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Media: Why do People Hate the Word ''Moist''? Slate Discusses Word Aversion

Submitter: Brent Woo

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Media Body: 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 connotation. 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?

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Issue Number: 24.1475
Date Posted: April 01, 2013