Media: Why do People Hate the Word ''Moist''? Slate Discusses Word Aversion
Editor for this issue: Brent Woo
Date: 01-Apr-2013 From: Brent Woo <bwoolinguistlist.org> Subject: Why do People Hate the Word ''Moist''? Slate Discusses Word Aversion E-mail this message to a friend
Word Aversion is a term coined to describe the intense revulsion some people experience on hearing a word like "moist", independent of its real-world connection. Word Aversion is discussed by a linguistics professor and was brought up in Language Log. Is it a real phenomenon? Is it simply socially transmitted?