf® (oyo) 2012/10/25 17:02:41
    Lol!
    TopShelf® (oyo)
    +1
    hi,woman! :)

    as far as words that make me laugh at the
    wrong time,moist is right up there with poop.
    i blame it on eddie murphy from the nutty professor.
  • Aqua Su... TopShel... 2012/10/25 21:59:31
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +1
    "you know, Mike Douglas used to make me moist when I watch his show...." Granny Klump from the Nutty Professor. Hilarious!
  • ♚Littlɘ Ǫuɘɘn~Phaet's Own 2012/10/25 16:40:54
    Doesn't bother me.
    ♚Littlɘ Ǫuɘɘn~Phaet's Own
    +1
    It can refer to something wonderful or disgusting, true, and I do hate the word mucus, but it actually reminds me of something so cute.

    My one year old son, while on my hip, took me by the chin and turned my face to his and said, "Momma, you're so moist and tender." It was so heartwarming and funny, at the same time, and I know exactly how he came up with that line. There was a commercial running on TV at the time that used that description to describe their brownies. I knew he loved me for real when he said that, because he LOVES brownies. lol

    My daughter hates the word ointment. If I want her to stop doing something, it's the magic word.
  • lkreu 2012/10/25 15:11:47
    Doesn't bother me.
    lkreu
    I don't get it - there are many, many words much worse. Wow, again I don't get it, why is it such a bad word.
  • ♥ Amy ♥ Is Home♥ 2012/10/25 14:31:28
    I like the word actually.
    ♥ Amy ♥ Is Home♥
    Actuallly, I like the word MOIST, A lot sometimes ;)
  • Nick 2012/10/25 14:28:23
    Sound off.
    Nick
    +1
    It just depends on who's saying it
  • disclaimer 2012/10/25 05:17:52
    That is not the worst word woman!
    disclaimer
    +1
    I've heard worse. Especially in other languages.
  • timothy.hill.14 2012/10/25 05:03:30
    Undecided
    timothy.hill.14
    +2
    Dead like me
  • CoyoteDirt 2012/10/25 02:34:27
    Undecided
    CoyoteDirt
    Moist is a very annoying word. I like the word "gooey" :)
  • JohnT 2012/10/25 02:32:48
    Doesn't bother me.
    JohnT
    +1
    I find it rather immature to find the word moist as somehow offensive. It describes a turkey that is cooked just right and many other things. The word is fine it is the infantile mind that makes things odd.
  • Mocha_Cupcake 2012/10/25 01:24:10
    Lol!
    Mocha_Cupcake
    Its a gross word I agree but there are worse worsds....
  • Dickens 2012/10/25 00:58:57
    Sound off.
    Dickens
    +2
    ...then I'm assuming that you don't get "moist" at the sight of chocolate cake...
  • ♥ Amy ♥... Dickens 2012/10/25 14:34:14
    ♥ Amy ♥ Is Home♥
    +1
    good thing she didnt put up a pic of
    bacon
  • Dickens ♥ Amy ♥... 2012/10/25 15:15:05
    Dickens
    +1
    ...ooooh..that makes ME moist..
  • ♥ Amy ♥... Dickens 2012/10/25 15:18:52
    ♥ Amy ♥ Is Home♥
    Heck yes!!!
    drooling lips
  • Dandydon 2012/10/25 00:46:42
    Doesn't bother me.
    Dandydon
    +3
    Stale is a lot worse then that...

    stale
  • Andy1909 Dandydon 2012/10/25 01:30:20 (edited)
    Andy1909
    +2
    Molded; sounds worse.....
  • ♥ Amy ♥... Dandydon 2012/10/25 14:35:46
    ♥ Amy ♥ Is Home♥
    +2
    ewwww mold

    sneezing gif
  • Dandydon ♥ Amy ♥... 2012/10/25 21:07:41
    Dandydon
    +2
    Yea ewww on the mold but that's the best sneeze i ever seen ... :P
  • ♥ Amy ♥... Dandydon 2012/10/25 23:19:40
    ♥ Amy ♥ Is Home♥
    +1
    there is beauty in just about everything =)

    woman laughing gif
  • Dandydon ♥ Amy ♥... 2012/10/26 00:57:44
    Dandydon
    +2
    I agree... Lol :)

    man laughing gif
  • woodstock 2012/10/25 00:44:12
    I like the word actually.
    woodstock
    +1
    To me moist is better than dry. Example is a moist earth that is rich with dark soil and large trees and beautiful ferns. Dry is a waste land where nothing lives.
  • Walt 2012/10/25 00:43:31
    That is not the worst word woman!
    Walt
    +2
    It seems like I've heard this somewhere else before...

    ive heard
  • Scooter 2012/10/25 00:28:00
    Lol!
    Scooter
    +1
    LoL! Never thought about it before, but you are right Woman! Hmmmm I'm pondering on this.

    thinking woman
  • Caedus01 Sith Lord of the P... 2012/10/25 00:25:15
    I like the word actually.
    Caedus01 Sith Lord of the PHAET
    +2
    And I plead the fifth on why I like the word so much!!
  • Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪ 2012/10/25 00:18:38
    I like the word actually.
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    +2
    I prefer moist to damp. Damp reminds me of mold.
  • Bob DiN 2012/10/25 00:00:23
    Doesn't bother me.
    Bob DiN
  • Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA 2012/10/24 23:54:52
    Doesn't bother me.
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    +4
    There are worse words
  • RayG 2012/10/24 23:52:47
    Doesn't bother me.
    RayG
    +4
    Love moist
  • Andy1909 RayG 2012/10/25 01:31:10
    Andy1909
    Also depends on what "moist" is describing, right Ray......LOL
  • RayG Andy1909 2012/10/25 01:55:29
  • "OG" 2012/10/24 23:33:47
    Doesn't bother me.
    "OG"
    +3
    I really have no problem with moist things but then again maybe i don't fit into Normal ! LMFAO !
  • Sista Nunya 2012/10/24 23:26:25
  • Woman o... Sista N... 2012/10/24 23:29:53
    Woman of many faces~ijm
    +3
    Lmao!!

    You do have "moist" lips!
  • Sista N... Woman o... 2012/10/24 23:35:31
  • Woman o... Sista N... 2012/10/25 00:08:49
    Woman of many faces~ijm
    +2
    moist lips

    Show off...Lmao!
  • Sista N... Woman o... 2012/10/25 01:04:28
  • "OG" Sista N... 2012/10/24 23:31:28
    "OG"
    +3
    LMAO !

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