I was eager for tea-room suggestions for topics today. Someone, eating cupcakes at the time, suggested I talk about the word 'moist'. What is it about the word 'moist' that makes so many people cringe. Like the word 'panties'. There is actually a Facebook page called 'I Hate the Word Moist'—an open page so feel free to pop over there and share your aversion to the word. It has nearly three thousand members! It is hard to exlain. I think it is hated because it seems like a thinly disguised euphemism for something much seedier. Same with panties. It seems like something snivelling perverts would say, gleefully, with a lisp, while rubbing their hands together. They would have strange points to the ends of their noses. Even the definitions and synonyms of moist are wrong. Don't describe a yucky word with another: damp, clammy, mucid, drippy, oozy. They're not as bad—they don't have their own Facebook pages after all. Panties at least has 'undies' or 'underwear' or even the more exotic 'lingerie'. Moist is a lost cause.
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