"moist" (again)

David A. Daniel dad at POKERWIZ.COM
Wed Dec 12 14:52:40 UTC 2012

What bugged me about the Huff Post article (and I said so in a comment to
same) was not only the stupidity of the "moist" issue, but also that it is
supposed to be a food column by food writers and they think moist is the
same as spongy. Totally not. Hmph.

Poster:       Amy West <medievalist at W-STS.COM>
Subject:      Re: "moist" (again)

> From:    Arnold Zwicky<zwicky at STANFORD.EDU>
> Subject: Re: "moist" (again)
> On Dec 11, 2012, at 6:20 AM, Jonathan Lighter<wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
>> >Truly incredible. Rationally inexplicable.
>> >
>> >It "nauseates" them, even when applied to cakes!
>> >
>> >Makes me want to use it more. And eat more cake.
> yes, it makes me want to stand up in a crowded theater and shout, "MOIST
Me three. If you guys are coming to Boston for LSA/ADS in Jan. we can do
this. While holding cake.

(What a bunch of head cases they must all be. And I oughta know. . . )

---Amy West

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