733 – Why People Hate Words Like ‘Moist’

Grammar733 – Why People Hate Words Like ‘Moist’

733 – Why People Hate Words Like ‘Moist’

When people have a negative physical reaction to a specific word, it's called word aversion (not misophonia as some people mistakenly presume). “Moist,” “pustule,” and “panties” are just a few of the words that come up over and over. In this episode, I talk with a psychologist to see what we know about these kinds of feelings.

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