Ep. 5 - ‘Moist’: The ick factor and damp semantics

Why are people so hung up on the word “moist”? Tune in to find out
By TVO Podcasts - Published on October 16, 2018
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BuzzFeed, why are you so obsessed with the word moist? Just chill.

If you want to learn more about word aversion, here’s that study from Trinity University and Oberlin College, titled — yes, this is the actual title — “A Moist Crevice for Word Aversion: In Semantics Not Sounds.”

And if you need even more exposure therapy in your day, here’s a YouTube video from People magazine that features some notable men saying the word moist over and over and over.

Thanks for listening!

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