I have a thing. Actually, I know my thing is a thing many people have. The dislike for specific words. Dislike may be a slight understatement for the reaction I have to a certain word. I have an actual unpleasant physical feeling something akin to having the flu when I hear it.
The “M” word. I know a lot of you reading this are getting a bit anxious, dry mouth, watery eyes, maybe a bit of a gag reflex because you know what word I am talking about.
And you are hoping, HOPING, I don’t say it.
I hate the word “MOIST”. Why in the world did I decide on this topic to write about?! Now I am going to spend the next hour or so writing, reading, editing a post full of the word “moist”. It’s like self flagellation.
The combination of those letters together forms such an unpleasant sound and even feels slimy when I say it. It’s not the only word I have a distaste for, but it’s the top of the list.
You’re probably saying to yourself, “if you let people know this, won’t they say it in front of you JUST BECAUSE they know you don’t like it?”.
Yes, yes they will.
Not only will they say it a lot, but they will DECORATE MY OFFICE WITH IT when I return from maternity leave.
That is how much I am loved. Notice my word, bolded and underlined just to make it more noticeable.
In the cringe-worthy word department, a close second is “panties” (bleeeecccchh!).
I knew I was extra loved when I was presented with this at lunch:
Yes, that is a moist panty cake. Omg I just threw up a little.
So I may as well come clean about the other words that leave me cringing.
Dollop, slather, slacks, and damp.
And will my sister-in-law make up sentences to include as many of these words as possible? Yes, yes she will.
I would love to hear words that make others cringe. It would be nice to know I’m not the only one!
Have a great crazy day!