Moist People Hate a Certain Word. Do You Know What It Is?

There are a lot of people who cringe when someone has voiced moist. Yes, that’s right, I’m going to foist moist upon you. I might even carve moist upon on a joist. Then I would hoist the moist joist. Look at how much fun I just had with the word moist! That’s the moist fun I’ve ever had with just one word.

So which side of the moist joist do you fall on? Are you like me, just going blithely through life unperturbed by the word moist? Or do you cringe when you hear moist? Does it make you uncomfortable?

I feel about gifs the way many people feel about the word moist. But seriously everybody, when did hating moist become a thing? The first time I became aware that people disliked the word moist was when I saw this 2007 How I Met Your Mother episode: (go ahead, it’s only 40 sec)

Since then I’ve heard many echo the sentiment that moist is an objectionable word. It just came up yesterday at a lunch meeting I was at. And yet, don’t we all love moist cake? Or maybe a moist towelette when our fingers are greasy after a very good meal?

There are a lot of things that are only good when they are moist: where I get my haircut, they place a moist steamed towel on the back of my neck after they shave it. Dew covered grass. Pancakes. The condensation on the outside of a wine glass on a warm summer night. Banana bread must be moist! Cold cucumber slices. A puppy’s tongue when they lick your cheek. A perfectly cooked Thanksgiving turkey. It seems to me that almost everything that is moist is good, right? So why the apprehension about the word moist?

Don’t cry meme James Van Der Beek. I won’t let the haters get rid of the word moist. In fact, I think the word moist should be rejoiced! When I’m elected President, or Sexiest Man Alive, whichever comes first, I’m going to pass a law that every Monday shall be declared Moist Monday and we will all celebrate all the great moist things in the world.

This may be the moist ridiculous post I’ve ever written. So which side are you on? Should moist be rejoiced, or do you find the word abhorrent? And if you do hate it, could you explain in the comments? If you know a moist hater please share this with them by hitting the Facebook share button below. Moist people will appreciate that!

Have a Moist Saturday! ~Phil

39 responses to “Moist People Hate a Certain Word. Do You Know What It Is?

  1. Personally Phil, it really doesn’t bother me. I’m with you for Moist Monday….great idea! Lol… šŸ™‚

  2. šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚ I actually used the word moist to describe something in my book… and deliberated whether to change it or not!

  3. hahaha I will hoist a glass to moist, so foist away!

  4. Thank you for the first laugh of my day!

  5. Lol this post made me laugh, I know a lot of people who hate the word. I’m ambivalent about it, although I hate feeling moist, I do love a moist chocolate cake!

  6. I’d actually go as far to say that I LOVE the word moist. I’m all for Moist Mondays. Bring it.

  7. I hate you. I needed a warning before I opened that. No offense but I saw the word and flipped to the comments. I’m sure t was a good blog but didn’t read it due to the fear of seeing “That word” too many times. Lol Sorry

  8. Hmmm….you now have me on the fence over moist. Really how did this happen? Moist for cake yes. Moist for a few other items maybe not. I hope this doesn’t spoil my weekend lol.

  9. Never really thought about the word moist until now šŸ™‚ Funny!

  10. Haha I only just watched that how I met your mother episode!

  11. Funny, my daughter (age 18) hates this and a few other words. I thought it was just her. No, I don’t understand these “word” phobias…they’re just words for goodness sake. Now, stick a paper napkin on your tongue and you’ll see me cringe…..but I digress….

  12. “When Iā€™m elected President, or Sexiest Man Alive”….I love a man with ambition! Moist all the way for me, Phil!

  13. But it’s a good, descriptive word! Don’t worry about the hate. Keep your moist Mondays.

  14. Haha, it doesn’t bother me too much when said by other people but my mind always ends up in the gutter, regardless of what it’s describing. Usually accompanied with a (mostly) internal Beavis and Butthead snigger. I am so childish! I think British Bake Off did a grand job of championing moist and soggy bottoms!!

  15. I dislike the word chipotle. I like the word Annapolis. šŸ™‚

    • I never thought of it, but Annapolis is a cool word.

      • I just thought of another word I hate. My mouth is so awkward when o say it. Sometimes I trip over the word. RURAL. Try saying that one out loud. I had to say it yesterday and was thinking about it just now. Yes, I know it’s 3 am. Okay gotta get to sleep. Rural. šŸ™ :/

  16. Not too much problem
    Have I with the “moist”
    And now that I said it
    My opinion is voiced
    Though there is one peeve
    In this comment of mine
    For the word moist
    You stole all the rhymes

  17. I’m indifferent. It’s a word I use when it’s appropriate, just as I do with every other word I know. Actually, I think I use it quite a lot at the moment. I have a friend who bakes and the cakes she gives me with my cup of tea when I go round there are lovely and moist.

  18. I don’t mind the word usually, particularly when there is cake involved, but one of my friends absolutely hates it… I’m with Hayley – let’s bring on MOIST MONDAY hahaha!

  19. I just had this discussion with my daughter yesterday. We were talking about how hot it was here and she said, “but it’s not as moist as in Florida.” I was like, no, no, do not use that word. Then she proceeded to say it 15 more times in rapid succession. She is right, though, the air isn’t as wet here. It’s not as humid. Say it any other way, but don’t use the M word.

  20. I read somewhere (please don’t make me find it) that the vast majority of people who reported being bothered by the word moist didn’t have a problem with it until they heard that it was a word commonly objected to. In other words, they never thought about it until someone brought it to their attention as a thing many people don’t like, and maybe asked if it bothered them. So a few are genuinely bothered by that arrangement of sounds, but most are just people who thought about a word too long (or copying the weirdest trend ever).

    The first I heard of it was in 2003’s Dead Like Me pilot (awesome show, should’ve been more of it). But I’m sure the writers only threw in Mom’s weird issue because they’d heard of people having this issue… there’s no way one script writer just made that shit up.

    • I completely agree with you. I just think it’s a bandwagon thing because you hear it in popular culture TV shows and movies. It’s just people who want more attention seeking

      • I’m sure some are genuinely bothered… but those people also need to address why they’re bothered. If it’s because it “reminds them of bodily fluids” or something… maybe get over that? Because, you know… you’ve got a body, and it does stuff, and it’s natural and good?

    • Of course, I also used it for attention seeking but because I wanted to get people to read my blog

Leave a Reply