Why Do People Hate the Word 'Moist?' The Science Behind Word Aversion
When I hear or read the word 'moist,' I immediately think of the locker room at the public pool where I learned how to swim when I was a kid.
It smelled like mildew and frogs, the walls were coated in grime and hair, and it was always at least 80 degrees in there -- even in the winter.
It truly was a moist locker room.