Yesterday on ADS-L, Charlie Doyle passed on a piece from the Monday Huffington Post on, omigod, the hated word moist; the HuffPo writer professed to be nauseated by the word (title: “Hate Moist? You’re Not Alone”) and went on to consider alternative expressions that would avoid the offensive moist. The ADS-Lers went over this years ago, starting with reactions much like Jon Lighter’s yesterday:
Truly incredible. Rationally inexplicable.
It “nauseates” them, even when applied to cakes!
Makes me want to use it more. And eat more cake.
I got back on the bandwagon:
Yes, it makes me want to stand up in a crowded theater and shout, “MOIST MOIST MOIST”.
And then Amy West took things in a new direction:
Me three. If you guys are coming to Boston for LSA/ADS in Jan. we can do this. While holding cake.
Ah, a convention event! I could totally get into that.