Why the Word ‘Moist’ is Simply Not as Bad as People Say it is

Lauren Persons

In 100 words I’m going to convince you that the word ‘moist’ really is not that bad! Many people dislike the word moist. Moist is just a word, the same as any other word. It sounds just like: joist, voiced, hoist, etc. I never hear anyone say, “the word voiced is a disgrace to the English language!” Not only is moist similar to other words, it only means damp or wet. When was the last time someone said they had a problem with something being damp? What’s worse, the word murder or the word moist? It is a harmless word!