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From: The New York Times

We Know You Hate ‘Moist.’ What Other Words Repel You?

The New York Times:

Moist. Luggage. Crevice. Stroke. Slacks. Phlegm

How did those words make you feel?

Certain everyday words drive some people crazy, a phenomenon experts call “word aversion.” But one word appears to rise above all others: “moist.” For that reason, a recent paper in the journal PLOS One used the word as a stand-in to explore why people find some terms repellent.

“It doesn’t really fit into a lot of existing categories for how people think about the psychology of language,” the study’s author, Paul Thibodeau, a professor of psychology at Oberlin College, said of moist. “It’s not a taboo word, it’s not profanity, but it elicits this very visceral disgust reaction.”

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I dislike the word gusset,,it’s such a horrid word to discribe the inside of your underware.
Favourite words at the moment GLOCKENSPEIL and lack lustre

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