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Author:  Xephyr [ Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:44 pm ]
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As you may be aware, there is a certain word (which I am of course far above stooping to utter here) which is well known to be the most phonaesthetically unappealing word in the English language. This has been much commented on, and you might be tempted to say that, as with all unpopular turns of phrase, it will gradually pass into disuse and enter the annals of other such obsolete terms as "zounds" and "copacetic". To you I say: I pity you, to be so on the wrong side of history. We, on the other hand, as progressive and socially responsible citizens, recognize this for what it is: no mere triviality like the rules of checkers or of the sport of cruising, this is an urgent matter of pressing and public importance about which Something Must Be Done. What shall you say to your children and grandchildren when, many years hence, sitting upon your knee in the perfectly just end-of-history society that Our Generation shall bequeath them, they look up and ask: Grandfather, what did you do during the war? Were you part of the glorious wave of change, or did you sit idly by tolerating injustice, raising no arms against it?

This is a trial of moral progress greater perhaps than any history has ever known. It is us, our generation, who have been tasked with this mighty responsibility. So let me be the first-- of many, no doubt!-- to say that I will be silent no more! Evil must never be tolerated-- let us be rid of this unspeakable word! Let all the dictionaries that list it be tossed into the rivers and let all who speak it be thrown to the dogs! Let its memory be blasted from all the histories, that our descendants may be blessed with never knowing its damnable face ever existed at all! Viva la revolucion!

Author:  ObsequiousNewt [ Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:35 pm ]
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The Long Arc of Linguistic Justice will guide us toward salvation.

Author:  Magb [ Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:50 pm ]
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Author:  Travis B. [ Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:05 pm ]
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I was not aware that moist was considered derogatory by anyone until reading the above post, and from googling the word supposedly it is used to derogatorily refer to men as homosexual. IDGI.

Author:  Frislander [ Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:16 pm ]
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Author:  linguoboy [ Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:44 pm ]
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Author:  Salmoneus [ Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:10 pm ]
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I think the "moist" thing must be one of those american preoccupations, like meth and pentecostalism. I've never had anybody around here comment on it, but Americans seem to froth at the mouth about the word.

Personally, I think it's a nice word. And much, much more pleasant than "damp".

Author:  Zaarin [ Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:07 pm ]
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In the wise words of Gandalf, "“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world." ;)

Author:  hwhatting [ Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:23 am ]
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Author:  gach [ Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:08 am ]
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Author:  hwhatting [ Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:39 am ]
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@ gach - sorry, I was talking about "moist", not damp.

Author:  gach [ Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:01 am ]
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OK, I agree that it's a quite satisfying word.

Author:  linguoboy [ Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:32 pm ]
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Author:  Travis B. [ Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:43 pm ]
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I do not get the idea that moist has sexual connotations. To me, wet definitely has strong sexual connotations in certain contexts, whereas moist to me is, as linguoboy mentions, a word for describing things like cakes and so on.

Author:  Vijay [ Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:44 pm ]
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Author:  mèþru [ Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:23 pm ]
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I think of spongy as being different from moist.

Author:  linguoboy [ Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:30 pm ]
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Author:  cunningham [ Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:40 pm ]
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It might depend on the pronunciation.

People in my area (Delaware) pronounce it like /mõiçt/, the õ being a nasal /ɔ/. I've also heard /mõiçtj/

Delawarians also pronounce their R's like /œw/ So "moisture" would be pronounced like /mõiçtjœw/.

Talk about disgusting.

Author:  Travis B. [ Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:46 pm ]
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Author:  2+3 clusivity [ Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:35 pm ]
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Hmm, yeah, we should totally replace moist with turgid.

Author:  ---- [ Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:27 pm ]
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Author:  Travis B. [ Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:52 am ]
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Author:  ---- [ Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:29 pm ]
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Don't be silly. It's still a lie even if no one believes it.

Author:  jmcd [ Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:34 pm ]
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I think Travis's point is that it is not intended to deceive. I, on the other hand, find it quite plauible.

Author:  Curlyjimsam [ Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:43 pm ]
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