This Is Why The Word 'Moist' Grosses You Out So Much

So much yuck.

There are over 1 million words in the English language and they have the power to make us feel happy, jealous, sad, and brave, along with everything in between.

But out of all those words, there is one that has the power to make lots of people feel ridiculously grossed out: moist.

No, this isn't just an act to be overdramatic and silly. While everyone has words that they don't like for whatever reason, moist is one of those words that can actually create a negative physical reaction in some people. 

So what is it that makes this word cause such a reaction? Is it what it means? Is it the way the letters actually sound? The way people look when they say it? A combination of these or other factors?

Here to break down why the m-word sounds so damn disgusting for some people is DNews:

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