More on "moist"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Aug 16 16:10:44 UTC 2009

At 8/16/2009 10:13 AM, Arnold Zwicky wrote:
>so "moist" certainly does occur in these sexual contexts, but "wet" is
>the adjective that people pick more often -- possibly because, as a
>correspondent suggested to me back in 2007, people tend to avoid
>"moist", even in crude talk, as a result of its connotations as an
>"unpleasant" word.

Another prompter?  I wrote on Aug. 10 that
>...Googling books for <"fear of flying" moist> also brings up other
>authors who seem to associate her [Jong's] title with "most".  Although from
>that limited search I don't know how closely -- they might not be on
>the same page.


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